Kruger Park Accommodations: Skukuza Rest Camp

Vervet Monkeys, Skukuza Kruger

This is the final installment in posts about Kruger Park accommodations with our last night’s camp. So here’s what it’s like staying in Skukuza Rest Camp.

We enjoyed staying in varied camps, trading smaller intimate ones for bigger camps like Skukuza.

Learn about how I booked accommodations in Kruger Park.

Skukuza Rest Camp, Night Five in Kruger Park

On our last night in Kruger Park, we stayed in the biggest camp yet, Skukuza. This camp is so big, it has car rental and conference facilities, 2 restaurants and a lot more.

Being big did not make Skukuza any less lovely and our rondovel bungalow was charming.  We had self-catering and our own grill.

Advantages of staying in Skukuza Rest Camp

Not all of the camps offer tours, so when we could sign up for one, we did. Because Skukuza is a big camp with all the amenities, we were able to take a guided walk on the afternoon of our arrival, where we saw Rhinos!

Rhino Skukuza Walk
Guided Walk – all looking at a rhino
Rhino Skukuza Kruger
A rhino we saw on our walk from Skukuza
Be Aware of What’s Inside the Camp

The camp was also home to a lot of monkeys trying to scavenge for food. But one thing we learned while in Kruger is never feed the animals. These are wild animals, and feeding them makes them dependent on humans, greedy, and dangerous.

Skukuza Rest Camp Monkey
Monkey on the path, Skukuza
Where is Skukuza Camp, Kruger Park

Skukuza is a couple of hours drive from the southern park entrances, which is why we stopped there for our last night in the park. After Skukuza, we had to get to Johannesburg Airport for the next stage of our holiday.

Skukuza is a good spot for lots of amenities, comfortable sleeping, and proximity to the south of the park. Kruger itself is magnificent. We both would have happily stayed longer in Kruger Park. We will miss talking with the guides and other tourists as well as checking the sightings board and planning our drives in search of beautiful wild animals.

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Author: Mel

Living aboard a sailboat, blogging about the places we visit and the adventures we have. Love hiking, cycling, scuba, animals and adventure.

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