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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by Horrace » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:10 pm

Hope you enjoy, will be there next week for the 1st time and really looking forward to it....


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Balule Satellite Camp - September

Unread post by Festi68 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:32 am

Good day All

I am looking at camping at Balule in Spetember.

Anybody done this before? Actually need to know what the temperatures are like.

Thanks for all comments.

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:03 pm

Warm welcome to the forum Festi68! :clap:

Not specific to Balule but a general idea of what September in Kruger can be like.

Enjoy your trip. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi Festi68

It can be hot, but always come prepared for some cold too - but mostly warm to hot. And we had one visit there in September where it was windy for a bit. But dont let any of that put your off - Balule is so special, and anytime there is wonderful.
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by Festi68 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:24 am

Thanks Dalene

Just asking for my SO. Slightest bit of heat and she goes into meltdown!..

I will convince her though :wink:

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:49 am

An inexpensive spray bottle filled with cool water, and a fan - and your SO will be able to cool down well and enjoy her trip :D
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by Sigmund » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:01 pm

We are booked for camping at Balule for the 27th and 28th September 2017.
First visit to Balule and first time camping in Kruger.
Cannot wait :lol:

We've been to KNP three times so far.
2012, 2013 and 2015.....all in last week September running into October.

The first two visits we had pleasant and moderate temperatures.
2015 however was another story altogether. :roll:

Humid and extremely, extremely hot.
So much so, that I dreaded starting a fire and having to braai even as late as 8pm :wink:
2015 14 days KNP 8)

2016 Nossob 24-25 June - Polentswa 26-30 June - Mata Mata 1-3 July - Rooiputs 4-6 July
Augrabies 7-8 July

2017 Crocodile Bridge 25-26 Sep - Balule 27-28 Sep - Skukuza 29-30 Sep - Lower Sabie 1-6 October

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp - September

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:28 am

Festi68 wrote:Good day All

I am looking at camping at Balule in Spetember.

Anybody done this before? Actually need to know what the temperatures are like.

Thanks for all comments.


I do wish you a wonderful stay. I am going to reinforce what the others say. I have experience extremely high temperatures, but also some of the coldest weather..ever in Kruger. It does seem that winter likes to have a last little fling just as soon as we start to relax into warmer weather.

Sigmund, enjoy. :thumbs_up: I love that camp. I have just booked a couple of nights in December.
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by Festi68 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:06 pm

Thank you for all comments

I have booked 3 nights, cannot wait.

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by manicwalker » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:30 am

Balule is a very special small camp... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
The camping ground and surrounds have a wonderful "atmosphere" to it,
It can be very hot, and can get really chilly some nights in September/October
As long as you have a jacket or three and a cuddly blanket for "just in case" :wink:
Im sure you will enjoy, and even fall in love with Balule :thumbs_up: :dance:

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:33 am

It is a camp that is easy to fall in love with.

Last December, I was lucky enough to spend ages and ages watching about 15 hyena playing and doing what hyena do about 2 kms from Balule at one of the culverts. Most were little ones, full of energy and acting like curious, playful puppies.
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