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Bloomfield, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Four Rhinos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Seeing four rhinoceros wallowing in a pool a few meters from your car is enough to win over even the most critical person. This was my experience just a few months ago when I visited Kruger in 2013. The amazing thing is that you just cannot believe you are actually witnessing it! I stayed at Berg-en-Dal whilst in the park and generally it seemed clean and the staff particularly friendly and helpful. Especially the woman at the booking in desk. The accommodation was okay be it a little dark and pokey with face brick throughout and very small rooms. The kitchen was simple and thank goodness open plan as I think I might have suffocated otherwise. The restaurant served fresh tasty food and yet again the staff were really very patient and efficient. What a fabulous pool

  • Stayed September 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I must admit to some trepidation booking a bungalow at Berg en Dal rest camp because I'd been told they were quite basic. In my case I booked a type BA3U which lists the following facilities: 3 single beds, Aircon, Fridge, Hotplate, Sink, Utensils, Wc and shower. I stayed for just one night. The bedroom, kitchen area and bathroom were very clean, the bed surprisingly comfortable. Kitchen crockery and cutlery were provided as well as some utensils. I heard that the restaurants at the rest camps are not at all good, so I brought charcoal and food and had a BBQ (braai) on the grill area outside. Make sure to bring a torch! Overall I was very pleased with the standard of accommodation and wouldn't hesitate to use Berg en Dal again providing I got a bungalow of the same or better quality. I've rated the property "very good" because it was so much better than I expected and perfectly acceptable (I'm normally a hotels kind of guy).

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Camp for a short stay. For longer camping it is too. In need of a renovation. Part of the equipment is already quite worn. The restaurant has the same menu as everywhere, and that's a shame. After a week it's annoying.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great camp site, however as with all the restaurants that are run by SANParks, avoid them.

Disappointment when it comes to restaurant food delivery. What sadness me even more is that this is the same statement for all the camps we visited; Lower Sabie, Satara, Skukuza and Letaba. They all have the same menu and they all have the same product delivery.

Tip: If you want to eat and need to eat at the camp order the chicken pizza (ask for the chillies to be removed if you don’t like it hot), as this is the best meal on the menu.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Adriaan S
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Nuevo, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I love the area in the southern section of Kruger National Park. Last year I spent 3 nights at Malelane and opted for Berg en Dal for two nights this year. We stayed in perimeter unit #25. The location relative to the fence was great, and was just adjacent to the Rhino Walking Trail. The interior of the unit had been updated at some point, however was still showing signs of poor upkeep. The cover to the aircon fell off in the middle of the night and the drawers in the kitchen were all broken.

This unit had a separate toilet and shower area. The toilet was very small and cramped as one of the previous posts indicated. The shower area was the biggest of any of the camps we stayed at. The water pressure was great as well.

If I were to choose again between Berg en Dal and Malelane I would opt for Malelane because of the quiet intimacy of the camp and because of its proximity to the main roads.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank deamole
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Just been to Kruger and had a wonderful time. Such a pity the restaurants and in particular the one at Berg en Dal are so poorly managed. We waited an hour and half for our Burger and T Bone steak. It was not good and also very expensive. There were only 4 tables and the kitchen could not cope with that. It's such a pity that they can't get that right because it taints an otherwise great experience.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were a group of six and chose to stay at this game lodge for a night. We booked a two bedrooms chalet. Extra beds were put for kids. Kitchenette was fully equipped. There was a nice family space inside as well outside the chalet. Barbeque klin was provided. The best part was being amidst nature.
I would say that the chalet was very clean, well furnished and unintimidating. The camp is very well maintained.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Humera R
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Property: Berg-en-Dal
Address: Malelane Gate | Southern Kruger, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 163 Specialty Lodging in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Berg-en-Dal 2*
Number of rooms: 94
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Berg-En-Dal Hotel Kruger National Park

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