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The Maseke Balule Game Reserve has a high concentration of elephant, and is also home to the big 5, a wealth of birdlife, predators and mammals.


Following in the footsteps of the herbivorous mammals are the carnivorous species of the South African bush.

Lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, African wild dog, and the Nile crocodile are some of the prominent predators residing in the Kruger. Smaller predators include jackal, mongoose, civet, and genet, honey badger, among others. 


Some of the world’s largest mammals find their home in South Africa, where elephant, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, and rhino reside in the wild Kruger Park and surrounding private game reserves. Game drives lead to unforgettable sightings of these large species, in addition to general game, such as zebra, impala, kudu, gnu, waterbuck, bushbuck, duiker, and steenbok, while nyala are frequent visitors to the camp itself.


The Kruger habitat accommodates a complete smorgasbord of birder’s delights. Water birds such as herons, storks, plovers, spoonbills, and sandpipers are common along dam edges; kingfishers, orioles, robins, chats, larks, cisticolas, and coucals are some of the veld and woodland birds around; while birds of prey are seen and heard throughout the day.


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Trails in Big 5 Territory

Highly qualified trails guides will conduct walks through game rich areas, where the big 5 roam freely amont plenty of other mammals and plains game.

Rich with Elephants

Walks take place in a reserve with a high concentration of elephants. We will spend time at waterholes, and on rocky outcrops observing the giants. 

Birding & Plains Game

While exploring the rocky Maseke terrain on foot, you are guaranteed to see plenty of birdlife and plains game congregating around the waterholes. 

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