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Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Granite formations at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National ParkPretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park rests among some of the most spectacular granite outcrops in the whole of southern Africa. At 3 500 million years old, this is the oldest granite bed in the park. The archaeological history here fits well with the camp’s history too, as Pretoriuskop is the oldest rest camp in the Kruger.

One of the main attractions of the camp is the swimming pool that has been sculpted out of natural rock. Add to this the rustic feel of privacy and space in the camp and you have a great place for a family holiday in the Kruger. Park management has worked hard to maintain the strong sense of history in this camp, and by sticking to its humble roots and avoiding large-scale expansion through tourism, the camp remains one of the most rustic and pleasurable places to stay in the Kruger.

Pretoriuskop is also one of the historical sites where Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog, Jock of the Bushveld were based during their adventures in the lowveld.

Don’t miss the guided bushwalks from the camp and the Madlabantu 4×4 trail, which traverses some interesting and challenging terrain and offers a second-to-none offroad experience in the Kruger. Bookings available at reception.

Bookings and info

Getting there: from Gauteng, take the N4 to Nelspruit and then take the R40 to White River. Just outside White River take the R538 and head to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Pretoriuskop camp is 9 km away from the gate. Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp.

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