Balule Nature Reserve has open borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and is part of the same ecosystem. All major safari animals are present and game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles, which can go off-road to get the best possible experience. Balule Nature Reserve offers an authentic wildlife experience. All safari animals are present and are able to wander on and off the property. A large concentration of giraffe, waterbuck and wildebeest attracts predators in great numbers. Large herds of buffalo often roam the area. The main habitats in the parks are savannah woodland and grassland. Scenic highlights are the perennial Olifants River, which runs through the center of the park, and the Drakensberg escarpment which forms a dramatic background.