We stayed for two nights in Satara restcamp. The bungalow (2 pers.) was basic and needed a update. There were no utensils (there is a fridge), but the bed and shower were comfortable. Don't try the restaurant, the staff is friendly but the food is quite bad. Bring your own and use the bbq (communal kitchens have only two electric cooking plates, boiled water and no utensils). The shop has a lot of souvenirs but not so much food (so buy your food before entering Kruger).
The good news about Satara is that the surroundings are great! We saw a lot of animals by daylight (and not so much cars) and really enjoyed the sunset drive and night drive (big 5 in an hour and the guides were very friendly, funny and told a lot about the wildlife)! We did see lions, hyena's and a leopard close to the camp.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Satara is a busy camp, and not without reason. It is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. The calls of owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated intermittently by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roars of lion. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Satara Restcamp Hotel Kruger National Park