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Punda Maria Restcamp

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Middelburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first visit since childhood in the 1970's.. The bungalows look the same on the outside but the interior has been modernised. We stayed in a safari tent which was on the side of the small camp. We had some hiccup with a broken shower, but it was fixed the next day. Bird life is fantastic and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This camp is located in my favourite part of Kruger, and conveniently close to Punda Maria gate as well as Pafuri gate. Make a trip to the legendary Crook's Corner, and have picnic at Pafuri Picnic stop, the best in Kruger. But the camp it self is still the very original buildings, which is quaint and cool, but very cramped... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The camp's main feature is the waterhole just in front of the fence, with a lookout. We had tons and tons of elephant and buffalo coming to drink the whole night/ evening, buffalo passing in fornt of our fence campsite. The infrastructure is a little less good Han in the bigger southern camps, but the waterhole experience mad ethos the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Punda Maria is one of the older resptcamps in the Kruger Park. Their Bungalows are in the style of the original ones built in the park. They have a certain old world charm. I keot expecting find Frederick Courtenay Selous sitting on the verahdah of one of them. We stayed in the Tented Camp within the Restcamp. The Tented camp... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The northern Kruger Park is definitely not the hive of activity that you experience in the southern part. It has not received the same investment for that very reason BUT it has everything you need for a comfortable & enjoyable rest camp to thoroughly explore this wonderful section of the park. Huge herds of Buffalo , Elephants and Zebras (Hundreds... More 

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Castillos, Uruguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

To get the real feeling of the yesterday Kruger Park, Punda Maria is the place. Old style bungalows with comunal cooking and braai areas. Average restaurant. Lots of animals in the vicinacy( elephants, buffalo and nyala)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Service o.k. except cleaners stole teaspoons I brought with me because no catering equipment was supplied. Toilette was reeking after sewerage,had to close door at night. wooden roof in shower loose, hit my head on it. poor maintenance. Did not get my pensioners discount from Forever Resort, was advised to book directly at SAN Parks. No such luck. Driver at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Stayed in a lovely 6-bed family cottage. Rest camp is small and old, but had a very comfortable stay and enjoyed driving Mahonie Loop (beautiful trees) and taking a trip to Pafuri picnic site and Crook's Corner. Only negative was the road to Punda Maria gate - very slow through villages after leaving the N1.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the oldest camps I have been to in Kruger. The chalets are small and have less private outdoor areas than most. It is still good and clean, and conveniently close to Punda Maria Gate. Short drive to Pafuri Gate and next camp. Good enough shop and great camping site

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Stayed in a bungalow that is very rustic and unfortunately poorly maintained like the shower sliding door that doesn't work and the shower head that is disfunctionel etc. It is however still good value for money and the camp as a whole is a pleasure. Stayed in the Safari Tents before and they are super.One place in the KNP where... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Punda Maria Restcamp

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