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Punda Maria Restcamp

Kruger National Park, South Africa
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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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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Manila, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

.Stayed two nights in a bungalow at Punda Maria. Found it to be dark and small but very clean, in need of an update.The communal kitchen would benefit from being fully covered to keep the flies away from your food. The pool was refreshing although a lot of frogs around at night. We visited the waterhole on both nights and... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The rooms are small and dark and the BBQ facilities are almost ridiculously limited, while not being sheltered from any rain. The restaurant, which we attended for that reason on the second night, serves decent (not great) meals at a reasonable price. Service was adequate - SANParks standard, which is by now means bad. We had two nights at Punda... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We always book the safari tents in Punda maria and every time the experience is great. The beds are good, the linen is clean, the bathroom is neat and the kitchen is simple but sufficient. This time we had a problem with the light, but after reporting they took immediate action and when they could not find the problem we... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Punda Maria Restcamp in the Kruger Park over New Year, in what I can call our annual pilgrimage to this heavenly spot. We statyed as usual in the little 'hartbeeshuisie' units, which are quaint, if a little small. Although I believe accomodation in the Park run by SANParks is overpriced, these units... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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38 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Punda Maria, even the game viewing was much better in the southern park. The camp has a old time feel and is very peaceful, everything was clean......we not bird watchers and will rather return to the southern park side....

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed in Punda Maria during a week's holiday in KNP and it is one of our favourite. There is something about this camp that takes you back to a different era and completely relaxes you. There is a wonderful bird hide in the tent/caravan section along with the swimming pool. We used both and they were great. We ate... More

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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in one of their luxury tents, with outdoor terrace overlooking trees, very peaceful and game viewing good but not crowded, wonderful lion sighting just north of the camp really close and looking straight at us. One disaster when braii collapsed with burning coals but staff sorted and gave us dinner and the provided temporary braii. We... More

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Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We went to Punda Maria Rest camp in July 2013 and were pleasantly surprised at the service and cleanliness. Being avid campers we enjoyed the quiet of the relatively small camping area and the clean ablution blocks. The highlight of the weekend stay was the visiting herd of elephants that came to the watering hole on Friday and Saturday night.... More

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 13 hotels in Kruger National Park

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