Mopani Rest Camp is located in the northern section of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The lodge is at a large expanse of water where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the water from the ladies' bar while listening to the cry of the African Fish Eagle.
For the avid bird watcher there is a hide that is separate from the lodge and offers sleep-over facilities. Mopani is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winters are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing. Mopani has a designated day visitor area where day visitors and visitors from other camps can barbecue (braai) and picnic.This area is past the filling station to the right as one enters the camp gate. There are also picnic facilities with tended skottels at Mooiplaas (7 km by road south of the camp).
Mopani is the most modern of the Kruger Parkís major rest camps. Consequently the access of the camp to guests with physical disabilities was catered for during the campís construction. All the public facilities such as the reception, day visitor picnic area, restaurant, shop, and cafeteria are accessible and each has an accompanying barrier free toilet. In addition the camp has a lookout platform and a ladies bar, both of which overlook the impressive Pioneer Dam in the valley below. Both of these facilities are accessed down ramps. In addition to the public facilities, the camp has 2 four-bedded chalets with barrier free facilities. One of these has a steep path from the parking zone. There is a swimming pool, but no barrier free access point is provided.
At a Glance
- Accommodation - Guest house with en-suite bathrooms.
- Guest Cottage and Bungalows
- Wild Life film shows.
All units are serviced daily and supplied with bedding, towels and soap.
8-bed Xanetsi Guest House with 4 en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a communal lounge.
6-bed Guest Cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite) and fully equipped kitchen.
4-bed Cottage with bedroom, lounge with 2 beds, bathroom and partially equipped kitchen.
3-bed Bungalow, 2 beds and 1 bunkbed, with bathroom and partially equipped kitchen.
All the buildings at Mopani Camp are built from natural materials such as rough stone, wood and thatching-grass, which blends them in beautifully with the environment.
Mopani Rest Camp has developed a few more extra features that will enhance your African experience. You will now be able to finish your game drive at the boma area and complete the evening by enjoying a meal in the wild prepared by the the kitchen staff at Mopani. Wildlife Film Shows, Nature Trail around Camp, Night Drive, Morning Drive, Pioneer Dam Bird Hide, Swimming.
Basic First Aid Assistance, Cafeteria, Conference Capacity, Cutlery and Plates Hamper, Emergency Road Service, Ladies Bar, Laundromat, Lookout Vista, Petrol Station, Picnic Facilities, Post Box, Public telephones, Restaurant, Shop, Swimming Pool.
5 THINGS TO SEEK
Hippopotamus, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, African Fish Eagle, Baobab.