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Kruger Park accommodation
and facilities

A rondawel at Skukuza
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Kruger Park accommodation is offered in the form of a variety of self catering serviced rest camps, and luxury 'bushveld' camps and lodges.  These are to be found throughout the reserve. Some are a short distance from entrance gates.

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.

Accommodation at Skukuza Kruger Park  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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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
Top images on this page: © South African Tourism