“Welcoming You with the Roar of Lions”
Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the rivers edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animal and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding area.
Please ensure that your stay is happy and safe by taking note of a few simple warnings. You will be sharing your stay with many exciting and unusual creatures but without knowledge some of them could be dangerous!
Bats, Spiders, Snakes, Scorpions, Malaria Zone.
If you must walk around at night please do not do so without a torch.
Remember: By feeding any wildlife, you are signing their death warrant as they become aggressive.
Kruger is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can results 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.
Internet access is limited in Skukuza Rest Camp and there will be very limited internet access during the conference at the venue. We suggest you contact your phone company for international roaming data plans as their is mobile coverage in Skukuza Rest Camp.
- There are two restaurants within the camp for the nights when a meal is not provided with the conference.
- There is a store within the camp and you can self-cater for all accommodation options.
- Information at Reception | 08h00 – 18h00
- Public telephone | All hours
- Post Office | 09h00 – 15h00
- Bank | 09h00-15h00
- Basic First Aid Assistance
- Breakfast | 07h00-09h00
- Lunch | 12h00-14h00
- Dinner | 18h00-21h00
- Communal Kitchens
- Communal Ablutions
- Cutlery and Plates Hampers (from Reception)
- Cellphone reception
- Petrol Station
- Emergency Road Services
- Garage with Workshop
- 9 Hole Golf Course – 013 735 5543
- Car Wash
- Avis Car rental | 013 735 5651
- Game Drives (Night and Morning)
- Bush Breakfast and Braai (Barbeque)
- Guided Bush Walks
- Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library
- Wilderness Trail (Metsi Metsi)
- Kids Educational Programme
- 3 Swimming pools, two of these are in camp and for overnight residents only. The third is in a separate new day visitor’s area, located downstream from the main camp
All bookings as well as further details of these activities are available from the Skukuza reception (0800 – 1800).
Most Main Camps have got shops were a variety of items can be purchased including:
- Safari and Ethnic clothing
- Binoculars, books, camera films and Videos on wild life
- Meat, groceries, fresh milk, vegetables and bread daily.
- Beverages: Spirits, Beer, Wine Cold Drinks, Fruit Juices and Mineral water
- Hardware (limited stock)
- Sweets and snacks
- Medicines (non-prescription )
- Stationary and stamps
- Braai wood and other accessories
Kruger National Park lies in a malaria zone and there is an elevated risk during the wet summer months from October to April. The conference is being held in the dry season but you should consult your travel doctor for current advice regarding antimalarial medication and vaccinations for travel to Kruger National Park and South Africa.
See our Travel to Skukuza page and for:
- Park entry times
- Park entry fees and conditions
- Important information required for children travelling to South Africa with one parent only
Also check the following websites for updates and changes:
- All accommodation, ablution and kitchen facilities are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis
- Accommodation prices do not include meals
- Vehicle fuel is available in the main rest camps in Kruger
- Bedding is supplied in all accommodation except for self camping
- Cooking utensils and refrigeration are provided in most accommodation units, exceptions will be indicated while booking
- No animals may be brought into a National Park
- Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. The Kruger National Park is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Slow travel and regular stopping produces much more action than covering a lot of ground.
- Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods
- Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, and a hat and sunscreen lotion.
- Remember to take along medicine such as antihistamine and lotion for insect stings and bites
- Do not leave any food unattended as thieving monkeys and baboons are a constant threat