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Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park

The hide at Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Kruger National ParkThis delightful little rest camp is situated on the banks of the Mashokwe spruit in the northern section of the Kruger National Park. This little gem in the Mopanveld region of the park offers, peace, tranquility and an intimate experience with the African bush. There is no better place in Africa to get closer to nature than in the vast, isolated Mopane plains of the Kruger National Park.

Named after the majestic Bataleur eagle, common throughout this region, the camp is the oldest and smallest of the park’s bushveld camps. The camp offers fantastic game viewing, with a viewing hide at the waterhole next to the camp. The Rooibosrand and Silwervis dams, also offering fantastic game viewing (particularly for hippo and blue wildebeest), are close by and are restricted to the residents of the camp. This ensures that you’ll always be able to enjoy a peaceful, game-filled drive from this gorgeous little gem in the magnificent Kruger bush. Bookings and info

Getting there: from Gauteng, take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40 km before Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen, head towards Phalaborwa and the gate. Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate. Bateleur Bushveld Camp is 140 km away from the gate. Allow about 4 hours for the drive to the bush camp.

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