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Satara Rest Camp

48 km from Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Satara Rest Camp
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Satara is situated in the central grasslands of the Kruger National Park. This has to be one of the best areas in the park for game viewing - especially the predators! Accommodation is in basic, but clean and comfortable huts. There are different categories of huts. Meals at the Mugg and Bean are very good. Can't complain about Satara at... More 

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Tete, Mozambique
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Kruger Park in March 2015 and stayed in Satara rest camp. The walls of the room was dirty and the service in general was poor. I will not recomend the small rondawels at Satara to anyone

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Pretoria, South Africa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
28 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Satara has some of the best wildlife in Kruger and the huts are well maintained. They are by no means luxurious but you experience nature in a very intimate way and have enough personal privacy to make this stay special.

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Brasov, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the three rest camps we tried in the park, this was the one we liked the best, and where we stayed the most - 3 nights. The little huts are equipped with just about everything you need for a stay like this, it is well taken care of by the staff. We were lucky with great wildlife spotting... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic rest stop, basic facilities, no views to talk of. Convenient stop for those travelling through the Kruger. There is a reasonable Mugg and Bean restaurant on site. Only real downside to the property was again the very strong smell of creosote (Timber Preservative)

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From tents to lovely bungalows. Very responsible price for what you get. Clean, comfortable beds and full kitchen. Then when you add in the fact that you are in the heart of Kruger National Park this is truly a great value and experience. We did a sunset game drive which was of course very special. Came within feet of two... More 

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Saldanha, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in Lower Sabie, but as it was fully booked settled on Satara. Assuming that viewing animals is top priority, I experienced Satara and surrounds the best place to be. We went as far south as Crocodile Bridge and up North to Letaba, and spotted the most animals close to Satara, including the Big 5, with a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot beat the location of Satara for some of the best game viewing in the Kruger National Park – We have regularly seen the big cats in this area, and on this 7-day trip a pride of 41 Lion, including two white cubs. The female leopard we found on the S100 was one of the best sightings of Leopard... More 

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Pretoria
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Friday 1 May 2015, my now fiance arranged a private 'special' game drive from Satara. Unbeknown to me, his reasoning was to take me into the Kruger Park that I love so much, to propose to me at sunset. Regardless of the naturally exciting and romantic event unfolding, we were allocated a game ranger called Edward. And Edward by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reception desk staff are so rude, walked in a greeted the four ladies, not one acknowledged me. While standing waiting the one receptionist says I must go stand somewhere else and wait for another receptionist who was training a trainee. They don't inform you they doing training and ask for your patience. They seem to think they doing you a... More 

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