Balule Game Reserve South Africa

Covering an area of 250 sq km, the Balule Nature Reserve is an integral part of the Greater Kruger eco-system, seamlessly blending with its surroundings. The reserve boasts a striking view of the Drakensberg escarpment, making it an unforgettable destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife aficionados alike.

As a thriving habitat for the Big Five (African elephant, lion, African buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), the reserve provides visitors with a unique opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural environment. Additionally, the reserve is home to a significant population of hippos, which can often be seen lazing along the banks of the Olifants River.

Birding enthusiasts will be delighted by the diverse avifauna found within Balule Nature Reserve, with over 260 documented species recorded. Some noteworthy sightings include the agile hobby falcon and the striking harlequin doves. The varied landscape of the reserve, encompassing riverine forests, savannah grasslands, and bushveld, supports a rich variety of birdlife, making it an ideal destination for birdwatching.

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