|SAUSAGE TREE SAFARI CAMP, HOEDSPRUIT
|+ 27 (0) 15 793 0098
+ 27 (0) 83 682 3331
|25 Cambridge, Olifants West Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380 South Africa
Join us at Sausage Tree Safari Camp and embrace the extraordinary. Immerse yourself in our small, family owned and run lodge set within the Olifants West Reserve's wild landscapes. Our haven blends personalised hospitality and an authentic safari adventure made just for you!
From comfortable luxury accommodations to locally sourced cuisine, every detail caters to your comfort. Engage in close wildlife encounters led by highly experienced guides and trackers or unwind on the tranquil sky deck with the cocktail of your choice, where sunsets and stories weave magic.
Get ready for a journey that's not just another trip; it's an adventure that will make memories for a lifetime. Sausage Tree Safari Camp offers a perfect blend of luxury, authenticity, and a deep connection to the natural environment, setting it apart from other safari destinations. Our bush sanctuary, attentive staff, curated activities, and the sheer beauty of nature craft an unforgettable, intimate safari experience.
The Olifants River flows all year round through the reserve with healthy populations of hippo and crocodile, as well as a huge diversity of bird species including the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.
Our luxury, African-styled Safari tents are comfortably furnished with bathrooms en-suite, featuring a free standing bath and an outside shower on a raised base for maximising your views of the bush and the mountains. Air conditioning, fan, and tea and coffee facilities make it a definitive ‘glamping’ experience with the advantage that staying in a tented camp has, bringing the sounds of nature so much closer to you.
Our energetic staff are highly experienced, dedicated and passionate, as our guest reviews reflect. Their attention to detail will ensure your stay is ultimately relaxing and memorable, from Orlando and Pitso’s outstanding cuisine, to our welcoming front-of -house teams’ personal service, local knowledge and friendliness.
Our guide and tracker teams will not only find you incredible animal sightings but will interpret what you see with fun filled facts, underpinned by their exhaustive knowledge, passion and respect for nature thereby making certain your Safari experience is an authentic one.
A variety of interesting, local tours are also available around the Hoedspruit area, including a private, guided day tour to the famous Kruger National Park itself.
Come and join us...and find out why so many guests come back to visit us again...and again!
Our luxury, African-styled safari tents are nestled in between Marula, Knobthorn, Acacia and Sausage Trees and overlook a dry river bed, the bush and the majestic Northern Drakensberg Mountains. They are built in an elevated position each with its own special view.
The tents are comfortably furnished and feature an ensuite bathroom with a bath and an outdoor shower. They are fitted with eco air conditioners ensuring that you stay cool on hot summer nights… and can be used as a heater during the colder nights in winter.
Each tent has its own private deck with wonderful views of the mountains and the African bush.
Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.
Experience 360-degree panoramic views from our open vehicles while in search of a variety of wildlife… negotiating valleys, hills and plains which provide some of the most spectacular views in the whole of the Lowveld
Each morning and late afternoon, an experienced, professional guide and tracker will take you on a safari game drive through thick bush and along open plains in search of the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) as well as a myriad of birds and game species such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, kudu and impala.
Sundowners will be served with tasty snacks watching the sun set over the African bush. During the drives there is a lot of emphasis on giving information on everything that is encountered – whether your interest is birding, insects, plants or trees, your guide will happily share his knowledge with you. Our guides also focus on some of the less noticeable aspects of the bush.
Driving along the Olifants River you will often encounter hippo and crocodile, and a variety of birdlife including the occasional, very special sighting of the much sought after Pels Fishing Owl.
Have you ever wondered....
Join us on a exciting Sound Safari with wildlife sound expert Derek Solomon to find the answers.
Using specialised sound equipment, we eavesdrop on the wild and hear what mammals, birds, insects and other animals have to say.
The safari starts after lunch with a fascinating talk on the world of sound: including how and why the big cats roar, birds sing and insects chatter. Moving onto infrasonic elephant rumbles and underwater conversations by hippo, fish and others; as well as non-vocal sounds by mammals and birds, and we wrap up with hints and tips on sound recording with basic equipment including smartphones.
We then head off on the afternoon game drive to listen to nature’s orchestra amplified through individual headphones. As night falls, we tune in to the nocturnal soundscape before returning to camp.
An early start the next morning gets us out on a drive to catch the dawn chorus. We stop regularly to listen in to a host of other sounds before heading back to camp for breakfast.
The two night stay includes time at one of the dams with the hippos and allows us to expand our game drive activities to cover more ground and listen in to more wildlife.
Whether its a proposal, wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, Special birthday or just a romantic Impulse, we will make it special for you.
Lose yourself with our beautiful views and sunsets from our sky deck or on game drive.
We offer a private, romantic dinner for two on our sky deck, an intimate bush setting for your proposal, and a special turn down.
By prior arrangement, you may also enjoy a private game drive and a couples spa treatment at an extra cost.
Wedding packages are available on request.
The Spa line ‘Africology’ meaning ‘the study of Africa’ is based on indigenous healing modalities and rituals. Key ingredients in the products include rooibos, aloe ferox, the omnipresent Marula, the African potato and the Sausage Tree.
Therapeutic in its approach, Africology only uses all-natural ingredients that are bio-identical to your biology; effectively enhancing the integrity of your skin whilst simultaneously preventing premature aging.
The Africology range celebrates Africa’s rich heritage and indigenous plant actives. The product makes use of Kigelia extracts from the Kigelia Africana (Sausage Tree) and its scientific benefits include anti-inflammatory properties, fights against free radicals, tightens the skin by increasing collagen production and increasing moisture levels in the deeper layers of the skin.
CLICK HERE a list of the therapeutic treatments we offer at Sausage Tree.
We cater for most special dietary requirements and go the extra mile to serve tasty, dietary dishes that are of the same standard as our ‘ordinary’ fare.