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Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Southern Region

Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp is in the southwest corner of the Kruger and is therefore a popular Camp to start or end a Kruger holiday.

Overview

Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp was opened in 1984, making it one of the newest camps in the Park. It is conveniently located about 11 km from Malelane Entrance Gate on the banks of the Matjulu River, a tributary of the Crocodile River. Named because of the mountainous area in which the camp is located.

Accommodation

The camp has 69 face-brick bungalows. Each bungalow has its own paved braai area. The standard three-bed bungalow has three single beds, a small, fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower. There are also 23 family cottages which can accommodate up to six people. Each family cottage has a double bed, two single beds and two sleeper couches in the lounge. They have showers and baths, and a fully equipped kitchen. Two of these units are handicapped friendly, but they must be booked in advance. There are also two guesthouses, Rhino and Le Roux. Rhino has four bedrooms, two with double beds and two with single beds. Le Roux has one with a double bed and two with single beds.

There are 70 camp sites at Berg-en-Dal, grouped into three main camping areas. SItes are not allocated, so arrive early if you want a nice spot. There are electrical points at some camp sites, these require a caravanning adapter if you want to use regular three-pin plugs (you can buy these adapters in many camp shops). The camping areas have a few communal kitchen areas which have two burner stoves, washing-up sinks and electrical points.

In the camp you will see man-made bat boxes, these were built to try draw the bats away from the thatched rooves that they liked to nest under. The visitors to the camp were finding them a bit of a nuisance and some were even scared of the bats. So far they have proved an effective way of reducing the bat problem.

The camp offers conference facilities.

Activities

Morning and sunset drives, as well as morning and afternoon walks, these activities can be booked at the camp reception. Bush braais are also available and include a two hour game drive.


  1. P.F. Fourie, updated by Chris van der Linde, Kruger National Park, Questions & Answers (Cape Town: Struik Nature, 2014), 254.
  2. Cameron Ewart-Smith, Getaway guide, Kruger National Park, 3rd edition (Cape Town: Sunbird Publishers (Pty) Ltd), 2009, 46-50.

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Map of Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

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