Overview

Pretoriuskop Camp is named after a nearby hill under which Voortrekker Willem Pretorius, of Carl Trichardt's 1848 expedition to Delagoa Bay, is buried. Pretoriuskop offers some of the most well-known and oldest Kruger National Park accommodation, providing guests with a sense of nostalgia as they surround themselves with this vestige of the area's past.

One such example is the striking red trees, pre-dating the camp's decision to exclusively use indigenous plants in the park, thus highlighting the camp's unique character.

Accommodation

Below is an inventory of the accommodation available at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

• Campsites comprise of forty-five tent or caravan sites, provided either with or without electricity points. These sites have communal bathrooms and cooking facilities with twenty-four-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities. Sites accommodate a maximum of six people per site.

• Thirty rustic two, three, five or six-bed huts are available, complete with ceiling fan and communal ablution and kitchen facilities. No cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery are provided, but a scullery with electric hotplates is available.

• Bungalows are available in fifty-two two, four or six-bed units, all equipped with ablutions and air-conditioning. Some units have showers, others baths, and certain ones have both hotplates and sinks. Units with kitchenettes or communal kitchens can be specified, as well as with or without a perimeter view, and single or double beds. Fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery, crockery, glasses and frying pan) are limitedly available for hire.

• Four six-bed family cottages with well-equipped kitchens, air-conditioning and living rooms are also offered by the camp. One bedroom per-unit has an en-suite bathroom, with bath, toilet and washbasin, and then a separate toilet, shower and washbasin for communal use. Kitchens have gas stoves (with ovens), fridge/freezer combinations, sinks, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. A four bedroom family cottage is also available.

• Large, luxury guest house units are also available in prime positions within the camp. Pierre Joubert house sleeps sixteen in four bedrooms, Doherty Bryant nine in three bedrooms, all housed in separate units from the main living areas. Guesthouse kitchens are equipped with microwave ovens, limited access DSTV televisions and bathrooms with either a bath or a bath and shower.

Activities & Facilities

Pretoriuskop offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.

Other activities include the Sable Trail camp walk, and the Madlabantu 4x4 Adventure Trail, which is a weather sensitive activity.

Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, a post box, a Wimpy restaurant, shops, a laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, basic on-site first-aid assistance, cutlery and plate hampers available from reception, limited-channel-access DSTV televisions in the guest houses, a day visitor picnic area in the camp, and a swimming pool. Cell phone reception is also fully available.

Wildlife

Pretoriuskop offers guests an opportunity for a first-hand encounter with small herds of sable, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, as well as rock hyrax, klipspringer, oribi and red duiker in the numerous surrounding outcrops. The Mestel Dam hosts hippopotamus, while the Shitlhave Dam often produces reedbuck. The area also boasts regular sightings of wild dog and cheetah, as well as spotted hyena and leopard.

The most dominant tree in the camp is the silver cluster-leaf, while many other fine examples of Natal mahogany, marula and sycamore fig can be found.

In a way of birds, the camp is home to Green-capped Eremomela, Brown-headed Parrot, Cutthroat Finch, Redheaded Weaver, several sunbird species, Black Cuckoo (summer) and Gorgeous Bush Shrike, as well as Pennant-winged Nightjar, Black-bellied Bustard (Korhaan) and Red-collared Widow.
Most Recent Sightings - Giraffe, Elephant, Impala, Rhino, Waterbuck, Crocodile, Buffalo

Directions

View our comprehensive maps page to see the full range of printable and interactive maps.

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:

Skukuza Airport (SZK), located in the Kruger National Park Southern area, is the closest airport to Pretoriuskop Restcamp . There are daily scheduled flights between Skukuza Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town.

By Road - Numbi Gate:

• Take the N4 to Nelspruit and then take the R40 to White River.
• Just outside White River take the R538 and head to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.
• Pretoriuskop camp is 9 km away from the gate. Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!
GPS: -25.1722 (latitude), 31.2692 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:

1. Take the H1-1 to the right, out of Pretoriuskop. The S66 dirt road leads to the Vervoeram, or take the S11 further on past the Napi Rocks. At Pretoriuskop, exit the H1 on the S14 and keep left, joining the H2-2 (Voortrekker Road), which leads past Jock’s Birthplace back to the H3. At the H3 junction, you can either turn left, back towards Skukuza, or turn right, and continue to Malelane Gate.

2. The S14 and S8 are connected, short loops around the Pretoriuskop camp, which join the H1-1 leading to Numbi Gate. On the other side of the H1-1, opposite Pretoriuskop and adjacent to Numbi are several short loops: the S3, S7 and S10.

Reviews


Lovely pool

Clynton

We had an amazing stay. Thank you. Will definitely be back.

katherine

Restaurant food not great.

Steve Pike

Restaurant food not great.

Steve Pike

Nice stay, park wasn't busy.

Jan Bietje

Mariska Coetzee

Mariska Coetzee

Excellent staff , clean facilities , great experience.

FIONA MACPHERSON

Very spacious inside - enjoyed the bathroom! Monkeys were painful though around the chalets

Diane Robertson

We had a lovely time.

MAGDA VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

Pretoriuskop Camp is named after a nearby hill under which Voortrekker Willem Pretorius, of Carl Trichardt's 1848 expedition to Delagoa Bay, is buried. Pretoriuskop offers some of the most well-known and oldest Kruger National Park accommodation, providing guests with a sense of nostalgia as they surround themselves with this vestige of the area's past.

One such example is the striking red trees, pre-dating the camp's decision to exclusively use indigenous plants in the park, thus highlighting the camp's unique character.

Below is an inventory of the accommodation available at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

• Campsites comprise of forty-five tent or caravan sites, provided either with or without electricity points. These sites have communal bathrooms and cooking facilities with twenty-four-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities. Sites accommodate a maximum of six people per site.

• Thirty rustic two, three, five or six-bed huts are available, complete with ceiling fan and communal ablution and kitchen facilities. No cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery are provided, but a scullery with electric hotplates is available.

• Bungalows are available in fifty-two two, four or six-bed units, all equipped with ablutions and air-conditioning. Some units have showers, others baths, and certain ones have both hotplates and sinks. Units with kitchenettes or communal kitchens can be specified, as well as with or without a perimeter view, and single or double beds. Fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery, crockery, glasses and frying pan) are limitedly available for hire.

• Four six-bed family cottages with well-equipped kitchens, air-conditioning and living rooms are also offered by the camp. One bedroom per-unit has an en-suite bathroom, with bath, toilet and washbasin, and then a separate toilet, shower and washbasin for communal use. Kitchens have gas stoves (with ovens), fridge/freezer combinations, sinks, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. A four bedroom family cottage is also available.

• Large, luxury guest house units are also available in prime positions within the camp. Pierre Joubert house sleeps sixteen in four bedrooms, Doherty Bryant nine in three bedrooms, all housed in separate units from the main living areas. Guesthouse kitchens are equipped with microwave ovens, limited access DSTV televisions and bathrooms with either a bath or a bath and shower.

Pretoriuskop offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.

Other activities include the Sable Trail camp walk, and the Madlabantu 4x4 Adventure Trail, which is a weather sensitive activity.

Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, a post box, a Wimpy restaurant, shops, a laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, basic on-site first-aid assistance, cutlery and plate hampers available from reception, limited-channel-access DSTV televisions in the guest houses, a day visitor picnic area in the camp, and a swimming pool. Cell phone reception is also fully available.

Pretoriuskop offers guests an opportunity for a first-hand encounter with small herds of sable, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, as well as rock hyrax, klipspringer, oribi and red duiker in the numerous surrounding outcrops. The Mestel Dam hosts hippopotamus, while the Shitlhave Dam often produces reedbuck. The area also boasts regular sightings of wild dog and cheetah, as well as spotted hyena and leopard.

The most dominant tree in the camp is the silver cluster-leaf, while many other fine examples of Natal mahogany, marula and sycamore fig can be found.

In a way of birds, the camp is home to Green-capped Eremomela, Brown-headed Parrot, Cutthroat Finch, Redheaded Weaver, several sunbird species, Black Cuckoo (summer) and Gorgeous Bush Shrike, as well as Pennant-winged Nightjar, Black-bellied Bustard (Korhaan) and Red-collared Widow.
Most Recent Sightings - Giraffe, Elephant, Impala, Rhino, Waterbuck, Crocodile, Buffalo

View our comprehensive maps page to see the full range of printable and interactive maps.

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:

Skukuza Airport (SZK), located in the Kruger National Park Southern area, is the closest airport to Pretoriuskop Restcamp . There are daily scheduled flights between Skukuza Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town.

By Road - Numbi Gate:

• Take the N4 to Nelspruit and then take the R40 to White River.
• Just outside White River take the R538 and head to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.
• Pretoriuskop camp is 9 km away from the gate. Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!
GPS: -25.1722 (latitude), 31.2692 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:

1. Take the H1-1 to the right, out of Pretoriuskop. The S66 dirt road leads to the Vervoeram, or take the S11 further on past the Napi Rocks. At Pretoriuskop, exit the H1 on the S14 and keep left, joining the H2-2 (Voortrekker Road), which leads past Jock’s Birthplace back to the H3. At the H3 junction, you can either turn left, back towards Skukuza, or turn right, and continue to Malelane Gate.

2. The S14 and S8 are connected, short loops around the Pretoriuskop camp, which join the H1-1 leading to Numbi Gate. On the other side of the H1-1, opposite Pretoriuskop and adjacent to Numbi are several short loops: the S3, S7 and S10.

Lovely pool

Clynton

We had an amazing stay. Thank you. Will definitely be back.

katherine

Restaurant food not great.

Steve Pike

Restaurant food not great.

Steve Pike

Nice stay, park wasn't busy.

Jan Bietje

Mariska Coetzee

Mariska Coetzee

Excellent staff , clean facilities , great experience.

FIONA MACPHERSON

Very spacious inside - enjoyed the bathroom! Monkeys were painful though around the chalets

Diane Robertson

We had a lovely time.

MAGDA VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

Accommodation options

Camp Site (CK6P)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 23 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 22 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Dec 2017 $ 25 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 64 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 25 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
From $ 22

For 2 people

- Extra vehicles pay additional rate - Powerpoint 

Hut (ES2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 31 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 31 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 33 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 29 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 33 - - 2 people
From $ 29

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fan - No electric points or Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EB2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 46 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 45 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 49 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 43 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 45 - - 2 people
From $ 43

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EB3)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 46 $ 12 $ 6 3 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 45 $ 13 $ 6 3 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 3 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 43 $ 13 $ 6 3 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 3 people
From $ 43

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 3 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EB5)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 46 $ 12 $ 6 5 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 45 $ 13 $ 6 5 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 5 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 43 $ 13 $ 6 5 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 5 people
From $ 43

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 5 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EB6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 46 $ 12 $ 6 6 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 45 $ 13 $ 6 6 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 6 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 43 $ 13 $ 6 6 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 6 people
From $ 43

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 6 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Bungalow (BG2D)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 90 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 87 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 96 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 81 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 96 - - 2 people
From $ 81

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with double bed - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BG4)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 90 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 87 $ 20 $ 10 4 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 96 $ 20 $ 1 4 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 81 $ 20 $ 10 4 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 96 $ 20 $ 10 4 people
From $ 81

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BG6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 96 $ 18 $ 9 6 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 88 $ 20 $ 10 6 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 103 $ 20 $ 10 6 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 88 $ 20 $ 10 6 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 103 $ 20 $ 10 6 people
From $ 88

For 2 people

- 1 bathroom with wc and bath OR shower - 2 bedrooms, each with 3 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Bungalow (BD2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 102 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 99 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 93 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
From $ 93

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Sink - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD2D)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 102 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 99 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 93 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
From $ 93

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with double bed - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Sink - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD2Z)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Jan 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 102 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 99 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 93 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
From $ 93

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Sink - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD2M)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 102 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 102 - - 2 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 97 - - 2 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 109 - - 2 people
From $ 97

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 2 Tub chairs and Coffee Table - Aircon & ceiling fan - Kitchen with lockable drawers and shelves - Luggage rack - No Smoking - Secured fridge - Shaving Plug - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (FU4D)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 180 - - 4 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 193 - - 4 people
From $ 180

For 4 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 1 bedroom with double bed - Aircon - Kitchen - No Smoking - Wc and bath - Wc and shower 

Family Cottage (FF6D)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 180 $ 31 $ 15 6 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 193 $ 33 $ 16 6 people
From $ 180

For 4 people

- 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon - Kitchen - No Smoking - Wc and shower 

Family Cottage (FF6DB)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 180 $ 31 $ 15 6 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 193 $ 33 $ 16 6 people
From $ 180

For 4 people

- 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon - Kitchen - No Smoking - Wc and bath - Wc and shower 

Doherty Bryant Guest House (GH9B)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 314 $ 53 $ 26 9 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 314 $ 55 $ 27 9 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 337 $ 55 $ 27 9 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 299 $ 55 $ 27 9 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 337 $ 55 $ 27 9 people
From $ 299

For 4 people

- Aircon - Each unit with 1 double and 1 single beds - Each unit with wc and bath - Guest House consist out of 3 stand-alone units - Kitchen - No Smoking 

P. Joubert Guest House (GH16)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 334 $ 53 $ 26 16 people
01 Nov 2017 — 05 Dec 2017 $ 333 $ 55 $ 27 16 people
06 Dec 2017 — 15 Jan 2018 $ 358 $ 55 $ 27 16 people
16 Jan 2018 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 314 $ 55 $ 27 16 people
28 Mar 2018 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 358 $ 55 $ 27 16 people
From $ 314

For 4 people

- Aircon - Each unit with 2 single and 2 bench beds in lounge - Each unit with wc, bath, shower - Guest House consist out of 4 stand-alone units - Kitchen - No Smoking