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Phoenix, az
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

This is a basic rondaval camp hotel. It is not a luxury stay. It is ideal as it is about 4 km from the Skukuza airport and a great place to stay for about two nights. You can braii (bbq) here. There is a take away / informal style restaurant that has lots to select from. There is also a... More 

2 Thank marsolais
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

For the big five it is best to stay in the south and as we had previously stayed at Lower Sabie we were disappointed that the only accommodation was at Skukuza. We were not disappointed for long. Although it is the biggest camp it still felt small and had that personal touch. The check-in staff were very helpful, the accommodation... More 

3 Thank DistantTraveller_9
Phoenix, Arizona
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189 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

I stayed at Skukuza for 3 nights; my initial night in the park & my final 2 nights in the park. For all 3 nights, my accommodations were in a LR2W Riverside bungalow. These are situated away from the crowds and are walkable to the restaurant. The view from the bungalows is fantastic and a great way to enjoy sunset,... More 

5 Thank ctm7944
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We stayed here because it is very convenient if you want to take an early morning safari. However, we were not impressed at all! The rondavel we stayed in reeked of some chemical product (creosote?) which stuck to our skin, hair, clothes, luggage..... We had two separate beds. I have never seen dirtier bed linen in my life (blood stains... More 

5 Thank JoanneBrussels

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sebastopol, ca
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130 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Clean and efficient but basic... we had everything we needed. Close to the store...kitchen area w dishes and table along the porch...strong shower w plenty of hot water. This is an economic option for those who don't want to camp, btw...bought a delicious bottle of pinotage wine at their store for under 50R. They don't gouge on prices...much appreciated. This... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Really good base camp for Kruger park, we camped for 4 days and all the facilities are up to scratch and clean. The swimming pool is lovely after a hot day in the park but does feel very cold. The shop has everything you could need and is reasonably priced which is a surprise. You can see the animal through... More 

1 Thank Sarah P
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This camp was our first introduction to Kruger. It was just what we wanted. Close to the magnificent Sabie River where you could sit around midday with a cool beer and look out to elephants, birdlife. The cabin was great, all your basic needs, comfortable and clean. All amenities are close at hand. Would stay here again and thoroughly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I managed to book a river view bungalow close to the restaurant and shop. Good size porch and view of the river. The stove and fridge are outside. This makes for a cool start to the day for breakfast. The bungalow is surrounded by grass which is better than the normal bungalows. This room had a TV which I didn't... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The Skukuza is the biggest camp a Kruger. The view of the Sabie is amazing. There are a lot of places to sit and enjoy the view or you can also chose the restaurants terrace. We found the restaurant Cattle Baron much nicer than in the other camps we stayed (full of burger and pizza chains). But this is probably... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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196 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Definitely the busiest Kruger park rest camp, but it is so close to a lot of great game viewing. The accommodations are comfortable, the staff are friendly and the service is decent. There are lots of activities to do if you plan ahead. There are two pools which are good for a warm dip after a day of game viewing.... More 

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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 

Additional Information about 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
Hotel Class:2 star — Skukuza Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 301
Also Known As:
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“Rooms are hit or miss.”
 of 5 bubbles jacqu_s, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Close to river bungalow.”
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 of 5 bubbles chimik72, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“take a chalet if possible”
 of 5 bubbles lovetheunexpected, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with river views - without a doubt. Need to specify if you want a TV, in room kitchen, or air conditioning.”
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 of 5 bubbles E_Donald_Stein, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in self catering units value for money.”
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