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The Kruger National Park

Lying in the heart of the Lowveld is a wildlife sanctuary like no other, its atmosphere so unique that it allows those who enter its vastness to immerse themselves in the unpredictability and endless wilderness that is the true quality of Africa.

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of the country’s national parks - rated as the ultimate safari experience. The Kruger National Park lies across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north of South Africa, just south of Zimbabwe and west of Mozambique. It now forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a peace park that links Kruger National Park with game parks in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and fences are already coming down to allow game to freely roam in much the way it would have in the time before man’s intervention. When complete, the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park will extend across 35 000 square kilometres, 58% of it South African, 24% Mozambican and 18% Zimbabwean territory.

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Skukuza

Skukuza rest camp - a lofty, green destination described by guests as tailor-made for romantic getaways and relaxing excursions. The park's largest accommodation destination, Skukuza plays host to around 300 visitors at a time - with a variety of accommodation options, ranging from tent and caravan sites, to fully furnished canvas safari tents with fridges, standing fans, and their own small veranda, to six person chalets and luxury guest houses, and a complete set of amenities.

Gaming and entertainment facilities are rich here, with guests having options on guided bush walks, game drives with trained trackers, as well as pre-booked, overnight activities such as the Metsi Metsi Wilderness Trail. Guests should keep in mind that children younger than six will not be permitted on drives, and those younger than twelve are restricted from game walks. Seasonal kids educational programs are conducted on behalf of the camp, and wildlife films are screened daily (barring Sundays).

Additionally, the rest camp is home to a nine hole golf course, the Stevenson Hamilton Memorial library, and the Lake Panic Bird Hide. Facilities include a post office, bank, car hire, restaurants, an internet cafe, laundromat, car wash, auditorium and conference facilities, meaning you'll be in the midst of the bush, but never far away from the comforts of home.

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Lower Sabie

Under the impressive silhouette of the Lebombo Mountains, flanked by the Sabie river, guests to the Lower Sabie rest camp enjoy rustic, back-to-basics bungalow accommodation, as well as a wide variety of game and bird populations.

The camp, hugging the banks of the Sabie, accommodates guests in a range of units, including camp grounds, one-to-five bed huts, stilted, furnished tents, three or five-bed bungalows, and a luxury guest house with limited channel-access DSTV and a serene river view. En-suite bathrooms, fully stocked kitchenettes , and air conditioning make accommodation at Lower Sabie a breeze of comfort and accessibility.

The scenic grounds exhibit the area’s striking natural beauty ? symbolised by the definitive indigenous sycamore fig tree. Guests can take guided bush walks and game drives around the area, all supervised by informed and keen professionals - however children younger than six will not be permitted on game drives, while children younger than twelve are restricted from game walks.

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Pretoriuskop

pretoriuskop-accommodationAmong the oldest camps in the Kruger National park, Pretoriuskop Rest Camp carries with it a charming sense of great nostalgia and connection with its lengthy past - guests have a wide selection of accommodation available to them, with cosy furnishings and rustic decoration adding to the sense of history.

Accommodation is provided at campsites and caravan sites, either fitted with or without electricity points, communal bathrooms, and cooking facilities with electric hotplates, for a maximum of six people per site. Two, three, five or six-bed huts are also available for accommodation, with ceiling fans, communal ablution and kitchen facilities.

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Berg-en-Dal

berg-en-dal-accommodationPrehistoric San settlements in the Kruger Park are usually sites of great intrigue - authentic rock paintings and cave shelters, sometimes offset by the nearby rush of a river or the splash birds in a dam. The impressive settlements around the Matjulu Spruit are complimented by another notable feature - Berg-en-dal rest camp.

Constructed specifically with the care and preservation of the area at large in mind, Berg-en-dal is also one of the Kruger’s newest facilities. Accommodation includes seventy-two tent sites with communal ablutions and electricity points, sixty-nine bungalows with air conditioning and perimeter views, and twenty-three cottages with open plan kitchens, air conditioning, and separate showers, baths, and toilets. Two of the latter units are also wheelchair friendly.

Additionally, guests have the option to stay in one of the canp’s luxury units. With fully stocked kitchens, air-conditioning, multiple bedrooms and separate bathrooms, and TVs have limited DSTV access. The J Le Roux unit sleeps six, the Rhino unit eight.

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Crocodile Bridge

crocodile-bridge-accommodationAnother Kruger National Park site which plays home to an impressive collection of historically significant San rock art, Crocodile Bridge rest camp makes its home in the Southeastern corner of the park and finds its place, historically, with the 18th century Europeans. Having made their way their way inland in search of gold, Crocodile Ridge was originally set up as a ranger post by these travellers, and maintains a sense of adventure to this day. Known particularly for its lion population, Crocodile Bridge is situated on the northern bank of the Crocodile River.

Part of the Selati railway line to Skukuza at one time, the bridge now stands as a sustained reminder of the area’s wild history.

Guests are accommodated in up to eighteen tent sites with communal ablution facilities, electric hotplates and washing up facilities, two-bed permanent furnished canvas tents (one wheelchair accessible) with showers, a fridges, a standing fan inside tent and small veranda, and air conditioned two/three bed units with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. Accommodation is self catering, and well suited to guests who want a rustic, hands-on experience of the bush.

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Biyamiti Camp

biyamiti-bushveld-campBiyamiti camp resides in the shadows of majestic Wild Fig trees, and finds its history with the afrikaans wagon riders who passed through the area during the great trek, in, around and immediately through the camp’s area and surrounds. Situated on the banks of the Kruger National Park's Mbiyamiti river, this camp aims to provide an insular and private wildlife experience.

Guests to the camp are accommodated in cottage units, varying from ten two-bedroom cottages with en-suite bathrooms and electricity points, to the five one-bedroom units with single beds, ceiling fan, baths and showers. Kitchens are fitted with gas stove-oven combinations, fridge/freezers, sinks, and a full set of a crocker, cutlery utensils. Open verandas provide a romantic ambience in which to enjoy your evening meal. The camp itself is located in well foliaged areas, with large bird populations being attracted to the numerous watercourses in the area, proving consistently to be a birders dream-come-true.

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Malelane camp

malelane-campStraddling neighbouring sugarcane fields and the vast expanse of the Kruger National Park, almost on top of the Crocodile River, is the quiet camp of Malelane. An intimate camping experience, at a camp known for its well maintained roadways and ample game spotting opportunities, Malelane is situated near the Malelane Entrance Gate to the Kruger National Park, as well as the small town of Malelane and the N4 / Maputo Corridor.

Accommodation at Malelane comprises of fifteen tent or caravan sites electricity points and communal ablution and cooking facilities, and four round bungalows with air conditioning, refrigerators, cutlery, crockery, and cooking utensils. The camp itself is managed form Malelane Gate, therefore having no reception area. Accommodation here is perfectly suited to travellers or groups looking for a self catering, rustic bushveld experience, without any of the additional service of a guest house or lodge. Communal kitchens and an ablution block, as well as a communal freezer are some of the facilities offered by this camp.

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Maroela Camp

maroela-campMaroela rest camp is one of the Kruger National park’s only two exclusive caravan stops - affixed to the banks of the Timbavati River, the camp boasts charming rustic viewing platforms, close encounters with wildlife through the fenced off border, and a proud lack of pre-erected accommodation structures. Guests arrive here, tents in tow, and create their own camping experience.

Accommodation at Maroela is available in the form of twenty individual campsites, all with electricity points, and communal ablutions and kitchen facilities. Backpackers, caravaners and outdoorsmen will find this self catering accommodation extremely suitable.

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Nkambeni Tented Camp

Nkambeni Tented Lodge is located inside the Kruger National Park. The entrance to the lodge is through the Kruger National Park’s Numbi Gate, close to White River and Hazyview. At Nkambeni Tented Lodge they are committed to the preservation of wilderness areas. The accommodation at Nkambeni Tented Lodge consists of 150 beautifully appointed luxury timber and canvas tented suites.  The permanent luxury tents offer you an en-suite bedroom with air-conditioning and a private deck. Their suites are designed and constructed to guarantee minimum impact on the environment. For that reason the suites have been built on wooden stilts.  The restaurant offers true South African hospitality and food.

Nkambeni was awarded a new traversing area of 12000 hectares in the south-western Kruger National Park.

While staying at Nkambeni a late afternoon guided drive including a sundowner stop (with drinks and snacks) can be enjoyed amongst other activities. This activity takes place on the traversing area as well as on KNP roads. We will stop for the sundowner drink at an allocated stop point. The sundowner activity includes light drinks such as local beers, ciders, and wine by the glass, sodas and water as well as some snacks.

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Rhino Walking Safaris - Kruger National Park

Discover nature’s hidden wonders in specially tailored walking trails from our luxury tented accommodation. Plains Camp is situated in the heart of our 12,000 hectare concession - a stone’s throw from Skukuza and easily accessible by road or air. With a maximum of eight people only (no children under 12), guests are ensured of a quality, pristine wilderness experience. 2 highly qualified guides will share their wealth of bush knowledge with you – from the identification of animals, trees, grasses, insects and birds to the medicinal uses of plants, folklore and basic tracking and survival skills.

Plains Camp - Kruger National Park

Plains Camp has four luxury African explorer-style tents with en-suite (hot running water) and all the comforts of home, plus the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalists retreat, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket and overlooking the spectacular Timbitene plain and waterhole. An Africana book collection and antique treasures are reminiscent of a golden era. A generator and a back-up battery system power overhead fans and 24 hour lighting. The generator system can be used to re-charge camera batteries at specific times. There is also a Communal Lounge and Dining Area with an outside fireplace.
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