Berg-en-Dal Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Berg-en-Dal Restcamp in the Kruger Park is one of the newer camps in the park. "Restcamps" are the bigger camps that normally features a shop, restaurant, camping as well as self-catering accommodation in safari tents or brick-and-mortar buildings.

Berg-en-Dal Restcamp is the only camp in the Kruger Park which was designed by an architect. It features beautiful cottages and gardens laid out next to the Matjulu River in the mountainous area of the park.

Berg-en-Dal has a friendly, but rather busy atmosphere, it is situated in a very beautiful part of the park and it is in a game-rich area. The Big Five occurs here, while wild dogs and cheetah sightings have been reported. In all, it is a good camp to spend a few days before moving on to another camp with other characteristics and experiences.

Places to visit in the vicinity are the Matjulu Waterhole, Afsaal picnic site, the Gardenia Hide, Renosterpan and others.

Quite large Conferences can be held here, with all the paraphernalia like overhead projectors etc. available. Enquire at the reservations link below.

For game drives, walks, bush breakfast and bush braais, enquire at the Berg-en-Dal reception office when you book into the Camp.


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We recommend the following trip to the immediate surroundings of Berg-en-Dal Camp.

Distance 133km.

Drive Time without stop = 3 hours 30 minutes

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From Berg-en-Dal, turn right into the S110 and drive towards the Matjulu Waterhole, which can sometimes be quite busy with Elephants, Rhinos, buffalo and many other smaller species visiting for a drink of water.

Then on to Steilberg (Steep mountain) from where one can see the surrounding area from up high. From here you can appreciate the mountainous area in this part of Kruger and outside the park.

Further on to Renosterpan Waterhole where there is always some animal life to appreciate before going to Afsaal (off saddle) Picnic Spot for something to eat. One can make one's own food or order something to eat from the kiosk.

Between Renosterpan and Afsaal make sure to watch out for the Hyena den under the road in one of the culverts. It is occupied by a large brood of Hyenas, who are actually not afraid of cars and they make excellent film stars, playing with and feeding the young ones while the old folk lie around in the shade watching tourists.

From Afsaal take the H3 north towards the Stevenson-Hamilton stone lookout. Afterwards carry on towards the S114 and the Renosterkoppies Dam. We have seen lions quite often in this area, so be on the lookout when getting out of the car at the Rock.

Then on to the South and turn right into the S23 towards the Biyamiti River for a drive next to this game-rich riverbanks to the Biyamiti Weir where you can sit under a shady tree on the southern bank to watch the animals and tourists go by.

Finally, carry on with the S114 for a last visit to the Matjule Waterhole to make sure you do not miss anything interesting, before going on to Berg-en-Dal Restcamp for a wonderful evening next to the fire and some good South African red meat on the grid while enjoying a good SA wine or beer. Heaven.

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