Accommodation in Kruger National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Balule Satalite Camp - Kruger 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.

Room Description at :

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

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions, Conservation fees where specified.

Extra information

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.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

(See WILD details elsewhere on this site)

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .............. R66,00 per adult / R33 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R132,00 per adult / R66,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R264,00 per adult / R132,00 per child, per day

A non-refundable fee, payable in advance, of R34.00 per adult and R17.00 per child is charged on all advance reservations for day visits. This is charged in addition to conservation fees and applies equally to WILD members.


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

(See WILD details elsewhere on this site)

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R70,00 per adult / R35,00 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R140,00 per adult / R70,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors)............ R280,00 per adult / R140,00 per child, per day

A non-refundable fee, payable in advance, of aproximatey R40.00 per adult and R20.00 per child is charged on all advance reservations for day visits. This is charged in addition to conservation fees and applies equally to WILD members.