KRUGER NATIONAL PARK CAMPS

Balule Satellite Camp in the Kruger National Park

Balule Camp in the Kruger National Park is a small camp near the Olifants river a few kilometers downstream from the main Olifants Restcamp in the central part of the Kruger. It serves as the camping site of the "mother camp", the Olifants Restcamp, where the shops, office, restaurant and all those amenities are situated. Balule has ablutions, kitchen and scullery facilities to complement its campsite and rondavel facilities.

The fact that Balule is quite far apart from the bigger Olifants Restcamp, makes for a very informal, bush-like atmosphere, which is very popular with those who like their nature experience a bit more "inside" nature than what are offered by the bigger restcamps.

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Bateleur Bushcamp in the Kruger National Park

Bateleur Bushcamp is, like all the Bushcamps in the park, a small camp, offering exclusivity in the camp as well as a sizable, beautiful area that is reserved for guests in these bushcamps, thereby expanding the exclusivity people are prepared to pay extra for.

Bateleur lies in the area between the Shingwedzi and Mopanie Restcamps, which can be described as part of the Northern area of the park, which is characterized by Mopani veldt, but which also offers fantastic natural and game viewing areas, especially along the rivers in this northern area.

This camp has a very peaceful and laid-back atmosphere and is highly recommended for nature lovers who like exclusivity.

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Berg-en-Dal Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Berg-en-Dal Restcamp has, like al the Restcamps in the Kruger Park, all the necessary amenities like a shop, restaurant, office, pool, and many others that can be found listed for every camp in the sanparks.org website, to enable guests to enjoy a fantastic nature holiday without having to go without any of the niceties offered by modern self-catering living.

Berg-en-Dal camp, is situated in the very popular, game-rich southern part of the Kruger Park. Self-drive game viewing trips yield very productive views and sightings in this most mountainous area of the park. Soon, a hotel will be built on the banks of the Crocodile River, adding more social facilities to this immediate area.

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Crocodile Bridge Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Crocodile Bridge Restcamp is a smallish restcamp near the Crocodile Bridge Gate in the south-eastern part of the Kruger Park. It is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, the southern border of the park.

Being such a small camp, it has a peaceful, rustic atmosphere, which makes it very popular with nature lovers who wants to enjoy the game-rich area for their gamewiewing trips.

Accommodation ranges from camping sites to selfcatering rondavel bungalows, with visitors like bushbuck and warthog from the animal world coming to join the visitors from the "civilized" world from time to time.

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Letaba Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Letaba Restcamp, the second-largest camp after Skukuza Restcamp in the Kruger National Park is situated in the central part of the park on the banks of the Letaba River near the Engelhard Dam in the river.

Letaba is famous for the well-presented Elephant Museum featured here. This museum highlights the seven old tuskers that became well loved in the park. Their huge tusks are showcased here in a nice, cool, air-conditioned hall.

The camp has many very good game viewing roads around it as well as two dams and two bird hides that also serve as hides from where one can keep an eye on the game that frequents the area.

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Lower Sabie Camp in the Kruger National Park

The modern, well placed Lower Sabie Restcamp is situated in the southeastern part of the Kruger National Park. The camp is situated on the banks of the Sabie River next to the Lower Sabie Dam.

Lower Sabie camp offers various forms of self-catering accommodations, including camping, with some very well-placed safari tents next to the river.

The area around Lower Sabie is animal and bird-rich with several picnic spots, dams and gameviewing roads that can be used by nature lovers to reach and appreciate these wildlife forms, with the Mlondozi Dam and picnic site an outstanding spot to visit.

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Malelane Camp in the Kruger National Park

Malelane Private camp is unique in the Kruger Park in the sense that it used to be a private camp, but is now open to the public. It is a small camp on the banks of the Crocodile river on the southern border of the park. It overlooks large irrigation fields on the opposite side of the river, giving it a somewhat unwelcome feel of civilization.

The accommodations consist of neat camping sites and rondavels with ablutions and kitchen facilities. The camp is quite near Berg-en-Dal Restcamp where one may buy all the food and drinks one may need

Malelane is suitable for those who like the relative quiet and peacefulness associated with the smaller camps of the park.

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Maroela Camp in the Kruger National Park

Maroela Satellite Camp is another small camp in the Kruger National Park. These small camps have a good "in the bush" feel, since they are smaller and does not have shops and restaurants bringing in lots of people, leaving guests with a high degree of peace and quiet.

Maroela camp is one of Orpen Restcamp's two satellite camps, together with the nearby Tamboti Tented Camp.

Maroela camp has only camping sites and is situated on the banks of the Timbavati River.

The area around the camp is well-stocked with plains game as well as Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Leopards living off them.

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Mopani Camp in the Kruger National Park

Mopani Restcamp in the Kruger National Park is a newish camp built on a hill overlooking the beautiful Pioneer Dam that was built in the Tsendze River.

The camp has different self-catering ablutions, but no camping, which is catered for in its satellite camp, the Tsendze Rustic Camp a few kilometers away.

One of the draw cards of Mopani Camp is its viewing decks and restaurant with a wonderful view over the Pioneer Dam. There are also quite a lot of accommodations with a view over the dam, which is something to aim for when making reservations for Mopanie Rest Camp.

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Olifants Camp in the Kruger National Park

Olifants Rest Camp is situated on a hill overlooking the Olifants River and a sizable piece of bushveld on the opposite side of the river. This makes for good, leisurely gameviewing by binoculars from the gameviewing decks or the restaurant while sipping on a cold drink.

Olifants Camp is also quite unique in offering guided mountain bike trips as well as stargazing trips into the bush, as well as the normal guided walks, braais and gamedrives.

Olifants Restcamp has a few accommodations with fantastic views over the Olifants River - something to keep in mind when you make a reservation.

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Orpen Camp in the Kruger National Park

Orpen Restcamp in the Kruger National Park is situated at the Orpen Gate and it is a small camp, although it is a Restcamp and it has the facilities of a restcamp.

To make up for its small size, it has two satellite camps nearby which are both situated on the banks of the Timbavati River. They are the Maroela Camp for camping and Tamboti Tented Camp.

Orpen Camp itself has bungalow and guest cottage accommodation with self catering facilities. It also has a waterhole within view, enabling guests to sit and watch the game there right from their front garden.

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Pretoriuskop Camp in the Kruger National Park

Pretoriuskop Restcamp was the first camp in the Kruger National Park when the park was still in its early stages.

Today, Pretoriuskop is a large camp with camping and other accommodations and facilities like offices, a restaurant, fuelling facilities and others.

It is situated in an area with a lot of little koppies around, offering some interesting navigation opportunities to cover all the possible gameviewing routes.

It is situated in a high rainfall area of the park, sometimes resulting in very long grass that makes it difficult to see smaller animals.

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Punda Maria Camp in the Kruger National Park

Punda Maria Restcamp is the northernmost Restcamp in the Kruger National Park. Since the southern parts of the Kruger is nearer to the highly populated areas of South Africa, most of the visitors to the park are found in the South. So, if you like to enjoy nature in an uncongested area, Punda Maria is the place to go, especially during school holidays and long weekends.

Punda Maria camp features campsites, safari tents, bungalows and family bungalows as accommodation.

To visit the uniquely beautiful Pafuri area, Punda Maria is the best camp to use as base, while the area around, to the east and south of Punda Maria also offers exceptional gameviewing.

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Satara Camp in the Kruger National Park

Satara Restcamp in the Kruger Park is a large camp in the central part of the park. The camp has a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere with many birds and trees and night sounds, like owls, hyenas, lions and jackals on the night's hunt.

It is situated in a part of the Kruger which has lots of animals with many carnivores feeding on them. Therefore no shortage of lion and hyena sightings in this area, with leopard and cheetah also seen from time to time.

Accommodation is in catering bungalows, guest cottages and guest houses. There are also many campsites with ablutions, sculleries, etc.

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Shimuwini Camp in the Kruger National Park

Shimuwini Bushcamp is a small, quiet camp next to the Letaba River with a good view over the river. Like all the bushcamps, Shimuwini can only be visited by guests staying there, adding to the exclusivity of the camp.

One may go on guided walks and gamedrives, and you may also do self-drives on the game roads that are reserved for the exclusive use of Shimuwini's guests. The many stops next to the Letaba River is especially beautiful and rewarding. Be sure to visit the big baobab tree.

Accommodation is in 2 bed-roomed self catering Cottages and Guest Cottages, with one 3-bedroom Guest Cottage.

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Shingwedzi Camp in the Kruger National Park

Shingwedzi Restcamp in the Kruger National Park is situated in the northern part of the park an a very good and beautiful game-viewing area.

The nearby Kanniedood Dam, Shingwedzi River and Mphongolo River drives makes for some of the best self-drives in the Kruger Park, while it is also possible to visit the beautiful Pafuri area from Shingwedzi.

Apart from camping, accommodation is also available in huts and bungalows and a cottage and a guest house.

Guided activities are bush walks, game drives, bush breakfast and bush braais.

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Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park

Skukuza, the largest restcamp in the Kruger Park and also the administrative heart of the park, is situated next to the Sabie River in the southern part of the Kruger Park. The camp has restaurants, a large shop, a library, and a golf course.

It is also in one of the best game viewing areas where there are lots of animals and species to be seen.

Skukuza has a large variety of accommodations to choose from. Camping, safari tents, bungalows, cottages and guest houses.

Activities include guided walks and drives, golf, bush breakfast and braais and self-drive gameviewing.

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Tamboti Camp in the Kruger National Park

Tamboti Tented Camp is the only camp in the Kruger National Park that is dedicated to safari tent accommodation. This camp has a wonderful atmosphere and is one of the most popular camps in the park.

There are three tent configurations, sleeping two, three or four people. There are also luxury tents available.

The safari tents in the non-luxury class use clean ablution blocks and scullery huts for cleaning, etc.

Guided bush walks and drives are available in this game-rich area where one may expect to see lions, hyenas, cheetahs and leopards.

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Tsendze Camp in the Kruger National Park

Tsendze Rustic Camp is a unique camp that only caters for campers with their own tents or caravans. It is situated near Mopani, its "mother camp" in the northern part of the park.

It features two large ablution and scullery facilities where guests can do their washing. There are also two gas freezers for use by the guests. There is no electricity with the lighting of the facilities done by solar power.

Guided game walks and drives are offered. Birders will like Tsendze since it has many large trees with many birds to sit and watch from your camp chair or hammock. At night, a wide variety of owl sounds are heard between lion roars and hyena giggles.

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Aguia Pesqueira Camp, Limpopo National Park

Aguia Pesqueira Camp, meaning Fish Eagle, in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique is the main camp in the Park, forming part of the new Transfrontier Park with Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and the Kruger Park in SA.

It features neat ablutions, wonderful camping sites with unforgettable views over the dam and an almost continuous chorus of Fish Eagles. This is Africa at its best.

Apart from camping, they also offer comfortable chalets with a beautiful view over the Massingir Dam. Definitely a place to forget all your sorrows, especially now in the early stages while there is not a lot of people going there.

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Albufeira Camp, Limpopo National Park, Mozambique

Albufeira Camp is the camp best associated with fishing and boating in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. This is also one of the beautiful new camps in the Park, forming part of the new Transfrontier Park with Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and the Kruger Park in SA.

It features neat ablutions, wonderful camping sites with good views over the dam and an almost continuous chorus of Fish Eagles - Africa at its best.

Apart from camping, they also offer comfortable chalets. This is a wonderful place to come to catch-and-release Tigerfish, catch other fish, do your rounds with your boat, or just relax with a 3M beer baught in the village just across the dam wall.

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Sandalo Camp, Limpopo National Park, Mozambique

Sandalo Camp is situated about halfway between Campismo Aguia Pesqueira and Nhampfule camps in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. This is also one of the new camps in the Park, forming part of the new Transfrontier Park with Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and the Kruger Park in SA.

It features neat ablutions, camping sites in a large circle under trees in an area that is characterized by smallish trees and grassland.

This camp is normally used as a stopover and can sometimes be full if large groups move in here. Best is to leave early, so that one can push on to the larger Nhampfule or Pesquiera camps if necessary.

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Nhampfule Camp, Limpopo National Park, Mozambique

Nhampfule Camp is a large camp near the gate to Mapai. It has a wonderful remote-Africa atmosphere with the staff very friendly and helpful, although their English is a bit off kilter, making communication a bit difficult, but nothing to worry about, especially since it is not easy to harbour any worries in a camp like this. Here you are truly gone!

Nhampfule Camp has no Chalets, only camping with the nearest shop for basic things at Mapai about 25 km on, so come well prepared to this camp, since you are not supposed to leave the park boundaries without taking out third party insurance.

This camp will be loved by those who like bushcamping or wild camping, with the difference that you know you are not trespassing in any way by camping here.

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