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Pretoriuskop Camp, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Pretoriuskop

Pretoriuskop Camp

Pretoriuskop Camp - Kruger National Park

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Pretoriuskop is the oldest camp in the Kruger National Park. It is also unusual in that exotic plants have not been removed against the policy in the park. The camp gets its name from a nearby hill where a Voortrekker by the name of Willem Pretorius is buried.

Pretoriuskop is located near to Numbi Gate and is often used by travellers for the first night of their stay in Kruger National Park.

The huts in the camp are arranged in large circles with lawn and large trees in the middle. There is also a caravan and camping site. A number of Impala have made the camp their home and they can be seen wandering between the huts.

Game viewing in the Pretoriuskop can be challenging but you do stand a chance of seeing Sable and White Rhino amongst others. I have found that heading north to the S1 leading from Phabeni Gate can be quite rewarding.

The camp features a natural rock swimming pool, walking trail and the normal restaurant and shop facilities.

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In most cases the following distances are calculated using tar roads and there may be shorter routes

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Berg-en-Dal camp is 67 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Crocodile Bridge Camp is 135 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Lower Sabie Camp is 95 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Malelane Gate is 85 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Numbi Gate is 9 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Paul Kruger Gate is 61 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Phabeni Gate is 26 km.

Distance between Pretoriuskop Camp and Skukuza Camp is 50km.

References and further reading

The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa - Author: P. Briggs - Published: 2020 - Page: 115

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 129

Southern African Birdfinder - Author: Cohen, Spottiswoode and Rossouw - Published: 2006 - Page: 194

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 243

Kruger Park Map & Guide - Author: Andy & Lorrain Tinker - Published: 2024 - Page: 29

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 93

Kruger Park Guide & Map 2016 - Author: Andy and Lorain Tinker - Published: 2016 - Page: 7

Kruger National Park Map - 2010 - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 2010 - Page: 17

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Published: 1986 - Page: 169

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 145

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 23

go! - Kruger - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 46

go! - Kruger Special Edition - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 74

go! Drive & Camp No 39 - Author: - Published: 2020 - Page: 47

Getaway - Vol 24 No 04 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 48

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 307

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 641 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 33

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 122

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 118

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 116

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 112

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 108

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 106

A Pocket Guide to Camps in the Kruger National Park - Author: South African National Parks - Published: 0 - Page: 20

For more info on Kruger National Park: SanParks

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