Our 2 night stay was very enjoyable. This was the last stop of a 6 day total safari through the Kruger. For us this was the pick out of 2 larger camps we stayed at. Our "semi-luxury" bungalow was quite basic but clean, comfortable & serviced daily. We are also getting the idea that these bush / rest camps are not about "luxury" as such, but more about what facilities you prefer close at hand. What is most important to us is cleanliness and ease of access to that which we may need to use. This we were more than happy with. We preferred the layout both inside and out of the bungalows at Satara. They were also grouped in a far more thoughtful way that allowed better view / privacy. That is each one looking into the centre which consisted of a very large grassy treed area, and not into each other. This part of the Kruger park is also where we saw the big five. And we enjoyed the more open savannah landscape that was not so evident down south. We loved the evening film they put on in the open amphitheater, brought back memories of the old Drive-In. The shop has everything you need, but I would not rely on the restaurant for good food. My lunch was ok, but buffet dinner was very poor. Best option is to take own food or get from shop and use kitchen / Brai facilities. Each bungalow has a simple outdoor Brai. If you wish / expect to have more luxury and great restaurant food (nothing wrong with that either) then one should consider the more expensive lodges. Myself I actually enjoy the simple rustic experience that these rest camps offer, and importantly at an affordable price. It's where the locals go. I would definitely stay here again.
- 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