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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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    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in several of the rest camps in Kruger, however this was our favourite. The chalet had everything we needed, including a good view of a honey badger, and african wildcat! A good seating area outside, and the pool was very refreshing for a mid-day dip!

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Giessen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for five nights in March 2015. This is a great restcamp, centrally located at Kruger National Park (KNP): This was my second stay, and both times I have enjoyed the circular layout of the bungalow. The wildlife definitely makes the rounds in the camp, and we were visited regularly by honey badgers, African wild cats, and genets, while braaing.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in January 2015. We had a great time in the basic camping accommodation. We felt it was good value for money, given that it is a camp in the heart of the Kruger. We saw an unbelievable range of animals, and the big 5. The camp offered great safari drives, and we embarked on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this camp because it is central and it has the biggest lion population of the area. So lots of chances to see lions. The camp has nice rooms (rondavels) that are very quiet with a nice terrace were you can sit and enjoy a braai. The restaurant is one of a chain (Mugg and Bean) and it has... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the Satara Rest camp as part of a 6 night safari. Being embedded within the Kruger National Park meant that we were able to maximise our time viewing the wild animals (Park rules stipulate the hours you are allowed within the park, with severe fines / prosecution for not obeying the rules). The accommodation was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SatAra offered us a clean comfortable place to stay in Kruger. It was great to be able to access the park early in the morning to allow us to see great animal sightings. The cottages were very clean and great for self catering. We even saw a honey badger in the camp site. Great place to stay.

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Satara camp to be considerably better than the Olifants experience we had had the night before. Reception was welcoming, the common areas (reception, shop and restaurants) were clean and well-presented and the overall impression was good. We were allocated a rondavel in circle A which, to be truthful, is a little tired with more "duiweltjies" (spiky thorny plants... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation was ok, but it needs a renovation. The swimming pool is small but was nice, when is very hot. They also have a rest., that was very practical if you don't want to cook. The room has air conditioner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed at Satara rest camp for 3 nights when visiting Kruger. Kruger itself is easy to get around though the animals you see is a matter of pot luck. We had a fence hut in the camp so could see directly through the fence to whatever animals were close by (try to get huts 166, 167, 168 If you can).... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Rather disappointing stay a couple of nights ago with little to no water pressure which made showering and even filling the kettle, a challenge. Cellular reception for Vodacom was patchy and insufficient to make/connect a call. We stayed in circle A and the areas outside the units are very badly maintained. Grass doesn't exist anymore (both within the circle and... More 

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