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Punda Maria Restcamp

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at Punda Maria from 18/02/17 to 21/02/17. The room was well maintained and well serviced but that is where it ends. The camp is poorly maintained it is over grown with weeds and ants is all over the property, the staff was friendly but could be more helpful. The shop and restaurant is worth visiting the food quality is...

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New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Our first view of our safari tent (number 3) was somewhat disappointing. The tarpaulin was coming off and one of the sup[port poles was broken. The outside definitely looked like it needed some maintenance. The very large deck was a lovely surprise. There were two sets of chairs and a table. There was also an outdoor kitchen. The large fridge...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Punda Maria rest camp had good accommodation, with an inside kitchen which is well equipped. Barbeque areas are central and you have to talk you stuff there but there is hotplates to make additional food on, hot water, a hydro boil and work area as well as ample seating and tables. Good pool to cool off in. At the unit...

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Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Punda Maria is one of the smallest restcamps in the Kruger. We had a safari tent, which supposedly is the most luxurious accomodation in the camp. It is pretty basic, though, with everything you in place (including an interview outside kichenette) but little extra. Good for one or two nights to explore this remote area of the Park. We had...

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went to Punta Maria in September 2016 by caravan, one of the best experiences of my life,we were lucky to be camped near the water hole and saw sights that I had only previously dreamed of, like a heard of at least 20 elephants drinking and bathing in the hole, then at least 50 buffalo doing the same. Giraffe, Impala,...

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 14 November 2016

"Everyone" thinks it's fine to skip the north part of Kruger and stay in the south. From my experience, "everyone" is wrong! Northern Kruger is the best part of the park; plenty of aniimals, few visitors, and great atmosphere. While everything isn't perfect at Punda Maria, it's a very nice camp. The on-site waterhole always seems to be the best...

1Thank Dave's_reviews
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this quiet camp and a must do for those who love safari tent stays. There were elephant eating in the bush right next to our tent. This area is beautiful with the many types of trees. You can hear the cicadas in the trees. There is a restuarant however the fully equipped kitchen allows for your own cooking which...

1Thank mandyelise2015
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I like Punda a lot. However, the time we stayed in one of the two family units. Space wise its great, it has three ensuite rooms which worked well for our group. The highlight is probable the very modern fridge. The rest should have been replaced 4 years ago. The ceiling fans and aircon units can not do the job...

Thank Renso S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Of course this camp is neither very big nor very modern. But staying in one of the tents makes you feel out in the bush and that's why you're visiting Kruger right? I would always prefer Punda Maria over the bigger camps which are crowded and busy. Punda is just right to relax and enjoy the bush.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Punda Maria hasn't changed externally since the 1970's - but inside those thatched longdavels there has been a revolution. Gone are those musty smells of dead rats that I remember. Instead we have spanking new showers and toilets, kettles and aircon. We can park right outside the door but beware of the low-brow entry which might give you a headache....

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 24
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“Try to get a spot that looks over the water hole.”
144pieterk, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the tents, they are very charming and offer great views”
522patk, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take your caravan or tent - The camp site is vastly more fun than the rooms”
gerlofe, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lower tent numbers have a better view of the bush.”
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Mphubo, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“no recommendation”
manni0146, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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