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Pretoruiskop Rest Camp - Africa at your doorstep at affordable prices!

Guided Bush Walks,
Game Drives,
Sable Trail Camp Walk,
Madlabantu 4×4 Adventure Trail and much more available at the best prices possible!

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Pretoriouskop is the oldest rest camp in the Kruger National Park. The design and layout of the camp, as well as the style of the accommodation, easily gives away the age of the camp. As the first camp to open its doors to tourists, Pretoriouskop has been popular camp among tourists from the very start. Modern accommodation options include campsites, huts, bungalows, family cottages and guesthouses.

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Bergendal Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba Rest Camp
Lower Sabie
Mopani Rest Camp
Olifants Camp
Orpen Camp
Pretoruiskop
Punda Maria
Satara Camp
Shingwedzi
Skukuza Rest Camp

Satellite Camps
Balule Camp
Malelane Rest Camp
Maroela Camp
Tamboti Camp

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur Bush Camp
Biyamiti Camp
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati Camp

Overnight Hides
Sable Hide
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Bush Lodges
Boulders Bushlodge
Pafuri Rest Camp
Roodewal Bushlodge

Camp Site
Tsendze

Luxury Sites
Royal Malewane
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Tinga Lodge
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Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Game Reserve Pioneer Camp
Klaserie Amani Safari Camp
Timbavati Tanda Tula Field Camp
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Available Accommodation & Prices at Pretoruiskop

Pretoriouskop is the oldest rest camp in the Kruger National Park. The design and layout of the camp, as well as the style of the accommodation, easily gives away the age of the camp."

  • Rondavel Huts from R760 Per Night
  • Bungalows from R1200 Per Night
  • Family Bungalows from R2560 Per Night
  • Guest House from R4760 Per Night

All accommodation is subject to availability
All last minute reservations (less than 31 days prior to arrival date) are payable within 24 hours after receiving a confirmed provisional reservation via e-mail.
As accommodation availability changes from day to day, all inquiries about general availability are subject to change without notice.
Accommodation availability is only guaranteed once you receive a provisional reservation confirmation. In order to secure your reservation full pre-payment is required.

Main Rest Camps
Bergendal Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba Rest Camp
Lower Sabie
Mopani Rest Camp
Olifants Camp
Orpen Camp
Pretoruiskop
Punda Maria
Satara Camp
Shingwedzi
Skukuza Rest Camp

Satellite Camps
Balule Camp
Malelane Rest Camp
Maroela Camp
Tamboti Camp

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur Bush Camp
Biyamiti Camp
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati Camp

Overnight Hides
Sable Hide
Shipandani

Bush Lodges
Boulders Bushlodge
Pafuri Rest Camp
Roodewal Bushlodge

Camp Site
Tsendze

Luxury Sites
Royal Malewane
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Tinga Lodge
Dulini Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Game Reserve Pioneer Camp
Klaserie Amani Safari Camp
Timbavati Tanda Tula Field Camp
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Guided Game Drives - Book Now

Experience the sound and smell of the Kruger in a luxury open vehicle Safari from R1,225 per person"

Safaria is regarded as a Premium Kruger National Park Day & Overnight Safari Operator. Our affordable yet Exclusive Guided Safari’s have been created with a very personalised touch offering the solo traveller, couple, family or small group their very own Expert Private Guide and luxury Open Safari Vehicle on a Single Day or Multi-Day Safari. With our own personalised Safari Style, we blend facts and natural wonders with ancient bush wisdoms to bring our guests closer to Kruger’s history, heritage and wildlife.

Based in White River, on the door step of the Kruger National Park, Safaria is conveniently situated to access all of the main Kruger National Park entrance gates (Paul Kruger, Phabeni, Numbi, Malelane, Crocodile Bridge and Orpen Gate) and provide clients with daily Kruger Park Day Safaris from the Camps within the Park.

Book your private open vehicle game drive now!

Accommodation and Prices:

Main Rest Camps
Bergendal Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba Rest Camp
Lower Sabie
Mopani Rest Camp
Olifants Camp
Orpen Camp
Pretoruiskop
Punda Maria
Satara Camp
Shingwedzi
Skukuza Rest Camp

Satellite Camps
Balule Camp
Malelane Rest Camp
Maroela Camp
Tamboti Camp

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur Bush Camp
Biyamiti Camp
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati Camp

Overnight Hides
Sable Hide
Shipandani

Bush Lodges
Boulders Bushlodge
Pafuri Rest Camp
Roodewal Bushlodge

Camp Site
Tsendze

Luxury Sites
Royal Malewane
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Tinga Lodge
Dulini Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Game Reserve Pioneer Camp
Klaserie Amani Safari Camp
Timbavati Tanda Tula Field Camp
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

The History of Pretoruiskop Rest Camp

The Camp is situated about 9 kilometres from Numbi Gate and about 60 Kilometres from Paul Kruger Gate."

As the oldest camp in the park, Pretoriouskop Rest Camp has seen the park grow and evolve into what it is today. The best place to start when telling the history of the camp is with the name.
In the 1800s, what is now Pretoriouskop was a stopover for those who were travelling from Lydenburg to Delagoa Bay. The camp is named after a nearby hill, or kopje, where the Voortrekker Willem Pretorius is buried. He was a member of the expedition led by Carl Trichardt, which was heading to Delagoa Bay in 1848. You can see his grave on the main road to Skukuza, as you enter the park.
Back during the times when a trade route ran through this area, travellers took advantage of the higher altitude. Up here there were fewer mosquitoes and not as many tsetse flies.
But it was not just a place of colonial trade. There is a mountain just south of the camp called Manungu. It got its name after the local chief who ran a livestock camp as well as a trading store in the area. The Chief Manungu did plenty of trade with the transport riders passing through the areas as well as other travellers who were moving between the mining towns in search of riches.

Accommodation and Prices:

Main Rest Camps
Bergendal Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba Rest Camp
Lower Sabie
Mopani Rest Camp
Olifants Camp
Orpen Camp
Pretoruiskop
Punda Maria
Satara Camp
Shingwedzi
Skukuza Rest Camp

Satellite Camps
Balule Camp
Malelane Rest Camp
Maroela Camp
Tamboti Camp

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur Bush Camp
Biyamiti Camp
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati Camp

Overnight Hides
Sable Hide
Shipandani

Bush Lodges
Boulders Bushlodge
Pafuri Rest Camp
Roodewal Bushlodge

Camp Site
Tsendze

Luxury Sites
Royal Malewane
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Tinga Lodge
Dulini Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Game Reserve Pioneer Camp
Klaserie Amani Safari Camp
Timbavati Tanda Tula Field Camp
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp - The Home of the Famous Park Ranger

When walking through the camp, you will see stunning bougainvillaea as well as red flamboyant plants which are the work of Harry Wolhuter who planted them while he was a ranger in the park. This makes the camp the only place in the park where the strict rules regarding indigenous plants have been broken.
As one of the Kruger’s first rangers, Wolhuter’s influence on the history of the park is extensive. As for his influence on Pretoriouskop, the camp was once known as Wolhuter’s Hut. He stayed at the camp before his hut was transformed into tourist accommodation.
Wolhuter is not only well known for being a dedicated park ranger but he is also known for fending off two hungry lions. While heading back to camp, riding ahead of his helpers, he was ambushed by two lions. The first took him down from his horse, its massive jaws clamping down on his shoulder. The lion dragged him into the bush. Before it could make a meal of its prey, Wolhuter had managed to grab hold of his knife. He stabbed the lion until the animal retreated and then managed to climb up a tree as the second lion was closing in.
Wolhuter’s helpers found him in the tree, with his faithful dog Bull sitting below. He was carried back to the camp and then he was placed on a train that would take him to the Barberton Hospital.
The ranger made a full recovery and to this day you can see the skin of the lion he managed to kill as well as his knife at the Stevenson-Hamilton Library in Skukuza.

Accommodation and Prices:

Main Rest Camps
Bergendal Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba Rest Camp
Lower Sabie
Mopani Rest Camp
Olifants Camp
Orpen Camp
Pretoruiskop
Punda Maria
Satara Camp
Shingwedzi
Skukuza Rest Camp

Satellite Camps
Balule Camp
Malelane Rest Camp
Maroela Camp
Tamboti Camp

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur Bush Camp
Biyamiti Camp
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati Camp

Overnight Hides
Sable Hide
Shipandani

Bush Lodges
Boulders Bushlodge
Pafuri Rest Camp
Roodewal Bushlodge

Camp Site
Tsendze

Luxury Sites
Royal Malewane
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Tinga Lodge
Dulini Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Game Reserve Pioneer Camp
Klaserie Amani Safari Camp
Timbavati Tanda Tula Field Camp
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp - Animals around the Camp

The Kruger is not about staying in the camps all day. It’s about that mind-blowing safari experience. Pretoriouskop is situated in one of the best areas in the park if you want to see all kinds of animals without driving around for days on end.
The vegetation might be a little thick, especially during the rainy summer months, and this can make it a little difficult to spot a well-hidden animal. Nevertheless, you are certainly going to be in for a visual treat when you are touring the area.
Animals of all kinds have been spotted on the popular routes in this region, as well as on the secondary roads that are scattered around the main routes. Leopards and buffalos are regularly sighted. You’ll have to keep your eyes on the trees if you hope to see a leopard as they are often well hidden in the shade.
It is also not uncommon to come across elephants, impalas, red duikers, kudus, waterbucks and lions. A day’s drive can take you to Skukuza and back, giving you ample opportunity to see all kinds of interesting animals.
A Kruger Park safari is not the only way to see the animals in the area. There is always the option of taking part in a bush walk. There are a variety of wilderness trails in the area, the most popular being the Napi Trail which will take you into the woodland bushveld.

Accommodation available -

Main Rest Camps
Bergendal Rest Camp
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba Rest Camp
Lower Sabie
Mopani Rest Camp
Olifants Camp
Orpen Camp
Pretoruiskop
Punda Maria
Satara Camp
Shingwedzi
Skukuza Rest Camp

Satellite Camps
Balule Camp
Malelane Rest Camp
Maroela Camp
Tamboti Camp

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur Bush Camp
Biyamiti Camp
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati Camp

Overnight Hides
Sable Hide
Shipandani

Bush Lodges
Boulders Bushlodge
Pafuri Rest Camp
Roodewal Bushlodge

Camp Site
Tsendze

Luxury Sites
Royal Malewane
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Tinga Lodge
Dulini Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Londolozi Game Reserve Pioneer Camp
Klaserie Amani Safari Camp
Timbavati Tanda Tula Field Camp
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge