Borakalalo National Park is a hidden gem in the North-West province, about 2 hours's drive from Gauteng. Accommodation in the park consists of the better equipped Phuduphudu Bush Camp, the basic Moretele River Camp and the Pitjane Fishing Camp. The gravel roads are well maintained and the park offers good driving loops that can be explored by car. There are three birdhides and three picnic sites with ablution facilities.
Moretele River Camp is situated on the banks of the Moretele River, as it flows out of the Klipvoor Dam and exists of 10 (basic) tents and a camping site. Basic communal ablution and kitchen facilities are provided. There is no electricity in the camp - you need to bring your gas equipment to cook, or make fire in the designated braai areas. Its best attribute is that it offers value for money - the accommodation in the tents is not expensive, but you get what you pay for!
Despite its tranquil and beautiful setting, which will be amazing in summer time, the tented camp has seen better days. The tents are badly worn out and the terrain somewhat polluted with litter. The beds are adequate and linen (no towels) is provided. There is also a cupboard to lock away foodstuffs - make good use of it! The camp attendant was friendly and helpful.
For me the biggest drawback was the monkeys who wistfully observe any opportunity to rid the unsuspecting tourist of their food. You just have to manage this and ensure that you food is properly locked away, especially when you are not there. The monkeys will get into your tent, even if you try to lock it!