Satara Camp third biggest
rest camp, providing a range of Kruger
National Park accommodation.
There are 100 sites with power points available for
camping and caravans. Alternatively, a range of
bungalows sleeping between 2 and 3 guests are also
available. Satara boasts wheelchair-friendly
Guests can also stay in the guest cottages with well
equipped kitchens. Alternatively, stay in the Stanley,
Wells or Frankel guest houses. Satara Camp, also
boasts a grocery store that is well
stocked for the self-caterers. There is also a TV lounge
at this camp.
The prime bungalows along the eastern perimeter allow
visitors to glimpse the Hyenas
that scavenge outside the fence at night. Satara, stakes
its reputation on being one of the best
spots in the world for viewing Lion, Leopard
and Cheetah, because of the fertile grazing land found
in the area which attracts vast herds of
For this reason Satara camp is often referred to as the
'cat camp'. Large Cats are frequently
spotted in the Muzadzeni area, where a large
and successful Lion pride operates, or along the 5100
route that runs east from Satara Camp, hugging the bank
of the N'wanetsi stream.
This stretch is especially productive in winter when the
veld is dry, and Lion and Leopard lie
waiting to ambush the thirsty Antelope that
come in large herds to drink at the few remaining pools
of water. Satara Camp is slowly being modernized with
the addition of private kitchens,
air-conditioning, overhead fans and facilities for the
Tent or caravan sites, with power point,
communal ablutions and cooking facilities, with a
maximum of 6 persons per site.
The bungalows have 2 or 3 bed rooms,
equipped with ablutions, most with showers, but some
with baths, air-conditioning, some have hotplates and
sinks, some have sinks only.
Wells - 6 beds
Frankel - 10 beds
Stanley - 9 beds
Most of the bedrooms
within these guesthouses come with en-suite bathrooms.
The kitchens are fully equipped
to allow guests the independence of self catering to
suit the relaxed pace of their holiday while the
verandas of the Rudy Frankel and Stanley guesthouses
have the added advantage of overlooking a waterhole,
where animals come down to drink.
Satara Restcamp in Kruger National Park boasts 2
wheelchair-friendly units, which can be accessed via a
small ramp. The sliding door offers direct access to the
bedroom from the patio. There are also two
disabled-friendly bungalows available. The pool area,
shop and restaurant can also be accessed via wheelchair.
Satara Camp is
situated in the centre of the park
in the middle of a flat plain of tall tree Savannah of
which Knob Thorn and Marula are the dominant species.
Satara Camp's closest entrance gate is at
Orpen, which can be reached from
Johannesburg by road in a just over 5 hours. Eastgate
Airport is situated 68km (42.2 miles) from
Orpen Gate and served by daily flights from
Johannesburg and Cape Town.
How to get there:
Transportation routes and times from
Orpen Gate: Head toward
Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At
Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30km
before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to
the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the
gate. Satara Main Rest Camp is 48km away from the gate.
Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp; however
if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give
yourself more time in the Kruger Park - South Africa!
Satara in Kruger Park, South Africa like most camps has
been artificially well wooded.The surrounding vegetation
is knob thorn and marula savannah on basalt soils. A few
kilometres west there is an intrusion of ecca shales
soil which hosts very sweet grass often overgrazed. This
intrusion also hosts Delagoa thorn thickets. To the
east, the N'wanetsi region lies in Lebombo Mountain
Bushveld on rhyolite soils. Tree euphorbia and red
bushwillow are prevalent in the Kruger Park in South