Skukuza Rest Camp

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The largest rest camp of the Kruger National Park, as well as its administrative headquarters, Skukuza Restcamp is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. Well foliage, with lofty trees along the river’s edge, visitors can expect a diverse amount of animals and plants at this popular camp, as well as a range of activities and facilities. First established as part of the original Sabie Game Reserve in 1898, Skukuza camp is richly historical. Originally known as Sabie Bridge Rest Camp, Skukuza was adapted from the Tsonga word Sikhukhuza. This was the Zulu nickname given to the first warden of the park James Stevenson-Hamilton, who cleared the area of large groups of poachers and outlaws, and was thus nicknamed Sikhukhuza or ‘a new broom’ by the local people.

Accommodation



• Campsites have an electricity point, communal ablutions and communal kitchens(electric hotplates and washing up facilities). Maximum of 6 people per site. Provide    your own tent and camping equipment, caravan or motor home.

• Furnished canvas Safari Tents, each with 2 or 4 single beds, include a fridge, standing fan and small veranda, as well as communal ablutions and communal kitchens.

• Two or three-bed Bungalows are complete with en-suite ablutions, either fans or air conditioning in each unit. Kitchenettes range from having hotplates and sinks, to     just sinks, while some have neither. Cutlery and crockery hampers can be requested from reception, at an additional cost, depending on availability.

• Riverside Bungalows have 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom. Each with own kitchen and air-conditioning.

• Guest Cottages and Family Cottages comprise of four or six-bed units. Each cottage has its own kitchen, multiple bedrooms and usually more than one bathroom.

• Guest houses are large, luxury units in prime positions around the camp. which have multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. Limited channel    access DSTV in selected guest houses.


Activities & Facilities



Skukuza Camp offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and safari game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note: Children under the age of six years old are not permitted on the safari game vehicle and children under the age of twelve years old are restricted from guided bushwalks

The Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial library, Lake Panic Bird Hide and a nine hole golf course provide entertainment for guests, along with seasonal kids educational programmes and wildlife films screened daily (barring Sundays)

Facilities at the camp include: Information at the reception area, public telephones, a post office, a bank, car hire, two restaurants, shops, a deli, laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, cutlery and plate hampers for hire from reception at an additional cost, a garage with a workshop, a car wash, basic on-site first-aid assistance, auditorium and conference facilities, a day visitor picnic area outside the camp with its own swimming pool, and a further two swimming pools in the camp which are available to overnight residents only), Cell phone reception. The Skukuza indigenous nursery is also open to visitors.

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Rates & Pricing

Campsite (CK6P)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Safari Tent (CTT2)(communal facitlities)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Safari Tent (CTT4)(communal facilities)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
198
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
99
ZAR
Bungalow (BE3)(communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BG3E)(communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BE2)(communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BG2,BG2UT,BG2ZE)(communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BD2, BD2E, BD2Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BD3)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
317
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
159
ZAR
Bungalow (LB2D)(communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (LB2K)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (LB3)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
540
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
270
ZAR
Riverside Bungalow (LR2E, LR2W,LR2ZW)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
0
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Guest Cottage (GC4V)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Elsie Clarke Guest cottage (GC4VB)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Guest Cottage (GC6,GC6D,GC6Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
540
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
270
ZAR
Wild Fig Guest House (GAB)
Num. people incl in base rate:
8
Max. number of people in the unit:
12
Rate per extra adult:
860
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
430
ZAR
Nyathi Guest House (GNY)
Num. people incl in base rate:
8
Max. number of people in the unit:
8
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Moni Guest House )GMS)
Num. people incl in base rate:
8
Max. number of people in the unit:
8
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Jamie Mulhovo Guest House (GJM)
Num. people incl in base rate:
12
Max. number of people in the unit:
12
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

DANIE NEL
We brought you rain. Loved the accommodation. The natural friendliness and smiles from the Shangaan people was a highlight
Leon Jacobs
Skukuza Restcamp has become my favourite, and the Cattle Baron restaurant was amazing. The camp is beautifully clean, the bungalows comfortable and spotless. The only downer to the stay was the ranger/driver on the nightdrive. He really seemed unknowledgable and drove so fast we all had to scream repeatedly for him to stop once something of interest was spotted.
hennie steyn
No ants, yippy.....
STEFAN FOUCHE
Although we only stayed for one night, it was one of the best experiences. The staff were friendly and the bungalow was amazing, clean and had an air conditioner for the heat. They had everything we needed in the bungalow so we didn't have to buy anything except the food we cooked and the drinks we had. the parking was right next to each bungalow so we didn't have to walk far from the car. It is a very peaceful place to go and I recommend it for your trip. ten out of ten
Cornea Bruyns
We had a exceptional visit to the park. 2 leopard sightings and 6 lion sightings. As always the camp sites are clean, neat and tidy. A great time of the year to visit.
Andries Van Zyl
Excellent value for money!!
Belinda Roach
This camp has it all, easy access to all main routes and also the roads that have the majority of life happening on them. We ended up back here after staying nights at Berg en Dal, Pretorious and Lower Sabie finding it the most central rest camp for the Southern Kruger area. Also by far the best restaurant and WiFi connection.
sylvie kessler
Nous avons passé une nuit à Skukuza. Hébergement familial (2 chambres séparées) correct, propre, bungalow avec belle vue sur la rivière en contrebas et présence d'animaux (hippopotames, impalas...). Bon restaurant, cadre agréable, copieux et prix très raisonnables. Route magnifique entre Skukuza et Lower Sabie : plein d'animaux (lions, éléphants, zèbres, etc...) et beaux paysages, dont un petit étang avec crocodiles.
Marcos Fidelis
It was perfect for the cost of the trip.
JEAN LUC BRUNON
Very good restaurant near the river, the better of the three rest camp we stay.
Majlen Sjoholm
Big house with lots of space foe a Group of friends. Good beds and friendly house keeper. Hope to stay there again.
MARIUS KUHN
Accommodation good. Restaurant excellent.
petunia Mabuse
The best rest camp in Kruger....the restaurant food was excellent and the rooms were immaculate. Although short-lived this was the best place to stay at. I will most definitely recommend it to friends and family
Gert Barnard
Enjoy it thanks, clean room, friendly staff members, only a joy to visit the Kruger
DITTE LUND SOGAARD
Thank you for a fantastic experience! We had a great experience and are defenately coming back.
Julie Braby
Enjoyed our one night stay
Roberta DAngelo
Our room was facing the river, it was big, clean and very nice! The restaurant was great! We didn't want to leave.
Georg Ritschl
We were impressed with the professional attitude shown by all staff. Thanks for a great stay. Accommodation was clean and well maintained. We saw all the big 5 in one day, even a Leopard.
ANGELINA MONTOEDI
The experience was awesome.
Leonardus Voncken
Good
Helma van Rooyen
The rondavel was cool and reasonably clean. We enjoyed our stay very much.
THABO MODIBA
I had a very fantastic stay at your place and thank you for everything.
MICHAEL ZIEGLER
Everything went well and quick. It was clean, the restaurants have a nice view where you can see elephants and buffaloes drinking and eating at the riverside. The services are good. The supermarket has just enough. The prices are reasonable or even cheap to European standards. The weaker points maybe be the swimming pool and the internet connection in the restaurant (dropping all the time). In the restaurant we had to wait about 90 minutes for our food because the electricity went off.
Aileen Muilwijk
Bungalows were too small for 3 people, but clean and neat and comfortable. Food at Cattle Baron excellent, shop great, grounds need attention, no grass to be seen for kids to play on, swimming pool good.
Kristyl Best
The Camp Skukuza was really lovely. The grounds were very neat and the shop was well stocked with everything you could need. Our little rondavel was clean and had everything we needed. The air conditioner was old but worked really well. The only issue was there was a very strong smell of diesel in our room.
MICHAEL HASSEN
It's really great and good value for money.
TRISH HENDERSON
We stayed one night and were pleasantly surprised at the size of the camp and everything was well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Gaston
It rates as one of my best holiday experience. Value for money. I appreciate the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the accommodation. An all round magnificent experience!
Michael Sampson
Very good.
FRANCOIS PRETORIUS
The Safari Tent was great stay.
Cindy Mc Carthy
The booking procedure was excellent. Could not have done it better myself. In just two days everything was booked and organized.
Graham Purkis
Great First Trip to Skukuza. Accommodation was simple but scrupulously clean & everything we needed was provided. The staff were friendly & helpful - great value for Money. I would definitely visit again. Plenty of Game sightings including the big 5 in one day - not often that happens!
Andre Olivier
Everything neat, clean. Was wonderful.
Ian Mclauchlan
Good to see the park again! The restaurant is really good with good food! Its a pity about the service from the staff at the restaurant, this needs to be addressed, however overall loved the stay at the camp.
Carey Kennard
We had a fantastic stay. Accommodation was very comfortable and there was not complaints.
Deon Loock
Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. As expected, December in the Kruger is bound to be hot, but what wasn't expected was the temps soaring to 45C! Luckily our unit was equipped with air con . An absolutely must-have in December ! Wildlife around Skukuza is never an issue and it didn't take us long to tick off the big 5. We were fortunate enough returning to camp one afternoon to run into a pack of about 15 wild dogs on the Phabeni road. Awesome experience as they were running on the tar road for about 1 km in front of the vehiclesDefinitely enjoyed the stay and had some golf at the Skukuza Golf Club as well
Cornus Du plooy
Very nice.
Nic Grobbelaar
We have stayed here before in the Chalets, this time in a caravan. Park well laid out, Great restaurant and shop. Clean ablutions, well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. Would suggest it to anyone.
NOELINE BONNER
We had a river view unit, and we loved every minute staying at Skukuza.
Ana Alfaiate
Everything was great: the camp, the tent and the staff in different places like the restaurants, reception, Wcs. Thanks! I will come back!
Sandy Brennon
Excellent.
justice mabasa
We enjoyed ourselves.
Fay Renney
Accommodation clean and comfortable. Staff extremely friendly and helpful
ANn ALLCOCK
Entry at Phalaborwa gate very efficient. Check in at Skukuza fast and efficient. Accommodation in safari tent as expected basic but clean.
Mattijs Dhoedt
We really enjoyed our stay at Skukuza Restcamp. The service was great with very friendly staff that even personally came to say hi at the end of our stay. Food was also very good and the rooms and other accommodation very tidy. This blended perfectly together with the amazing scenery of the park so definitely worth it to stay overnight!
Nicole Doyer
Ontvangs was by hek en kamp uitstekend, effektief en vriendelik. die kampplek was skoon asook ablusie geriewe. wildtuin droog maar wonderlik.
Antoinette Myburgh
A lovely stay with amazing client service. We logged a call regarding the aircon which was faulty, and within a hour the technician had accessed the problem and replaced the aircon! Thank you!
Parsons Keith
Nice bungalow - pleasant staff - nice restaurant. Will certainly stay there again
Peter Massey
Our 4 nights at Skukuza were terrific. The room was very clean and comfortable. The surrounds were well maintained and attractive. The shop was well stocked with basic essentials plus a few extras. The restaurant was excellent.
Susanne Ott
Tent was better than we thought. Beds were comfortable and we slept good.
Pat Redman
Excellent campsites and ablution facilities. Busy campsite, so suggest early check in to get best possible sites.
Emilia Ferri
Campo molto grande , forse un po' troppo.. .. Purtroppo , dzl tramonto, manca visibilità nei viali.
Ian Proudfoot
Great cottages with superb river view and remarkably quiet considering that we were staying in a small town!
RYAN THOMSON
Awesome time, was very busy but were still able to do our thing and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
JACOMINA ROSSOUW
The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Other campers were also friendly. Night drive not to bad. Didn't see to much but I know that can happen.
Moses Mametja
The service was perfect and we really enjoyed our stay.
Stephen Patmore
Great place to stay - good facilities, and excellent access to Big 5 game!
Frieda Vorster
We loved staying at Skukuza!!! Will definitely come back again!
sanet engelbrecht
was baie lekker dankie. die badkamers vir die mans was net bietjie min met die rugby seuns wat saam getoer het maar verder was dit heerlik , dankie .
daryn
So happy with the friendly and helpful service in getting accommodation sorted for KNP over September holidays. Have already made my next booking request. Highly recommended service.
Marilyn Nel
This was the biggest camp we stayed at. Each one is special in its own way. I am looking forward to my return visit.
Antony
This is our 7 time at Skukuza. The nicest big camp. Great Cattle Barron Steak restaurant. Ideal for game viewing.
sandra pollastrini
We had a super experience with the Bushbabies having a serious argument in the tree outside our unit. We had never seen a bushbaby so close.
Jaco van der Westhuizen
Bush walk was nice. Didn't see many animals but the outing was enjoyable. Our stay in the bungalow was neat and comfortable. Definite revisit in the future!
Jaco van der Westhuizen
Bush walk was nice. Didn't see many animals but the outing was enjoyable. Our stay in the bungalow was neat and comfortable. Definite revisit in the future!
Anita Eggestein
My daughter an I, we enjoyed to stay at Skukuza Restcam.
Leigh Robertson
Skukuza is my favourite - never any complaints, only compliments.
Jennifer Steiner
Accommodation was excellent, would have loved to have another night here.
SYLVIA BISSCHOFF
We enjoyed our stay in the Kruger Park. Thank you for looking after our animals. Sylvia.
Anne-Marie SCHEEPERS
Absolutely wonderful! From reception, garage, shops, restaurants, hospitality, bungalow attendance (cleaning). Nothing to point a finger towards. Made me feel like a queen! Thank you so much.
PATRICIA AUGHEY
Very good accommodation, very friendly and helpful staff, worth every penny.
Marcos Almeida
Enjoyed most of my stay at Skukuza. Unfortunately, the arrival day rained most of the day and we arrived a bit early and there wasn't much to do while we waited till the 2 pm checking time for the bungalows. After we got accommodated, things got much better and we enjoyed a lot the sunset safari and the rest of our stay in the camp area. The Park is amazing and, not guaranteeing that we'll see all of the area's wildlife, there are always pleasant surprises in the Park area.
EDMOND ROWLEY
Good.
Jan Boshoff
Very satisfactory. The rondavels were clean and neat and very well stocked for self catering.
Giulio Magni
I probably stayed in the same hut 30 years ago and nothing has changed. Reception staff were great.
Annetjie Stoltz
We entered at Malelane gate, camping at Skukuza site, Every one was very helpful and the service was very good. Ablutions at Skukuza was very neat and clean, it was a pleasure camping there, I experience that Lower Sabie's toilets for day visitors was not always up to standard, Pretoriuskop very neat and clean and the new Restaurants and take a way's are a plus for the Park. Next time I will go for longer than 16 days it was worth it. Thanks to all the staff "SKUKUZA YOU ROCK"
tim denny
World class. Can't wait to get back.
Cheryl
Fantastic.
Natascia Crosato
A well organized Rest camp, comfortable bungalow, clean, simple,good Restaurant, good brunch, good facilities. Good game drive.
Graham
Reasonable.
borne sylvie
Excellent organisation and nice bungalow. Cleaning is just perfect as well as all proposed services.
CORRIE BOTHA
Had a great time on the Kruger.
IDAN KATZ
Really nice welcome with amazing indoor equipment.
Leon Nel
Enjoyed our stay, no complaints and will visit soon, really enjoyed the trip.
MAGDA VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Everything was clean and the staff very friendly.
Corne Fouche
we had a amazing time our bungalow was lovely clean and painted and clean the staff at our camp looked very professional and was so friendly it was a real joy. a real joy.
Fanie Van Wyk
Baie mooi skoon en vriendelike personeel. braaie areas altyd skoon gemaak. .ablusieblokke 10 uit 10. Deuty Manegar Suzaan verdien volpunte. Dankie baie vir die hulp en bystand met my man se siekte.1000 maal dankies.
Herman Groenewald
Fantastic time. Coming back next year but want to get into Lower Sabie.
Chris Rodier
Very well set up camp. Accommodation comfortable and variety of options available. Safari drive excellent as were restaurant, cafeteria, shops.
Ann Thom
Great stay - unforgettable run - a superb weekend.
elisabeth gelkopf
We enjoyed it, beautiful cottage.
A van Wieringen Group 1
A pleasant overnight stay.
Pieter Fourie
In comparison with our visit appr. 3 year's ago I must say there was a vast improvement. Everything in the rondavel that we needed was there - staff friendly. The previous visit was not up to expectation. This time far better. Thanks.
maria busink
Interesting Camp with all facilities available, neat rooms and good service.
SARIE TRUTER
Baie tevrede met karavaan staanplek. Ablusie geriewe skoon en netjies. Baie lang ry met aankoms om in te boek - slegs 2 konsultante op diens gewees. Was egter baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Park is skoon en netjies. Baie dankie!
Belinda Sellers
We had a wonderful time, great bungalow, great game sightings. Everything was wonderful.
Pieter grobler
Very good.
Madeleine potas
what an awesome experience. We camped at Skukuza and didn't have a moment where it wasn't fun. The bathrooms was always clean the camping areas was also kept clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will recommend a stay there anytime.
Bill Harling
Great accommodation.......A wonderful experience.
Stephen Venter
Tents and ablutions very neat and clean.
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Jul 12, 2024
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Jul 11, 2024
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Jul 10, 2024
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Jul 10, 2024
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Jul 9, 2024
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