Elephant Point Yingwe Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, and is situated on the banks of the Sabie River; located in a private estate in the Kruger National Park.
This tastefully decorated and fully air-conditioned, thatched-roof lodge comprises 4 en-suite bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, and each room features an en-suite bathroom with a shower or bath or both. The open-plan, well-equipped kitchen contains a double-door fridge, a built-in oven, a microwave.
The adjacent living area features an 8-seater dining table, and the lounge has a gas fireplace. The living area has stack doors that open onto a spacious covered deck, which has a built-in gas braai for guests to use. Stairs lead down to the lower entertainment level, where the pool and boma area are.
Elephant Point Ngala Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, and is located on the banks of the Sabie River; situated in a private estate in the Kruger National Park.
This double-storey, thatched-roof lodge comprises 4 en-suite bedrooms. 3 of the bedrooms are furnished with a queen-size bed, and the fourth bedroom is equipped with twin beds. Each bedroom features an open en-suite bathroom and a private outdoor shower.
The open-plan, fully equipped gourmet kitchen contains the necessary appliances to cook meals, as well as a separate scullery area. The adjacent living area is air-conditioned and features a 65-inch HD TV with DStv Explora viewing, and a surround sound system.
The living area leads out to a large covered patio, which has a 10-seater dining table and a gas braai facility. This outdoor dining area leads to the firepit area, swimming pool and sun loungers.
The Lower Sabie Rest Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park graces the banks of the Sabie River. Visitors cannot help but feel soothed by the view towards the river and the Lebombo mountains beyond, across expansive green lawns, shaded from the relentless African sun by majestic sycamore fig, marula and Natal mahogany trees.
In this rest camp, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident, eloquently symbolised by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, 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.
Lower Sabie Rest Camp offers a cafeteria and a shop, a restaurant, a communal laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and ablutions, braai facilities, a separate day visitor picnic area on the periphery of the camp, a swimming pool for overnight residents, and an Eco Information Centre.
Activities at Lower Sabie Rest Camp include guided bush walks, and morning, night and day game drives in the company of trained field guides, bush breakfast and bush braais.
SANParks Roodewal Bush Lodge in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is a private self-catering bush lodge rented out exclusively to 1 group of 18 guests at a time. Roodewal Bush Lodge is a secluded lodge situated 44 km north of Satara, on the banks of the Timbavati River.
Riverine plant life, like Natal mahogany and jackalberry trees, create a picturesque view from the braai area, only to be crowned by the brightness of the stars at night. The unique quality of this camp is due to the extreme privacy of each individual sleeping unit, making it ideal for celebration parties, corporate think-tanks and small intimate wedding parties. Not only is the whole camp occupied by the party making the booking, but the units are spaced to offer privacy to each guest or family occupying that unit. Another special feature is the private viewing deck, built on stilts and overlooking the Timbavati River.
Accommodation is offered in one 6-bedded cottage and three 4-bedded cottages. The first family cottage contains 2 bedrooms, each with an en suite, 1 with a bath and the other with a shower. The other 3 bungalows each contain 3 single beds, a loft with 2 mattresses, a shower en suite, and a small fridge. Solar panels provide power for lights and fans only. There are no electrical plug points available for appliances in cottages.
The living area comprises a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bar, lounge, and a braai and viewing deck. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove and oven, a fridge-freezer, and cutlery and crockery. There is no electricity, and a generator is used for lights at night. Gas braai facilities and wood braai facilities are provided
SANParks Boulders Bush Lodge in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is a private self-catering bush lodge rented out exclusively to 1 group of 12 guests at a time. The Boulders Bush Lodge is situated approximately 25 km south of Mopani, and is embedded in the rocky outcrops found in the north of the Kruger National Park.
The bush lodge is an exclusive, private lodge with a unique style and atmosphere, with multiple rooms and bathrooms. It provides the opportunity for guests to enjoy complete privacy, as only residents are allowed entrance to the lodge area.
Accommodation is offered in one 4-bedded bungalow and four 2-bedded bungalows. The majestic rocks form a backdrop to the bungalows that are built on stilts, with wooden boardwalks connecting the bedrooms to the communal area. The rooms are spaced closely together, without losing their privacy, making it suitable for groups made up of close families and friends that want to experience nature’s tranquillity together.
The first bungalow contains 2 bedrooms, each with an en suite, 1 with a bath and the other with a shower. The other 4 bungalows each contain 1 bedroom and an en suite with a bath and a shower. Solar panels provide power for lights and fans only. There are no electrical plug points available for appliances in bungalows.
The living area comprises a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bar, lounge, and a braai and viewing deck. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove and oven, a fridge-freezer, and cutlery and crockery. Braai facilities are provided. The viewing deck affords guests an unhindered view of the Mopane veld plains, surrounding a private waterhole.
SANParks Sable Sleepover Hide in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is situated approximately 10 km from of Phalaborwa Gate, and is a unique accommodation facility where guests can feel part of nature. A bird hide by day, it transforms into a primitive overnight dwelling by night, where a select few can experience the Kruger National Park nightlife first hand. The hide overlooks the Sable Dam where an abundance of animals gather to drink. Hear the lion roar and the hippo grunt metres away from where you are sleeping and know this is a true African experience.
The Sable Sleepover Hide offers a unique, exclusive and private overnight experience for a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 9 guests at a time, available to guests from half an hour prior to gate closing times. The hide must be reserved in its entirely, and must be be vacated half an hour after gate opening times.
The backpacker-style sleeping units are contained in wooden structures that are locked to the inside wall of the hide by day. At night these structures pull down to construct a light bed base. Mattresses can be found in the cupboard at the hide. If required, bedding is available at reception. Each bedding bag consists of a duvet, pillow, duvet cover, sheet, mattress protector, pillowcase and mosquito net. An environmental toilet is available for the overnight guests in a separate area on the hide perimeter.
The Sable Sleepover Hide has a boma with braai facilities. There is no electricity. One light, that operates for about 5 hours, can be provided on request. No cooking utensils such as cutlery, crockery or any other cooking equipment is provided.
Only the very perimeter of the facility is fenced. Your vehicle may be pulled into the lapa at the hide during the night for safety purposes.
The Balule Rest Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is a small satellite camp set deep in the heart of the park, in the most exquisite topography. Named ‘Balule’ after the Tsonga word for the Olifants River, this camp is one of the best places for guests to experience nature first hand. Situated more or less in the centre of the park, just south of Olifants Camp, Balule lies close to the mighty Olifants River.
With only the most basic of facilities and no electricity, a low fence is the only barrier that separates you from the wilderness, resulting in a true back to basics experience. It is this unique wilderness feel of the camp that makes it a firm favourite with backpackers, the caravanning community and other visitors who want to get away from it all.
The camp has a communal kitchen with a scullery, gas stoves and a communal freezer. One ablution block is available. While there is no electricity in the camp, lanterns are provided. Braai facilities are available.
The Letaba Rest Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is an idyllic rest camp, situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park.
The name means ‘river of sand’, and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing, particularly elephant, which thrive in the area. Letaba is a green oasis in the surrounding mopane veld, and remains a firm favourite with visitors. At night the stars overlook a symphony of sounds. Owls, nightjars, frogs, fruit bats, crickets and cicadas all vie to be heard, until the lion roars, then all are silent.
Letaba Rest Camp offers a cafeteria and a shop, a restaurant, a communal laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and ablutions, braai facilities, conference facilities, a basic day visitor picnic area in the camp, a swimming pool for overnight residents, a TV lounge, Letaba Elephant Hall museum, and seasonal kids education programmes.
Activities at Letaba Rest Camp include guided bush walks, and morning, night and day game drives in the company of trained field guides, 4×4 adventure trails, bush breakfast and bush braais, and wildlife film screenings except on Sundays.
The Satara Rest Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is a busy camp, 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.
The Satara Rest Camp offers a deli and a shop, a restaurant, a communal laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and ablutions, braai facilities, a swimming pool with children’s playground for overnight residents, and a day visitor picnic area with a boma on the perimeter of the camp.
Activities at Satara Rest Camp include guided bush walks, and morning, night and day game drives in the company of trained field guides, bush breakfasts and braais, seasonal kids educational programmes, wildlife films on the big screen daily except Sundays, Sweni Bird Hide located on the Sweni River about 30 km from camp, Ratel Pan Bird Hide located on the Timbavati/Roodewal road about 35 km from camp, and through prior arrangement with the camp, catered traditional dances can be arranged.
SANParks Sirheni Bushveld Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park nestles on the edge of the park’s northern plains within the mopane veld of the region. The Mphongolo River, lies next to the camp. ‘Sirheni’ is a Tsonga word that means ‘cemetery’, after a type of elephant graveyard at a site near to the camp.
The accommodation facilities and the camp’s 2 bird hides overlook the river and a wide variety of game and birds are attracted to it. Visitors have been awakened to the sounds of lion and hyena, as there are often kills at the river. Sirheni has a resident leopard that is seen on a regular basis, often coming down to drink at the river.
Accommodation at Sirheni Bushveld Camp caters to a variety of guest requirements and is well suited for those guests who are looking for a self-catering bushveld experience.
There is a mini-shop at reception that stocks basic items such as firewood, ice and Telkom phone cards. There are no foodstuffs such as meat available. The camp has a communal boma with braai facilities at the perimeter of the fence overlooking the river.
The Skukuza Rest Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River, and is the park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. 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.
The Skukuza Rest Camp offers a bank, a post office, car hire, a deli and a shop, a restaurant, a communal laundromat, filling station, garage with workshop, communal kitchens and ablutions, braai facilities, 2 swimming pools for overnight residents, a car wash, an auditorium and conference facilities, a day visitor picnic area located 4 km outside the camp with its own swimming pool, and the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery located approximately 5 km outside the camp.
Activities at Skukuza Rest Camp include guided bush walks, and morning, night and day game drives in the company of trained field guides, bush breakfasts and bush braais, a 9-hole golf course, Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library, seasonal kids educational programmes, wildlife films on the big screen daily except Sundays, Lake Panic Bird Hide located approximately 7 km outside the camp, and through prior arrangement catered traditional dances can be arranged.