Fodor's Expert Review Mopani

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Built in the lee of a rocky kopje overlooking a dam, amid surrounding mopane woodlands, this camp in the northern section is one of Kruger's biggest. If it's hippos you're after, sit on your veranda overlooking the dam and feast your eyes on an ongoing cavalcade of these engaging giants. Constructed of rough stone, wood, and thatch, the camp blends well into the thick vegetation. Shaded wooden walkways connect public areas which overlook the dam, and the view from the open-air bar is awesome. Ask for accommodations overlooking the lake when you book. Although the area doesn't teem with game, it's a really comfortable camp to chill out in for a night if you're driving the length of the park.

PROS

  • Attractive accommodation in landscaped camp overlookig big hippo dam
  • attractive accommodations in landscaped camp overlooking big hippo dam

CONS

  • Thick mopane bush around camp and beyond not great for game viewing although elephants love it.
  • thick mopane bush around camp and beyond not great for game-viewing although elephants love it

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 012-428–9111-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

101 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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