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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK ACCOMMODATION

In the jungle the lions roar at night








Kruger National Park Accommodation


Where to stay?

Kruger National Parks offers camp-run accommodation. Each camp has its own unique selection of accommodation types. The Kruger has different types of camps. There is the main rest camps, bushveld camps, satellite camps, overnight hides, camp sites, bush lodges and luxury lodges. Each type has it's unique features. 


Main Rest Camps:

All the major Rest Camps have electricity, a first-aid centre, a shop, braai and communal kitchen facilities, a laundromat/laundry tubs, a restaurant and/or self-service cafeteria, public telephones and a petrol station. Information centres manned eby information staff are at Letaba, Skukuza and Berg-en-Dal. Holiday programmes and evening film shows of wildlife and conservation are arranged in many of the restcamps. Please enquire at reception.

Berg en Dal, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba, Lower Sabie, Mopani, Olifants, Orpen, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Satara, Shingwedzi and Skukuza

Bushveld Camps:

Bush camps provide accommodation in smaller, more remote restcamps. One or more accommodation units may be reserved. Bush camps do not have shops or restaurants. Access to all bushveld camps is restricted to overnight visitors with reserved accommodation. Electrical equipment such as hair-dryers, cannot be used except at Talamati, Biyamiti and Bateleur. Open verandas often serve as kitchen/dining room. All units have 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. Al l units have private ablution facilities. Communal freezing facilities are offered at Biyamiti, Shimuwini, Talamati and Sirheni. Cell phones can be charged at reception at Shimuwini and Sirheni.

Talamati, Biyamiti and Bateleur, Shimuwini and Sirheni

Bush Lodges:

A bush lodge is an exclusive, private lodge with a unique style and atmosphere providing the opportunity for tourists to enjoy complete privacy, as only residents are allowed entrance to the camp. Payment can be made at any gate or restcamp as the bush lodges do not have reception offices. There are no shops or restaurant facilities, but the kitchen has a gas stove with oven, refrigerator, freezer, cutlery and crockery. Gas braais and barbecue facilities are provided and wood may be purchased. A bush lodge must be reserved en bloc. Visitors can check in at any main rest camp or gate.


Luxury Lodges:

 This option is for the lover of creature comforts. No luxury is spared in these 5-star accommodation Bush Lodges. So stretch out in the comfort and style you are accustomed to. To view concession locations, please see this map.

Satalite Camps:

They fall under some of the main camps, but are separate from the main camp and much smaller without restaurant and shop facilities. 

Balule, Malelane, Tamboti and Maroela.

Overnight hides:

There are only 2 hides in the Kruger where you can sleep over for a real rustic bush experience. 

Sable close to Phalaborwa gate and Shipandane close to Mopani camp

Camp Sites:

There are some camps that is strictly for camping. 

Tsendze is a campsite without any electricity. 

  • You can choose to stay in a number of different accommodation units in a number of different camps. To view this accommodation, simply select a camp and then view 'availability' on the left hand navigation bar in order to see what the units the camp offers.

  • You can book and pay for accommodation online or contact reservations

  • All accommodation, ablution and kitchen facilities are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis.

  • Currently bedding is supplied in all accommodation (except camping).

  • Cooking utensils and refrigeration are provided in most accommodation units. Exceptions will be indicated when booking.

  • Adult is 12 years or above.

  • Child (2-11 years), under 2 years - Gratis

  • Additional Person Supplements are applicable to those units where number of beds exceeds the base occupancy, if these beds are occupied.

Basic Accommodation Types 

Camping

Sites for caravans or tents – most have power (except Balule and some at Punda Maria). Sites at lower Sabie have designated boundaries and own water taps.

Hut

Single room units with communal kitchen and communal ablution facilities.

Safari Tent

Permanent canvas tent bedrooms on permanent platforms. Some have communal kitchen and communal ablution facilities, while others are fully equipped and have more luxurious trimmings. 

Bungalow

Single bedroom units with a bathroom. Some have communal kitchens while others have own kitchenettes with basic kitchen equipment. Some bungalows have perimeter or river views, while others have been upgraded to luxury status.


Cottage

Single bedroom units with living room, bathroom and kitchen.

Family Cottage

Multiple bedroom units with a living room, bathroom and kitchen.

Guest Cottage

Multiple bedroom units with at least 2 bathrooms of which one is en-suite. Fully equipped kitchen.

Guest House

Multiple bedroom and bathroom units with lounge area and often with bar facility and exclusive view.

Luxury Lodges

These exclusive private lodges, with a unique style and atmosphere form part of a suite of products known as SANParks "Golden Kudus", where luxury is the order of the day. 

BERG EN DAL REST CAMP
ORPEN CAMP
Crocodile Bridge

PRETORIUSKOP CAMP

LETABA REST CAMP
PUNDA MARIA CAMP

BUSHVELD  CAMPS

BERG EN DAL REST CAMP
BATELEUR
Crocodile Bridge
 BIYAMITI
LETABA REST CAMP
SHIMUWINI 

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Kruger National Park, in north-eastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves.

 The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting.

James Stevenson-Hamilton (born in 1867) was appointed the park’s first warden on 1 July 1902.                                                             

On 31 May 1926 the National Parks Act was proclaimed and with it the merging of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves into the Kruger National Park.

The first motorists entered the park in 1927 for a fee of one pound.

Kruger is one of the premier game-watching destinations in the world. Approximately 147 mammal species occur in the park. It is possible to see all the classical African big game, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and many antelope species. Large carnivores include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena. 

The Kruger National Park covers  nearly 20,000 km² (8,000 square miles) of undisturbed savanna, woodland, riverine forest and craggy mountain ranges.  Kruger is comparable in size to Wales in the UK, the USA state of New Jersey, or Slovenia in Europe and larger than Israel and Netherlands.

Because of the sheer size of the Park, it is only to be expected that the vegetation changes as you travel from north to south, which has implications on the game viewing opportunities.

There are 336 tree species in the park, 53 fish, 34 amphibians, 118 reptiles, 517 bird species which represents 60% of the birding population in South Africa.

Kruger National Park is one of the flagships of South Africa and will undoubtedly bring you as close to nature as possible.

The Kruger National Park can be divided into 4 main zones and 16 macro ecozones. 

The southern region cover the lower region of Kruger and runs most of the way all along the Sabie river with excellent game viewing with a high population cats in general making it the tourism mecca of Kruger.

The central region stretches from the northern side of the Sabie river to the Olifants river and and is widely acclaimed to be the most game-rich area with the most beautiful scenery. The vegetation is mainly grass plaines with woodland areas and river valleys. Lots of general game like the zebra, blue wildebeest and giraffe wander over these plains and therefor our main predator the lion are very active in this area as well as the slender build, vastest predator on the planet, the cheetah.

The northern region, north of the Olifants River is predominantly mopane veld and stretches to the Tropic of Capricorn. The mopane is a favorite of the Elephant and therefor you will encounter lots of special elephant sightings in this area as well as buffalo.

The Far Northern region extends from the Tropic of Capricorn right up to the Limpopo River (which is also the international boundary between Zimbabwe and South Africa)

This is the least visited area of the Kruger Park and the area is mainly arid and flat, apart from around Punda Maria, where localised rainfall allows tall mopane trees to flourish in abundance.  North of here, craggy sandstone hills dominate the landscape, made even more impressive by the huge baobab trees.

Game viewing is best along the river systems, and this is a great area to see nyala, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and leopard.  Bird-watching is also particularly good too.

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Beautiful memories with happy guests exploring Kruger and surrounding areas
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