The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Satara Camp, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Satara Kamp

Shop, reception and restaurant complex

Satara Camp - Kruger National Park

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Satara Camp is the second biggest rest-camp in Kruger National Park and is one of the most popular. The main attraction is the good game viewing to be had in the surrounding area.

The camp has various types of hut and other accommodation and most of them are arranged in large circles with the individual huts looking inward on to lawns filled with indigenous trees. There is a well-stocked shop and a restaurant where one can eat on the large veranda.

Birdwatchers will find plenty to look for in Satara Camp itself and many of the birds are quite tame. Look for species such as Woodland Kingfisher, Mourning Dove as well as various hornbills and starlings. The camp is also home to a few mammals such as Warthog, Squirrel and Honey Badger.

As far as game viewing opportunities go you are spoilt for choice. There are roads leading in all directions. Two of the most popular are the S100 dirt road heading east and the H7 tar road heading west. Both of these roads regularly offer sightings of Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Elephant. Cheetah and Wild Dog are also seen on occasion.

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Entrance gate

Entrance gate

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Huts arranged in large circles

Most of the huts in the camp are arranged in large circles

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

Distance between Satara Camp and Crocodile Bridge Camp is 137 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Giriyondo Gate is 115 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Letaba Camp is 73 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Lower Sabie Camp is 93 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Mopani Camp is 116 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Olifants Camp is 60 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Orpen Gate is 47 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Paul Kruger Gate is 112 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Phalaborwa Gate is 123 km.

Distance between Satara Camp and Skukuza is 99 km.

References and further reading

Wild Issue 18 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 61

The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa - Author: P. Briggs - Published: 2020 - Page: 118

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: 195

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 64

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

Kruger Park Map & Guide - Author: Andy & Lorrain Tinker - Published: 2024 - Page: 31

Kruger Park Guide & Map 2016 - Author: Andy and Lorain Tinker - Published: 2016 - Page: 10

Kruger National Park Map - 2010 - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 2010 - Page: 18

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Published: 1986 - Page: 209

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 25

go! Drive & Camp No 39 - Author: - Published: 2020 - Page: 52

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 146

go! - Kruger Special Edition - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 106

go! - Kruger - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 62

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Published: 1990 - Page: 78

Country Life - Issue 262 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 83

Getaway - Vol 24 No 04 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 44

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

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 136

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 132

A Pocket Guide to Camps in the Kruger National Park - Author: South African National Parks - Published: 0 - Page: 24

For more info on Kruger National Park: SanParks

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