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About Campfire Safaris

Campfire Safaris Private Game Farm is in the Balule Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It is situated between two of the Kruger's most popular entrance gates, Phalaborwa Gate and Orpen Gate. Campfire Safaris is situated in a Big 5 area and one of our most popular features is the 30 metre lookout tower, affording a beautiful view of the bush and overlooking a waterhole.

Campfire Safaris offers different types of accommodation including rondawels, caravans and two bush hides. We have DStv, a swimming pool, lecture room and a curio shop. All bedding and towels are provided. The following services are available for an additional fee: transfers to and from Hoedspruit Bus Terminus and Eastgate Airport, Bush walks, Game drives, excursions to local attractions, Breakfast and Lunch - self-catering (food provided), Dinner, laundry service, Internet (WiFi), printing and photocopying.

The Balule Nature Reserve on which Campfire Safaris is situated has implemented a conservation levy on all people entering the Reserve. Please note that the charges for 2015 are R100 (one hundred) per person and R50 (fifty rand) per car. These fees are payable in cash on entering the Reserve. PLEASE NOTE that self-drive game viewing is NOT permitted in the Reserve.

Safari: Campfire Safaris forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a true Big 5 area.

  • Response Rate: 74%
  • Response Time: 21 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Private rooms can not be guaranteed.

Campfire Safaris Rooms

Reviews for Campfire Safaris

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Theresa Baumgartner, Germany
20 March 2013

Thank you to everyone of Campfire Safaris for two unforgettable days and nights! It was a great stay with many interesting experiences! We would definitely stay there again!

Lynette Louq, South Africa
18 December 2012

We had a most enjoyable overnight stay at Campfire Safaris. Our hosts were friendy and helpful and made us feel most welcome although they were busy shutting down for renovations, which we understood is usually done during December. The only problem we experienced was that according to our booking in included bed and breakfast, which according to out host has never been the case. Despite this she produced some "pakkos" for our trip into Kruger for which we were most grateful. We will most definately go again and recommend the place to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.

johan beukes, South Africa
13 August 2012

Campfire Safaris was one of the best places that we have ever been too.The staff and owners have been wonderful.The game and wildlife was in abundance. I would personaly like to thank all the game rangers for the profesional way that all about nature and wildlife was presented to us. Again thank you for this wonderfull place and experience.

Roy Van Vuren, South Africa
26 June 2012

Friendly owners. We enjoyed the stay.

Anke Braumann, South Africa
19 June 2012

Absolutely a recommended place to stay. It feels like visiting friends! If you plan on stopping by the Kruger Park from Campfire, plan about a 50 minute drive to Orpen Gate.

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Campfire Safaris Map

Campfire Safaris is 17km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 25.7km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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