SANParks Mopani Rest Camp

Description accommodation :

Your South African vacation starts with  Zuid-Afrika Specialist.

The Kruger Park is world famous. With an area of almost 20,000 km2, it is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is for the most part located in Limpopo, the northernmost region of South Africa. A park where the treasures of South Africa in the form of archaeological finds, Bushmen rock paintings and animals and plants continue to surprise you every day.

This beautiful South African National Park where you will find 336 different trees is a home for a large number of animals. You will find 49 fish species, 34 amphibians, 114 species of reptiles, 507 species of birds and 147 different mammals including the world famous Big 5!

The Mopani rest camp is located on the banks of the Pioneer Dam and is named after the Mopane fields that surround the camp. A centrally located old Baobad tree is the focal point and heart of this camp. The vegetation of the camp is, as it is, wild, which adds a unique atmosphere to this beautifully situated rest camp.

Animals that you will definitely be looking for here are: hippos, waterbuck, Tsessebe and the African Eagle.

Accommodation Mopani Rest Camp

Bungalows, there are 43 – 4 bed units which have 2 single beds and a bunk bed in a niche. They are equipped with a bathroom, a veranda with kitchenette and an outside braai. (2 bungalows of the same type are suitable for wheelchair users)

Cottages, there are 12 – 4 bed units. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 2 sofa beds in the room, these are fully equipped with 2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite. There is a porch with kitchenette and outdoor braai.

Guest Cottages, there are 45 – 6 bed units. 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds each. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 of which is en-suite, a kitchen, living / dining room, large veranda and an outside braai.

Guesthouse, This is a large luxury accommodation located in a beautiful place with a view over the dam. Equipped with kitchen (with microwave), 4 bedrooms (1 with a double bed the others with single beds) these are located separately from the living / dining room. There are several bathrooms, DSTV (limited number of channels) and braai facilities. (1 of the bedrooms is suitable for a wheelchair user)


Bush walks with a guide, you go out for a few hours with a trained and armed ranger, the group will not be larger than 8 people. They will read the traces of Elephants, rhino and lion and tell you about the fascinating nature of South Africa. Think of comfortable shoes, comfortable clothing and don’t forget your camera and binoculars! Walks are not permitted for children under 13 years of age. You must book this activity in advance
Game drives, choice of sunset, night and morning game drives. For these game drives, it makes sense to book it in advance to avoid disappointment on the spot. On request (at least 2 months in advance and upon availability) you can book a “Day drive”. You then rent a car and driver and you can then visit those places in the park where no tourists come.
Bush Breakfast or Bush braai including the game drive (ride of max. 1 hour) to the place of the Bush meal. Meals in a beautiful place by an open fire in the middle of nature are a great experience (Meal is between 90 minutes and 2 hours). Ask for availability during your booking.

-Sunset Drive with Boma braai
-Walking in the camp
Shipandani staying at the bird spot (3 km outside the camp)
Tropic or Capricorn (12 km north of the camp)
Pioneer Dam bird spot (4 km outside the camp)
Wildlife films are shown daily in the reception (during office hours)


-Reception with information
-Public telephone and letter box
-Conference facility
-Lady’s bar
-Mini ATM facility in the restaurant
-Washing machine
-Gas station
-Car wash area
-Basic first aid assistance
Picnic area for visitors’ days
Swimming pool for people staying in the camp
Cell phone range

Route description

The nearest airport is Gateway Airport located in Phalaborw. About 3 kilometers from the Phalaborwa gate entrance.

Take the N1 toll road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40 kilometers before Polokwane you turn right onto the R71 to Tzaneen. After Tzaneen, head towards Phalaborwa and the entrance. Take into account a 6 to 7 hour drive to the entrance. Mopani restcamp is ± 74 km from the entrance. This will take about 3 hours, unless you start enjoying your already started game drive en route!


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