Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger Park
is the largest restcamp and also the operational and administrative headquarters of the park. The restcamp is situated in the southern part of the park on the bank of the Sabie River.
Historical sites in the camp are the dogs’ cemetery, bell tower, old pontoon bridge, train bridge, Selati Rail Museum and Campbell Hut Museum. The Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library is open to the public.
During school holidays programmes are presented in the environmental education centre and in the evenings film shows are held in the amphitheatre.
Game is abundant in the area and drives along any of the surrounding roads are certain to produce sightings of a wide variety of animals and birds.5 Things to seek at Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger Park:
• Fruit Bat
• Thick–tailed Bush Baby
• Spotted Hyena
• Purple–crested LourieAccommodation at Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger ParkAccommodation
at Skukuza Rest Camp caters to a variety of guest requirements.
80 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.
12 x 2-bed and 8 x 4-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, including a fridge, standing fan inside tent and small veranda. Communal ablutions and communal kitchens available.
178 x round–walled, single-room African style units with thatched roofs, 2 or 3 beds per unit, equipped with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths). Some units have air-conditioning, some have fans. Kitchenettes vary: some have hotplates and sinks; some have only sinks, while some have neither. Cutlery and crockery can be provided and hired from reception. Please confirm when booking.
20 x 1 bedroom units, with en-suite bathroom. The units each have a double bed, quality decor, air-conditioning and television offering limited DSTV channels. You have a choice of luxury units with a riverside view and kitchen, or semi-lux units without a river view and with communal kitchen. Bungalows along the river frontage have a more modern design with glass sliding doors.
This unit forms part of the Waterkant Guest House complex and is known as Waterkant 2. It offers a well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, (2 single beds in each room), a living room, one bathroom and a river view.
15 x 4 or 6-bed units with well equipped kitchens, multiple bedrooms and usually more than one bathroom. Some have 2 double beds so visitors should confirm bed numbers and interior contents when booking.
These are large luxury units in prime positions, all with river view. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.
Moni: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
Nyathi: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
Waterkant 1: Sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
Wild Fig: Sleeps 12, with 6 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.Restaurant
The Jackalberry can cater for up to 188 guests and also has an Amarula Lounge, which is furnished with large, comfortable leather couches.
Three decks have been built around the restaurant, which can accommodate up to 120 guests who choose to eat their meals or drink cocktails outdoors. It also has an upgraded Boma and a separate braai area.
The Jackalberry is open from 07h00 to 22h00 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has small buffets offering a large variety of cold and hot foods and the main serving area acts as a 'Theatre of Food' where guests can watch the food being cooked.
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.Facilities at Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger Park
- Information at Reception
- Public Telephone
- Post Office
- Car Hire
- 2 x Restaurants
- FNB Bank facility available
- Filling Station
- Communal Kitchens
- Communal Ablutions
- Cutlery and Plates Hampers (from Reception)
- Garage with Workshop
- Basic First Aid Assistance
- Auditorium and Conference Facilities
- Day Visitor Picnic Area (located 4km outside the camp) with own swimming pool
- 2 swimming pools in camp (for overnight residents only)
- Car Wash
- TVs (limited DSTV) available in Luxury Units only
- Cellphone receptionRegulations 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.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)Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger Park Activities:
* Game Drives
(Night and Day)
* Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
* 9-hole Golf Course
* Guided Bush Walks
* Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library
* Wilderness Trail
* Kids Educational Programme (Seasonal)
* Lake Panic Bird Hide (located approximately 7 km outside the camp)
* Wildlife films every evening (except Sundays)