Punda Maria, in the far north of the Kruger National Park (KNP), has been undergoing a series of upgrades over the last few years. The latest additions to the camp are two new fully-equipped self-catering family houses, which opened in the rest camp at the beginning of April.
The houses offer a home away from home for a family of six. All rooms are tastefully decorated in rich earthy tones to echo the bush atmosphere. A fully-equipped kitchen and braai facilities give a choice of dining options, while the living room adds to the sense of a home, rather than simply accommodation.
One of the main priorities while building these houses was to make them accessible to handicapped people. Punda also offers accommodation in the form of seven luxurious safari tents, equipped with every creature comfort. All the tents have a beautiful room that sleeps two, a bathroom with an open air shower and a combined kitchen and braai area.
Private viewing decks extend off each unit and the tent sites allow guests complete solitude and serenity, when not bird watching or driving through the Kruger. A rock pool in the camp offers the option of a cooling dip before relaxing around the campfire. Despite the upgrades, Punda still retains its feeling of isolation and being truly in the heart of the bush.