Fodor's Expert Review Berg-en-Dal

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa Fodor's Choice

This rest camp lies at the southern tip of the park, in a basin surrounded by rocky hills. It's known for its white rhinos, leopards, and wild dogs, but there's plenty of other game, too. A dam (often nearly dry in winter) by one side of the perimeter fence offers good game-viewing, including a close look at cruising crocodiles and munching elephants. It has thoughtful landscaping, which has left much of the indigenous vegetation intact, making for more privacy, plus an attractive pool and well-stocked grocery-curio shop, and kids can run around safely here. Accomodation options run from 65 chalets to 23 family cottages, and two guesthouses.

PROS

  • you can sit on benches at the perimeter fence and watch game come and go all day
  • leopard and wild dog regularly seen

CONS

  • always crowded (although chalets are well spaced out)

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 012-428–9111 | 012-428–9111-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

90 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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