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Kruger National Park - Camps To Stay

Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

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. Lion Giraffe Spotted Hyena Kudu Cheetah

Satara Rest Camp

Satara is a busy camp, and not without reason. It 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. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. The calls of owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated intermittently by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roars of lion.

5 Things to seek

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
Blue Wildebeest
Honey Badger
Contact Satara

Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6306/7
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6304
Mobile: 082 802 1209

Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Visitors cannot but feel soothed by the view towards the river and the Lebombo Mountains beyond.

In this rest camp, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident, eloquently symbolised by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, the mighty sycamore fig, which provides generously for the 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.

5 Things to Seek

Goliath Heron
Giant Kingfisher
Contact Lower Sabie

Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6056/7
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6062
Mobile: 082 888 6562

Orpen Rest Camp

Orpen Rest Camp is 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.

5 Things to Seek

Black-backed Jackal
Blue Wildebeest
White-backed Vulture
Lesser Black-winged Plover
Contact Orpen

Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6355
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6359

Skukuza Rest Camp

Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters.

It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.

5 Things to seek

Fruit Bat
Thick–tailed Bush Baby
Spotted Hyena
Purple–crested Lourie
Contact Skukuza

Reception tel: +27 (0)13 735 4196
Reservations tel: +27 (0)13 735 4265
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 4060
Mobile: 082 802 1204