Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp

    

 


Berg-en-Dal Camp's location in a ruggedly beautiful mountainous terrain, makes for pleasant weather all year round. The summer months are hot with occasional bursts of quick summer storms, which cools the air and settles the dust. Winters are warm and mild.

One of the 'new generation' camps, Berg en Dal Restcamp, Kruger National Park is situated on the bank of Matjulu Spruit and is surrounded by rocky hillsides.
  • Conference facilities for 25 - 300 delegates
  • Game drives and bush walks are available
  • Bungalow, guest house, camping and caravan site accommodation
  • View San rock paintings sites in the surrounding hills
     

    Accommodation:

    a variety of self-catering accommodation from bungalows to the more family friendly guest cottages and guest houses.

  • 69 Bungalows with kitchenette, w/c and shower
  • 23 Family Cottages with fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 Guest Houses - J Le Roux and Rhino Guest House
  • 72 Camping or caravan sites

    Bungalow Accommodation 
    Air-conditioned bungalows consist of one room with a separate en-suite bathroom. The room has 2 to 3 single beds and bedding is supplied. There is a clothes cupboard and a table with chairs in the room. The bathroom consists of a shower, hand basin and w/c. Towels and toilet paper are also provided. Some of the units
    have their own kitchenettes on the veranda, while others share communal kitchen facilities.

    All lodging and accommodation units in Berg en Dal have a bar-size fridge. Units with cooking facilities have
    basic kitchen equipment such as: Electric kettle, crockery and cutlery (set of 4: plates, side plates, pudding bowls, glasses, cups and saucers, knives and forks, spoons and teaspoons), pots and frying pan, salad bowl, bread knife, egg lifter, tin opener and water jug.

    Berg en Dal Camp is one of the Kruger National Park's youngest camps and has modern bungalows that break the Kruger Park tradition of thatched bungalows (rondavels).

    Guest House Accommodation 

    The J Le Roux Guesthouse has
    3 air-conditioned bedrooms which can sleep a total of 6 persons. One bedroom has a bathroom en suite (bath, toilet and basin and the second bathroom (bath and basin) has a separate toilet and shower. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with a stove (with oven), refrigerator/freezer, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Other facilities include a lapa with braai/barbecue facilities and carport.

    The Rhino Guesthouse has 4 air-conditioned bedrooms which can sleep a total of 8 persons. Two bedrooms
    each have an en-suite bathroom (with bath, toilet and basin) and a third bathroom has a bath and basin. There is also a separate toilet and separate shower. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with an electric stove (with oven), refrigerator/freezer, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Other facilities include: large lounge/dining room, 2 lapas, braai/barbecue facilities and a carport.

    Family Cottage Accommodation 

    Family Cottages have 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, one bedroom with a double bed and the other bedroom with t2 single beds. The unit has one bathroom with a bath, washbasin, separate shower and toilet. The cottage has an open-plan kitchen and a lounge with 2 bench-beds.
    The open-plan kitchen is equipped with an electric stove (without oven), refrigerator/freezer, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Some cottages are equipped for handicapped persons.

    Camping accommodation 

    There are 72
    tent or caravan sites available for guests to use with power points. There are communal ablution and cooking facilities with 24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities. A maximum of 6 guests are allowed per site.

    Disabled-friendly Accommodation

    This Restcamp in Kruger National Park, South Africa, boasts wheelchair-friendly accommodation in two family cottages and one River Unit. A roll-in shower and adequate bathroom space is available.

    Facilities
  • Laundromat
  • Internet cafe
  • Petrol station
  • Picnic facilities
  • Cafeteria; shop
  • Film auditorium
  • Conference facilities
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Emergency road service
  • Public telephones; post box
  • DSTV only available in the guest houses

  • The buildings are set within natural bush and the gardens planted with flowering shrubs and aloes, leaving much of the natural habitat unchanged within the camp. Berg en Dal is one of the newest camps in the Kruger National Park and offers visitors outstanding accommodation and lodging facilities.

    Berg en Dal was opened in 1984, meaning 'mountain and dale' aptly named for its superb location. Great care has been taken to preserve the natural vegetation in the camp area, which comprises Malelane Mountain Bushveld (woodland),
    attracting a variety of grazers. The area hosts White Rhino, Kudu, Impala, Giraffe, some Elephant, Reedbuck, Klipspringer, Grey Rhebok and warthog.

    Leopard and Wild Dog are regularly seen in the region. Lion are usually found in the lower plains on the roads to Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge. Bird watchers will find the appeal of Berg en Dal Restcamp irresistible as a wide variety of birds species can be seen here.

    Well qualified safari guides
    can offer suggested itineraries and take guests on morning, evening and full day game drives/walks, to track down the Big Five. Berg en Dal Restcamp, Kruger National Park, comprises of modern 6 bed family cottages, 2 and 3 bedded bungalows and 2 guest houses with multiple bedrooms.

    The more adventurous traveller can make use of one of Berg en Dal's camping sites for caravans and tents, each with a power point and braai (barbecue) stand. While Berg en Dal Restcamp in Kruger National Park allows for open air cooking, those who
    prefer a less rugged eating experience can make use of the restaurant and cafeteria with a view across the Matjulu dam. Attractions include a well stocked grocery shop, a Laundromat and petrol (gas) station. Residents and day visitors can also make use of the designated picnic facilities.

    Attractions include traditional dance groups from various cultural communities neighbouring the Park also regularly entertain guests. Berg en Dal Restcamp has a large swimming pool with water
    cascading into it over walls of natural rock. Berg en Dal Restcamp also boasts conference facilities, which can cater for up to 300 people in a hall that can be divided by soundproof partitions.

    San (Bushman) paintings, the only remnants of the traditional San (Bushmen) people who
    once lived and hunted in this area, can be viewed in the surrounding hill shelters along the Bushman trail. The new Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport lies just 25km (15.5 miles) from Nelspruit which is half an hour's drive from the Malelane Gate off the R570 and N4. Or, if you are up for it, take a mere 4 hours scenic drive from Johannesburg.


    The new Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is just 25km (15.53 miles) from Nelspruit, half an hour's drive from the Melalane Gate. Or, if you are up for it, take a mere 5 hours scenic drive from Johannesburg.

    How to get there:

    Travel routes and times from Johannesburg/Pretoria

    Malelane Gate:

    Take the N4 to Nelspruit, head through Nelspruit to Malelane. Then turn left at Kruger National Park sign just outside Malelane and head to gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Berg-en-Dal Main Rest Camp is 12km away from the gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the camp; however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!

    Climate:

    Kruger National Park is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winters are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.

    Vegetation:

    Berg-en-Dal is situated in Malelane Mountain Bushveld. Many unusual plants grow in the mountain landscape. The plains between the mountains are covered in sweet grass, which attracts a variety of grazers. Prominent trees are the red bush-willow and the magic guarri