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Punda Maria Rest Camp
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Punda Maria Rest Camp
Reviewed 23 October 2013

After a long trip we were delighted to reach our tent with everything in its place, beautiful location, lovely accommodation.

We had a good days viewing the following day and came back to our tent ready for a cold beer and some relaxation. This was not to be as we had been raided by baboons who had made a lovely mess of the kitchen and decking area not to mention having helped themselves to a large portion of the food that we had brought with us.

We know we are in the bush and that we are in wildlife territory but what frustrated us most of all is that problems with baboons is not uncommon in the Kruger and other camps that we have stayed in have resolved the problem by putting the fridge and food store areas in metal cages. The tents at Punda are not that old so why has the lessons learned in other parts of the park not replicated there?

The staff that came to assist us were very kind but I must confess that the duty manager tried to make out that this was a recent problem when the rest of the staff made it very clear that it was definately nothing new.

The tents are great but they are not up to the test that the baboons in the area are giving them.

My advice would be yes stay, but take all of your food with you when you go out on a drive. A royal pain I know but better than having no supper that evening.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2015
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Stayed: July 2015
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Reviewed 11 June 2015
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Room Tip: Unbedingt ein Zelt (Tent) nehmen!
  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 10 km From Punda Maria Gate | Sandveld Region, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
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Ranked #164 of 175 Speciality Lodging in Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:3 star — Punda Maria Rest Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 7

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