The beautiful Olifants River is a magnificent habitat for a variety of riverine birds that draw birders from all over the world.
Spring means so much more to the African bush than just warmer days and nights! It signals the arrival of a time of plenty and the start of another phenomenal year of growth in the Greater Kruger.
Taking a closer look at the beautiful painted wolf and the pack that currently roams Balule in the Greater Kruger.
Renowned for their silent flight and legendary eyesight, owls are some of the coolest and most misunderstood birds of prey in the African bush.
Out in the bush, under the cover of darkness, a whole new guest list is revealed as a variety of nocturnal creatures move through and around camp, going about their nightly business.
It’s one of the most bizarre fruits in the botanical kingdom and its shape has helped to name the tree it hangs from. Meet the oddly-shaped and occasionally lethal pendulous fruit of the sausage tree.
There’s very little that can outstrip the antics of 14 lion cubs captured on camera.
Buffaloes bounce back in Greater Kruger, after drought devastated populations. Buffaloes play a critical ecosystem role as bulk grazers, and also keep ticks away from other animals.
Despite what you may see in cartoons, hyenas are noble predators and extremely successful hunters, with an interesting social structure.
Since first being spotted in the Timbavati way back at the start of the millennium, the magnificent bull elephant known as Ezulwini has become legendary, and very much part of the landscape in Balule Private Nature Reserve.
From baboons and monkeys to snakes and spiders, from honey badgers and hyenas to ants and scorpions – the average safari camp kitchen has to deal with far more than preparing the perfect meal.
The Balule Private Nature Reserve is home to one of the most high-profile anti-poaching units in Africa – the all-women Black Mambas.
Life at the front of an open game drive vehicle on the Balule Nature Reserve is far from boring. Just ask Themba Zwane, tracker extraordinaire at Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
Balule Private Game Reserve is home to one of the largest perennial rivers in Limpopo – the Olifants. Flowing for 560 km eastwards through the Kruger National Park, this river is home to impressive populations of crocodile and hippo and abundant birdlife.
Great scenery is easily one of the key factors that underscore and shape a safari experience, and the Balule Private Game Reserve is blessed with some particularly impressive landscapes.