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The total number of Kruger National Park camps offering accommodation to visitors, consists of twelve fenced main Rest camps, together with 5 Bushveld camps, 2 Bushveld lodges and 6 five star state-of-the-art Luxury lodges, providing anything from budget to luxury accommodation.


The wide range of available accommodation, enables the Kruger National Park to cater successfully to the full spectrum of visitor preferences and needs.

Most of the Kruger National Park camps offer a variety of activities, including guided game viewing drives and walks.

These are very popular, so make sure you book as far in advance as possible, to avoid disappointment. Several of the camps also make provision for paraplegics.

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Click on any of the categories below to find out more about the various camps and their facilities;

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Landscape in the Kruger National Park
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Main rest camps,...

The Main rest camps also provide shops, restaurants, gas stations, ATM banking, public telephones, pharmacies, medical services and other attractions.

All of the major rest camps have electricity, a first-aid centre, "braai" and communal kitchen facilities, laundromat/laundry tubs, a restaurant and/or self-service cafeteria, a shop and a petrol station. Conference facilities are also available.

Information centres manned by well trained information staff are available at Letaba, Skukuza and Berg-en-Dal. Holiday programmes and evening film shows of wildlife conservation are arranged in many of the rest camps. Please enquire at reception.

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Game drive encounters pair of Rhinos
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Click on any of the Main rest camps below to find out more about that particular camp and its facilities;


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Berg en Dal,...

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The African Fish Eagle
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Medium sized, Berg-en-Dal is one of the newer Kruger National Park camps. Opened in 1984, it is situated on the banks of the Matjulu dam, with a delightful view of softly undulating hills to the west. Dry river beds form the borders on the northern and southern sides.

Visitors of the camp can rest in the local cafeteria or prepare food in the communal kitchen, buy fuel in the petrol station, have a picnic, use public telephones, enjoy a good dinner in the restaurant or cool down in the swimming pool.

The accommodation in the camp comprises caravan and tent sites with power points, three bed bungalows and larger bigger facilities such as luxury 6 and 8 bed guest houses. Activities include guided game drives and walks.



Crocodile Bridge,...

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The Hippopotamus can be very aggressive
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This third smallest of the Kruger National Park camps lies on the northern bank of the Crocodile river, from which it derives its name. It is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Kruger National Park, not far from the border with Mozambique. It is both a rest camp and an entrance to the Park, although the camp is a few kilometres away from the gate into the Park itself.

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. Apart from a restaurant there is a shop and a petrol station at the camp.

Next to guided game drives and walks, Crocodile Bridge offers accommodation consisting of 2 and 3 bed rondavel bungalows (some with baths but most of them with showers), caravan and camping sites with power points, safari tents and communal ablution, laundry and cooking facilities.



Letaba,...

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Herd of Buffalos going for a drink
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As one of the more northerly of the Kruger National Park camps, Letaba is a green oasis in the surrounding mopane dominated bushveld. Its name meaning the “river of sand”, the Letaba rest camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba river midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park.

Letaba camp is a favourite with visitors and the variety of activities it offers such as guided morning, sunset and night game drives and morning and afternoon game walks, are particularly popular. A visit to Letaba Elephant Hall is not to be missed. It houses the enormous tusks of the seven greatest elephants the Kruger national Park has seen, known as the magnificent seven

There is a wide range of services at Letaba, including the usual shop, restaurant, cafeteria, petrol station and communal ablution, cooking and laundry facilities, but notably also an ATM, an information centre and an emergency vehicle repair facility. Accommodation at Letaba comprises caravan and camping sites with power points, basic huts, safari tents, bungalows, guest cottages and guest houses.



Lower sabie,...

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Sunset dam near Lower Sabie rest camp
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Newly built after it was partly destroyed by fire, Lower Sabie is one of the most modern rest camps in the line up of Kruger National Park camps. It is situated on the banks of the Sabie river, in the south east of the Park. Because of its fabulous game viewing, it is one of the most popular rest camps, particularly favored by South Africans.

Lower Sabie offers the usually activities such as guided game drives and walks. There is a Lounge bar with an expansive outdoor deck overlooking the Sabie river, where you can have either lunch or dinner, enjoys undowners and watch a procession of animals that come to drink at the river at the end of the day.

After its extensive renovation Lower Sabie rest camp offers a wide range of accommodation, from caravan and camping sites with power points, basic huts and safari tents, to bungalows, guest cottages and guest houses. The usual main rest camp facilities include a petrol station, emergency road services, a restaurant and a cafeteria, a shop and a clinic to choose between.



Mopani,...

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Portrait of the rare King Cheetah
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The last of the main rest camps to be built was Mopani, one of the newest and most comfortable of the Kruger National Park camps. It was opened in 1992. Built on the banks of the Pioneer dam 45km north of Letaba camp, it offers spectacular views and exciting wildlife spotting. A huge gnarled old Baobab tree dominates the heart of the camp.

Scenic drives along the Letaba river can be very rewarding. After your guided game drive or walk, you may find welcome relief from the bushveld heat in the swimming pool. There is a sleepover hide at Shipandani which you can reserve through Reception (6 beds). For those interested in history and culture, a visit to the nearby 400 year old Shilowa archaeological site will be a great experience.

Mopani rest camp offers a variety of accommodation in the form of bungalows, cottages, guest cottages and a guest house. Fully equipped conference facilities exist for up to 30 persons in lecture configuration. Services include an excellent restaurant with dinner a la carte, a ladies bar, a shop, a cafeteria, a petrol station, a Laundromat facility, and an information centre.



Olifants,...

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Giraffes crossing
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Between all the Kruger National Park camps, Olifants rest camp probably has one of the best locations. You can see Kudu, Elephants, Lions and Giraffes from your room when they come to the Olifant river to quench their thirst. Located in the middle of the Kruger National Park, it is situated on top of a hill, towering several hundred feet above the Olifants river. Lookout terraces along the camp’s perimeter offer visitors stunning views across the river and the bushveld below.

Many people are attracted here not only by the stunning views, but by the innovative activities that this camp has put together. The only mountain bike trails in the Kruger National Park are here at Olifants camp. Next to guided game drives and walks and backpacking safaris, you can embark on a stargazing drive to a remote site on the river bank where a telescope is set up for the evening.

The accommodation to be found at Olifants camp consists of a variety of bungalows from basic to luxury and guest houses. All have air-conditioning and some are located on the perimeter edge with a wonderful vista of the river below. Services and facilities at Olifants camp comprise the usual, such as a restaurant, shop, petrol station, basic first aid assistance, communal ablution and cooking facilities.



Orpen,...

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This Leopard is watching you
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Orpen rest camp is the smallest of the Kruger National Park camps, situated at Orpen Gate. Named after a family which donated seven farms to the Kruger National Park in its early days, the small and intimate camp is situated on the western border of the park, serving as an entrance to its central region. Numerous game species may be sighted at the Rabelais Dam, 7km away from the camp.

Activities consist of guided game drives and walks. Services and facilities include a shop, petrol station and first aid centre. Accommodation includes a limited number of huts, bungalows and guest cottages. Orpen camp is perfect as a stopover from where the rest of the park can easily be reached, or when it is too late to reach another camp.



Pretoriuskop,...

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Landscape around the Shitlhave dam near Pretoriuskop rest camp
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A large and luxurious rest camp, nestling amidst spectacular granite outcrops in the southwest of the Kruger National Park, only 9km from Numbi gate. Pretoriuskop rest camp is the oldest of all the Kruger National Park camps, the first rest camp to be opened to visitors. It is named after Willem Pretorius, a member of "Voortrekker" Carl Trichardt's 1848 expedition to Delagoa Bay, who was buried at a nearby "kopje" (hill).

Next to the customary guided game drives and walks, you can enjoy several historic places in and around Pretoriuskop rest camp, such as the original transport riders’ route called the Voortrekker road, the birthplace of Jock of the Bushveld, and the Albasini ruins. There is a lovely swimming pool close to the boundary of the camp, where you can find relief from the summer heat.

Pretoriuskop Camp overlooks scenic sloping hills offering everything from caravan and camping sites and basic huts to the more luxury bungalows and the really luxurious family cottages and guest houses. Services are the usual for a main camp and include a restaurant, cafeteria, first aid post, communal kitchen and ablution facilities, shop, swimming pool, petrol station, laundromat, public telephones and a post box.



Punda Maria,...

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Portrait of a Baboon
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Situated only 10km away from the Punda Maria gate, the Punda Maria rest camp is the most northerly and also the 2nd smallest camp of the Kruger National Park. Nestling on top of a ridge, the camp’s sub-tropical climate gives it a unique wilderness atmosphere and the region surrounding it is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger Park.

Apart from exciting game viewing, you will also enjoy spectacular scenery on the guided game drives offered by Punda Maria. The area is also very rewarding for birders and botanists. Remnants of the former ancient trading Kingdom of Thulamela are close by, and Rangers from Punda Maria can organise trips to visit the remains of this recently discovered archaeological site.

The accommodation consists of caravan and camping sites, fully equipped safari tents (cooking, shower and toilet), bungalows and family cottages (all with air-conditioning). As far as services are concerned, Punda Maria has a swimming pool, cafeteria, basic first aid assistance, public telephone and post box, a shop that also offers an ATM facility, communal ablution facilities and a petrol station.



Satara,...

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Giraffe and Impala at a water hole
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Satara is the 2nd largest camp (after Skukuza) situated more towards the centre of the Kruger National Park. Surrounded by grassy plains with good grazing and with the bush relatively open, it offers excellent game viewing opportunities. It is probably one of the best places to spot Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, who are attracted by the large numbers of animals.

Plenty of activities like guided game drives and bush walks in the company of trained game rangers, bush "braais" (barbecues) and bush breakfasts, bird watching at Sweni and Ratel Pan's bird hides, Mananga 4x4 adventure trail, traditional dances and wildlife films, will ensure an exciting bush experience at Satara rest camp.

The usual facilities that go with a main rest camp, such as a restaurant and cafeteria, a shop, public phone and post box, communal ablution and kitchen facilities, a laundromat, a swimming pool, first aid assistance, and a petrol station are all available at Satara. It also offers a full range of main camp accommodation in the form of camping and caravan sites, bungalows, luxury guest cottages and guest houses.



Shingwedzi,...

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Herd of Impala keeping a watchful eye on you
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A somewhat old-fashioned (though modern) medium sized camp with a delightful Africa ambience, Shingwedzi rest camp lies amidst mopane bushveld (prime elephant territory) along the Shingwedzi river in the north of the Kruger National Park. It benefits from the proximity of the Shingwedzi river and the Kanniedood Dam, attracting most of the game in this area. The region is known for its huge herds of elephants.

As usual, guided game drives and game walks are the main items on the activity menu of Shingwedzi, which also includes bush breakfasts and bush "braais" (barbecues), wildlife films on an outdoor screen and a 4x4 adventure trail. Bird lovers will enjoy the Kanniedood and the Ntishivana bird hides near the camp watching the abundant bird life.

The accommodation is arranged in two separate circles and consists of the usual camp and caravan sites, basic huts, bungalows and the more luxurious cottages and guest houses. Probably needless to say that all the typical facilities of a larger rest camp are present. these comprise a swimming pool, public telephones and post box, restaurant and cafeteria, a shop, a laundromat, communal kitchens and ablutions, a petrol station and basic first aid assistance.



Skukuza,...

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Evening game drive near Skukuza rest camp
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Situated in a beautiful spot on the southern banks of the Sabie river in the south west of the Kruger National Park, Skukuza is the Park’s largest rest camp and serves as its operational and administrative headquarters. The huge camp has been attractively landscaped, offering beautiful views across the Sabie river from the restaurant area at the northern perimeter of the camp.

Variety of activities to be found at Skukuza rest camp are guided game drives and bushwalks, bush breakfasts and bush "braais" (barbecues), 9-hole golf course, Lake Panic bird hide, outdoor wildlife films, traditional dances, educational programme for children and a variety of historical sites.

Facilities in the "Capital" of the Kruger National Park are quite extensive, comprising an airfield, 9 hole golf course, petrol station, super market, banking facilities and ATM’s, post office and public telephones, car hire, youth hostel, swimming pool, communal kitchen and ablution facilities, information centre, library, two restaurants, deli with internet café, garage with workshop and car wash, auditorium and conference facilities and a medical doctor.



Tsendze,...

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Game drive and Giraffe encounter
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The latest addition to the range of Kruger National Park camps is the Tsendze rustic camp site. The name Tsendze is derived from the word "tsendzeleka" in the Tsonga language, which means "to ramble on like someone lost in the bush".

Tsendze camp offers accommodation in the form of caravan and camping sites only. The area is known as the Mooiplaas Ranger Section, which has two seasonal water courses running through it, attracting large herds of Buffalo and Elephants.



Satellite camps,...

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Ground Hornbill
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These exclusive Kruger National Park camps are administrated and managed by the main rest camps closest to them. They are small and private camps, with fewer guests than found in the main camps, adding to a more intimate bush experience.

Because of their exclusivity and in keeping with the intimate bush experience, they have no reception offices, shops or restaurants. These facilities are available at the nearest main rest camps.

Click on any of the Satellite camps below to find out more a bout that particular camp and its facilities;

     MALELANE
     MAROELA
     TAMBOTI
     BALULE

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Malelane,...

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"The Cleaners", alias Vultures
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Malelane satellite camp is situated approximately 3km from Malelane gate and 9km away from the Berg-en-Dal main camp, on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park, where it is separated from civilization by the Crocodile river. Malelane residents have to check in at the Berg-en-Dal main camp, which operates the small camp. Malelane’s privacy and seclusion ensures a delightfully intimate bush experience.

Apart from accommodation, electricity and communal kitchen and ablution units, there are no other facilities. Visitors have to make use of those at the nearby Berg-en-Dal main camp. This also applies when it comes to the activities that are available. Malelane camp offers the traditional Kruger National Park self catering accommodation and camping facilities, consisting of 15 camping sites with power points and 5 fully equipped bungalows.

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Maroela,...

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A pair of Elephant bulls
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Maroela satellite camp is unique as it is one of only two camps that cater exclusively for caravans and camping. Nestling in the dense bushveld on the banks of the Timbavati river in the centre of the Kruger National Park and close to its western boundary, it is administrated and managed by Orpen main camp about 3km away. It is a dream location for those who love grass roots level bushveld camping surrounded by Africa’s wildlife wonders.

Activities such as guided game drives and bush walks are available from the Orpen main camp. At the Maroela camp itself there is a viewing platform overlooking the Timbavati river and close to the fence there is a small watering hole where visitors can enjoy themselves watching a variety of animals coming to quench their thirst. Accommodation comprises 20 camping sites with power points and communal refrigerator, kitchen and ablution facilities.

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Tamboti,...

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Herd of Black Wildebeest (Gnu’s) in the sunset
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A small satellite camp of Orpen main camp, Tamboti is to be found 2 km away from Orpen on the banks of the usually dry Timbavati riverbed, amidst large Marula trees. Tamboti is also unique, as it consists only of budget Safari tents and fully equipped semi-luxury Safari tents. These have been erected on stilted wooden platforms, overlooking the Timbavati riverbed. Visitors have to report and check-in at the Orpen main camp.

Guests at Tamboti can make use of the activities available at the Orpen main camp. A nice feature at Tamboti itself, is a boma, which makes it ideal for small groups of people to relax around the campfire at the end of the day. For birding enthusiasts it offers a bird hide. Next to the facilities available at the Orpen camp, the only facilities at Tamboti are two communal kitchens and two communal ablution blocks.

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Balule,...

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Wild Dogs
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For the die-hard campers and those who love to get as close to nature as possible, the very basic and rustic conditions at the Balule camp will have great appeal. Balule is a satellite camp of Satara main camp, from where it is operated and administrated. It is situated on the southern banks of the Olifants river, only 11km away from Olifants rest camp in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

A variety of activities are available from the Olifants main camp. There is no electricity at Balule and the camp only offers a communal kitchen, ablution block and freezer and that’s all. For anything else one has to go to the main camp. The accommodation consists of 15 camping sites without power points and 6 rustic and very basic huts, which have no windows, but only vents. Guests have to report and check in at Satara main camp.

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Bushveld camps,...

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A pride of Lions on the hunt
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Bushveld camps are smaller and off the beaten track, providing exclusivity and remoteness, thereby ensuring an intimate and private safari holiday experience. Access to all bushveld camps is restricted to overnight visitors with reserved accommodation.

Whilst these Kruger National Park camps do not represent the luxury of the private reserves in and around the Kruger, they all have a unique African bushveld ambiance. You have to go to the nearest Main rest camp to stock up if you run out of food, booze or other supplies.

Electrical equipment, such as hair dryers, cannot be used except at Biyamiti and Bateleur. Open verandas often serve as kitchen/dining room. All units have private ablution facilities, a refrigerator, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and a stove, either a two-plate stove without an oven or a four-plate stove with an oven in the larger units.

Click on any of the Bushveld camps below to find out more about that particular camp and its facilities;

     BATELEUR
     BIYAMITI
     SHIMUWINI
     SIRHENI
     TALAMATI

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Bateleur,...

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The Bateleur Eagle
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Situated approximately 40km south west of Shingwedzi on the banks of the Mashokwe stream amidst beautiful Mopani savannah country in the north of the Kruger National Park, Bateleur bushveld camp is the oldest and smallest of the Kruger National Park bushveld camps. In addition to a floodlight that has been fitted for nocturnal viewing, a game-viewing hide overlooking a waterhole and two nearby dams "Silwervis" and "Rooibosrand", ensure fantastic game viewing.

Exciting bush experiences in the form of guided bush walks and guided game drives, both in the company of trained field guides and rangers, are available at Bateleur bushveld camp, with a Boma "braai" (barbecue) at the end of the day. Facilities at the camp comprise a reception and information desk, public telephones, fully equipped conference facility and a mini shop stocking basic items but no foodstuff.

As far as accommodation is concerned, Bateleur bushveld camp has been superbly equipped and is suited for those guests that are looking for a luxury African bushveld and wildlife experience. It consists of 7 fully equipped and air-conditioned luxury guest cottages. Most of the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom. All accommodation units at Bateleur Camp are serviced daily and supplied with bedding, towels and soap.



Biyamiti,...

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Zebras
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In the far south of the Kruger National Park, on the banks of the Mbiyamiti river, not far from its southern boundary the Crocodile river, lies one of the most southern of the Kruger National Park bushveld camps. Intimate and secluded, Biyamiti Bushveld camp is situated close to the old trade route where Ox-wagons once cut their way through the bushveld on their way to the coast.

The region around Biyamiti is excellent for game viewing with the presence of the Big 5 and in particular the Black Rhino. Guided bushwalks and game drives in the company of trained field guides and rangers are available for the guests in the camp, details can be obtained from reception.

Like all the Bushveld camps in the Kruger National Park, Biyamiti offers semi-luxury, well equipped accommodation in the form of 5 cottages and 10 guest cottages, catering to a variety of guest requirements. Other facilities comprise a reception and information desk, public telephone, basic first aid assistance, electricity and a mini shop stocking basic items but no foodstuffs.



Shimuwini,...

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Game drive and Cheetah encounter
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Travelling in the northern region of the Kruger National Park about 50km from Phalaborwa gate, one can not miss Shimuwini bushveld camp, a popular one among the Kruger National Park bushveld camps. It is situated on the banks of the Letaba river at the Shimuwini dam amidst predominantly Mopane bushveld. It is named after the huge Baobab trees that line the Letaba river. Shimuwini is a word from the Shangaan language, meaning "Place of the Baobab tree".

The sparse, isolated hills to the west of Shimuwini which are rich in pre-historic artefacts, are well worth visiting, while the Letaba riverside is ideal for game viewing. A visit to the bird hide on the bank of the Shimuwini dam can be very rewarding. Joining the guided bush walks and game drives will certainly ensure some exciting wildlife experiences.

The luxury accommodation at Shimuwini Bushveld camp caters to a variety of guest requirements and is well suited for those guests that are looking for a self-catering bushveld experience. It comprises 5 cottages and 10 guest cottages, fully equipped. In common with the other Bushveld camps, Shimuwini offers a limited range of facilities, such as information and reception, public telephones, basic first aid assistance, mini shop (no foodstuffs) and a boma.

All units have electric lights provided by solar panels. Refrigerators do not have freezing compartments, but a communal freezer is available at the reception office. Each cottage has its own barbecue facilities and open parking is available. The nearest shops are in the Letaba and Mopani rest camps. Units are serviced daily and bedding, towels and soap are provided.



Sirheni,...

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Silhouette of a Lioness against the light of the setting sun
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One of the lesser known Kruger National Park bushveld camps, Sirheni bushveld camp is situated on the banks of the Sirheni dam about 54km from Punda Maria rest camp on the Shingwedzi road. It lies within the Mopane bushveld of the region and only a few kilometres west of the Babalala picnic spot. Named after a nearby Elephant graveyard site, “Sirheni” is a word from the Tsonga language, meaning “cemetery”. A wide variety of game is attracted to the dam, ensuring great game viewing opportunities.

Visitors have been awakened to the sounds of Lion and Hyena, as there are often kills at the dam. The camp's two bird hides overlooking the dam are excellent spots to view a multitude of bird species and an endless parade of animals coming to the dam to relieve their thirst. In addition guided bush walks and game drives are available to take you into the African bush in search of wildlife adventures.

Accommodation at Sirheni bushveld camp consists of 5 cottages and 10 guest cottages, catering to a variety of guest requirements, which are well suited for those guests that are looking for a self-catering bushveld experience. The usual Bushveld camp facilities are available, which include information and reception, public telephones, basic first aid assistance, mini shop (no foodstuffs) and a boma.

All units have electric lights provided by solar panels. Refrigerators do not have freezing compartments, but a communal freezer is available at the reception office. Each cottage has its own barbecue facilities and open parking is available. The nearest shops are in the Shingwedzi and Punda Maria rest camps. Accommodation units are serviced daily and bedding, towels and soap are provided.



Talamati,...

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Elephant against tree
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Situated south-east of Orpen rest camp on the bank of the Nwaswitsontso river, about 31km from Orpen Gate on the western boundary of the Park, Talamati bushveld camp nestles in a large open valley, affording superb game viewing opportunities. The luxuriant grassy plains in the area attract large herds of grazers, with the predators not far behind. In the Tsonga language “Talamati” means “lots of water”, although the river is in fact dry.

Among the Kruger National Park bushveld camps, Talamati is known as an excellent game viewing region. Regular encounters with the Big 5, the Cheetah, the Wild Dog and plenty of other game during the guided bush walks and game drives offered by the camp, are quite common. There are two game and bird viewing hides, situated along the perimeter fence, overlooking a waterhole and the surrounding bush.

Common to all the Bushveld camps in the Kruger National Park, the small Talamati bushveld camp offers semi-luxury, well equipped accommodation in the form of 4 cottages and 12 guest cottages, catering to a variety of needs and requirements. The usual bushveld camp facilities include information and reception, public telephones, basic first aid assistance, mini shop (no foodstuffs) and a boma.

Electricity is provided by means of solar panels. Refrigerators do not have freezing compartments, but a communal freezer is available at the reception office. Each cottage has its own “Braai” (barbecue) facilities. The nearest shop is at the Orpen rest camp. Accommodation units are serviced daily and bedding, towels and soap are provided.



Bush Lodges,...

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This Lioness is looking us straight in the eyes
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The Bush Lodges in the line up of Kruger National Park camps, are exclusive and luxurious private lodges in smaller, more remote locations. Each one has its own unique style and atmosphere, within its own private camp, away from the larger rest camps.

There are no reception, shops or restaurant facilities. Occupants enjoy complete privacy as only residents are allowed entrance to the camp, ensuring an exclusive and intimate African bushveld experience. Visitors can check in at any main rest camp or gate.

Bush Lodges have fully equipped kitchens with a gas stove (with oven), a fridge/freezer combination, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery. Gas and wood “braai” (barbecue) facilities are provided and wood may be purchased. For food and other supplies one has to go to the nearest main rest camp.

There are only two Bush Lodges in the range Kruger National Park camps and they can only be booked en bloc as a whole;

Click on any of the two Bush Lodges below, to find out more about that particular Lodge and its facilities;

     BOULDERS
     ROODEWAL

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Boulders,...

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Hippo love is in the air
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Nestling between majestic rocky outcrops in the north of the Kruger National Park, Boulders Bush Lodge is situated about 25km to the south of the Mopani rest camp. Against a background of beautiful and impressive rock formations, the accommodation units are built on platforms raised on stilts, with wooden boardwalks connecting the bedrooms to the communal area.

The rooms are spaced closely together, without losing their privacy, making it suitable for groups made up of close families and friends that want to experience the peacefulness of the African bushveld together. surrounding a private water hole, the viewing deck affords guests an unhindered view of the mopane bushveld around the Lodge.



Roodewal,...

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Baboon Family with all their noses in the same direction
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Placed amidst a setting of rich riverine plant life such as Natal Mahogany and Jackalberry trees, Roodewal Bush Lodge can be found 44km to the north of Satara rest camp, on the banks of the Timbavati river, in the Kruger National Park. It is administered from Olifants rest camp. Able to accommodate up to 19 people, the Lodge has to be booked en bloc as a whole.

The unique quality of this Lodge compared to many of the other Kruger National Park camps, is due to the extreme privacy of each individual sleeping unit, making it ideal for celebration parties, corporate think-tanks and small intimate wedding parties. Another special feature is the private viewing deck, built on stilts and overlooking the Timbavati River. One of the most beautiful seasonal rivers in the Kruger National Park, the Timbavati river offers outstanding game viewing along its banks.



Luxury Lodges,...

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Shishangeni Private Lodge
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If you are a lover of creature comforts and roughening it is not your style, then the selection of Luxury Lodges in the Kruger National Park as listed below, are the places where you will enjoy your stay. No luxury is spared in these state-of-the-art 5 star bushveld lodgings.

Here you will discover a way to appreciate the African wild and do it in comfort, with exceptional cuisine, sightseeing, world-class service and the best South African wines. So stretch out in the comfort and style you are accustomed to.

Click on any of the Luxury Lodges below, to find out more about that particular Lodge and its facilities;






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