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The 5 'bushveld' camps which provide luxurious accommodation are situated in more remote locations. Accommodation at these camps has to be reserved in advance.
Luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park: Kruger Lodges
I'll concentrate on the rest camps on this page because I know that your safari experience would be enhanced by the rustic South African bush appeal and comfortable facilities, as well as nearby game viewing, that most Kruger rest camps offer.
There are 9 entrance gates to the game reserve and most of the 12 main rest camps are situated at or not far from them: Map of Kruger Park
Many safari visitors to the Kruger Park make use of the 2 gates in the southern region, close to the Mpumalanga town of Hazyview. These are Phabeni and Numbi gates, and further north the Paul Kruger gate.
As you'll see marked on the Kruger Park Map, two of the largest camps, Pretoriuskop, which is near Numbi gate and Skukuza which is situated not far from the Paul Kruger gate, are convenient for day visitors or those who access the Reserve via major routes from the south.
Kruger Park Accommodation - What you'll find at the rest camps
Accommodation at the rest camps ranges from tent sites and caravans to bungaloes, shared houses, huts and rondawels. One of the most recommended camps for game viewing in the southern region is called
Lower Sabie. Accommodation here however is basic - shared huts without kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Pretoriuskop offers thatched rondawels, a cafeteria, restaurant and swimming pool.
Skukuza is the largest camp in the Reserve, containing the headquarters of the Kruger Park. Its location on the Sabie river makes it ideal for game watching, and activities such as walks and drives. Facilities include a library, grocery shop, swimming pool, a golf course and an internet cafe. There is also a fuel station and a small airport.
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Accommodation at Skukuza is diverse, ranging from basic camping facilities to guest houses. Over 500 people can be accommodated.
A restaurant or cafeteria, public telephones and a filling station can be found at all the main rest camps.
Luxury safari lodge accommodation in the Kruger Park: Kruger Lodges
Want to know more about Kruger?
Here's an interesting Kruger Park Travel Guide
Read my information page before your safari: Kruger Park Information
Luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park here: Kruger Lodges
Here's my page about Kruger's private reserves: Kruger Private Reserves
Another perspective. Here's an interesting Kruger Park Travel Guide
Return to the Kruger Park safari page: Kruger Park safaris
References: Siyabona Africa, Wikitravel
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