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Skukuza Main Camp is far and away the largest, and thus busiest, camp in the Kruger National Park, and as such often feels more like a town than a camp in the bushveld. As the original camp in the park, it has grown as a large and productive base for the rest of the reserve - most administrative and field tasks are orchestrated from here. While many might be put off by its sheer size, it is often considered an ideal starting point for first-time visitors to the park.
If you're looking for peace and tranquillity, give this camp a miss; if you're looking for home comforts and a variety of game, often spotted by other vehicles, then this is your best bet within the Kruger Park.
Skukuza Game Viewing
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Sabie River, and in the heart of Big Five country, rare and exciting sightings are possible on many of the nearby roads, and the sheer volume of cars means even the lazy spotters can be rewarded.
Common in the area: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, White Rhino, baboons, hyena and a variety of general game. The area along the Sabie River is excellent for riverine birds
If you are lucky you may see: Leopard, Wild Dog, Black Rhino, Nyala and the Purple crested lourie.
The size of the Camp also means that there is a plethora of accommodation to be had, from fixed safari tents and guesthouses, to semi-luxury riverside bungalows, guest cottages, family cottages, as well as a comfortable campsite. Check Skukuza accommodation types, pricing and availability
Skukuza Facilities and Activities
There is a wide range of activities and facilities available to guests, including guided bush walks, various game drives, as well as bush breakfasts and braais.
Communication: Internet café, post office, full cellphone reception
Shops / Restaurants: 2 restaurants, fully equipped shop
Services: Basic First Aid Assistance, garage with workshop
Facilities: a filling station, car wash, Laundromat swimming pools, airstrip, TVs (limited DSTV) available in Luxury Units only
Day Visitors: There is a marvellous, separate, day visitor's centre about 5km from the Camp. This has an enormous swimming pool and picnic sites under shady trees. Gas is available for hire
Golf: There is also a 9 hole golf course, with extras such as warthog and giraffe accompanying you on the course
Nursery: There is an indigenous plant nursery only a few km from Skukuza
Conferences:Two beautiful new conference centres have been built in Skukuza. For full details, please go to the Kruger Park Conference Page
Wildlife activities Guided bush walks, Game drives, Bush breakfast and braais, Metsi Metsi Wilderness Trail, Wildlife films
See Skukuza facilities and activities.
Nearby picnic sites:
Afsaal 43km /1hr 45min; Tshokwane 45km/1hr 45min; Nkuhlu 26 km/1hr; Mlondozi 42km/2hr (along S30 sand road)
Nearby entrance gates:
Paul Kruger 12km/30min; Phabeni 38/1hr 30min; Numbi 54km/2hr 10min
Kruger Park Links:
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Don't forget to take a look at our Virtual Tour of this camp by clicking the Multimedia Tab above