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Accommodation and activities
Ten fenced main rest camps provide anything from merely affordable to luxury accommodation. The wide range of available accommodation, which also includes caravan and camping sites with shared communal facilities to luxurious and more intimate bushveld camps and bush lodges, enables the park to cater successfully to the needs of the full spectrum of the tourist market. Electricity, a shop and firstaid centre, and either a restaurant or self-service cafeteria, communal kitchen facilities, public telephones and a filling station can be found at all the major rest camps. All accommodation units are self-catering and serviced daily. Bedding, towels and soap are provided.
Several of the camps have conference facilities. Skukuza and Letaba have information centres and visitors are accompanied by rangers on pre-booked bush drives or bush walks off the beaten track.
Those staying at Berg-en-Dal, Pretoriuskop, Mopani and Shingwedzi can brave the heat of the day in a swimming pool while golfing enthusiasts will find the unfenced nine-hole course at Skukuza, with its wildlife spectators and sometimes participants, both unique and thrilling!
For the less daring, explore the Park in your own time and vehicle and discover the ancient archaeological sites and the cultures they represent at Masorini and Thulamela.
The Kruger National Park has several venues to choose from, depending on the number of delegates and the type of venue required. Jakkalsbessie and Mopani can cater for groups of up to 32 and 60 respectively, while Berg-en- Dal can accommodate groups of up to 200. Skukuza has an auditorium, which can seat 158 people.
Have you ever secretly admired Tarzan and Mowgli, but lacked their prowess? Now, you can compete on your own terms. Instead of swinging through the tree-tops, you can show off your golf swing to the likes of warthogs, impalas, giraffe and possibly even the occasional lion or hyena! The Skukuza golf course in the Kruger National Park is, to our knowledge, the only course in the world that lies within the boundaries of a national park.
Presidents, politicians, captains of industry and wellknown golfers have walked its unfenced fairways, for the most part unfazed by the unusual spectators. This unique course is a Par 72. The 9-hole course is played as 18 and runs to 5950m (6450 yards) for men and 5059m (5840 yards) for ladies. It has been designed for all levels of golfers and the course record of 66 is held jointly by Wayne Westner and Phil Simmons. The course requires a bold and a brave heart. Lake Panic has been most aptly named and its spectacular view should not invite complacency, especially at the 9th hole. It must also be taken into account that shots played into the rough could lead to close encounters with some of the park’s four-legged inhabitants.
Prospective visitors should take note that it is advisable to use malaria prophylactics and mosquito repellents due to the prevalence of malaria in the park. Night drives and wilderness trails are very popular and the latter should be booked well in advance; the same applies to reservations for accommodation. Some accommodation units have no cooking facilities and visitors have to provide their own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.