Starting a new thread with this cause for us, seeing a site is so important before we book so we can go in prepared and its will be nice to have them all together in one thread. So if you have pics of the sites or facilities at any of the KNP camps please add them here for future use by all.
Not much shade to speak of, U may get morning OR afternoon but few sites offer both.
Our camp at Satara, right in the far corner opposite the ablusions, it was quite and those trees gave 100% cover all day.
The Fence sites have so little shade its not funny, unless you have those silver reflecotors and Aircon I would not touch it in Summer. Temps were up to 45 degrees over Xmas.
Another fence site on the opposite side. With the exception of 3 sites in Satara on the fence that offer shade this is what's to be expected.
This is the pool at Pkop camping grounds, very nice pool, lovely and deep and up top there is a kiddy pool but it's badly layed out so that parents of little kids have no choice but to sit up top and watch the kids swim because you can't see the kids in the kiddy pool when you are in the main pool. That said it's a lovely big cool pool and the temp on the day we visited was 43 degrees that pool was Bliss, ice cold and so refershing. The pool temp was 28 degrees while on that same day the Lower Sabie pool and Satara pools were at around 33/35 degrees in temp which is lovely for winter but in summer heat is was like a hot bath, still cooling but not what you really want on a hot hot day!
BERG EN DAL
One of our Fav camping grounds. No grass at all on the handful of times we have stayed there, The Fence sites are lovely and mostly well shaded but the problem come in when you have the "inland" sites, there is minimal shade and in busy season you can open your door and step out onto your neighbours ground sheet. Toilets are always nice and clean here never had and issue. Pool is lovely and the kiddy pool is well shaded.
Our setup in Letaba. As you can see, there were lots of trees but no grass!!
We had a couple of small rain showers while we were in Letaba and - yes- the mud instantly became an issue. Thankfully inside our tent we had the groundsheet over the paved slab - which was slightly raised - so we avoided tracking the mud into the van....and also the site was fairly level.
The last time we were in Berg-enDal however, we were on an extremely sloped site, and were very lucky that it didn't rain, because if it had, we would have had a river running right through our tent!!
But it's still worth it!!
We had the rain to but it there was not much mud on my side fortunatly, however at BnD we were unlucky enough in that above pic to have set up right over an area that sloped and half my stuff kept washing away. It was our first camping trip to Kruger and almost became the last cause the rain and the mud and the mini rivers was insane.
SATARA POOL AREA
The adult pool, is lovely a little shallow but nice.
Kiddy Pool right next to adult pool which I like.
The Kiddy Area which is very easily visible from the entire pool area and well mantained.
Satara Pool bathrooms, very nice and clean always but was told to check behind the loos as the water in the pool and loos attracts snakes and monitor Lizard
MOPANI CAMPSITE, NO CAMPING UNFORTUNATLY
The most stunning pool, fully shaded, nice sitting area, very deep and so cool, perfect pool for a dip when on a long drive out looking for animals.
Notice some detail?
Registration plates obscured - I cannot hide - if you see me on the road, you will know its me, towing or not!
Looks like Trentonskeeper reversed up against the drum and was too lazy to move it - still angled!
Noted, but you have nothing to fear - these are all great guys/gals! I have an introvert for a wife and even she is slowly popping out amongst them!
This is the wrong thread, but every cent I paid for my number has been well invested - I have a lift club and have been pulled off at roadblocks, three times - where others were being searched, the response to me was "Ry maar Dokter"