Satara Bushcamp in the Kruger National Park

Satara Restcamp in the Kruger Park is one of a dozen Restcamps in the Kruger National Park. "Restcamps" are larger camps with shops, restaurants and offices. They normally also have other facilities like pools etc.

Satara is located in a game-rich area where the bush is not so thick, so that one can see the animals quite far away, which is only one of the reasons why Satara is such a popular camp.

The camp itself has all the amenities needed to spend a long period camping or staying in one of the permanent accommodations. The camp has a good atmosphere, is a bit on the large side and can become rather crowded during holidays, but outside of South African holiday seasons it is quite lonely and peaceful.

Places to visit in the vicinity are the Gudzani Dam, N'Wanetzi picnic site, the Sweni Hide, Nsemani Dam, Girivani Waterhole and many others a bit further away.

The accommodation at Satara range from camping sites, Bungalows, Cottages to Guest Houses. All these accommodation styles are of the self catering kind.

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

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We recommend the following trip to the surroundings of Satara Camp.

Distance 29km.

Drive Time without stop = 50 minutes

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From Satara, turn right into the H1-4 and then further on, turn left into the S100. This road is famous for its good sightings, but sightings are never guaranteed in the Kruger Park. Chances are good that you may see a big cat or two, many elephants, birds, buffaloes, and all the other less glamorous animals, which ma sometimes be the most interesting to watch. At the end of this road, turn left into the S41 towards the Gudzani Dam.

The Gudzani Dam can sometimes be empty, but mostly it has water and then it is one of the best sites in the park to spend time watching and waiting. Waterbuck, elephant, giraffe buffalo and the others frequent this drinking place. Waterbirds may also be prolific.

From Gudzani Dam, go back to the S41 and turn left towards the N'Wanetzi lookout and Picnic spot. This lookout is right next to the picnic site on a kopje overlooking a large pool where one can see a variety of animals and birds. After having something to eat and drink, the next stop will be at Sweni Bird Hide a little distance away.

From the N'Wanetzi Picnic Site, go down the hill on the H-6 and turn left on the S37 and a little distance on, turn right towards the Sweni Hide, which is a very good spot to spend time at before moving on to the H-6, then the H7 towards Nsemane Dam and the Nsemane Waterhole where one may see a lot of animals, big and small. Then via the S12 to the Girivani Waterhole, which is also popular with animals and and birds and worth quite a longish visit.

Then, you may go back to Satara for a braai on the campfire, or, if time allows it you can follow one of many roads further from Satara. To get an idea of what routes are available, you will need to get an overview of what the Park offers. For that, get our new E-Book we tell you about below.


In order to help people to get to know the Kruger Park better, we wrote a book containing large pictures, short descriptions, GPS Coordinates and travel times of more than 300 waypoints like camps, picnic spots, waterholes, dams, viewpoints and other interesting points along all of the public roads of the Kruger Park

The book is written in the form of a 20-day tour, taking the reader on a virtual tour through the park, giving the reader a rare graphical oversight over the park. Use the many GPS Coordinates to enjoy a pre-visit to the different places on Google Earth to make your virtual tour even more fun!

Although it is possible to follow the routes in 20 days, few people have the time available to travel all the routes described in the book, therefore it will be a good idea to download the book and do the virtual tour and then, after that experience, to design your visit to the Park as well as the trips and places you want to see and experience. more"