Punda Maria Camp


Kruger Camps

Punda Maria Safari Camp is widely revered for its fascinating historical significance. Once an early 1900s hide-out for illegal ivory smugglers, this beautiful camp has built up a sound following, primarily from bird watchers who travel to the area to track down its numerous rare species. Whilst wildlife is not as concentrated up in these northern reaches of the Kruger Park, its spectacular scenery, and serenity, more than make up for this.

Game Viewing:

Common in the area: Sightings of large elephant and buffalo herds are not uncommon in this area, while the elusive Nyala is regularly seen feeding on the various sandveld plant species. Birdlife also flourishes in the area, and spectacular sightings are common, even from the comfort of the rest camp.
If you are lucky you may see:Lions, leopard and the Paradise Fly Catcher.


Punda Maria offers a variety of accommodation options, with camp sites, permanent fixed tents, and a variety of bungalows. This fascinating camp still pays homage to its turbulent and intriguing history, and with this in mind, a stay here is essential for those visitors looking for a truly well-rounded Kruger Park experience.
Check Letaba accommodation types, pricing and availability.



Services: Basic First Aid assistance

Communication: Cellphone reception, Public telephone, Post Box

Restaurant/Shops: Restaurant, Cafeteria, Shop

Facilities: Laundromat, Filling station, Swimming pool

Day Visitors: Day Visitors Picnic Area

For more details see Letaba facilities.


Guided Bush Walks, Game Drives, Bush breakfast and bush braai, Paradise Flycatcher camp walk, Thulamela Archaeological Trail, Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, Northern Plains 4x4 Adventure Trail.

For more details see Letaba activities.

Nearby picnic sites:
Babalala 36km/1hr 45min; Pafuri 45km/1hr 50min.

Nearby gates:
Punda Maria 11km/15min

Kruger Park Links:

To enhance your Kruger experience, go to our convenient links page for more Park services, accessibility information, forum, web cams, picture galleries, and fun.

Virtual Tour:

Don't forget to take a look at our Virtual Tour of this camp by clicking the Multimedia Tab above


Punda Maria Camp, Kruger-Park-North

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