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Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Centurion, South Africa
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229 reviews 229 reviews
62 hotel reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Norman, Oklahoma
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109 hotel reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite camps, this is our second stay. We selected a fully equipped chalet with air conditioning and a view. Very private arrangement, the chalet outside kitchen and eating area had a magnificent view of the dam. I hear the hippos while preparing breakfast early in the morning. Large boulders near the chalet were great habitat for a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We only stayed one night in Mopani - we were travelling through Kruger. We stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage. The cottage was really clean - good towels and bedding. the kitchen was fitted out with all the essentials. It rained really hard - phenomenally in fact! - so here's our suggestion: - provide umbrellas as the rain was unexpected... More 

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Danville, Ca
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our stay here was great. All the other camps (excluding animal sightings) were long in the tooth and dirtier. We stayed in a total of 4 camps and Mopani was our first stay and our favorite. The other three camp all had a Mugg & Beans restaurant. That got old after 5 nights. In the Mopani restaurant the menu was... More 

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lovely stay! 3 bedroom chalet was lovely! Views were amazing from verandah over the river. This is a big camp but still, so well thought out. There was an independent restaurant and the food was fabulous! Really enjoyed Mopani, the pool, service, game viewing, everything! Well done guys and thanks for a memorable stay. Great shop well stocked with groceries... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Because we booked at peak time at short notice, we took this camp as an alternative to the more sought-after Oliphants or Satara. So we were not expecting a great deal, but were generally pleasantly surprised. On the plus side we saw three magnificent male lions stalking in the long grass on the camp sunset drive. The restaurant is adequate... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Travelling the whole of Kruger National Park (Pafuri to Malelane), it is safe to say that Mopani is the bst camp in the northern part of the park. It is clean, well maintained and still captures the safari feel. Other northern camps are disappointing. The restaurant at Mopani is large, has a good range on the menu and looks over... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Avoid the restaurant at Mopani. The service is bad and the food even worse. Too much salt in the beef patty and they sell some terrible instant coffee as filter coffee. South African National Park should ged rid of this concessioner as they are only creating a negative perception of an otherwise wonderful camp in Kruger.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed in the Mopani Camp for a week during August, and it was without a doubt the best camp I've stayed in. 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 man huts, to... More 

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visited Kruger for 4 days (3 nights) with 6 people in total. We were given the guest rooms which was basically our own area with 4 cottages, a living area (fully equipped) and an outdoor bar with a fridge. Located on a river, we arrived and could see the we shared the water with large crocs and elephants, an amazing... More 

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Address: Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 102
Also Known As:
Mopani Rest Camp Hotel Kruger National Park

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