Satara Camp

Giraffe walking past Satara campGiraffe walking past Satara camp

Satara Rest Camp is the third biggest rest camp in the Kruger National ParkIt is the only 'plains camp' in the Kruger because it is not situated on a river or near mountains / hills. 

The area around Satara is famous for its plains games which in turn brings the predators......
Main Entrance to Satara rest camps reception areaMain Entrance to Satara rest camps reception area
Satara reception areaSatara reception area

Statue of cheetah at SataraStatue of cheetah at Satara

Satara offers a petrol station, a swimming pool and children's play area....

Map showing the layout of Satara campsMap showing the layout of Satara camps
Satara swimming poolSatara swimming pool

A well stocked grocery and curio shop. We have always found what we need at the shop.

Satara shopThe Satara shop

An auditorium and an information centre....

Open air auditorium at Satara campOpen air auditorium at Satara camp
Satara information centreSatara information centre
Inside the information centre at SataraInside the information centre at Satara

Food and drink

there is a takeaway for guest who are wanting to get back on the road, or you can sit at the lovely restaurant with a view over the garden.....

Front view of the restaurant area at SataraFront view of the restaurant area at Satara
Breakfast at Satara restaurantBreakfast at Satara restaurant
Breakfast in Satara RestaurantBreakfast in Satara Restaurant


The accommodation at Satara Rest camp ranges from Guest Houses, family cottages, bungalows to camping sites; the campsites have power points, communal ablutions and communal kitchens.....

Family cottage at SataraFamily cottage at Satara

The bungalows are set out in a series of circles looking onto each other. The bungalows were not very private but in 2009 reed fences were erected between the bungalows allowing for more privacy.

Bungalows in Satara rest campBungalows in Satara rest camp

Most of the bungalows have a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, cutlery and crockery, kettle, en suite bathroom, air-cons and a small veranda with table, chairs and a braai.

Braaing at SataraJenny Braaing at Satara

Guests can also stay in one of 3 guest houses; Stanley, Frankel and Wells, which all have a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge freezer, gas cooker, microwave with grill, kettle and toaster,  lounge/ dining area and a large patio.  Stanley Guest House is set in its own grounds (marked private) and its outstanding feature a view over a floodlit waterhole.

Inside Satara Guest HouseInside Satara Guest House
View from Satara GuesthouseView from Satara Guesthouse

Satara has two waterholes, one in front of the Guest House and the other in front of the main restaurant area, but it is not easy to photograph animals coming to drink because the fence is so high.

Flood-lit waterhole outside Satara campFlood-lit waterhole outside Satara camp

Take a walk round camp with your camera, there is always something to photograph, like the murals in the day visitors area or owls in the trees....

Murals on wall at day visitors area in SataraMurals on wall at day visitors area in Satara
Swazi Mural in Satara at day visitors areaSwazi Mural in Satara at day visitors area
Tsonga mural in Satara camps day visitors areaTsonga mural in Satara camps day visitors area
Voortrekker Mural at Satara camps day visitors areaVoortrekker Mural at Satara camps day visitors area
Mario photographing the owlMario photographing the owl
Scops owl in Satara campScops owl in Satara camp

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Satara rest camp offers a range of activities: guided game drives, guided walks and bush braais, just ask at reception when you check in or you can do self drives.

The S100 is a very popular road and many cars rush down this route to see if this is their lucky day!

We like to get away from the crowds, so prefer to do the S90, we have had some good sightings around the Satara area like; cheetah, lions, wild dog, leopards and the large herds of Zebra, wildebeest and elephant.

Wild dogs with Cheetah up a treeWild dogs with Cheetah up a tree on H7
Blue Wildebeest in Yellow flowers near Satara rest campBlue Wildebeest in Yellow flowers near Satara rest camp
Male Lion on the S100 near SataraMale Lion scent marking onlong the S100 near Satara
Lions in the yellow flowers on the S90 near SataraLions in the yellow flowers on the S90 near Satara
Leopard on S41 in the Satara areaLeopard on S41 in the Satara area

There are a few dams, waterholes and a hide in the Satara area which provide good sighting....

Buffalo chasing lions at Nsemani dam near SataraTrevor's pic of Buffalo chasing lions at Nsemani dam near Satara
Lion drinking at Nsemani damMale lion drinking at Nsemani dam
Elephant at Shimangwaneni damElephant at Shimangwaneni dam
Lioness stalking impala at Sweni HideLioness stalking impala at Sweni Hide
Leopard Silhouette at Sonop waterholeLeopard Silhouette at Sonop waterhole
Wild Dogs and buffalo at Welverdiend wateholeWild Dogs and buffalo at Welverdiend waterhole

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The photographs should be taken from the camp or close to the camp area.

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Satara sightings 
We stayed at Satara last week and had some great sightings around the camp - these are some of them

Hyena in a hurry 
This hyena came galloping past our car on the dirt road behind Satara. It was most probably going to join its mates at a kill!

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