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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Punda Maria Restcamp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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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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32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 reviews 3 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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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park

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