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Punda Maria Restcamp

Kruger National Park, South Africa
Punda Maria Restcamp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent there 2 nights using our own tent. Camp has plenty of space for tents, campers and other cars. We were able to park our car just next to the tent. All available facilities were on very convenient level. We had spot with "braai"- barbecue, where we cooked meat and made burgers. Barbecues are located next to the fence,... More 

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belgium
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17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting all the restcamps in the KNP, Punda Maria is for us the one camp that stands out. Not because of its grandeur, its well provided shop and restaurant, but because of is authenticity. Small, cosy, friendly and heartwarming place. We were very pleased by the staff in the shop, the restaurant and at the reception. When our car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was our first time going so far north and not really knowing what to expect. Our first night we stayed in a room with no catering. We had brought our own Braai meat and decided to join the communal Braai that evening. Well that was the best decision ever. Just about the whole camp seems to conglomerate around the... More 

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a very rainy country
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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very small but cozy camp especially for nature lovers. The rooms are very basic but they have everything you need. The restaurant is simple but good, it has a few tables inside and more outside. Not much choice for me as a vegetarian but they were able to cook me something, so I was happy. For game viewing, there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A beautiful part of the Kruger National Park with great bird life and magnificent trees. Take a drive up to Crook's Corner and Pafuri picnic site for the day. There's a family of fairly tame Nyala at the picnic site, and a lovely Fever tree forest further along the dirt road to Crook's corner.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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116 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our first time at this camp, it is fairly small and the layout is not as nice as some of the other camps. The permanent tents looked nice and more secluded, but they were booked. The shop is very small as is the restaurant. Although the service can be a bit slow, we enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. We... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Punda Maria is situated in the North of the Kruger Park. Because the vegetation is somewhat dominated by Mopani trees we didn't find as many animals up here but that didn't bother us as we came for some bird watching which was excellent. The camp isn't nearly as commercial as the camps further south and at times felt quite rustic.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The luxury tents in the camp are situated elevated from the rest of the camp which provide a wonderful view over the Mopani Bushes. The unit has en-suite shower & toilet. Love to hear the animal sounds in the night of hyena, baboon and elephant. I had a visit from a fire fly and that made me happy too. Experience... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We always stay at Punda Maria Camp, it remains one of our favourites in the Kruger. It is a smaller very peaceful camp in a beautiful setting. The busiest place being the caravan & camping area. The hide & the waterhole in front of the caravan park are terrific and a fair amount of game frequents it during the day.... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Third visit to this restcamp, this time staying for 1 night at the campsite (previously we slept in a luxury tent, which was excellent) The campsite is big and same principle as in most other restcamps, pick your spot, we camped next to the fence (not so much shade although) and not so far from the hide and the waterhole.... More 

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