Pretoriuskop is one of the Kruger Park’s oldest rest camps, and its location in the south western part of the reserve and just 9 kilometres from Numbi gate make it particularly convenient for visitors driving up from Johannesburg. The camp gets its name from the voortrekker Willem Pretorius – this intrepid explorer is buried not far from the camp at the hill of the same name.
The area was particularly popular in the period between 1835 and 1860, when Voortrekkers, who were Dutch colonists who left the Cape in pursuit of political independence from British administration, regularly passed through the region, setting up many trading posts in the process. As such, the rest camp and its surrounds ooze nostalgia, and are particularly historically significant.
Pretoriuskop Game Viewing
While Pretoriuskop and its surrounds regularly rewards visitors with sightings of wild dog, cheetah and leopard, much of its charm lies in the fascinating birds and wildlife that roam the region. Sightings of black and white rhino, elephant, hartebeest, sable, eland and buffalo are possible, and the diverse flora attracts a variety of birdlife.
Common in the area: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, White Rhino, and a variety of general wildlife. This area is excellent for woodland birds.
If you are lucky you may see: Leopard, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Black Rhino or Sable Antelope.
The camp itself offers a number of accommodation options, from small cottages and bungalows to well-maintained camp sites and luxurious guest houses. Check Pretoriuskop pricing and availability.
Pretoriuskop Camp Facilities and Activities
There are also a number of facilities within the camp, and regular activities, including the Napi Wilderness Trail and Madlabantu 4x4 Adventure Trail, depart on a regular basis.
Communication: Public telephone, internet, cellphone.
Shops / Restaurants: There is a cafeteria, restaurant and a general food plus Kruger goods shop in the Camp.
Day Visitors: Pretoriuskop has a Day Visitors Center.
Game Viewing: Follow the Sable Trail camp walk in order to get some exercise after a day's game viewing - you'll be surprised at what wildlife you will see along the way!
Activities: Guided bush walks and Game drives.
For more information go to Activities and Facilities see Pretoriuskop
Pretoriuskop is only 9km/30min from Numbi Gate and 26km/1 1/2hr from Phabeni Gate.
Nearby picnic sites:
Afsaal is 37km/ 2hr away, and the Skukuza Day Visitors Center is 45km/2 1/2 hr away.
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Best For Whom
- Families With Children
- Families With Teenagers
Best For What
- Off The Beaten Path