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Punda Maria Restcamp

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Punda Maria Restcamp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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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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Ghent, Belgium
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173 reviews 173 reviews
170 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed staying here. We booked thinking we just had a basic room, to our surprise it had a fridge with a freezer. The store is well run and stocked with all of what you will need. We had very good game drives, it was our first day in the park, we loved being in places with no other... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Punda Maria, in the far north of the Kruger park is often maligned as not having as much game as one will find in the Southern regions of the park. We found this assertion completely wrong and throughly enjoyed our 8 nights in one of the oldest camps in the Park. The countryside changes with every mile you drive and... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good choice if you want to see northern parts of Kruger Park. Seems to be clean and staff helpful (with small exception in restaurant, when waiter forget to inform us that there is no more t-bone steak that day before he gave us a menu and he said this when i try to order it). We lived in our motorhome... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Arriving at this camp after a long drive was quite a surprise. The camp is still set up like many other Kruger camps were in the 60's. The units were very small and had the absolute minimum as far as equipment went. We had to make use of a communal cooking area which was pretty dirty and had to purchase... More

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CapeTown : South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited in 2012 and return this year as we hade a really great visit here and will again stay longer this year despite a 1200km + trip as this camp which has this a very special ambiance. I had last visited with my parents in 1966 and some things had not changed which is great - they have preserved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Punda Maria. I came unprepared (as usual!). It was a surprise that the usual amenities are not available in the bungalows, but the shop had everything I needed for a braai. The restaurant was very good, I had their pap & vleis - delicious and a very nice glass of wine. My tip would... More

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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at this camp in October 2013 for two nights and had a fantastic time, we hired three cottages and were well prepared, bringing all our food, loads of BBQing and a few glasses of vino at night. Each night, as we were working the BBQ we had a visitor in the shape of a Spotted Genet who came... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed at Punda Maria for just the one night of a four night trip to Kruger. Our favourite camp for the holiday. We stayed in a tent which was clean, with excellent amenities and private (couldn't see another person from the balcony. The highlight, of course, was not the room but the wildlife. We went on night and morning drives... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This camp seemed to be smaller than the others in the park. Accomodation was better than the other camps, room was cleaner as was the bathroom but restaurant was below average but at least it was open. Fine for an overnighter but not for a holiday.

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 24

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