Accommodation in Kruger National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Mopani Camp - Kruger Park

Situated 50 km North of Letaba Rest Camp, on the eastern bank of the Pioneer Dam lies Mopani Rest Camp. In the heart of Mopani Veld, it is 74 km from Phalaborwa Gate.

Sit tight at the lookout point in the camp, or at the nearby balcony of the ladies bar, and be treated to a constant stream of animals such as hippo, waterbuck, impala, warthog, elephant, buffalo and for the lucky ones even lion. The camp overlooks the Pioneer Dam where there are plenty of water birds to be seen.

The Tropic of Capricorn loop and the Nshawu pans are an excellent area to see game as there are some open plains that host species such as blue wildebeest, burchell’s zebra, buffalo and the rarer tsessebe. Black-backed jackal and caracal are some of the smaller more unusual species to look out for.

Room Description at :

Bungalow (BD4)(BD4Z mobility challenged)
- Base Rate 2 People - Max 4 People
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- 1 bunk bed
- Aircon
- Fridge - Hotplate - Sink - Utensils
- Wc and shower

Cottage (FB4)
- Base Rate 2 People - Max 4 People
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Aircon
- Bench Bed
- Kitchen - Equipped
- Wc and shower
- Wc, shower and bath

Guest Cottage (FF6)
- Base Rate 4 People - Max 6 People
- 1 bathroom with shower and bath
- 1 bathroom with WC and shower
- 1 bedroom with fan only
- 2 bedrooms with aircon
- 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- Kitchen - Equipped
- Seperate wc

Xanetsi Guest House (GXN)
- Luxury unit - View of the dam
- Base Rate 4 People - Max 8 People
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- 4 bathrooms, each with w/c, bath and shower
- Aircon
- Kitchen - Equipped

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, bedding and 14%VAT

Rates Exclude:
Optional Extras

Extra information

Climate:  Mopani is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winters are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.

Handy Hints:  Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. Kruger is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Slow travel and regular stopping produces much more action than covering a lot of ground.
Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods
Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to take along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.
Do not leave any food unattended, as thieving monkeys and baboons are a constant threat.

Please take note:   The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar and 40 km/h on gravel.
Visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicle other than at designated get out points and rest camps.
Pets are not permitted in a national park
Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate and sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. Open vehicles must obtain the necessary permit.
Feeding of the animals is strictly prohibited for your own as well as the animal’s safety and well-being.
Kruger is a malaria zone. See Park/Malaria for more details.

Wheelchair Access:  All the public facilities such as the reception, day visitor picnic area, restaurant, shop, and cafeteria are accessible and each has an accompanying barrier free toilet. In addition the camp has a lookout platform and a ladies bar, both of which overlook the impressive Pioneer Dam in the valley below. Both of these facilities are accessed down ramps. In addition to the public facilities, the camp has 2 four-bedded chalets with barrier free facilities.One of these has a steep path from the parking zone. There is a swimming pool, but no barrier free access point is provided.

Conference Facilities are available.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

(See WILD details elsewhere on this site)

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .............. R66,00 per adult / R33 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R132,00 per adult / R66,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R264,00 per adult / R132,00 per child, per day

A non-refundable fee, payable in advance, of R34.00 per adult and R17.00 per child is charged on all advance reservations for day visits. This is charged in addition to conservation fees and applies equally to WILD members.


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

(See WILD details elsewhere on this site)

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R70,00 per adult / R35,00 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R140,00 per adult / R70,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors)............ R280,00 per adult / R140,00 per child, per day

A non-refundable fee, payable in advance, of aproximatey R40.00 per adult and R20.00 per child is charged on all advance reservations for day visits. This is charged in addition to conservation fees and applies equally to WILD members.