We booked a luxury riverside bungalow and stayed at the Skukuza camp for a week in September 2007. This was the perfect time of year to spot animals-we saw all of the 'Big Five' within 2 days! The foliage is lacking and the temperature is slightly cooler than average so spotting animals is far easier at this time of year.
The bungalow itself was lovely, on the river as the name suggests. It was clean and was serviced daily. The outdoor kitchen was clean and functional. Crockery is provided. We watched monkeys stealing the bananas from our fridge! Be warned!
The camp has a number of restaurants and shops all of which are good value. Internet access is available at the cafeteria.
Listening to the sounds of the Kruger Park by night is an experience we'll never forget and the blanket of stars over head has to be seen to be believed.
We took part in sunrise and sunset game drives - these are organised at the camp reception. Both were good fun although we saw far more animals on the sunrise drives. Also participated in afternoon treks which were really informative and not at all strenuous. It makes sense to organise drives/treks in advance as these become fully booked VERY quickly and we saw many disappointed guests at reception!
All things considered, we really enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend a stay at Skukuza.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river's edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Skukuza Restcamp - Kruger National Park Hotel Kruger National Park