Pretoriuskop Camp is situated in the southwestern part of the Kruger National Park and is only 9 kilometres from Numbi Gate and 60 kilometres from the Paul Kruger Gate. The surrounding vegetation is varied with some well developed woodland, grassland and the granite dome of Shabeni Hill.
45 x tent or caravan sites, with or without power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities. (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities) Maximum of 6 persons per site.
30 x rustic 2, 3, 5 or 6-bed units with ceiling fan and communal ablution facilities. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric hotplates is available.
46 x rustic 2, 3, 5 or 6-bed units with communal ablution facilities. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric hotplates is available. Equipped with fridge and air-conditioning.
52 x 2, 4 or 6-bed units. Units are equipped with ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths) and air-conditioning. Some have both hotplates and sinks. You have a choice of kitchenette or communal kitchen, as well as with or without perimeter view. A limited number of fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery, crockery, glasses and frying pan) are available for hire. (Confirm when booking if you would like a choice of double or single bed).
4 x 6-bed units (3 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 4 single beds) with well equipped kitchens, air-conditioning and living rooms. One bedroom has a bathroom en-suite (bath, toilet and washbasin) and there is a separate toilet, shower and washbasin for communal use. The kitchen has a gas stove (with oven), fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
1 x 4-bed units (2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 4 single beds) well equipped with air-conditioning, kitchen and living room. One bedroom has a bathroom en-suite (bath, toilet and washbasin) and there is a separate toilet, shower and washbasin for communal use. The kitchen has an electric hotplate, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
- Pierre Joubert: Sleeps 16, with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds plus 2 bench beds in each room)
- Doherty Bryant: Sleeps 9, with 3 bedrooms (1 double bed and 1 single bed in each room).
These are large luxury units in prime positions inside the camp. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens) and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms (some with showers and baths, others with baths only). Bedrooms are housed in separate units from the main living area. TVs with limited DSTV channels are provided.
When the world was still young, some 3 500 million years ago, molten rock forced its way through the earths crust and solidified to form the spectacular granite outcrops where Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is now nestled. The impressive granite dome known as Shabeni Hill is not far from the camp. It is immediately apparent to any visitor that Pretoriuskop is unique as brilliant red trees adorn the camp, pre-dating the decision to make exclusive use of indigenous plants in laying out rest camp gardens. Nostalgia prompted an exception to the rule for Pretoriuskop, the Kruger National Parks oldest rest camp, and exotic flowering plants were allowed to stay, enhancing the strong sense of the past that is so pervasive.
HISTORY OF PRETORIUSKOP CAMP
Pretoriuskop Camp in Kruger National Park takes its name from the nearby kopje hill where Voortrekker Willem Pretorius, a member of Carl Trichardts 1848 expedition to Delagoa Bay, is buried.
Pretoriuskop Camp features prominently in the history of tourism in the Kruger Park, the first rest camp to be opened to visitors.
Guided Bush Walks
Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue.
Napi Wilderness Trail (pre-booked overnight activity)
Madlabantu 4x4 Adventure Trail (weather sensitive activity)
Sable Trail camp walk
Cutlery and Plates Hampers (from Reception)
Basic First Aid Assistance
Day Visitors Picnic Area in camp
DSTV (limited channels) only available in Guest Houses
WHAT TO SEE
- Sable Antelope
- Lichtensteins Hartebeest
- Black Rhino
- Brown-headed Parrot