South African Lodges

Mopani Rest Camp - Kruger National Park

near Palaborwa Gate
Northern Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type
Big Five

Mopani Rest Camp - Kruger National Park Reviews & Information

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In the Kruger National Park in the South African Lowveld, the Mopani Rest Camp which is operated by SANParks offers guests a memorable African experience. Travellers staying at this camp have a variety of outdoor activities to choose from including swimming, thrilling game drives, and exciting game walk. The delightful thatched bungalows offer guests comfortable and convenient accommodation.

Furthermore, the Mopani Camp has everything available for the running of a good conference. Delegates looking for a venue that provides them peace and tranquillity will find this here. The camp is close to the Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger National Park. This camp features a total of 101 rustic thatched units. All the units provide air conditioning, kitchens, and bathrooms. The Xanatseni Guest House is a more luxurious guest house to accommodate families or larger groups of guests.

Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathrooms in some rooms
  • air conditioning
  • fans
  • Communal kitchen
  • shared bathroom
  • limited satellite TV
  • fridge in some rooms
  • stove in some rooms.

Room types:

  • Bungalow BD4V
  • Cottage FB4
  • Guest Cottage FF6
  • Guest Cottage FF6V
  • Xanatseni Guest House.


Mopani Camp offers comfortable services for added convenience. There is an outdoor swimming pool while game drives and walks are available. The restaurant in the camp serves meals throughout the day, and a Ladies Bar is present where guests can enjoy sundowners.

  • Restaurant
  • Information desk
  • Public telephones
  • Shop
  • Curio shop
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Braai area
  • Petrol station
  • Ladies bar
  • Conference venue
  • Laundromat
  • Postbox.


For guest staying at Mopani Camp, there is the convenience of a laundromat, shops, a petrol station, mini ATM and a post box. This lodge in the Kruger National Park also offers conference facilities.

  • Guided game drives
  • Game Walks
  • Seasonal children activities
  • Wildlife film screening
  • On-site first aid assistance
  • Car Wash
  • Satellite TV in the bar and guest houses

Activities and Nearby Attractions

Exciting game drives, walking safaris as well as bush breakfasts and bush braais offer guests an excellent opportunity to explore the African bushveld either in a 4x4 vehicle, on foot or during dining experiences. In proximity to this camp lie the Tropic of Capricorn, the Pioneer Dam Bird Hide and the not to be missed Shipandani sleep-over Bird Hide.


  • Sunset drive-boma braai combo
  • Guided bush walks
  • Guided game drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bush breakfast and bush braai & barbeque (includes game drive)
  • In camp, trail walk
  • Wildlife films (shown daily at reception during office hours)

Nearby attractions:

  • Shipandani sleep-over Bird Hide (located 3.4km away)
  • Tropic of Capricorn (situated 12.4km to the north)
  • Pioneer Dam Bird Hide (located 4.5km away).


The Mopani Camp Conference venues offer delegates a rustic and relaxing setting where they can enjoy the business facilities and services the place has to offer.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal kitchen
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Stove



A restaurant is available at the camp for guests to dine.


Guests are welcome to enjoy a relaxing swim in the camps outdoor swimming pool to cool off.

Game Walks

Guests can take advantage of either the early morning or afternoon game walks offered at the camp with their well-trained game rangers.

Game Drives

Guests of the Mopani Camp in the Kruger National Park can enjoy early morning and evening game drives through the Kruger National Park. The camp also offers sunset drive-boma braai combo which includes the drive to the braai area. Children Game Drives are available for children between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age.

Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai

After the game drive to the boma, participants enjoy a lovely dinner surrounded by burning lanterns and crackling fires.  The sounds of the bushveld and animals calling in the distances complement this unforgettable dining experience in the heart of Africa's untamed bushveld.  Food is grilled on open fires with various sausages and game meat available.  Vegetables and salads, as well as deserts with coffee or tea, are also served.


This rest camp in the Kruger Park provides a maximum of 300 delegates a relaxed venue for their conference or team building event. There is a main hall with three break away groups that can collectively accommodate 300 delegates.

  • Braai facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Information at reception
  • Laundromat
  • Parking
  • Petrol station
  • Public telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • Children are welcome but those under six years of age may not go on the game drives, and only children 12 and older may participate in the game walks.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The Bungalows provide one bedroom with two single beds and a bunk bed with en-suite bathroom. The kitchenette includes a hotplate, utensils, fridge and a sink. Two of these bungalows are accessable by wheelchair.

Bungalow features:

  • - One bedroom with Two single beds
  • - Bunk bed
  • - Air-conditioned
  • - Fridge
  • - Hotplate
  • - Sink
  • - Utensils
  • - WC and shower
  • - No smoking
Single Room R1690
Double Room R1690

Cottage FB4

# Rooms:
This rustic cottage has one bedroom with two single beds and bench beds in the living area. There is a kitchen, and the cottage is air conditioned. There are two bathrooms one with a shower and bath and the other with a shower only.

Cottage FB4:

  • One bedroom with two single beds
  • Bench bed in the living area
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Two bathrooms, one room has a shower only, and the other has both a shower and bath
Single Room R1690
Double Room R1690

Guest Cottage FF6

# Rooms:
Ideal for groups traveling together this guest cottage can sleep six people in the three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are air conditioned while the third has only a fan. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and bath and one with just a shower. There is also a separate shower, and the cottage does have its kitchen.

Guest Cottage FF6:

  • Ideal for small groups/families
  • Sleep six people in the three bedrooms
  • 2 of the bedrooms are air conditioned while the third has only a fan
  • Two bathrooms, one with a shower and bath and one with just a shower
  • Separate shower
  • Kitchen.
Single Room R2670
Double Room R2670

Guest Cottage FF6V

# Rooms:
With views of the Kruger National Park, this guest cottage can accommodate six guests. There are three bedrooms, each with two single beds. Two of the rooms are air conditioned while the third room has a fan only. There is a well-appointed kitchen. There is one bathroom with a shower and a bath and one with a shower only. For added convenience there is a separate shower.


Guest Cottage FF6V:

  • Views of the Kruger National Park
  • Accommodates 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms, each with two single beds
  • 2 of the rooms are air conditioned while the third room has a fan
  • Kitchen
  • One bathroom with a shower and a bath and one with a shower only
  • Separate shower.
Single Room R2880
Double Room R2880

Xanatseni Guest House

# Rooms:
The Xanatseni Guest House sleeps six guests. There is three air conditioned bedrooms, 2 of which have two single beds and one with a double bed, making it ideal for larger families. There are four bathrooms, all with a bath and a shower. The cottage does contain a private kitchen.


Xanatseni Guest House:

  • Sleeps six guests
  • 3 air conditioned bedrooms
  • 2 bedrooms feature two single beds
  • 1 bedroom has a double bed
  • Ideal for families
  • 4 bathrooms, all with a bath and a shower
  • Kitchen.
Single Room R7550
Double Room R7550

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -23.520392

Longitude: 31.395299


Access by road via the Phalaborwa Gate:

Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg).
4km before Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen.
After Tzaneen, head towards Phalaborwa and the gate.
Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate.
The Mopani Rest Camp is approximately 74km away from the gate.
Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp.

Access by air:

The closest airport to the Mopani Rest Camp is the Gateway Airport in Phalaborwa. The Gateway Airport is located 3km from the Phalaborwa Gate. There are daily scheduled flights between Gateway and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Phalaborwa to Mopani
79,7 km, 1 hour 40 mins Mopani - Phalaborwa Rd

1. Head southeast on Combretum St toward Bosvlier St 110 m
2. Turn right onto Selati Rd 350 m
3. Take the 1st right onto Essenhout St 130 m
4. Take the 1st right onto Hardekool St 140 m
5. Turn right onto Hendrik Van Eck St 1,3 km
6. Continue onto R71 1,4 km
7. Continue onto Phalaborwa - Letaba Rd 7,8 km
8. Turn left onto Mopani - Phalaborwa Rd 53,9 km
9. Slight left onto Mopani - Letaba Rd 12,7 km
10. Turn left onto Mopani Restcamp Rd 1,5 km


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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