Balule offers 450 square kilometres of Greater Kruger on both sides of the perennial Olifants river. Its riverine margins are surrounded by mopane forest and rocky outcrops, making for good walking. The terrain is undulating with plenty of drainage lines, ancient mica caves, boulders and koppies. Elephants are a strong year-round presence here.
Big Five is here all year round with a strong elephant presence. More developed than its neighbours, you can find some of the cheaper lodges here.