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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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    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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
34 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
48 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Tallinn, Estonia
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57 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

As probably most of the people, we were in northern Kruger because of the birds. And the trip was worth the effort, we saw and photographed some species we did not see anywhere else in South Africa. Punda Maria camp was the only camp in Kruger where we did not sleep in a rondavel-style chalet, instead there were rondavel-style terraced... More 

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Hazyview
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went to Phunda Camp for a few days of camping. I love this camp as it is not as busy as the rest of the park and the ablution blocks were great , they were always clean and there was always hot water (not like some of the other BIG camps) and because it's a small camp there are... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived after a drive from JNB airport and a stop at Phalaborwa (Pick n'Pay) to stock up for the start of our 2 week trip north to south in the Kruger. Check-in was easy, the camp shop had most of the stuff we needed . We stayed in a big well equipped tent with all the usual Kruger gear... More 

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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36 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I did not stay the night here, but visited during the day and traveled around the area. This appeared to be a well kept, friendly rest camp. The office personnel perhaps could be a teensy bit more friendly, but other than that, everything appeared to be in order. Again, since this is northern Kruger, this is a must for bird... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Our group stayed in one of the permanent tents and in one of the two large guest houses. Both are modern and spacious and of far higher quality than most of the accommodation in this camp, which is generally old and cramped. Both had decks with views, and the kitchen in the guest house is large and well equipped, the... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

With soft twin beds, an en-suite bathroom, a private viewing deck and an outdoor kitchen, Punda Maria Tented Camp is both pleasingly simple and satisfyingly comfortable. The tents are situated on the perimeter of the Punda Maria National Parksboard gate camp at Kruger National Park, overlooking natural, open bushveld. The canvas-enclosed shower has big windows overlooking wide, green Fever Trees.... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

It was a while ago but it was an utermost experience. The northern part of Kruger is wonderfull and not so many people. Driving around very slow to see some game, some ? no a lot. Really a bush experience. Perfect place to stay for several days to discover the area ! Highly reccomended !!!

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 24

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