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Mopani Rest Camp

Mopani Rest Camp

Kruger National Park


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On the banks of the Pioneer Dam lies Mopani Rest Camp - a unique camp nestled amongst the koppies with Mopani trees and a huge gnarled old baobab tree in the heart of the camp. This camp has a pleasant layout and modern facilities including a restaurant, cafeteria area, well-stocked shop, fuel station, swimming pool and launderette. Accommodation is in bungalows that sleep up to 3, cottages that sleep between 4 and 6, or one guest house that can sleep up to 8.

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Our standard rates for a Bungalow BD4
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
20 March 2024 to 31 October 2024 GBP 168 USD 215 ZAR 3,986 EUR 198 per roomT00006 - Contracted FIT Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per room basis.

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



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Mopani Rest Camp Location.

Directions For Drivers

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Phalaborwa Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Phalaborwa Airport: The airport is situated approximately 3 km from Phalaborwa Gate. Turn left out of the airport onto President Steyn Street and then at the junction turn left and take the R71 to the Phalaborwa Gate. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park. Mopani Camp is approximately 74 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time.

From Hazyview: Take the R40 from Hazyview towards Bushbuckridge. Go through Bushbuckridge, Klaserie, Hoedspruit and Mica. Just past Mica, continue on the R40 towards Phalaborwa, and the Phalaborwa Gate will be signposted from here. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park.

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Take the R40 towards Bushbuckridge, and follow the directions as above.

From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg: Option 1 - take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni, Machadodorp (Toll Plaza), Waterval Boven and continue towards Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River (Witrivier). When you reach White River, follow the R40/Hazyview signs and the directions as above.

Option 2 - take the N1 northwards to Pretoria. Stay on the N1 until Pietersburg, and then take the R71 which leads to Phalaborwa.

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30 March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00 April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00 May/June/July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30 August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00 November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.



General Information For Guests

The Bungalows (2 single beds and 2 bunk beds in alcove) have one bathroom, a veranda with a kitchenette and an outside braai (barbecue).

The Cottages have one room with 2 single beds and there are 2 sleeper couches in the lounge, and also have 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), a veranda with kitchenette and an outside braai.

The Guest Cottages have 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each bedroom, plus 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), a kitchen, lounge/dining area, a large veranda and an outside braai.

The Guest House is situated in a prime position with a view of the dam. It is well-equipped with kitchen (with microwave oven), 4 bedrooms (one room with a double bed, and 2 single beds in each of the other rooms) and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV television is provided. There are also braai (barbecue) facilities.

Guided bush walks, game drives, bush breakfasts and sleep over stays in hides can be arranged with the camp, subject to an additional cost and availability.

The main camp has a public telephone, a post box, restaurant, Ladies Bar, cafeteria, swimming pool, shop, mini ATM facilities (located in the restaurant), a laundromat, a filling station, and a TV in the bar.

There is mobile phone reception.


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