These Kruger camps and accommodation facilities will open

Posted on 12 August 2020

Following the announcement by the Minister of Tourism that intra-provincial travel will now be open to residents, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to inform the public that Kruger National Park (KNP) will partially open some of its camps for accommodation from Friday, August 14 2020.

These Kruger camps and accommodation facilities will open

Visitors can look forward to overnight stays in the Park.

KNP Management would like to advise those with confirmed bookings to be aware that there will be strict enforcement of the regulations that are stipulated in the protocols around the easing of travel and leisure accommodation restrictions.

Read: KNP overnight visitors reminded to book within province 

If guests are uncertain of which province the rest camp they are staying in is found, the booking agents via central reservations on 012 428 9111 will be able to offer assistance. Within the KNP, the Olifants River is recognised as the boundary between Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The following rest camps and accommodation facilities are in the Limpopo Province: 

Pafuri Border Camp, Punda Maria Rest Camp, Sirheni Bushveld Camp, Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Mopani Rest Camp, Shipandani Overnight Hide, Tsendze Rustic Camp, Boulders Bush Lodge, Shimuwini Bushveld Camp, Sable Overnight Hide, Letaba Rest Camp and Olifants Rest Camp.

(Please note that Punda Maria, Shingwedzi and Letaba will reopen few days later on August 20).

The following rest camps and accommodation facilities are in the Mpumalanga province: 

Balule Camp, Roodewal Bush Lodge, Satara Rest Camp, Tamboti Tent Camp, Talamati Bushveld Camp, Skukuza Rest Camp, Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Malelane Camp, Biyamiti Bushveld Camp, Lower Sabie Rest Camp and Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp.

(Please note that Skukuza will open a few days later and Pretoriuskop will reopen on August 17).

The Managing Executive of the KNP, Gareth Coleman said the park is ready to welcome back overnight guests but this will be done in phases.

‘As the regulations of COVID 19 continuously change; it is imperative that we as KNP also adjust to make sure that those who will be visiting enjoy their experience regardless of the pandemic. The issue of PPE, training and the recording of personal details of visitors will be strictly adhered to; we are pleading with our clients to work with the gate and camp staff members on the observation of Health Protocols around the virus for safety,’ said Coleman.

The guidelines to adhere to during the intra travel overnight stay in the KNP are as follows:

Maintain social distancing by at least 2m at all times.

Limitations on vehicle capacity and number of occupants will be firmly enforced upon entry at gates. The restriction is that occupants may not exceed more than 70% of capacity and visitors are requested to adhere so they are not turned back at the gates.

Guests visiting the Park must wear masks in the public areas as this is compulsory in South Africa; the driver of the vehicle must also ensure all passengers travelling with them adhere to this.

Coleman concluded by wishing all those who will be in the KNP a safe and enjoyable stay; and to make good memories. ‘We also implore guests not to deposit their litter inside the bins within the parks but to leave with as much of it as hygienically possible.’


Image credit: Facebook/SANParks

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