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Mopani Rest Camp

Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Mopani Rest Camp
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Johannesburg, Südafrika
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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155 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
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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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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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