SANParks Malelane Rest Camp | Kruger National Park Self Catering Accommodation
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The Malelane Rest Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park can be found where the rolling fields of sugar cane of the neighbouring farms and the majestic savannah of the Kruger National Park are separated by the powerful Crocodile River. The camp is conveniently placed close to the Malelane Entrance Gate, the small town of Malelane and the N4/Maputo Corridor.
The camp is unique because it is the only camp to be placed on a boundary, the southern border of the Kruger National Park. Malelane Rest Camp has the added benefit of being a very small camp, with fewer guests than found in the main camps, adding to a more intimate bush experience.
Accommodation at Malelane Rest Camp is ideal for backpacking, camping and caravanning communities looking for a self-catering bushveld experience.
The camp has a communal kitchen with a scullery, gas stoves and a communal freezer. One ablution block is available.
This air-conditioned bungalow contains 3 single beds, a shower en suite with a toilet and washbasin, a fridge, kettle, and a grocery cupboard with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. The bungalows have shared use of a communal kitchen facility with stoves and washing up facilities. Each bungalow has braai facility.
These air-conditioned bungalows each contain 4 single beds, a shower en suite with a toilet and washbasin, a fridge, kettle, and a grocery cupboard with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. The bungalows have shared use of a communal kitchen facility with stoves and washing up facilities. Each bungalow has braai facility.
A maximum of 6 campers, 1 caravan with a side tent and 1 vehicle, or 1 tent and 1 vehicle, or 1 autovilla or motorised caravan will be permitted per site. The sites have shared use of communal ablutions, and a kitchen facility with stoves and washing up facilities. These sites have power points. Extra vehicles are charged an additional fee per night.
Local area description
Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights, this is real Africa.The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
This enormous and magnificent park is one of the most popular public-entry game parks in the world. Its density of permanent game is unrivalled with hundreds of different species; 507 birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians.
Few visitors leave South Africa without visiting the Kruger National Park or one of the private reserves along its borders but it is also frequented by locals in their own vehicles, as you can drive yourself around and stay overnight in one of the many public restcamps. There are also a few exclusive private lodges that have been granted concessions within the Kruger National Park.
The far north of the park is the wildest and most difficult area to access and because of this, it has alluring qualities for the real adventurer.
With greater ecological co-operation across African borders, several countries bordering South Africa have agreed to take down some fences, and those between Kruger and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou, have been demolished to create the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. This unique political innovation is creating a colossal wilderness area.