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Description

Only 50km from Newcastle and Vryheid lies Utrecht, a unique town situated within a Game Park. The Balele Caravan Park is situated within the Balele Community Game Park on the banks of the Utrecht Town Dam. It covers an area of 2500 ha, including the surrounding mountains. Over 15 Species of game may be found roaming the Park including Giraffe, Kudu and Zebra. The Balele Caravan Park offers the ideal getaway for a well earned break, or come for the day and enjoy a picnic or braai at the dam.

Acommodation

For the overnight visitor looking for a little luxury there is the magnificent Kiepersol Lodge complex with four upmarket lodges and two luxury Safari Tents. The whole lodge caters for 28 people, but each unit is fully self contained offering a perfect self catering family getaway. Kiepersol lodge is built around a central lapa and swimming pool on the mountain slopes below the cliffs overlooking the game park.

[highlight]Kudu Lodge:[/highlight] Sleeps 9 people in 3 bedrooms with open plan kitchen and lounge with fireplace Includes main Lapa.

[highlight]Giraffe Lodge:[/highlight] Honeymoon suite with a jet bath and veiled bed, open plan lounge and fireplace.

[highlight]Impala and Zebra Lodges:[/highlight] Family units sleep 4 with open plan kitchen and lounge and an outside patio with braai.

For the more adventurous who like to camp out under the stars or rough it a little there is a Bush camp – Situated at the far end of the game park lies six beautiful camp sites on the banks of the Doornspruit, with braai places, hot showers and flush toilets.

The Old Weltervreden Farm House offers rustic accommodation for school groups, sports camps and hikers.

The Upmarket Safari Tents each sleep 4 people. They are well positioned close to the Kiepersol Lodge yet surrounded by trees to ensure awesome views and absolute privacy.

[highlight]Nyala Safari Tent:[/highlight] Situated in a secluded forest alongside a trickling stream. Has a large sundeck under the forest canopy – a bird watcher’s paradise.

[highlight]Bushbuck Safari Tent:[/highlight] Overlooks the forest canopy and cliffs above. Magnificent views of the mountain. Includes two hammocks on the sundeck.

Attractions

Access to the Balele Game Park is included in the price of the accommodation – so you can enjoy self guided walks or drives through the Park. Throughout the park are various Picnic areas where you can relax or explore.

  • The Utrecht Town Dam offers some excellent fishing for Carp, Barbell, Natal Scaly (Yellow fish) and Black Bass.
  • Children’s entertainment includes horse rides, pony cart rides, a swimming pool and a new jungle gym.
  • For the sports enthusiast you can walk or cycle through the Balele Community Game Park or enjoy the many sports facilities at the Utrecht Country Club Including swimming, squash, tennis, bowls and golf.
  • The Utrecht Town is a town steeped in history which is reflected in the beautiful historic buildings.
  • The picturesque Balele mountains with its waterfalls and ecological diversity provides excellent birding.
  • Traditional arts and crafts are sold at the Mongosuthu Art & Craft area next to the Wildside Coffee Shop.

Activities in the area

Access to the Balele Game Park is included in the price of the accommodation – so you can enjoy self guided walks or drives through the Park. Throughout the park are various Picnic areas where you can relax or explore.

The Utrecht Town Dam offers some excellent fishing for Carp, Barbell, Natal Scaly (Yellow fish) and Black Bass.

Children’s entertainment includes horse rides, pony cart rides, a swimming pool and a new jungle gym.

For the sports enthusiast you can walk or cycle through the Balele Community Game Park or enjoy the many sports facilities at the Utrecht Country Club Including swimming, squash, tennis, bowls and golf.

The Utrecht Town is a town steeped in history which is reflected in the beautiful historic buildings.

The picturesque Balele mountains with its waterfalls and ecological diversity provides excellent birding.

Traditional arts and crafts are sold at the Mongosuthu Art & Craft area next to the Wildside Coffee Shop.

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