This was one of the nicest camps that I visited in Kruger NP. I really enjoyed the fact that you can camp right next to the rest camp fence - effectively allowing you to spot animals when you least expect it!
It has a good restaurant with friendly staff...an expensive shop where you can buy your basic foodstuffs and a few other items.
Reception seemed a bit disorganized when more than 2 or 3 people come into the office at once...but this is Africa after all. Otherwise they were all friendly and helpful. In fact, when I found out that the power plug in our campsite wasn't working they managed to get someone there to fix it before dark.
Campsites were quite nice...not much shade, so if you are camping, might want to take soem form of gazebo or something. Swimming pool is handy when summer comes and heat rises above 30 degrees C.
Game viewing was really great here...big herds of elephants and good chances of seeing big cats.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the stay at Satara. Only thing I would change is if I had more money I would have enjoyed staying in one of the chalets.
- 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