I use satara at least once a year for the last 10 years. The quality has steadily declined. Rooms and kitchen are seldom cleaned to decent standards, rooms are absolute rubbish, and it has become severely over-priced. Staff assistance is non-existent. They do have good facilities (shop,pool, petrol station, game-drive vehicles, restaurant)- the restaurant is not really worth eating at though. The only real reason to stay at satara is the quality of the wildlife in the surrounding areas. Very few areas in the park offer the same quality for game viewing- particularly for big cats and hyena. The traffic at sightings in the surrounding areas though can often ruin the occasion. Some major improvements are needed in order for this camp to be considered satisfiable. Don't let the "you are in the bush" be an excuse for a lack of basic quality and services!
- 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