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Mopani Rest Camp

Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Mopani Rest Camp
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the second time we booked our entire Kruger Park stay at Mopani Rest camp. This camp remains the best "public" and affordable camp . The camp is more modern and has that "new" feel to it compared to the other public camps. There's a variety of rooms to choose from, ranging from large family rooms to smaller 2... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really happy with the camp... The rooms are nice and neat. The one thing is being amongst the Mopani trees right around the bungalows... you don't have any view really. But it still has that great Kruger feel.

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this camp and we're really pleasantly surprised by it. It is very far north but there is decent game in the area. Make sure you take binoculars to try and count the crocodiles in the massive dam which the bar overlooks. The walk around the perimeter was great as it takes you right up to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been back to the Kruger Park for some 30 years (!). The Internet has provided reviews ranging from excellent to diabolical, so we came to Mopani ready for anything. We were pleasantly surprised. The rondavel (bungalow) was fairly basic, but clean and neat, with a lovely view over the dam. It was comprehensively equipped for doing your... More 

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Johannesburg, Südafrika
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mopani Camp at the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park is operated by South African National Parks. It is definite the most modern camp in the north of the Kruger National Park. Reception staff is very friendly and also the view from the bar onto the Pioneer Dam is stunning. If you want to have the view from your... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you pick a dam view bungalow the accommodation star will go for 2 to 5!! What a lovely bush camp with an amazing bar and restaurant and the most breath taking views of the dam. The staff in my opinion are the most friendly out of every camp in the Kruger (I have stayed in all). The staff are... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Guest House caters for 8 (4 couples in separate cottages all with en-suite bathrooms. The beds were comfortable and offer the best reading light for bedtime reading. There is a large communal kitchen, dining, Tv room with all necessary appliances. The cottages are serviced daily. There is an outside Braai area under thatch overlooking the Pioneer dam. We would... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is our favourite rest camp in the park. We prefer the quieter northern part of the park and have stayed at Mopani several times. It's a large modern camp but very quiet and it doesn't feel as large as it is. Try and get a perimeter room. The restaurant is greatly improved since our last visit about 3 years... More 

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Sea Point, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Mopani was our last night in the Kruger and it was a good choice. The camp is super well organised, the cottages are large enough so you can sleep separately from your kid/s and the kitchen area is spacious. The pool area is amazing and the pool was the best and the cleanest we had in the park. We took... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Mopani is one of the most recent built camps and more modern than the older ones. This peaceful rest camp is named after the Mopani veld that surrounds it and is situated on a Mopani tree covered hill. The indigenous vegetation has been left untouched and all the buildings are built from natural materials such as rough stone, wood and... More 

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