Currently only Skukuza, Lower Sabie and Berg-en-Dal have internet facilities. Berg-en-Dal Camp and Lower Sabie Camp have internet available at reception. There are a few computers for guest’s use but there is currently no WI-FI capability.
However if you have your own Laptop you can connect via the internet café network through LAN.
Skukuza not only has an internet café, it’s also WI-FI capable. The internet café is located in the camp restaurant and to query about the WI-FI option please consult the reception staff.
Both Berg-en-dal and Skukuza have 3G capabilities throughout the camp – allowing you to surf the net with your cell phone.
Petrol (Gas/Fuel) and diesel are available at all the Main Rest Camps within the Kruger National Park. Currently only petrol/fuel/garage cards or cash are accepted as payment.
Although since 2009 most stations around South Africa are starting to accept credit card payments, none of the stations in the Kruger National Park have the required infrastructure yet – so ensure you always have some cash with you.
The Petrol stations are not self-help and an attendant will fill the car for you. While you are waiting you can have your oil, water and tyre pressure checked and your windscreen cleaned.
Southern Kruger Park Rest Camps with Petrol/Fuel Stations:
Berg-en-Dal, Crocodile Bridge, Pretoriuskop, Skukuza and Lower Sabie
Central Kruger Park Rest Camps with Petrol/Fuel Stations:
Satara and Orpen
Northern Kruger Park Rest Camps with Petrol/Fuel Stations:
Letaba, Shingwedzi, Mopani and Punda Maria
Skukuza and Letaba have ATM’s and some other camps have ATM facilities in their shop or restaurant. These facilities are not always very reliable and cash availability and connecting to the bank is often problematic. Credit cards are accepted throughout the park at shops, restaurants and receptions. No credit cards are accepted at petrol/fuel stations – only cash.
So make sure you plan in advance and draw enough cash before entering the Park.
No, but Laundromats can be found at Skukuza, Berg-en-Dal, Olifants, Pretoriuskop, Lower Sabie, Mopani, Shingwedzi, Letaba, Satara and Crocodile Bridge. They have coined washing machines and tumble dryers.
Only the Rest Camps have communal facilities available. Talamati, Biyamiti, Shimuwini, Bateleur, Talamati, Boulders and Roodewal are the only camps that have NO communal facilities - all the accommodation units have fully equipped kitchenettes and ablutions.
Yes there is hot water in the communal facilities.
Yes, most main camps and some of the alternate camps have accessible accommodation for people in wheelchairs or those with a physical impairment.
There are 53 accommodation units available in the National Park with accessible adaptations. Some camps have better access than others in regard to communal facilities like trails, hides, picnic sites etc.
Currently none of the open safari vehicles are suitable for the mobility impaired.
For more detailed information visit our guide for Disabled Traveler.
Yes, all the Main Rest Camps in the Park have basic shops inside the camps. These shops are conveniently located and stock basic goods like fresh milk and bread, meat, fruit etc. Firewood and curio items are also available.
The Bushveld and Satellite Camps have no shops.
The camp stores within the Kruger Park stock most basic food items like eggs, milk, fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. Items such as firewood, liquor, gas and cigarettes, sweets, magazines are also available but can range from camp to camp.
The larger camps have more variety but should you need items that cannot be found at the camp store there are grocery stores in Nelspruit and Hazyview.
Yes, all the shops within the Camps are open 7 days a week, even on public holidays. Check at reception what the individual trading hours are of each camp.
Yes, all the Main Rest Camps either have a cafeteria and/or restaurant.
The food is hearty and casual. The cafeterias serve all day breakfasts, salads, pastas, burgers, cold platters and sandwiches. In the restaurants you can order of the menu anything from fish to steak, hamburger, ribs, salads and much more.
Yes, restaurants are open all day and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Yes, all the main Rest Camps have picnic and braai area. There are several picnic spots and other visitor areas throughout the Kruger Park.
These designated places are where you can get out of your vehicle to walk around, have some lunch and relax.
These spots have a small shop where you can buy snacks, soft drinks, coffee and wood. If you would like to braai/barbeque there are gas braais with an elevated frying pan, available for hire.
This is a great way to have lunch in the bush without having to carry around greasy pans whilst on your self-drive safari.
The following Kruger National Park Camps have swimming pools:
Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Mopani, Pretoriuskop, Shingwedzi, Orpen, Satara and Skukuza (2 pools). These pools are only available for overnight guests with booked accommodation.
Skukuza has an additional swimming pool available for day visitors.
Yes, Skukuza has a 72-par, nine hole, 18-tee golf course. The Golf Course is located inside the Park surrounded by trees, bird life and lake views. The course is unfenced and it is not unusual to spot some wildlife while playing a round. For more information read our Golfing in Kruger Park Guide.
For an excellent reference collection as well as wildlife paintings and other exhibits, visit the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library at Skukuza, open daily to all Park visitors.