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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
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Satara Restcamp - Kruger Park is centrally situated on landscaped gardens in the knobthorn veld which offer the best grazing in the Kruger National Park. Large concentrations of game and lion occur here.

The camp is about 47 km east of Orpen gate, but the gravel road following the Timbavati en route is also well worth the drive.

Due to the water pipeline and watering places in the region, huge herds of antelope species, zebra, giraffe and buffalo are regular sights, and obviously the predators feeding off them. There are also 3 dams in the area, and grazing land is particularly good.

Rare animal species found in the area are eland, nyala, white and black rhino, sable and wild dog. Birdlife is also prolific. The area is known for its spectacular sunsets, and the camp is a very popular.

Facilities at Satara Restcamp - Kruger Park:
- Basic First Aid Assistance
- Cafeteria
- Cutlery and Plates Hamper
- Day Visitor Picnic Area
- Eco Information Centre
- Emergency Road Service
- Film Auditorium
- Jungle Gym for children
- Laundromat
- Petrol Station
- Picnic Facilities
- Post Box
- Public telephones
- Restaurant (see notice below)
- Shop

Accommodation at Satara Restcamp - Kruger Park
Campsites
100 x tent or caravan sites, with power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities. (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities) Maximum of 6 persons per site.

Bungalows
75 x 2 or 3-bed units with communal kitchen. Bungalows are equipped with ablutions comprising of a shower, WC and wash basin. All bungalows have air-conditioning. A limited number of fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery crockery, glasses and frying pan) are available for hire. Contact reception upon check-in.

57 x 2 or 3-bed units with kitchens. Bungalows are equipped with ablutions comprising of a shower, WC and wash basin. All bungalows are equipped with air-conditioning.

1 x luxury bungalow with 2 beds and one sleeper couch. Equipped with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC and wash basin), kitchen and air-conditioning. The open air kitchen has a cooker plate and microwave oven and outside braai (barbeque) facility, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

19 x 2 bedded bungalows situated on the perimeter fence with a view of the veld which allows you to listen to the sounds of the wild in your bed. Equipped with en-suite bathroom containing shower, WC and wash basin. Bungalows each have an open air kitchen with cooker top, combined fridge/freezer and fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils.

Guest Cottages
1 x 5-bed and 9 x 6-bed units with well equipped kitchens and two bedrooms with 3 beds each (in the case of the 6 bed units). Both bedrooms have a bathroom en-suite (bath, WC and washbasin). The kitchen has a gas stove (with oven), fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Guest Houses
These are large luxury units in prime positions inside the camp. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens) and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.
- Wells: Sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
- Stanley: Sleeps 9, with 3 bedrooms (3 single beds in each room)
- Frankel: Sleeps 10, with 5 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

Kruger Park Access Information:
It is important to read more about the upgrade on the access control system for the Kruger National Park.

Regulations when Exiting the Park:
In order to improve overall controls some changes have been made to the check-out process at camps in the Kruger National Park and your assistance and co-operation is kindly requested in this regard.

Guests are reminded that only guests with valid exit permits will be allowed to exit the park. For day visitors these are issued upon entry at gates and for overnight guests these are issued by the last camp on the guest itinerary.

Gate hours
January - March: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
April - September: 06:00, 18:00 (Camp gates open 06:00
October: 05:30, 18:00 (Camp gates open 05:30)
November - December: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
Activities:

Guided Bush Walks
Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue. Confirm availability when booking.
Sweni Bird Hide (located on the Sweni River about 30km from camp)
Ratel Pan Bird Hide (Piet Grobler Dam - located on the Timbavati/Roodewal road about 35km from camp)
Kids Educational Programme (Seasonal)
Sweni Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
Mananga 4 x 4 Adventure Trail (weather sensitive activity)
Through prior arrangement with the camp, catered traditional dances can be arranged.
Wildlife films on the big screen (every evening except Sundays)

Cancellation Policy:
In addition to the full cancellation of a reservation, any amendment to an existing reservation, which results in the value of the revised reservation being less than the original value, could result in cancellation fees being levied, according to the following schedule:
- No cancellation fees will be incurred for cancellations or changes 46 days or more prior to arrival;
- Cancellations fees of 50% of the total reservation is payable for cancellations and changes received between 45 and 30 days prior to arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 29 days of arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for non-arrivals (no-shows).
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.
Modification and cancellation charges may be levied on any other reservations amended or cancelled online, irrespective of the channel through which the reservations were originally made, and subject to the terms and conditions.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Restaurant
Curio Shop
Parking (off-street - open)

Satara Restcamp - Kruger Park is a Self-Catering in Kruger Park Mpumalanga South Africa
Directions:

From Johannesburg / Pretoria to Orpen Gate:

Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30 kms before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate.
Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Satara Main Rest Camp is 48 km away from the gate.
Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp.

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Rooms and Units Available at Satara Restcamp - Kruger Park

Bungalow (BD2) (BD2N) (BD2NZ) (BD2Z) (BD2EC)
kitchenette, N-revamped, Z = 4 units for the mobility challenged
Maximum Persons per: 2
Bungalow (BD2V)
kitchenette, perimeter
Maximum Persons per: 2
Bungalow (BD3B) (BD3E) (BD3ZB)
kitchenette, -E: closed veranda
Maximum Persons per: 3
Bungalow (BG2) (BG2HB)
Communal kitchen
Maximum Persons per: 2
Guest Cottage (GC5) (GC6B) (GC6BD)
Maximum Persons per: 6
Rudy Frankel Guest House (GH10)
5 En-Suite bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Four bathrooms with wc, bath and shower, Kitchen, No smoking, One bathroom with wc and shower.
Maximum Persons per: 10
Rudy Frankel Guest House (GH10) - 2019
5 En-Suite bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Four bathrooms with wc, bath and shower, Kitchen, No smoking, One bathroom with wc and shower.
Maximum Persons per: 10
Stanley Guest House (GH9)
2 bathrooms, each with w/c and bath, 3 bedrooms, each with 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No smoking, WC, shower and bath.
Maximum Persons per: 9
Stanley Guest House (GH9) - 2019
2 bathrooms, each with w/c and bath, 3 bedrooms, each with 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No smoking, WC, shower and bath.
Maximum Persons per: 9
Wells Guest House (GH6)
2 bathrooms, each with w/c and shower, 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No smoking, WC and bath.
Maximum Persons per: 6
Wells Guest House (GH6) - 2019
2 bathrooms, each with w/c and shower, 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No smoking, WC and bath.
Maximum Persons per: 6
Latest Reviews
Perfect size: Not too big but all facilities present. Satara we can fully recommend.
Patrick Rosenthal Mar 2019
Place was neat and clean. Staff friendly and helpful. We had a pleasant stay and a well deserved rest.


Koba Oct 2018

Absolute fantastic stay there. Wish I could have stayed longer.
J Esterhuizen Aug 2017
Very good.

Alberto Pettinari Aug 2017
Pleasant stay!
Andre Beugger Jul 2014