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Satara Camp, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Satara Kamp

Shop, reception and restaurant complex

Satara Camp - Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert


Satara Camp is the second biggest rest-camp in Kruger National Park and is one of the most popular. The main attraction is the good game viewing to be had in the surrounding area.

The camp has various types of hut and other accommodation and most of them are arranged in large circles with the individual huts looking inward on to lawns filled with indigenous trees. There is a well-stocked shop and a restaurant where one can eat on the large veranda.

Birdwatchers will find plenty to look for in Satara Camp itself and many of the birds are quite tame. Look for species such as Woodland Kingfisher, Mourning Dove as well as various hornbills and starlings. The camp is also home to a few mammals such as Warthog, Squirrel and Honey Badger.

As far as game viewing opportunities go you are spoilt for choice. There are roads leading in all directions. Two of the most popular are the S100 dirt road heading east and the H7 tar road heading west. Both of these roads regularly offer sightings of Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Elephant. Cheetah and Wild Dog are also seen on occasion.

Entrance gate

Entrance gate

Photo © Steven Herbert

Huts arranged in large circles

Most of the huts in the camp are arranged in large circles

Photo © Steven Herbert


References and further reading

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 132

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 136

Birding in Transvaal - Author: - Year Published: - Page: 78

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 307

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Year Published: 1990 - Page: 78

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 146

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 209

Kruger National Park Map - 2010 - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: 2010 - Page: 18

Kruger Park Guide & Map 2016 - Author: Andy and Lorain Tinker - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 10

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 93

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 25

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 64

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 129

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