We recently completed a long, full day game-drive safari starting from Skukuza to Lower Sabie on H4-1 and back and saw loads of wildlife, including a leopard crossing a dry riverbed not far outside the Skukuza rest camp.
We didn't stay at the rest camp in Skukuza but we stopped here for a drink and some snacks and really enjoyed the view of the Sabie River from this location. The accommodations also seemed quite good for those interested in staying directly inside the KNP, an option we are very interested in trying having seen the Skukuza and the Lower Sabie rest camp accommodations. The rest camp store was also very good, lots of provision and souvenir shopping you can do here.
Without having stayed here we can recommend looking into the Shukuza rest camp if you want to stay within the park and can highly recommend the drive from Shukuza to Lower Sabie along the H4-1 for wildlife viewing. Just be careful for elephants that seem to be crossing the road everywhere in the early afternoon, making their way to the river. Lots of elephant traffic jams.
- 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