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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at Mopani from the 14/02 to 17/02. The room was well maintained and well serviced very new and has everything you need but that is where it ends. The camp is poorly maintained it is over grown with weeds and ants is all over the property, the staff was friendly but could be more helpful. The shop and restaurant...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at Xanatseni guest lodge. This is a 4 bedroomed guest lodge set apart from the normal rondavels and very private. There is a central living area with sofas and a kitchen area. Like most accomodation in Kruger the bedrooms are clean and basic and, thankfully, air conditioned. The main problem with Xanatseni is that large parts...

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Chibougamau, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in 2 bungalows with 10 people. Theybungalows were clean and the kitchens are equipped with all the basics one needs. The beds were comfortable and had warm blankets for the cold night.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Mopani has a lovely outlook from the Tindlovu restaurant and the Tindlovu is ten times better than the Mugg and Bean restaurants in many of the other rest camps. The accommodation is again very basic. Structurally the rooms are sound but again they are let down with dark small shower and toilet areas, dismal cupboards and a/c units that belt...

1Thank 965stuartr
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The camp is beautiful and the restaurant bar area is wonderful with a view over the river to die for. Our room was one of the standard ronda els with kitchenette and on-suite. Very overgrown outside which isn't awful but could be neatened up a little. The rooms are starting to get a little tired and need some maintenance. But...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We have stayed in Mopani Camp many times before. You are always welcomed by friendly efficient staff. Accommodation is always immaculate. The view over the dam at sunset can not be described. Many a time do I miss the afternoon game drive, so I can be on the veranda at sunset. The pool area is beautiful and always clean. We...

2Thank Rexenmaggie
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great views from the deck bar, staff super friendly. Surrounded by trees, river view and plenty of elephants on the way into the camp, this must be the best camp to book if you don't want to rough it in a tent. Will definitely be back!

1Thank meghan z
South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have spent many, many nights in the Kruger Park over the last 20 years and see it a one of South Africas BEST tourist attractions. (Probably the best way to see a real part of Africa! ) But recently we could not look past the dated chalets anymore, with the old bathrooms, the kitchens that REALLY need updating, the...

1Thank europeholidays
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights in 1 FF6V (GUEST COTTAGE), a very big cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Very nice view at the lake. The cottage has everything you need, is not new but OK. Camp was very quiet. We ate two nights in the restaurant, Was OK, they only close at 2100 so one night they were...

1Thank dutcholdie
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2016

An absolutely delightful, peaceful, private rest camp. The atmosphere is one of serene bliss - quite unlike other camps. The food is excellent in the restaurant and sitting on the outside veranda you have breath-taking views. Can't wait for my next visit!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the banks of the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park, lies it's best kept secret. Named after the mopane veld that surrounds the camp, Mopani Rest Camp nestles amongst the Mopani tree covered koppies. A signature feature is the huge gnarled old baobab tree in the heart of the camp. The vegetation inside the camp is left as found in the wild, adding to the unique atmosphere of the camp. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mopani Rest Camp

Address: Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Mopani Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 102
Also Known As:
Mopani Rest Camp Hotel Kruger National Park
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“Ask for a chalet with a view, although all chalets are well placed in the beautiful bush.”
europeholidays, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottage with view is very nice, worth the extra money”
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dutcholdie, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalow overlooking the dam is magnificent!”
pam954, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are some rooms with a view of the dam that is worth exploring.”
Wim_traveler, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You need to make sure you choose a bungalow with a fridge, hot plate and cutlery and crockery as some do not have some of these items.”
RogerBruchha, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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