Kruger National Park Accommodation:
The Kruger National
Park offers a wide variety of accommodation to the Eco Traveller,
not only in size, facilities and visual appearance, but also in price
range. In addition to the ten main restcamps with accommodation ranging
from huts and safari tents to 2/3 bed bungalows, family cottages
and luxury guest houses, there are also smaller bush lodges and bushveld
camps. Camping sites for caravans and tents are provided in nine
of the large and three of the smaller restcamps.
accommodation units are serviced daily and bedding, towels and soap
are provided. Most of the units have either air-conditioning or fans.
Visitors who are accommodated in units without cooking facilities
have to provide their own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
Basic cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are hired out to visitors
who have reserved accommodation in huts without these items, except
in bushveld camps and Berg-en-Dal and Mopani camps.
Barbecue and communal cooking facilities are available in all the
accommodation equipped for paraplegics and other mobility impaired
persons is available at Berg-en-Dal, Crocodile Bridge, Lower Sabie, Skukuza, Satara, Olifants, Letaba, Mopani, Shingwedzi, Pretoriuskop and Tamboti.
different accommodation types and the camps they occur in include:
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Bungalows have one room and a bathroom. Some of the units
have their own kitchenettes, while others share communal kitchen
facilities. Units with cooking facilities have basic kitchen equipment.
Bungalows are found Berg-en-dal, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba, Lower
Sabie, Mopani, Olifants, Pretoriuskop, Punda
Maria, Satara, Shingwedzi, Malelane and Skukuza.
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.
For Kruger, check in and any outstanding 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. Boulders and Roodewal are
the two Kruger bush lodges.
A maximum of six persons, one caravan with a side tent and
one vehicle, or one tent and one vehicle, or one autovilla, or one
motorised caravan will be permitted per site. In the case of camping
with a small tent, more than one tent will be permitted on a site,
provided the maximum number of 6 persons is not exceeded. Some camps
will charge extra fees for additional vehicles, as space can be limited
in peak season. Most campsites are have sites equipped with power
points. Visitors may use generators from one hour after sunrise to
one hour before sunset only. Communal kitchen and ablution facilities
are available in all the camps. A communal freezer is available for
campers at Malelane, Balule and Maroela. Cooking utensils, crockery and
cutlery are not provided. In Kruger the following restcamps have
camping: Balule, Berg-en-Dal, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba, Lower
Sabie, Malelane, Maroela, Pretoriuskop, Punda
Maria, Satara, Shingwedzi and Skukuza.
Family cottages are units with one, two or three bedrooms
with one bathroom and a partially equipped kitchen. Family cottages
are found in Skukuza, Berg-en-dal, Pretoriuskop and Olifants.
Huts consist of one room and communal ablution and kitchen
facilities. Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are not provided
at Lower Sabie, Pretoriuskop, Balule, Letaba or Shingwedzi, but in Orpen each hut has basic cooking utensils,
crockery and cutlery.
Safari tents are equipped with beds, a cupboard, table and
chairs, fridge and electric fan. Those in Marakele (Matlabas) are
equipped with a kitchenette. Those in Kruger have communal ablution
and kitchen facilities provided. Safari tents in Kruger are available
in Crocodile Bridge, Skukuza, Letaba and Tamboti.
Semi luxury safari tents are available at Lower
A Youth Hostel catering for large groups, particularly educational groups
is available at Skukuza.
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mattresses in all camps
Only a certain number of mattresses are available in each rest
camp. Some camps do not allow this facility at all (e.g. Pretoriuskop).
Those that do are dealt out on a first come first serve basis. For
example Shingwedzi has
only 15 mattresses. Clients should rather take their own, in case there
are none available.
Private Camps have recently been established in the Park and include Jock
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