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Bateleur Bushveld Camp

140 km from Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A small camp (7units) where I could easily spend a week. We had Unit 1 (sleeps 6, each couple has a room. The main bedroom had air-conditioning. The unit was very close to the hide, and the animals were visible from the verandah- almost like have one's own private camp. Only slight inconvenience was the very large dining furniture on... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This secluded camp is a supurp bushveld camp. The manager and staff are excellent and very familiar with the animals and birds in the area. The night drive was great and we saw several nocturnal animals including a leopard. Because it is a bushveld camp, there are no stores or restaurants so be prepared to bring your own food and... More 

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1 Thank SusanO3
Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Bateleur is a small secluded camp away from everything.If you want peace and quite this is the place.Great for birds and when conditions are right great game viewing. The red rocks river is the main water source here so game relies on this river.We went when river pretty dry but still saw game around area including elephants and giraffe etc.... More 

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Secunda, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our little group booked two chalets next to one another, and we were all well satisfied with this quiet, well run camp. The staff get applause all around as they were very helpful, and keep the place spotless. One can obtain the use of a TV for small deposit, but we were quite happy to be without. There is a... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Bateleur is decidedly off the beaten track, which is why we chose it. It's a space for privacy, quiet, relaxation and self-sufficiency. For those less prepared, it's not all that far from the more touristy Shingwedzi, which has an excellent shop. The open kitchen/boma/seating area (with fridge and chest freezer) is a wonderful space from which to watch the many... More 

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Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

At the end of a long, poorly maintained gravel road. The whole place is not looked after properly; there were problems with the electrics and the plumbing. It was supposed to be upscale with television, but it did not work. The reception staff did not have a grasp of what tourists might be interested in and were not particularly welcoming.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in March 2014 and found the camp to be friendly and peaceful. The accommodation is immaculately cleaned every day (quite necessary for the outside areas due to all of the bugs each evening which then attract bats) and is better equipped than some other self-catering camps.The hide is lovely and although we didn't see all... More 

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a smaller camp in Kruger, but the cabin I had was very nice and compared favorably with any of the other rest camps. I saw more birds in the surrounding area here than I did elsewhere, but the game wasn't as plentiful. Saw a lot of mosquitos in this area, so make sure you have repellent with you.

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1 Thank LoverOfSeattle
Swellendam, South Africa
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The chalets in this camp are very spacious and designed for 4+ guests, so there is much wasted space for just 2 people, and as one pays for the whole chalet it can be a pricey option. This camp is famous for its birdlife but during the winter months many of them have flown to warmer climates. Surrounding chalets with... More 

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3 Thank GREEN15
Gauteng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have been to many of these camps in the KNP but only recently decided to stay further north and booked a chalet at Bateleur Camp well in advance . These camps are more expensive than the larger camps but one is rewarded with a fantastic personal experience. Bateleur has only 7 or 8 chalets and the peace and solitude... More 

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