Sausage Tree Safari camp is in big five country in the greater Kruger National Park. The facilities are stylish and many parts of Balule Olifants nature reserve have lovely views across the bushveld to the Drakensberg Mountains. Because of the number of lodges at Balule, we did not get the same feeling of wildness that we have experienced at private camps elsewhere in the greater Kruger. But our guide, Matthew Sussens, had the most exceptional knowledge of the animals and environment. Working with enthusiastic tracker Thembe, he brought us up close to magnificent lions, rhino, wild dogs and elephant. He was able to make even a visit to a termite mound fascinating. I would rank Matthew among the top guides in Africa.