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“Great Houses in the Kruger Parc”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Skukuza Rest Camp

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Skukuza Rest Camp
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“Great Houses in the Kruger Parc”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is a perfect place to start when you want to go to the Kruger Park. The small houses were clean and nice arranged. There is really no need to go to one of the higher-level-hotels outside the Kruger. Here you get everything you may need (except a flatscreen tv and a pool).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We stayed for one night and we found the rooms adequate. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We had two complaints and that was that there where no outlets in the room to recharge batteries and that had to be done outside the room where monkeys could easily get to them. A word of advice take a good flashlight since lighting on the paths is non existant.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stopped in at my favourite South African destination after our Mozambique holiday and stayed at Skukuza for the first time. Booking was done relatively easy through SANParks website and we stayed in a rondavel with a whole family of 5, so had no issues. The staff were very helpful as our fridge was not working on our arrival and they swopped it out very quickly. We had a great time there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night in riverside bungalows. We booked with SAN parks on the internet which was very easy.
The bungalows are clean and comfortable with both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.
They are fairly well equipped for self catering and include fridge,microwave etc.
The only real complaint we had was that we booked four bungalows and they were not situated together.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

We stayed here one night during our Kruger tour. And this one was my least favourite. It is just a busy place and doesn't have a very "bush" vibe to it. And we stayed in a standard room which was no space at all in the room. We paid the same price at berg en dal and had way more space and way more cozier. But it was still not bad of a place at Skukuza, I can't complain.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

We stayed here for one night during our 3 nights in Kruger. This was probably my least favourite place and only because it did not feel like you were really in the bush and the huts are really close together. It was nice don't get me wrong. The shop was very large and had lots to look at. Just at reception there wasn't very much employees so the wait was a good 40 minutes to check in. But overall Not Bad of a place

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We were booked for one night at the rest camp as part of an organized tour. We stayed in a standard cabin. We arrived just before the gates closed and left early the next morning as soon as the gates opened so I didn't see much of the camp in daylight.

The shop on site is well stocked with necessities as well as souvenirs. The shop staff and restaurant staff were all pleasant. We ate dinner at the railway restaurant and the food was good, the atmosphere was unique.

The cabin was very basic. The beds were small but not uncomfortable. Everything was basically clean. It felt like camping, but there were no critters in the cabin that we saw. The shower had hot water. The lighting was poor and the cabin was cold at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Skukuza Rest Camp
Address: 12 km from Paul Kruger Gate, 39 km from Phabeni Gate | Sabie River, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Skukuza Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 301
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 
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