SANParks Maroela Camp | Kruger National Park Camping/caravan Accommodation
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The Maroela Camp in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the park, approximately 2 km east of Orpen Rest Camp.
This camp is 1 of only 2 camps in the park that exclusively caters for guests with caravans and for campers. There are no other pre-erected accommodation structures in this camp. Close to the fence, visitors can indulge in watching a variety of animals that visit a small watering hole. There is also a rustic viewing platform overlooking the Timbavati River.
Maroela Camp has a communal kitchen with 24-hour boiling water, electric hot-plates, washing up facilities, and communal freezers. One ablution block is available.
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 communal kitchen facility with 24-hour boiling water, electric hot-plates, washing up facilities, and limited freezer space. 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.
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