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Baleni Camp

  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Baleni Camp, Klein Letaba River, Giyani, 0826, Limpopo
  • All ages welcome
  • From R1 070 per night (for 2 people)


Baleni is an environment when nature, economy and spiritualism have a rich integration. With an economy strongly dependent on traditional salt-mining, visiting Baleni allows the responsible traveller the opportunity to see how modern people integrate ancient traditions and techniques into their 21st-century lives.

Baleni Cultural Camp has 5 stand-alone thatched rondavels, each with 2 three-quarter beds, chairs and a bedside stand. Linen is not provided as part of the tariff. Ablutions are communal, with flush toilets, shower and basins.

The kitchen, dining and campfire facilities are communal and give adventure travelers an ideal opportunity to get to meet and interact with other like-minded travelers. Guests will share a gas hob and campfire for cooking, as well as fridge and freezer for storage of food. The necessary pots, crockery and cutlery are also supplied.

There is no electricity, and paraffin or solar lanterns are provided for light at night. If planning to braai or make a fire, don’t forget to bring firewood. While it is safe to drink, some people don’t like the taste of the local water, so guests are advised to bring their own bottled drinking water. This is a low-risk malaria area. Precautions are advised.

During the winter months, guests can watch local ladies making salt from the crystals that are deposited from the Soutini spring. This is an ancient skill and of important economic value to the people of the area. Salt-making demonstrations can be arranged for a fee at any time of the year, please pre-book. In addition, with prior arrangement, guests can do a trip into the local village to meet crafters and residents of the area.

Baleni is situated near the banks of the Klein Letaba River, on land belonging to the Mahumani Traditional Authority. Staff from Baleni can take guests for a walk down to a geothermal hot spring, the only undeveloped hot spring in Southern Africa. Maintaining a water temperature of around 42 degrees, this spring is a sacred site for the local Tsonga community. A guide will explain the spiritual significance of the spring, and educate guests in the expected terminologies and behaviours for visitors. After washing away the bad luck in the spring, guests walk can continue to the nearby Ka Mukhulu, another interesting geological formation.


Braai Area
Secure Parking


  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Self Catering

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Guided Walk

Languages Spoken

  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Meals By Arrangement

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Cash


  • Baleni Camp, Klein Letaba River, Giyani, 0826, Limpopo
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  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Baleni Camp, Klein Letaba River, Giyani, 0826, Limpopo
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