Pretoriuskop rest camp
Accommodation type: Bungalows, Huts, Guest Houses, Camping
Location: Southern Kruger National Park
Nearest Kruger gate: Numbi Gate (9km), Phabeni Gate (24km)
Nearest town: Hazyview (26km), White River (45km)
Food: Self-catering (restaurant & shop on-site)
Perfect for… Historical safari feel with nearby rare species
About Pretoriuskop rest camp
Pretoriuskop rest camp is a lovely, tranquil place, and is the original visitors rest camp in the park.
The local habitat offers quite unique ecozones and some rarer species of antelope and birds, although the woodlands can limit sightings of larger game somewhat. The camp is also host to an incredible variety of flora and spending an hour wandering around and inspecting the trees can deliver a superb number of species.
This is a smaller camp compared to most in the south of Kruger and the facilities are simple but good. Candidly, the Wimpy restaurant only serves fast food which can be a disappointment to visitors expecting something a little better, so our recommendation is to braai and barbecue your own food when staying here.
The camp also has a swimming pool, while accommodation is split between bungalows, huts and camping, as well as family cottages and guest houses for larger groups.
Facilities & services
Morning game drives available
Night game drives available
Guided bush walks available
Types of accommodation
Pretoriuskop rest camp is fairly compact but is home to a good selection of well-maintained accommodation options for various budgets and group sizes.
45 x tent or caravan sites, with or without power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities). Maximum of 6 persons per site.
(Unit code CK6P)
30 x rustic 2, 3, 5 or 6-bed units with ceiling fan and communal ablution facilities. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric hotplates is available.
(Unit codes ES2, ES3, ES5, ES6)
46 x rustic 2, 3, 5 or 6-bed units with communal ablution facilities. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric hotplates is available. Equipped with fridge and air-conditioning.
(Unit codes EB2, EB3, EB5, EB6)
52 x 2, 4 or 6-bed units. Units are equipped with ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths) and air-conditioning. Some have both hotplates and sinks. You have a choice of kitchenette or communal kitchen, as well as with or without perimeter view. A limited number of fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery, crockery, glasses and frying pan) are available for hire. Confirm when booking if you would like a choice of double or single bed.
(Unit codes BD2, BD2D, BD2M, BD2MZ, BD2Z, BG2, BG2D, BG4, BG6)
4 x 6-bed units (3 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 4 single beds) with well equipped kitchens, air-conditioning and living rooms. One bedroom has a bathroom en-suite (bath, toilet and washbasin) and there is a separate toilet, shower and washbasin for communal use. The kitchen has a gas stove (with oven), fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
(Unit codes FF6D, FF6DB)
1 x 4-bed units (2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 2 single beds) well equipped with air-conditioning, kitchen and living room. One bedroom has a bathroom en-suite (bath, toilet and washbasin) and there is a separate toilet, shower and washbasin for communal use. The kitchen has an electric hotplate, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
(Unit code FU4D)
These are large luxury units in prime positions inside the camp. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens) and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms (some with showers and baths, others with baths only). Bedrooms are housed in separate units from the main living area. TVs with limited DSTV channels are provided.
Pierre Joubert: Sleeps 16, with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds plus 2 bench beds in each room).
Doherty Bryant: Sleeps 9, with 3 bedrooms (1 double bed and 1 single bed in each room).
(Unit codes GH16, GH9B)
Pretoriuskop rest camp is located in the southwest of Kruger National Park. The closest park entrance gate is Numbi Gate (9km), while Phabeni Gate (24km) is also close. The nearest towns are Hazyview (26km) and White River (45km).
The closest airports are Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (50km) and Skukuza Airport (54km). OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is 390km / 4.5-hours driving from Pretoriuskop rest camp.
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