There was nothing particularly wrong with Skukuza but we found it to be far to large and busy. It literally is a village in its own right. Can't comment on the accommodation as we stayed in our own tents (be warned, if you want an early night and are close to the washing up facilities you will lie there listening to people clattering away and chatting till late!). The wash areas were clean and tidy with plenty of hot water.
It is just so big you don't feel like you are in a game reserve, more like a gigantic Butlins. If you actually want to see game near the lodge and maybe sit with a drink and observe any wildlife then this is not the place for you.
I genuinely can't see the appeal, apart from the fact it is very central and easy to get to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger National Park Hotel Kruger National Park