Skukuza Camp

Sunrise of Selati Bridge taken from Skukuza campSunrise of Selati Bridge taken from Skukuza camp

Skukuza is located in the south of Kruger National Park on the banks of the perennial Sabie River. 

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Skukuza camps reception areaSkukuza camps reception area
Main area in SkukuzaMain area in Skukuza

Skukuza is the largest camp in the Kruger Park and is the administrative headquarters. 

Skukuza Rest camp foundersThe founders

Facilities on offer at Skukuza Rest camp; bank and a resident Doctor, a large fully stocked shop and curio, petrol station, vehicle workshop, ..... 

Skukuza Bank, ATM and Post OfficeBank ATM and Post Office
Inside Skukuza shopInside Skukuza shop

Skukuza has several attractions such as the , dog cemetery, conference centre, Stevenson-Hamilton MemoriaL library.....

Skukuza Memorial Library and museumMemorial Library and museum

Statues, the old museum hut, the Papenfus clocktower ......

Skukuza statue of two Kudu bills fightingSkukuza statue of two Kudu bills fighting
Papenfus Clock Tower with stars in SkukuzaPapenfus Clock Tower with stars in Skukuza
Skukuza rest camps little hut museumSkukuza rest camps little hut museum

the  Old train and the Selati Railway Bridge...

Skukuza camps old TrainSkukuza camps old Train
The Selati bridge over the Sabie RiverThe Selati bridge over the Sabie River

The history story of both Stevenson Hamilton and Harry Wolhuter can be found in the Museum with more history on other interesting events and artifacts ....

Skukuza camps MuseumSkukuza camps Museum
Historical Information in Skukuza camps MuseumHistorical Information on Stevenson Hamilton in Skukuza camps Museum
The skin of the lion Harry Wolhuter killedThe skin of the lion Harry Wolhuter killed
Inside Skukuza Library and MuseumInside Skukuza Library and Museum

 the Wellness Spa and swimming pools. 

Skukuza camps spa and swimming poolSkukuza camps spa and swimming pool
Skukuza 2nd swimming pool is near the campers2nd swimming pool is near the campers
Skukuza rest camps pool near the SpaSkukuza rest camps pool near the Spa

Food and drink

If you don't fancy cooking there is a fantastic licensed restaurant with outdoor seating and a lovely view of the Sabie River.

Skukuza Cattle Baron RestaurantCattle Baron Restaurant
Eating at Skukuza Cattle Baron RestaurantEating at Skukuza Cattle Baron Restaurant
Dinner on the Cattle Baron deck with the setting sunDinner on the Cattle Baron deck with the setting sun
Skukuza lunch with a view at the Cattle Baronlunch with a view at the Cattle Baron
Skukuza restaurants Old MenuSkukuza restaurants Old Menu
Skukuza Cattle Baron dinnerDinner at the Cattle Baron
Inside Skukuza restaurantInside Skukuza restaurant

Accommodation

The accommodation in Skukuza is diverse; from Camping sites, to the Wild Fig Guest Houses for larger groups.........

Skukuza Guest HouseSkukuza Guest House
Skukuza Guest house lounge and bar areaSkukuza Guest house lounge and bar area
Skukuza Guest house dining roomSkukuza Guest house dining room

to the bungalows with varying facilities, some with communal ablutions and communal kitchen while others have en suite bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. They all have verandas, table and chairs and braaing facilities.....

Skukuza BungalowsSkukuza Bungalows
Skukuza bungalows kitchenette and verandaSkukuza bungalows kitchenette, veranda and braai are

Semi Luxury bungalows with river views.....

Skukuza River facing bungalowSkukuza River facing bungalow
View from River facing bungalow at SkukuzaView from River facing bungalow
Braai at our Skukuza River bungalowBraai at our Skukuza River bungalow

Our favorites are the river-facing family bungalows..... 

Skukuza family cottagesSkukuza family cottages
Family cottage bedroom and bathroom at SkukuzaFamily cottage bedroom and bathroom at Skukuza
Skukuza family cottage kitchen and loungeFamily cottage kitchen and lounge
Skukuza family cottage veranda and view of Sabie riverSkukuza family cottage veranda and view of Sabie river
Skukuza family braaiSkukuza family braai

and the Safari tents which are more in our price range....

Skukuza Safari Tent number 315Skukuza Safari Tent number 315
Inside Skukuza Safari TentInside Skukuza Safari Tent
Communal Kitchen areaCommunal Kitchen area
Skukuza Safari tent braaiBraaing at our Safari tent

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Activities

Take a walk round camp and keep your camera on hand, we have found some lovely subjects to photograph.....

Skukuza visitors the Vervet MonkeysSkukuza visitors the Vervet Monkeys
Vervet monkeys at our family bungalow in SkukuzaVervet monkeys at our family bungalow in Skukuza
Black Headed Oriole taken in Skukuza campBlack Headed Oriole taken in Skukuza camp
Vervet Monkey at Skukuza BungalowVervet Monkey at Skukuza Bungalow
Skukuza Mario photographing at the poundMario photographing at the pound
Skukuza water lily at the pondWater lily at the pond
Fruit Bats in Skukuza campFruit Bats in Skukuza camp

This Woodlands Kingfisher was nesting in a tree right outside our family bungalow....

Woodland kingfisher in SkukuzaWoodland kingfisher nesting in Skukuza camp
Woodlands Kingfisher at its nest outside our bungalowWoodlands Kingfisher at its nest outside our bungalow

and at night, genet, thick-tailed Bushbaby and insects. 

Skukuza Thick tailed Bush BabyThick tailed Bush Baby
Skukuza Stick insectStick insect

The riverfront is a great place to look for Hippos, elephant, buffalo, crocs and Leopard.

Skukuza River viewSkukuza River view
Leopard photographed from the viewpoint in Skukuza campLeopard photographed from the viewpoint in Skukuza camp

The day visitors area is outside of camp on the Sabie River, it has braai facilities, ablutions and a large swimming pool...

Skukuza rest camps day visitors areaSkukuza rest camps day visitors area

Skukuza golf course is further up the road near the Nursery and Lake Panic Hide.

Skukuza golf courseSkukuza golf course view from the veranda

we photographed these pictures below from the wall inside the golf club, animals are often seen walking on the golf course.....

leopard on skukuza golf courseleopard on skukuza golf course
wild dogs skukuza golf coursewild dogs skukuza golf course
womens toilet skukuza golf clubwomens toilet skukuza golf club
Skukuza golf courseSkukuza golf course
Skukuza NurserySkukuza Nursery
Sunrise at Lake Panic HideSunrise at Lake Panic Hide
Hippos at Lake Panic Hide near SkukuzaHippos at Lake Panic Hide near Skukuza

Skukuza 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.

We have a routine for game drives that allows us to get away from the crowds and get to seemore game - leave camp early!

The area is good for lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles and wild dogs.

Skukuza Leopard on rock in Sabie RiverbedLeopard on rock in Sabie Riverbed near Skukuza
Young Leopard on the S1 Doispane Road near SkukuzaYoung Leopard on the S1 Doispane Road near Skukuza
Leopard in tree on H11 near SkukuzaLeopard in tree on H11 near Skukuza
Leopard Cub on the S65 near SkukuzaLeopard Cub on the S65 near Skukuza
Wild Dog on the S3 near SkukuzaWild Dog on the S3 near Skukuza
Buffalo High Key at the Mutlumuvi confluenceBuffalo High Key at the Mutlumuvi confluence
Lion with kill at De LaporteLion with kill at De Laporte waterhole

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Sitting Elephant 
Driving towards Tshokwane we decided to have a look at Leeupan. This young elephant was ambling across the well worn open turning circle so I chose a spot …

Hyena taking a walk 
We spotted this hyena early in the morning in December 2009 on our way to Lower Sabie Camp from Skukuza. We are planning to visit KNP again in August …

Menacing Monkey 
There are a few troops of vervet monkeys that pass through Skukuza camp. Sometimes we see them fighting or challenging each other, other time we see them …

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