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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 helpful votes 11 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 hotel reviews
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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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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
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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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42 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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33 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Formby, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 24

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