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Mopani Rest Camp

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mopani has a lovely outlook from the Tindlovu restaurant and the Tindlovu is ten times better than the Mugg and Bean restaurants in many of the other rest camps. The accommodation is again very basic. Structurally the rooms are sound but again they are let down with dark small shower and toilet areas, dismal cupboards and a/c units that belt...

1Thank 965stuartr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The camp is beautiful and the restaurant bar area is wonderful with a view over the river to die for. Our room was one of the standard ronda els with kitchenette and on-suite. Very overgrown outside which isn't awful but could be neatened up a little. The rooms are starting to get a little tired and need some maintenance. But...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We have stayed in Mopani Camp many times before. You are always welcomed by friendly efficient staff. Accommodation is always immaculate. The view over the dam at sunset can not be described. Many a time do I miss the afternoon game drive, so I can be on the veranda at sunset. The pool area is beautiful and always clean. We...

2Thank Rexenmaggie
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great views from the deck bar, staff super friendly. Surrounded by trees, river view and plenty of elephants on the way into the camp, this must be the best camp to book if you don't want to rough it in a tent. Will definitely be back!

1Thank meghan z
South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have spent many, many nights in the Kruger Park over the last 20 years and see it a one of South Africas BEST tourist attractions. (Probably the best way to see a real part of Africa! ) But recently we could not look past the dated chalets anymore, with the old bathrooms, the kitchens that REALLY need updating, the...

1Thank europeholidays
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights in 1 FF6V (GUEST COTTAGE), a very big cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Very nice view at the lake. The cottage has everything you need, is not new but OK. Camp was very quiet. We ate two nights in the restaurant, Was OK, they only close at 2100 so one night they were...

1Thank dutcholdie
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2016

An absolutely delightful, peaceful, private rest camp. The atmosphere is one of serene bliss - quite unlike other camps. The food is excellent in the restaurant and sitting on the outside veranda you have breath-taking views. Can't wait for my next visit!

1Thank pam954
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If u r looking for peaceful getaway... good place. If u r looking for serious game.... bad place. If u r looking for trees.... lots of them.... this is heaven. Only saw handful of elephants, buffalos there and there, zebras somewhere around, and then trees....lots of them...

2Thank Tsholo M
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Mopani Camp is a little jewel in the middle of the park and a handy stop when travelling from South to North or vice versa. The chalet was spacious and very clean and comfortable. The check in staff were helpful and friendly. We decided to make use of the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. The view over Pioneer Dam...

1Thank Liz B
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It feels like you're entering Jurassic Park when entering this camp. A great selection of cottages with AC. Convenience store, petrol station, Mugg & Bean (with incredible views) and a pool. This place is definitely worth a visit

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the banks of the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park, lies it's best kept secret. Named after the mopane veld that surrounds the camp, Mopani Rest Camp nestles amongst the Mopani tree covered koppies. A signature feature is the huge gnarled old baobab tree in the heart of the camp. The vegetation inside the camp is left as found in the wild, adding to the unique atmosphere of the camp. ... more   less 

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Address: Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Mopani Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 102
Also Known As:
Mopani Rest Camp Hotel Kruger National Park
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“Ask for a chalet with a view, although all chalets are well placed in the beautiful bush.”
 of 5 bubbles europeholidays, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottage with view is very nice, worth the extra money”
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 of 5 bubbles dutcholdie, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalow overlooking the dam is magnificent!”
 of 5 bubbles pam954, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are some rooms with a view of the dam that is worth exploring.”
 of 5 bubbles Wim_traveler, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You need to make sure you choose a bungalow with a fridge, hot plate and cutlery and crockery as some do not have some of these items.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerBruchha, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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