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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sightings & Safari - 5/5 - We were lucky to see 4 full grown lions right outside the camp on the night drive..sheer luck I guess..they were sitting/strolling just 100mts away from the camp gate, right in the middle of the tar road. Food - Best to carry own meat, food & drinks..there are resturants but mugg & beans -... More 

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Satara Restcamp is in quite good condition, and reasonably well-maintained. The restaurant is now a Mugg & Bean, and a huge improvement on what was there before. It has a well-stocked shop with a good range of merchandise including fresh produce. Our accommodation (two huts) was OK, and had a with fridge (behind secure wire door), and hotplate and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love kruger national park every year we return as a family for a holiday. Every year I see how thing improve and the work put into this wonderful place. I was so impressed with Satara rest camp it's clean really clean. The staff are outstanding friendly and caring. The shop is well stocked and looked after. The beds are... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

satara was our last stop in the kruger and of the 3 camps were we could find a booking for camping, the biggest. i would say that the ablution blocks might not have been enough for the big camp, no waterhole here, a well stocked shop and the first camp we found that now has a mug and bean and... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

old fashioned and lots of flies in the kitchen which needs an update, lots of space and great surroundings outside. Wildlife aplenty. Needs a revamp. This accommodation houses six people, better to go for smaller, newer accommodation in my opinion. Good rest camp with great mug and bean restaurant and gift shop, pool etc...

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Satara has it all! We saw all but the leopard from the big 5 within 1 hour of arriving, not to mention lots of beautiful birds! The night game drive was awesome! We found a pride of lions gorging themselves on some unlucky wildebeest, several hyaenas and jackals too. This camp has the best restaurant of all the ones we... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with my wife and my 4 years old son. We stayed in a BD3B bungalow, that is for 3 people. The bungalow was renewed so everything was good. On our first night, about 4:00 am, a lion roaring just outside of Satara woke us up. It was amazing!!!! I will be back, definitely!!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Satara rest camp might not be as big or have as many amenities as Skukuza rest camp, but its location makes it one of the best rest camps. As it is centrally located in Kruger park, your game viewing experience is vast and varied. We saw almost all the big 5 only missing the leopard. And had an amazing night... More 

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Nice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a nice and quiet rest camp. Although booked full we did not find it crowded. The cabins are clean and well maintained. Facilities were good. Staff was helkful. We had to book 2 cabins as we were 3, and no 3bed cabins remained. It was not possible to order (and indeed place) and extra ben in the cabin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Always one of my favourite areas for game but I don't really like the camp layout and general ambiance. Best roads to visit are s100. Best hide for birding sweni hide sometimes better than lake panic.best waterhole s12 s40 junction, although the last time I visited it was dry. Back to the camp, it's always just ok but u just... More 

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