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Satara rest camp

Accommodation type: Bungalows, Cottages, Guest Houses, Camping

Location: Central Kruger National Park

Nearest Kruger gate: Orpen Gate (46km)

Nearest town: Hoedspruit (116km)

Food: Self-catering (restaurant and shop on-site)

Budget: $-$$

Perfect for… Epic vistas across the open grassveld and savannah

About Satara rest camp

Satara rest camp is located in the heart of epic open grassy plains and savannah that give the area a classic safari feel. 


This is also the heart of Big 5 country, with plenty of cat sightings, large herbivores roaming the plains and outstanding game viewing for visitors.  Birding is probably a little less consistent here, owing to the expanses without dense tree coverage, but there are still great spots to find winged wildlife in the vicinity.  


Such attractions bring significant visitor numbers too and Satara is the start of the busier southern end of Kruger National Park, so it perhaps lacks some of the feelings of tranquillity and remoteness found in rest camps further north.  Don't let that put you off though - there are good reasons that many visitors choose to stay at Satara!


The camp itself has lots of lodging options and a restaurant.  Dining overlooks a lovely garden area on the camp’s perimeter fence and all of the bungalows surround large open circles of grass and trees that attract all manner of birds.  Resident African wild cats within the camp can offer a wonderful close-up encounter too.


Satara has the additional benefit of being relatively close to Hoedspruit, which is a great gateway town to the Panorama Route and other attractions around the Blyde River Canyon biosphere.

Facilities & services

  • Gas station

  • Swimming pool

  • Children’s playground

  • Restaurants

  • Shop

  • Laundromat

  • Morning game drives available

  • Night game drives available

  • Guided bush walks available

  • Bush breakfast available

  • Bush braai available

Types of accommodation

Satara is a large rest camp and has an ample number of 2- or 3-sleeper bungalows, 6-sleeper cottages and even larger guesthouses, as well as a large camping ground.



100 x tent or caravan sites, with power points. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities (24hr boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities). Maximum of 6 persons per site.

(Unit codes CK6, CK6P)



75 x 2 or 3-bed units with communal kitchen. Bungalows are equipped with ablutions comprising of a shower, WC and wash basin. All bungalows have air-conditioning. A limited number of fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery crockery, glasses and frying pan) are available for hire. Contact reception upon check-in.

(Unit codes BG2HB, BG2)


57 x 2 or 3-bed units with kitchens. Bungalows are equipped with ablutions comprising of a shower, WC and wash basin. All bungalows are equipped with air-conditioning.

(Unit codes BD2, BD2N, BD2NZ, BD2Z, BD2EC, BD3B, BD3E, BD3ZB)


1 x luxury bungalow with 2 beds and one sleeper couch. Equipped with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC and wash basin), kitchen and air-conditioning. The open-air kitchen has a cooker plate and microwave oven and outside braai (barbeque) facility, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

(Unit code BD2HB)


19 x 2-bed bungalows situated on the perimeter fence with a view of the veld, allowing you to listen to the sounds of the wild from your bed. Equipped with en-suite bathroom containing shower, WC and wash basin. Bungalows each have an open-air kitchen with cooker top, combined fridge/freezer and are fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils.

(Unit code BD2V)


Guest Cottages

1 x 5-bed and 9 x 6-bed units with well equipped kitchens and two bedrooms with 3 beds each (in the case of the 6 bed units). Both bedrooms have a bathroom en-suite (bath, WC and washbasin). The kitchen has a gas stove (with oven), fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

(Unit codes GC5, GC6B, GC6BD)


Guest Houses

These are large luxury units in prime positions inside the camp. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens) and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

Wells: Sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

Stanley: Sleeps 9, with 3 bedrooms (3 single beds in each room)

Frankel: Sleeps 10, with 5 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

(Unit codes GH6, GH9, GH10)


Satara rest camp is located in central Kruger National Park.  The closest park entrance gate is Orpen Gate (46km), while the nearest town is Hoedspruit (116km).


The closest airport is Skukuza Airport (100km), while Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (113km) is also accessible.  OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is 535km / 7-hours driving from Satara rest camp.

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