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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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Mopani is a large camp in the Kruger Park with some positives and negatives. Positives Very clean and well run rest camp. Build with lots of pockets of bush in between clusters of units which blends in well with the environment. Large size rooms and units when comparing to many of the camps in the South. Often has accommodation available... More 

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Kerala, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Its located towards northern kruger.Animal sightings were poor compared to southern camps.Rooms were ok.Food was good.There is a dam behind the camp,but couldnt spot much..May be we were not lucky...overall:ok

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The rest camp is certainly perfectly located for game viewing in either a southernly or northernly direction. On arrival (between main gate and camp we saw SO SO much it almost crossed off the entire trip list!) 🌟 rooms are great but remember kitchens are open kitchens and are outside the unit's. So take mosquito repellant. 🌟 check with docter... More 

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Scotland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lovely camp. great staff. They have a RESTAURANT, not just fast food. Lovely accommodation, very relaxed camp. Good game around, elephants, buffalo, sable antelope, lovely place, good people, we'll visit again. Very relaxed.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came to the kruger not knowing what to expect and had our first night at mopani. We wished we had stayed longer. We were in a family lodge which was clean and comfortable. We would definitely return as one night was not enough to really enjoy the place. The restaurant was good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived at Mopani following a night at Berg-en-Dal and three nights at Satara which had been very different to each another. Well, to say Mopani was different again would be an understatement. We were lucky enough to have two six bed bungalows overlooking the Pioneer Dam and the views from our verandah were simply stunning, particularly at sunset. These... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were weary of staying here re the reports of not enough wildlife - well - the reports are false!! We saw loads elephants, buffalo, lion!! Yes saw 2 mail lion, zebra, wildebeest, owls, eagles, hippo, more hippo, more elephant, even crocs. We stayed in family cottage number 9. the views over the Pioneer dam from the cottages are spectacular... 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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