Frequently Asked Questions
Cellphone Reception and Internet Access
You are able to pick up cell phone reception while staying at the lodge, there is good signal for most SA networks. We offer WIFI as a free service, however we do encourage you to keep your cell phones on ‘silent’ for the duration of your stay.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp is situated in the Eastern Lowveld (Hoedspruit area) within the greater Kruger National Park, which enjoys a subtropical climate, with hot, wet summers and moderate, dry winters.
THE WEATHER AND WHAT TO BRING
Summer (from 01 October to 30 April)
During this time, we enjoy many visiting, migrant bird species. This is also the time of year that most larger mammal species give birth.
Temperatures range from 25°C to 45°C so pack neutral-coloured shorts, T-shirts, swimming costumes, hats and sunglasses, and a jersey or fleece.
Winter (From 01 March to 30 September)
During Autumn and Winter most of the trees lose their leaves thus increasing visibility and making it somewhat easier to spot animals.
Temperatures range from 12°C to 28°C so pack neutral-coloured short and long trousers, short and long-sleeved T-shirts/shirts, hats, a warm fleece and jacket, beanie, scarf and warm shoes and socks.
Don’t forget to pack your sunblock, insect repellent, flashlight, camera, binoculars and anti-malaria tablets.
Although Sausage Tree is situated in a low-risk malaria area, anti-malaria prophylactics are recommended for visitors going in to the Kruger National Park. The highest risk period is between November and April which is the rainy season.
A 24-hour malaria hotline is available on +27 (0)82 234 1800 to give a detailed explanation on risk and advice on precautionary measures. We advise that you consult a knowledgeable medical practitioner about recommended medication.