Balule located in the subtropical lowveld, an area with multiple eco-zones resulting in significant variations in the flora with over 336 documented tree species in the region. Baobab trees, fever trees, knobthorns, marula and mopane trees are predominant species in this wooded savannah.
The diverse flora accommodates a diverse array of fauna. More than 220 different kinds of birds inhabit the area including raptor species such as lappet-faced vulture, Pel's fishing owl, martial eagle and impressive larger birds such as kori bustard, ground hornbill and saddle-billed stork. There are over 30 species of mammals ranging from plains game such as zebra, wildebeest and giraffe to predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah. The rivers and other watering holes are home to large herds of hippos and crocodiles.