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Mopani & Kruger National Park

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Mopani & Kruger National Park

Mopani, the region previously known as the Valley of the Olifants (The Valley of the Elephants) stretches from the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, includes the area of Park to the North of that gate, and extends North to a line drawn from the Pafuri Gate in the extreme North of the Park to Soekmekaar following the line of the escarpment to the Blyde River Canyon. Here is the true lowveld, largely unspoilt for hundreds of years, a vast area full of the splendour of Africa's wild life. The whole area is being incorporated into the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou Park, a trans-frontier conservation area stretching over 35 000 square kms and involving Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Mopani is not only rich in wildlife, but offers a spectacular scene of mountains, rivers and dams. Witness the movement of vast herds of antelope and buck crossing the vast open plains. Here can be found wandering herds of elephant. There are some 8000 in Kruger, prides of lion, all the big five in fact. This is Africa, where vast numbers of mopane trees dominate the veld. In the North the mopane bushveld is interrupted by the dominating sight of the baobab, the upside-down tree. The mountains in the North are smaller and dotted about in the vast plain. To the West are the more dominating Soutpansberg mountains, while the Drakensberg escarpment is far to the south-west. On the plains in the North can be found herds of rarer antelope such as eland, roan, tsessebe, nyala and the magnificent sable.

On the eastern side of Mopani lies the northern part of the Kruger National Park. This part of the Kruger Park has several rest camps, but this northern area is wilder than the South. The rest camps are fewer and the distances between them greater. But this does not detract from the magnificence of it all – indeed it makes the bushveld even more wild and wonderful. The camps in the northern sector (Mopani, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria) all have filling stations but accommodation facilities are rather less sophisticated than some of the camps in the South.

Situated in the very South of Mopani is the town of Hoedspruit (Hat Creek), well known as the main airbase of the South African Air Force. This beautiful unspoilt part of the Valley is surrounded by several large private game reserves – Balule, Klaserie, Timbavati and Thornybush to name but a few. These reserves border the vast National Park to their East and generally speaking there are no game fences between them and Kruger. It is essential to book ahead to stay in any of the lodges at these camps, and accommodation can be expensive but in most cases is extremely luxurious. These are the game lodges to visit if you want to rub shoulders with Hollywood stars.

At Blyde River and Swadini there are Aventura Resorts – these are large and comfortable resorts offering many different activities. There is comfortable accommodation and a restaurant with bar facilities. All Aventura resorts have fresh water swimming pools.

Along the cliffs of the escarpment and plunging down to Mopani can be found more than 500 species of birds – more than half of South Africa's total bird species. In the Hoedspruit district alone are many of South Africa’s rarest and most beautiful birds. Sunbirds galore can be seen feasting on the Coral tree blossoms in early Spring. Here can be seen the rare Knysna Lourie and the Purplecrested Lourie. Mopani is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise.

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Ku Sungula Safari Lodge
Sleeps 12 in 5 units
From R 2950
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Ku Sungula Safari Lodge offers fully catered bush lodge accommodation in the Balule Nature Reserve in the Hoedspruit District in the Limpopo province. Experience the wild heart of Africa's bushveld with a touch of luxury. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is a Grea

Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort
Sleeps 28 in 8 units
From R 600
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Cheerio Trout Fishing Lodge offers a self catering escape in the beautiful Cheerio Valley close to Haenertsburg, in the Magoebaskloof area, between Polokwane and Tzaneen and is an excellent stop over to the Kruger National Park and other game parks. (Slee

Granny Dot's Country Spot
Sleeps 14 in 6 units
From R 575
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 3 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Granny Dot's Country Spot

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Tzaneen

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Granny Dot's Country Spot offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the outskirts of Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. This is the perfect spot snugly settled on a hillside amidst lush tropical greenery and overlooking the magnificent Wolkberg mountains ra

Pavetta Country House
Guest Rating: 7
Sleeps 18 in 2 units
From R 2800
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 8 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Pavetta Country House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Pavetta Country House provides self catering accommodation in Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province. This self catering house (6 adults and 2 children) is scenically placed next to the Haenertsburg Trout Association's trophy dam with great views over the

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge
From R 4000
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge provides fully catered bush lodge accommodation in the Balule Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit district of the Limpopo province. Toro Yaka, which means "My Dream" in Northern Sotho, is a one-of-a-kind lodge situated in the unforgettably

Phalaborwa Town Guesthouse
Sleeps 20 in 4 units
From R 600
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Phalaborwa Town Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Phalaborwa District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Phalaborwa Town Guesthouse provides self catering units in Phalaborwa in the Valley of the Olifants region of Limpopo province. Our self catering accommodation (2-sleepers and 5-sleepers) is conveniently situated in the centre of the Phalaborwa Town CBD,

Elephant Walk Accommodation and Tours
From R 100
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 1 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Elephant Walk Accommodation and Tours

Room Only / Limited SC in Phalaborwa District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Elephant Walk is a very popular B&B and Backpackers visited by guests from all over the world. We are 2 minutes away from the entrance gate to the Kruger National Park at Phalaborwa

Tshukudu Bush Camp
Sleeps 19 in 6 units

Tshukudu Bush Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

shukudu Bush Camp offers a true bushveld experience in the Tshukudu Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit District of the Limpopo province. Situated in the Central Lowveld near the Blyderiver Canyon and the Kruger National Park, close to Hoedspruit. Tshukudu, a

Magoebaskloof Adventures Accommodation
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 525
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Magoebaskloof Adventures Accommodation

Room Only / Limited SC in Haenertsburg

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Magoebaskloof Adventures Accommodation provides chalet accommodation near Haenetsburg in the Limpopo province. Discover a magical place where mountain meets river and the spirit of adventure is born. Magoebaskloof Adventure Chalets' wooden chalets are in

Coach House Hotel

Coach House Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Tzaneen

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Coach House Hotel & Spa offers hotel accommodation near Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. (38 Rooms). Easily accessible from Gauteng, Coach House Hotel & Spa offers country style hospitality and comfort in tranquil settings. Internationally renowned, this

Shikwari Nature Reserve
Graded:
Sleeps 26 in 10 units
From R 1200
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

Shikwari Nature Reserve

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Shikwari Bush Lodge offers fully catered accommodation near the J.G Strydom Tunnel in the Hoedspruit district of the valley of the Olifants in Limpopo. Situated in Shikwari Nature Reserve, we offer two camps on the reserve close to Kruger Park & the Panor

Zimswazi Golf Lodge
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 1300
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Zimswazi Golf Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Phalaborwa District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Zimswazi Golf Lodge offers luxury self catering bush lodge accommodation in the Phalaborwa District in the Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo. This secluded accommodation is set in the renowned Hans Merensky golf course. The Lodge sleeps 4 adults in 2 spacio

Amafu Forest Lodge
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 28 in 9 units
From R 1195
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Amafu Forest Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Amafu Forest Lodge provides authentic self catering bush lodge accommodation in Kampersrus, in the Blyde River Canyon area in the Valley of the Olifants region of Limpopo. Choose from 7 chalets, being either a 2-sleeper, 4-sleeper or 8-sleeper. Stylishly

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1650
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home offers luxury self catering accommodation in Hoedspruit in the Valley of the Olifants region of the Limpopo province. BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home comprises three modern bedrooms (sleeps 6), two state of the art bathrooms, sp

Zwakala River Retreat
Sleeps 40 in 7 units
From R 600
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 20 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Zwakala River Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Zwakala River Retreat is situated on a privately owned farm in the beautiful Magoebaskloof Mountains, just north of Haenertsburg in the Limpopo Province. Our array of accommodation includes cosy self catering cottages, a guest house and a private camp sit

umVangati House
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 5295
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

umVangati House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

umVangati House provides stunning and exclusive bed and breakfast accommmodation in the Hoedspruit District in the Limpopo province. Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati Hou

Glenogle Farm, The Stables and The Loft
Guest Rating: 10
From R 1550
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Glenogle Farm, The Stables and The Loft

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Glenogle Farm offers 2 self catering cottages in the mountainous area of Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 4 and sleeps 2). Situated between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen, hidden amongst the pine plantations in the beautiful mountainous area of Ma

Boskiep 2
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 500
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Boskiep 2

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Tzaneen

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Boskiep 2 provides self catering flat accommodation in Tzaneen, in the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 6). Boskiep 2 is a convenient stopover or holiday base, an affordable self catering flat for business travellers, sales representatives, tourists, parents wit

L'Orange Guesthouse
Sleeps 9 in 4 units
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

L'Orange Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

Mopani & Kruger National Park

L'Orange provides self catering accommodation in Haenertsburg in the Limpopo province. L’Orange one of the oldest houses in Haenertsburg. It was built back in the early 1960s. Karen Boyum (a humanitarian and founder of Thusanang) and two friends, bought t

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