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The bizarre fruit of the sausage tree

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.

Buffaloes make a comeback at Balule

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.

Video: Meet Ezulwini, our gentlest giant

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.

The best seat in the house!

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’s magnificent waterway: The Olifants River

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.