SANParks Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

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SAN Parks Camping in Pretoriuskop Rest Camp – Kruger National Park

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 Pretorius rest camp is located on the once liquid rocks that found their way through the earth’s crust, gradually hardened like granite and now the particularly beautiful location where Pretorius camp is located. The “Shabeni hill” is the most famous and impressive rock that is not far from the camp.

Beautifully red trees surround the camp among which special ‘for your exclusive use’ native herbs grow. The oldest camp at Kruger Park still radiates the same tranquility as in the distant past and old plants with their scents enhance that feeling of nostalgia.

Here you will certainly look for the sable antelope, the hartebeest, the black rhino, kudu and the brown-headed parrot.

Camping in Pretorius Rest Camp

There are 45 camping spots for tent or caravan suitable for a maximum of 6 people per camping spot, with and without electricity points. There are shared laundry / shower and cooking facilities. There is 24 hours hot water, electric hobs and washing up facilities.


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.

Napi wilderness trail, trip is with overnight stay and must be booked in advance.
Madlabantu 4×4 Adventure trail (pre-bookable trip that only continues if the weather permits)
-Sable trail Camp walk


-Reception with information
-Public telephone and letter box
-No ATM facilities
-Washing machine
-Gas station
-Shared laundry / shower and cooking facilities
Cook and eat utensils for rent at the reception
-Basic First aid assistance
Picnic area for visitors’ days
Swimming pool for people staying in the camp
Cell phone range

Route description

Nearest airport is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, located between Nelspruit and White River. 50 km from Numbi gate.

Take the N4 to Nelspruit and then the R40 to White River. Just outside of White River, take the R538 to the park entrance. It is a 4 to 5 hour drive to the park entrance. Pretorius camp is 9 km from the entrance and this takes about 20 minutes if you don’t start looking for wildlife!

Important information

You will become acquainted with a number of special and unusual creations of nature which can be dangerous if you know nothing about it! Consider bats, spiders, snakes, scorpions, and malaria.

If you have to walk in the dark never do that without a flashlight!
Think warmer clothing during game drives, and this applies to all seasons!
Please do not feed wild animals, this leads to their death and it makes them aggressive!

Rent a car, camper or 4×4 on our site under Car rental

-Conservation Fees. The South African board of National Parks has set a daily entrance fee that applies to all parks.

If you are going to visit several SAN Parks in South Africa, it may be useful to purchase a Wildcard. Click here for more info.

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