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Punda Maria Restcamp

Kruger National Park, South Africa
Punda Maria Restcamp
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Barring for having to do some maintenance myself on the squeaky roof gum pole especially after being promised by the assistant manager and maintenance staff it would be fixed the tented accommodation is a great bushveld experience. We did also think that the tents could do with some long overdue maintenance which the smaller camps at KNP are seriously lacking.... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling to Punda Maria from Port Elizabeth was quite tiresome but worth it. The 3 bedroomfamily chalet was clean and as a bonus all rooms had an en-suite bathroom. The linen was old and need to be replaced. Kitchen inventory did not correspond with the actual goods and this has to be looked at. One draw back is noisy staff... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit of a long haul up to Punda Maria through some of the mopani woods with a lot of elephant and not much else. Quite a reward at the end. We stayed in a safari tent. Terrific accommodation at a very low price. Floodlit walkways, a view over the bush, we had grysbok buffalo and finally bush babys!... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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