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Introduction

Deep in the heart of the Kruger National Park, in the most exquisite topography, lies a small satellite camp.

Named 'Balule' after the Tsonga word for the Olifants River, this camp is one of the best places for guests to experience nature first hand. Situated more or less in the centre of the Park, just south of Olifants Camp, Balule lies close to the mighty Olifants River.

With only the most basic of facilities and no electricity, a low fence is the only barrier that separates you from the wilderness, resulting in a true back to basics experience. It is this unique wilderness feel of the camp that makes it a firm favourite with backpackers, the caravanning community and other visitors who want to get away from it all.

5 Things to Seek

  1. Hippopotamus
  2. Elephant
  3. Pel's Fishing Owl
  4. Hyena
  5. Goliath Heron

Contact Olifants

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6606/7
    Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6609

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Did You Know?

  • James Stevenson-Hamilton (born in 1867) was appointed the park's first warden on 1 July 1902.

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  • Report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP's Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325

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