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Mopani Rest Camp

Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with previous reviewers (bsy & 975danie). First off - the camp is stunning looking - wonderful architecture and views - and we did not stay there - rather we drove from Letaba for lunch. On arrival a rather befuddled manager tried to get us to sit in an empty area under the restaurant but it looked completely neglected... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chalets are excellent for larger groups with good size covered stoops and a fixed braai nearby. The rooms (as far as I know) are all air con and well kitted kitchens. There are a couple of good swimming pools to freshen up between game drives. Good shop and a nice bar looking over a large dam. Long views to... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with everything that 975danie said in the previous review. Despite beautiful architecture, the service was appalling, with an ineffectual manager who disappeared for long periods of time, absent waiters, and a painfully slow kitchen. It took at least 45 mins before our orders were taken, and another 45 minutes before our food arrived. The burgers were inedible and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough not to have to stay a night at Mopani but we did stop for lunch. The waitress got our orders wrong several times and then wondered off and we never saw her again until we were ready to pay. At which point instead of apologising said it wasn't her field. Our food (5 burgers) took an... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely camp. Loved how quiet it was around the bungalows. We saw plenty of elephant and buffalo. The bird life was varied and enjoyed seeing the open billed storks and marabou storks. The viewing from the restaurant deck was stunning, especially when having a sun downer. New Years at the camp was quiet and peaceful.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

our first visit chose unit with view over the dam. The special surprise was a nighttime visit from a genet which sat on the rock by our table for a good while. The unit was clean but basic but lovely view over the dam. restaurant has good view over dam.

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White River, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This was our first holiday at Letaba Camp,and we enjoyed it a lot. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. The receptionist was one of the most funny woman that I have very met. She made us laugh from we came there until we left.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, comfortable, , very kind people. During low season you can enjoy better the Mopani experience; the riverside during sunrise and sunshine is a wonderful and comfortable place to watch animals with the typical African light.

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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

booked a 2 room chalet only to find that its actually only 1.5 rooms, very deceiving on the website. chalets are showing serious wear and tear and geysers have for some reason been installed on the patios where you sit. however chalet 101,102 offer spectacular views of the dam with wonderful birds and wildlife enjoying the water. expensive but the... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Mopani was our first experience of a Kruger rest camp and proved to be a good choice. Our request for a specific unit (based on social media recommendations) prior to arrival was noted, although never guaranteed, but happily we did receive our requested unit (43) on check-in. The FF6V cottage sleeps 6 in three twin bedrooms. We entered our unit... More 

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