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National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
Accommodation in Kruger National Park
Balule is situated on the southern bank of the Olifants River, approximately 11km from Olifants Rest Camp, 47km from Satara Rest Camp and 87km from Phalaborwa Gate. The camp’s management falls under Satara. This small camp comprises six rustic three-bed huts and 15 sites for tents and caravans. Without shops or restaurants, the camp is ideal for persons seeking solitude. Note: There is no electricity - lanterns are provided.
Hut (EH3) - Base rate 2 people - Max 3 people - 3 single beds - no windows, only vents- Basin - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - scullery and gas stoves are available. Limited space in communal freezer.- No restaurant facilities available in this camp - No utensils Camp Site (CK6) - Base rate 2 people - Max 6 people - Extra vehicles pay additional rate - No power - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - scullery and gas stoves are available. Limited space in communal freezer.- No restaurant facilities available in this camp
Rates Include:AccommodationRates Exclude:Optional excursions, Conservation fees where specified.
Guests are to check in at Olifants or Skukuza Main Camp before settling in at Balule.Climate: Kruger is in a summer rainfall area and this can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winter’s are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.Handy Hints: Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. Kruger is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Always be aware of distance to be covered before gate closing time. Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods.
What to bring: Camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to take along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.
Please Take Note: The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar and 40 km/h on gravel. Visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicle other than at designated get out points and rest camps. Pets are not permitted in a national park. Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate and sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. Open vehicles must obtain the necessary permit. Feeding of the animals is strictly prohibited for your own as well as the animal’s safety and well being. Monkeys and Baboons are problem animals in the camp. Leave no food unattended. Kruger National Park has implemented additional gate access control system at tis entrance gates in the south of the park. As from 1 September 2017, ALL visitors over years old will be required to produce their identity document, passport or alternative valid identification e.g. driver’s license card for scanning upon entering and exiting the park