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SANParks in the Kruger National Park



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Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Capacity : various

Price : R435

Full Description

The Greater Kruger National park boasts a variety of accommodation types and bush camps doted through out both Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. You can chose a self catering bush camp or take your meals at the local restuarants set up at these rustic camps. There is also guided and fully inclusive options, where you are able to join a guided tour package that incorporates the SA National Parks Board accommodation with experienced qualified guides who will share their wildlife educational experiences and knowledge with you.

Herewith a brief overview of the various Bush camps and types of accommodation on offer:

Berg-en-Dal - situated on the bank of the Matjulu Spruit with a view of softly undulating hills to the east. On the northern and southern sides dry riverbeds and a dam border the camp. There are large trees along the streams and dry riverbeds. Special care has been taken to preserve the natural vegetation in the camp. Berg-en-Dal is also the only camp set in a rugged mountain environment and is built on the site of a prehistoric settlements.

Berg-en-Dal Restaurant is situated in the main complex over looking the dam. The Restaurant has large windows allowing the guests to enjoy the view whilst relaxing in an air-conditioned atmosphere. In the evenings guests may sit outside and enjoy the night sounds and the cooler fresh air.There is also a large boma which can be booked for braais (barbecue), private parties, and special events such as weddings and conferences.


Activities and Highlights:

  • Morning and Night Drives
  • Bushmans and Wolhuter Wilderness Trails
  • Morning and Afternoon Bush Walks, Rhino Trail Camp Walk - with Braille facilities.
  • Eco-display in reception
  • School Holiday Programme (seasonal)
  • Wildlife Documentary Videos and The Rhino Shop
  • Berg-en-Dal has a curio shop available in the camp that also has a supply of essential items for sale. All major credit cards are welcome.
  • Rhino Perimeter Trail - The first section of the Rhino Trail in the camp is wheelchair friendly and accessible to all with very interesting stops along the way. Part of t is trail also caters for the visually impaired with interesting Braille boards and other information.

Tropic of Capricorn: Where heaven meets earth! Stand on the parallel of latitude at 23° south of the equator; it is the southern boundary of the tropics. This parallel marks the farthest point south at which the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon. The term Capricorn comes from the Latin words caper (goat) and cornu (horn) and is the name given to one of the 12 constellations in the zodiac.

Balule Satellite Camp (of Satara)  -  in the heart of the Kruger National Park, in the most exquisite topography, lies a small satellite camp. Named `Balule` after the Tsonga word for the Olifants River, this camp is one of the best places for guests to experience nature first hand. Situated more or less in the centre of the Park, just south of Olifants Camp, Balule lies close to the mighty Olifants River. With only the most basic of facilities and no electricity, a low fence is the only barrier that separates you from the wilderness, resulting in a true back to basics experience. It is this unique wilderness feel of the camp that makes it a firm favourite with backpackers, the caravanning community and other visitors who want to get away from it all.

Activities & Highlights:

  • There are no activities available from Balule, however...  Guided Game Walks or Game Drives can be pre-arranged with Olifants camp. 

Crocodile Bridge - The Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate is now open for tourists.
This small and delightful camp is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Kruger National Park, on the northern bank of the Crocodile River, from which it derives its name. After an early morning game drive, one can retire from the Lowveld heat to a lunch of prawns before coming back for late afternoon game viewing. The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its concentration of different prides of lion with different hunting techniques and behaviour. It has an abundance of prides, herds, troops, packs and swarms. It is home to a larger percentage of the Kruger National Park‘s total rhino population. Come and experience humans living in harmony with nature. Here one has the ability to experience the sharp contrast between the wilderness and the world out there.

 Activities & Highlights:

  •  Guided Bush Walks
  •  Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  •  Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
  •  Lebombo Eco-Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)

Letaba Rest Camp - situated on the banks of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The name means “river of sand” providing a superb location for game viewing, particularly elephant which thrive in this area. Letaba a green oasis surrounded by mopane bushveld has become one of the favourites amongst the Kruger Park bush enthusiastics!  Facilties include a resturant, cafeteria, communal kitchens and  ablutions and a swimming pool.

Activities & Highlights:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
    Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
  • Letaba Elephant Hall
  • TV Lounge
  • Riverside camp walk
  • Masorini Ruins (located about 38 km west of the camp)
  • Matambeni Bird Hide (located about 10 km north of the camp)
  • Kids Educational Programme (Seasonal)
  • Olifants Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
  • Mananga 4 x 4 Adventure Trail (weather sensitive activity – book at Phalaborwa Gate)
  • Wildlife films (except Sundays)

Lower Sabie Camp - graces the banks of the Sabie River and one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Enjoy soothing views of the river and the Lebombo Mountains and beyond. This rest camp evidently displays and an abundance of activity in this natural wildlife environment, with its concerntration of trees, with the mighty sycamore fig, providing generous livelihood of many birds and insects. Not only do these giants produce fruit at least twice a year, but different trees produce fruit at different times, extending the gifts of life over many months. Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River establishes a sense of one`s own place in the eternal cycle.

The Lower Sabie Restaurant derives its name from the majestic leopard, which is respectfully given the name Ingwe by the local Shangaan people. The restaurant is nestled on the banks of the Sabie River, blending in harmoniously with the tranquil and majestic surroundings. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in the Ingwe Restaurant overlooking the Sabie River where you can experience a sumptuous ‘African Dining Experience’ while sampling an outstanding South African wine in this unique 100-seater restaurant.

Further facilities include a Resturant, Cafeteria, Shop, Filling Station, Communal kitchens and ablutions, Swimming pool and Eco information centre

Activities and Highlights:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
  • Sunset Dam (1 km from camp)
  • Nthandanyati Bird Hide (approximately 11 km from camp)

Many people come to the Kruger National Park to learn how the various facets of the natural web are held in delicate balance- predator and prey, drought and flood, life and death. There is no better way to pursue such interests than by exploring the bush in the company of a game guide, on one of the bush walks or game drives (morning or sunset) available to visitors to Lower Sabie.

Malelane Camp - found where the rolling fields of sugar cane of the neighbouring farms and the majestic savannah of the Kruger National Park are separated by the powerful Crocodile River. The camp is unique because it is the only camp to be placed on a boundary, the southern border of the Kruger National Park. Malelane camp has the added benefit of being a very small camp, with fewer guests than found in the main camps, adding to a more intimate bush experience. Conveniently placed close to the Malelane Entrance Gate, the small town of Malelane and the N4 / Maputo Corridor, it offers classic Kruger self catering accommodation and camping facilities.

Activities and Highlights:

  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides) 

Mopani - On the banks of the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park, lies it’s best kept secret. Named after the mopane veld that surrounds the camp, Mopani Rest Camp nestles amongst the Mopani tree covered koppies. A signature feature is the huge gnarled old baobab tree in the heart of the camp. The vegetation inside the camp is left as found in the wild, adding to the unique atmosphere of the camp.

Activities and Highlights:

  • Morning and Night Game Drives
  • Morning and Afternoon Bush Walks, Bundu Trail Site, Ratel Pan Bird Hide.

Maroela Satellite Camp  (of Orpen) - a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2 km east of Orpen Rest Camp. This camp is one of only two camps in the Park that exclusively caters for guests with caravans and for campers. There are no other pre-erected accommodation structures in this camp. Close to the fence, visitors can indulge in watching a variety of animals that visit a small watering hole. There is also a rustic viewing platform overlooking the Timbavati River.

Activities and Highlights:  

  • All activities from Orpen Rest Camp


Olifants Camp - This camp is situated on top a hill, towering several  hundred feet over the Olifants river. Views from the lookout platforms allows one to see the river below, just as a soaring eagle would glance over its prey as it hunts for the sky! survey it, as it hunts from the skies. Facilities include a Resturant, cafeteria, shop and communal kitchen.

Activities and Attractions:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
  • Olifants Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
  • Olifants River Back-Pack Trail
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Olifants Astronomy Activity

Orpen Rest Camp - situated centrally on the western border of the Kruger National Park. It is a small camp that derived its name from the surname of the donor of the land, Eileen Orpen. The scattered trees and wide-open plains covered by sweet grass attract many browsers. This in turn, attracts the eye-catching cheetah, lion and leopard. Well known for its diversity of habitat and wildlife, Orpen offers visitors an excellent opportunity to experience close encounters with elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard in a natural environment. Wild dog, cheetah, zebra and giraffe are also indigenous to this area, a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast.

 Activities and Attractions:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bundu Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
  • Timbavati Picnic Site (located about 55 km outside the camp)
  • Ratel Pan Bird Hide (located about 58 km outside the camp)


Pretoriuskop Camp - When the world was still young, some 3 500 million years ago, molten rock forced its way through the earth`s crust and solidified to form the spectacular granite outcrops where Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is now nestled. The impressive granite dome known as “Shabeni Hill” is not far from the camp, which is found in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. It is immediately apparent to any visitor that Pretoriuskop is unique as brilliant red trees adorn the camp, pre-dating the decision to make exclusive use of indigenous plants in laying out rest camp gardens. Nostalgia prompted an exception to the rule for Pretoriuskop, the Kruger National Park`s oldest rest camp, and exotic flowering plants were allowed to stay, enhancing the strong sense of the past that is so pervasive.

Activities and Highlights:

  • Morning and Night Drives
  • Morning and Afternoon Bush Walks, Camp Walk (Sable Trail) , Napi Wilderness Trail and Madlabantu 4X4 Adventure Trail. With the Nsikazi river has the highest densities of white rhino and large numbers of the other Big 5 species. The trail last for about 42 km and it brings you into close contact with some of the Kruger National Park`s most stunning environments and its wildlife. Although not challenging, a four by four vehicle.

Punda Maria Rest Camp - caters for a self-catering bushveld experience in the northern most part of the Kruger National Park, 8 km from Punda Maria Gate. The camp is situated in the Sandveld region that is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. There are numerous plant species which occur that are unique to the area. Game species most likely to be sighted include impala, zebra, buffalo, elephant, eland and sable and the area is a bird paradise.

Activities and Highlights:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue) available on special request. Includes game drive to venue.
  • Paradise Flycatcher camp walk
  • Thulamela Archaeological Trail (located about 50 km outside of camp)
  • Nyalaland Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
  • Northern Plains 4 x 4 Adventure Trail (weather sensitive activity)

Satara CampSatara is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. Facilities include a Resturant, Deli, shop, communal kitchens and ablutions and swimming pool with childrens playground, Eco information centre and amphitheathre.

Activities and Highlights: 

  • Guided Bush Walks 
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides) 
  • Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
  • Sweni Bird Hide (located on the Sweni River about 30 km from camp) 
  • Ratel Pan Bird Hide (Piet Grobler Dam - located on the Timbavati/Roodewal road about 35 km from camp)
  • Kids Educational Programme (Seasonal) 
  • Sweni Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity) 
  • Mananga 4 x 4 Adventure Trail (weather sensitive activity) 
  • Through prior arrangement with the camp, catered traditional dances can be arranged. 
  •  Wildlife films on the big screen (every evening except Sundays)
  • Lloyds Grave: The grave of one of the first Satara rangers is located in camp. Visitors who would like to visit this site should enquire at camp reception.

Skukuza Camp - is the largest rest camp in the Kruger National Park portfolio and is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some trees towering high along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are plentiful with emphasis on a eco bush experience where symbiotic relationships are boud between both animals and plants in the surrounding bushveld. Facillities include a bank, car hire rental, two restuarants, Deli with internet cafe, shop, communal kitchens and bathrooms, 2 swimming pools in camp (for overnight residents only) , car wash and Skukuza Indigenous Nursery.

This camp can also cater for conferences and the necessaries facilities to accommodate for a sucessful event, including an auditorium.

Activities & Highlights:

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
  • 9-hole Golf Course
  • Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library
  • Metsi Metsi Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
  • Kids Educational Programme (Seasonal)
  • Lake Panic Bird Hide (located approximately 7 km outside the camp)
  • Through prior arrangement with the camp, catered traditional dances can be arranged.
  • Wildlife films every evening (except Sundays).

 
Tamboti Satellite Camp - Tamboti tented camp is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2 km east of Orpen Rest Camp. Tamboti is a popular camp due to the size and location .  A great feature is a boma, which makes it ideal for small groups of people to gather around the campfire and relive the animal sightings of the day. For the birding enthusiasts, Tamboti offers a bird hide in which to spend hours looking for that exclusive raptor that has up to now eluded you. The natural bush feeling is kept inside the camp, which has the result of emphasizing guest privacy.

Activities and Highlights:

  • Morning and Night Drives
  • Bush Walks (Morning and Afternoon) ,
  • Nyalaland Wilderness Trail and the Northern Plains Adventure Trail

 General Information:

  • All accommodation, ablution and kitchen facilities are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis.
  • Most parks and rest-camps have retail facilities and restaurants. Tariff prices do not include meals unless specifically indicated otherwise.
  • Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery) and in the main rest camps in Kruger and Kgalagadi.
  • Currently bedding is supplied in all accommodation (with the exception of camp sites).
  • Cooking utensils and refrigeration are provided in most accommodation units. Exceptions will be indicated when booking.
  • Additional Person Supplements are applicable to those units where number of beds exceeds the base occupancy, if these beds are occupied.
  • Adult rates apply to persons 12 years and older.
  • Child rates apply to persons aged 2-11 years, infants under 2 years free. 

 

  

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Activities and Facilities

  • Big 5
  • Game Drive
  • Game Walks
  • Curio Shop
  • Conference
  • Children
  • Bush walks
  • Boma Dinners
  • Birding
  • Golfing
  • Night Drives
  • Landing Strip
  • Photography
  • Qualified Guides
  • Self-catering
  • Wheelchair Facilities


NOTE : Some of the activities and facilities are not covered by the rate quoted and may be surchargeable.

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Rates

2013:  Please call our team for final costs and availability.
 

Berg-en-dal:  from R945 per bungalow per night. Rates on request for  Family cottage, guesthouse and camping facilities.

Balule Camp: from R305 per night per hut. Camping also available.

Crocodile Bridge: from R435 per Safari Tent per night and from R945 per bungalow. Camping also available. 

Letaba Rest Camp: from R435 per Safari Tent per night. Other options include bungalows from R845 .Camping also available, price on request. 

Lower Sabie Camp: from R405 per hut per night. Further options include Safari Tents from R735 and Bungalows from R915 per night. Family bungalows available on request.

Malelane Camp: from R945 per bungalow. Camping also available.

Mopani: from R940 per bungalow and R885 per cottage per night

Olifants Camp: Bungalows from R1015 per night stay

Orpen Rest Camp: Bungalows from R880 per night.

Pretoriuskop:  Huts from R410 and Bungalows from R805 per night stay. Family bunglows and camping also available on request.

Punda Maria: Bungalows from R840 per night, Safari Tents, Family Cottage and Bungalows all on request.

Satara Camp: Bungalows from R950 per night , camping facilities on request.

Skukuza Camp: Safari Tents from R420 and Bungalows from R850 per night stay. Camping facilties available on request.

PLEASE CONTACT AFRICAN CHAPTER TOURS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES. DUE TO THE VARIETY OF ACCOMMODATION AND NUMBER OF CAMPS ON OFFER,  ONLY THE MOST POPULAR AND HIGHLIGHTED INFORMATION IS DISPLAYED.

We highly recommend bookings for SAN Parks camps are booked well in advance.

 

 



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