No frills accommodation in thatched rondavel. It was clean and well maintained, signs of some recent up grading, new lights etc. Bathroom fine, kitchen OK - basic utensils only. The camp is quite large and busy, though the accommodations are away from the bustle of the main area. The front desk is in quite a small office, and this soon fills up with people. Shopping facilities OK. There is some building work in a new area of the camp; I think this may be additional facilities.
The main problem I had with this camp was the chaotic restaurant. There is a self-service section, which does not have enough tills for busy times (breakfast, lunch, dinner) leading to very long queues, 15 minutes we experienced. The service section is staffed by people who do not show any signs of wanting to serve you, and in fact try to push you to the self-service section. In the evening there was supposed to be a choice of carvery or menu, but we were told it was only the carvery (self service), later the next table insisted and the menu was available. The carvery food choice was poor and the quality not that great. Avoid this – if you are at this camp then self-catering is the best option.
- 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