Balule Camp

Balule camp at sunset in the Kruger National ParkBalule camp at sunset
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'Balule' is the Tsonga word for the Olifants River, as the camp is situated right on the Olifants River just south of Olifants rest camp.

The view of Balule camp from across the Olifants River in the Kruger National ParkThe view of Balule camp from across the Olifants River

Accommodation

Balule camp is very rustic with no electricity and the 6 rondavels (chalets) have no windows, making it one of the best places for you to experience nature first hand!

Inside one of Balules rondavels in the Kruger National ParkInside one of Balule's rondavels

Balule camp has communal ablutions and kitchen area with a closed off area that houses a few deep freezers. You will need to take all you own cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. 

The campsite has a seperate side which is fenced off from the bungalows; there is a communal Kitchen, freezers and albutions for the campers.

Communal KitchenThis is what a Communal Kitchen looks like
Balule at night with just the stars and the sound of the Olifants River in the Kruger National ParkBalule at night with just the stars and the sound of the Olifants River
Baby elephant running in the Balule area in the Kruger National ParkBaby elephant running in the Balule area
Balule camp at night in the Kruger National ParkBalule camp at night is so peaceful

Activities

Each camp in the Kruger is unique, there is always something to see. We found these Red winged Starlings nesting in the communal kitchen area. We watched as the parents went back and fro to feed their young.

Redwinged starling chicks being fed in the communal kitchen area in Balule camp in the Kruger National ParkRedwinged starling chicks being fed in the communal kitchen area

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Balule camp offers a range of activities: guided game drives, guided walks and bush braais, just ask at Olifants camp reception when you check in or you can do self drives.

Trevor the co author of our e-Book has had some interesting sightings while staying at Balule camp; he found a dead baby elephant and a young leopard and Wild dogs trying to cross the Olifants river.

Young leopard eating dead baby elephant near Balule camp in the Kruger National ParkYoung leopard eating dead baby elephant near Balule camp
Wild Dog leaping across the Olifants River near Balule camp in the Kruger National ParkWild Dog leaping across the Olifants River
Balule leopard mother and cub on the S147Balule leopard mother and cub on the S147

The Low level bridge right outside camp gives you great photographic opportunities to get both sunrise and sunset photographs as well as seeing hippos and crocodiles.

Sunset from the Balule low level bridge over the Olifants River in the Kruger National ParkSunset from the Balule low level bridge over the Olifants River

There are a couple of good waterholes near by....

Elephant and lion Bangu waterholeElephant and lion Bangu waterhole

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