• Balule Game Reserve
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Big 5
  • Excellently rated by guests

Chacma Bush Camp, enviably located deep within the heart of the Balule Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger, offers the perfect big five safari experience in 8000 hectares of undulating landscapes dotted with rocky outcrops.

This family-friendly camp sleeps a total of 10 people and thus offers an authentic and intimate safari experience close to the Olifants River. Deep caves on the traverse with flecks of mica make for unique geology and game drives traverse over these diverse landscapes.

The camp’s perimeter is hugged by Mopane woodlands which are a major drawcard for a wealth of wildlife. Elephants, bushbuck, kudu and plains game are commonly spotted in these woodlands, and can be viewed from the comfort of the deck area surrounding the sparkling swimming pool. There’s a natural waterlogged area in front of camp which provides wildlife with the much needed replenishment needed during the heat of the day.

Evening times are spent swapping stories around the roaring campfire in the boma area, and dinners are spent indulging in traditional cuisine in the rustic lapa.

Enjoy daily game drives and bush walks in this 8000 hectare reserve, and special excursions such as sundowners, bush breakfasts at the river and star gazing can be arranged.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Family friendly camp
  • Stargazing
  • Magnificently appointed chalets
  • A swimming pool which is the ideal spot to cool off
  • Game drives with qualified guides and trackers

Facilities

General Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Klipspringer Chalet
Klipspringer Chalet

Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults and 4 Children

Check-in: FROM 14:00 PM

Check-out: TO 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • More

    FROM R3850

    TO R3850

    Per person per night

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    The Grysbok Chalet
    The Grysbok Chalet

    Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults and 2 Children

    Check-in: FROM 14:00 PM

    Check-out: TO 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • More

    FROM R3850

    TO R3850

    Per person per night

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    The Steenbok Chalet
    The Steenbok Chalet

    Unit Sleeps: 3 Adults

    Check-in: FROM 14:00 PM

    Check-out: TO 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • More

    FROM R3850

    TO R3850

    Per person per night

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    Activities on site:

    • Big 5
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Drives
    • Game Viewing
    • Game Walks
    • Night Drives
    • Walks (Guided)

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Klipspringer ChaletPer person per night From R3850
    The Grysbok Chalet From R3850
    The Steenbok Chalet From R3850

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Klipspringer ChaletPer person per night From R3850
    The Grysbok Chalet From R3850
    The Steenbok Chalet From R3850

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Morning and evening game drives
    • Three meals daily
    • Teas and coffee
    • Selected house drinks

    Reviews

    Based on 56 Reviews

    Balule Game Reserve

    “Amazing experience for our first Safari tour!”

    We just enjoyed an absolutely wonderful 3 nights 4 days at Chacma Bush Camp!
    Our guide Henry and tracker Aubrey were both fantastic and VERY experience & knowledgeable. The food was phenomenal but almost too much and I felt bad letting things on my plate go to waste so definitely over ate haha. Accommodation was lovely, we are bush campers at home in Canada so we almost felt over pampered but we knew that is what we signed up for and the luxuries were plentiful! The owners and staff treated us like gold our entire stay.
    No one else had signed up for our week, so it was a private safari experience. We like meeting other people, but were happy about the quiet exclusivity on our own with our guides as well.
    we were able to see 3/5 for the big five missing leopards and rhinos which are rarely, if ever in this region. I imagine the only downfall would be animal density in the area as other areas seem to have more sightings and more species, but we felt we saw a ton and many of those like lions and elephants walked right beside our truck which was breath taking so we have zero complaints from our game drives.
    Great value for our money and we would highly recommend staying here for part or all of your Safari trip.

    ~ rrdufort ~ Winnipeg, Canada
    Balule Game Reserve

    “Weekend break in an affordable private big five lodge.”

    What a fabulous find! Comfortable, hospitable, great food, excellent hosts. We absolutely loved our stay in the heart of the South African bushveld. A birdwatchers paradise. Beautiful scenic big five game drives. Sunsets to remember. This is definitely a place to relax and unwind, away from the noise of urban life. Highly recommended!

    ~ Ecoteacher ~ Howick, South Africa
    Balule Game Reserve

    “Amazing Family Experience!”

    As our first safari experience, we weren’t what to expect. What we found blew our minds! The staff and tracker/guide were AMAZING at Chacma. We would come back in a heartbeat. The food was SO GOOD and portions were massive by North American standards. The staff was accommodating and made more child-friendly meals for our kids, while serving us AMAZING 5-star food. The rooms were rustic but clean and amply sized. Minimal wifi but you’re on safari so who needs wifi? We collectively mourned when we left for our time further south near Kruger. Totally reasonably priced given the quality of the visit. Highly highly recommend!

    ~ Chris B
    Balule Game Reserve

    “Family Dream Trip”

    Chacma Bush Camp is a beautiful camp in a stunning location. Everything about it beat expectations and we’re so grateful for the staff.

    5 star food, living quarters, community facilities, game drives and hospitality. Such a small group allowed us to become friends, learn and hear the stories from
    Hanry and Ad the Rangers and Cherie the Hostess.

    The lodge is nestled in against the base of a mountain/hill between a water hole. Allows for shade, safety and views. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with views of the wild African Bush at the group table. The pool was perfect for an afternoon dip.

    The terrain is fun and exciting to drive around morning and night! The truck is perfect with an overhead shade but still allowing all the views you’d need. Stopping for a coffee and a sundowner with a view was always a nice perk as well.

    We thank you all for hosting us as it was a memory we will never forget!

    ~ Loriletsgo ~ Hudson, Wisconsin

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