Mopani camp is situated on the banks of the Pioneer Dam and is named after the mopane veld that surrounds the camp.
Mopani Camp facilities and amenities include a restaurant, shop, petrol station, swimming pool, bar, laundry, a viewing deck, walking trail within the camp and a designated day visitor area just behind the petrol station, where visitors can braai (barbecue).
If you don't want to braai or self cater then you can enjoy a meal in the Restaurant or on the Fish Eagle terace.
Mopani rest camp has 4 types of accommodation; Xaxanetsi Guesthouse, 3 bedroom family bungalows, two bedroom bungalows and the smaller single bedroom bungalows, each have en bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen area with cutlery, crocker, cooking utensils, linen, air-con, electricity, fridge-freezer and braai facilities.
Most of the bungalows are private; some have views of the dam while others have been built among the natural vegetation...
In autumn the butterfly-shaped leaves change to striking hues before falling off in September and October. We found these leave on our walk round camp.
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Take a walk round the camp and get some macros of the Mopane worms, moths, flowers and other little critters, during the day and also at night...
There are a number of activities on offer at Mopani rest camp: like guided game drives, guided walks and bush braais. Please ask at reception when you check in.
The Mopane Shrub, Red Bushwillow Trees and Sweet Grass, provide rich grazing for Impala, Warthog, Elephant and Buffalo.
The game sightings in this area have improved over the years; we have had some good sightings such as lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and cheetah!
If you are patient, drive slow and go on your game drive when the animals are most active (cooler hours of the day) you will find them!
The Mopani area is rich in the rare sightings....
Ore was the male Rhino the rangers introduced to the Mopani area some years back.
The Shipandani and Pioneer dam bird-hides are close to the camp and are good places to sit and wait for the animals.
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Mopani / Tzendze area is tops for Lion and Leopard
Our South gate is Phalaborwa as south of the Olifants River fellow wild life photographers and nature lovers refer to as "the Zoo" and south of the Sabie …
Lions at Mopani
We heard so many stories about game veiwing at Kruger national park. stories like you can only spot the big five animals on the southern part of the park …
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