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Need advise on which caravan camp to visit for 3 weeks out of season for retired couple

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29 Mar 2015 @ 09:03:07 am
Valentine
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Hi.  My husband and I want to visit the Kruger Natational Park out of season for 3 weeks plus.  We have a Penta caravan and are driving from Hillcrest, Durban, KZN.

 

What is the best route, and where to stopover on the way?

 

We where thinking of camps in either the middle or lower Kruger National Park.

 

All advide welcome.

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29 Mar 2015 @ 11:25:47 am
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Welcome France.

There are many topics on Kruger Park on this forum. Just type in "Kruger" by the Title Search to see what I mean. 

If this is your first visit then I recommend the south and not further north than Satara for your 3 week stay. My personal choice is Skukuza, Lower Sabie, Satara and Berg en Dal. All the camps are good bases from which to do game viewing and each has its unique biodiversity. I would spend about 5 days at each camp.

Travelling from Hillcrest I recommend the N3, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Ermelo, Chrissismeer, Badplaas, Nelspruit. Not sure how far you prefer to travel in a day but Badplaas might be a good stop over, but quite a long drive from Hillcrest. At least you will not have such a long drive the next day.

Alternatively take the N2, also making Badplaas the stop over.

Hope this helps. Enjoy your planning.smile

 

 

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29 Mar 2015 @ 11:25:57 am
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I believe Satara, Berg & Dal and Crocodile Bridge are the best camps in that region. Skakuza is too busy, Lower Sabie caravan camp sites are too small.
Pretorius Kop is not too bad but it can become a busy camp if there are oversee visitors brought to camp by overlander trucks.
You also need to watch out when European countries have their holidays. Once it happened to us. We did not enjoy our stay in Kruger. Toilets were filthy, people were walking around in their undies. Some men changed their clothes infront of us. When we complained they thought we were mad.
Since then I have never been South.
Satara and North is the best.
I am only here by mercy. What I have is only on loan.
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29 Mar 2015 @ 11:29:27 am
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Satara kamp

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29 Mar 2015 @ 12:08:00 pm
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The sites at Lower Sabie are not that small for a standard caravan. 

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29 Mar 2015 @ 12:36:43 pm
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Lower Sabie is no problem with a big caravan. I camped there with the Exclusive. Try to arrive early, around 10.00 am, and select your camping side, then book in at the reception. There are some smaller sites but others are quite adequate. Select one near the upper ablution block, further away from reception.
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29 Mar 2015 @ 17:24:27 pm
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Welcome to the forum.  Try Lower Sabie and Satara

Camping is a collection of memories .... make each one count
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29 Mar 2015 @ 17:28:12 pm
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I like Letaba.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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29 Mar 2015 @ 18:32:01 pm
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Agree with Willem, Satara.
But from our recent visit, the first to Kruger, Punda Maria the best for just relaxing and enjoying the waterhole from the hide which is in the camp, with endless photografic opportunities.
Very few campers, quiet roads, lekker verby.
Found a guy there that spends 3 months a year in RSA. At the time he said that this time,he might stay in Punda for 3 months, that was after a month aleready.
Kruger is a great destination, wherever you go, from a new kid to the Kruger Clan.
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29 Mar 2015 @ 19:33:07 pm
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Letaba en Berg en dal
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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29 Mar 2015 @ 20:01:16 pm
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Welcome to the forum. You will find good advice here.

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30 Mar 2015 @ 09:10:36 am
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Welkom op die forum.

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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30 Mar 2015 @ 10:01:48 am
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France. I plan to travel on 18 April from Durban and will try to get to Sabie via Ladysmith, Newcastle, Ermelo, Carolina, Machadodorp, Sudwala Caves and then Sabie. If it doesn't work out I will overnight at Badplaas and then Machadodorp, Sabie. Will spend two nights at Merry Pebbles in Sabie and then move on to Letaba.
From Letaba I have no plans but will move down and exit the Kruger at Krokodil Brug and then through Swaziland to Pongola and then Ponta Douro.
I travel regularly to Nelspruit via Eshowe, Melmonth, Vryheid, Amsterdam, Badplaas but with the caravan I rather use the Newcastle route.
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31 Mar 2015 @ 07:20:39 am
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Thank you everybody for your responses.

Now all I have to do is book out trip.

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