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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
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Norman, Oklahoma
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390 reviews 390 reviews
99 hotel reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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183 reviews 183 reviews
180 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 24

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