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Satara Rest Camp
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Good low cost accommodation”
Reviewed 3 October 2008

Satara rest camp has a camping / caravan site and also accommodation in rondavels which are arranged in circles of about 25 rondavels per circle.
Each rondavel has a microwave, fridge, cutlery, crockery.
The only problem we encountered was, we arrived after dark and we were given a map of the park and a cross on the map to tell us where our hut was located.
Unfortunately, the park is not lit at night and very poorly sign-posted....so it took us 20 very frustrating minutes to locate our accommodation.
Accommodation is adequate

  • Liked — Good tourist shop & restaurant
  • Disliked — Finding it in the dark!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 July 2008

Satara serves the purpose- cheap, clean bed, clean linens and prime location. Though we didn't hear a single lion roar at night or spot predators near the camp, we were quite happy with our stay. Our bungalow had a kitchennete with fridge. Satara rest camp has a cafeteria that opens at 7am.
We took the evening game drive- it was nothing great. The park service driver/ranger barely gave us any information and was no help whatsoever when we spotted animals. After seeing private game drives, the Kruger game drives are very ordinary- but its good value for price.

  • Stayed May 2008
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 August 2005

The dawn/morning game drives are much warmer and allow you to see baby lions while the parents are still out hunting. All meals are buffet style, and the round individual thatched rooms/huts are great for 1-2 but too small for 3 adults. Most beds are meant for only 1 person, and bathrooms are small, but the huts are arrnged in circle camps and have great trees. Each includes a refrigerator and an outside bbq grill.

A new birding area/oasis on the way from the rooms to the main section is filled with hanging bird's nests, and the grounds are filled with hopping hornbills. The evening game drives are very cold, so bring extra blankets (they sell out early, so try to make reservations in advance). Ask if you can bring extra lights, as only one is attached to each truck. Ask your guide to talk a lot, or it's a long, quiet ride.

  • Stayed August 2005
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2005

We stayed in one of the "Huts" here for a night in March 2005 - the accommodation we had was fairly newly built. The beds were comfortable, the rooms clean, the bathroom big and clean and the decor had a rural feel to it despite being new (this is meant to be a compliment!)

Outside the hut was a big veranda, fully fitted out as a cooking/dining area with all sorts of utensils, fridge and cooking facilities (although we didn't actaully cook anything). The restaurant in the main camp buildings only server a full 3 course dinner which seemed a bit expensive, but we convinced them to let us have salads for a reduced price.

The game drives and bush walks are great fun and get sold out, so definitely worth booking in advance if possible.

We really enjoyed our night here, and liked the comfortable accomodation, with the lack of a swimming pool being the only drawback.

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Additional Information about Satara Rest Camp

Property: Satara Rest Camp
Address: | 48 km from Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 174 Speciality Lodging in Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Satara is a busy camp, and not without reason. It is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. The calls of owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated intermittently by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roars of lion. ... more   less 
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