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Media Release:Explore Northern Kruger

Date: 28th November 2000

Escape from the crowds by visiting a secluded spot in the Kruger National Park. New developments are making the Mopani region in the Northern section of the park an attractive destination away from the busier Southern region.  

Mopani is a modern camp with a well-developed infrastructure, including a swimming pool, ladies bar and lookout platform. Game drives (day and night), walks in the bush accompanied by armed guides and bush braais are some of the activities the camp has to offer. Several very interesting new dirt loops between the tarred road and the Tsendze river have just been opened to the public. These loops offer enchanting views over the river and are ideal for late afternoon drives in closer vicinity to the camp. 

Construction of the Pioneer dam game/bird viewing hide has been completed and this will be opened to the public before the end of November. Several water holes have also been opened, as well as two additional windmills with drinking points which were previously inaccessible to the public. Another first is an access track to Uitspan pan, a beautiful natural depression that fills with water during the wet season. 

For people wanting to explore traditional tribal African culture, visitors are able to book a cultural tour to Shilowa. Or visit experimental burning blocks in the company of trained field guides who will explain the relevant conservation and ecological processes. 

From R1 740 per person sharing you can now fly to Kruger with SA Airlink and spend two nights experiencing wildlife on your doorstep in the Mopani Rest Camp. An additional R220 will get you another night. These prices are valid until the 31 December and will be revised for 2001. Contact SA Airlink on (011) 395-3333 to book for this package. 

60 km north of Mopani Rest Camp lies the fully equipped, luxury bushveld camp Bateleur. Between 13 November to 15 December and from 15 January to 10 March next year, visitors are offered a 40% reduction in the normal price. Activities such as day walks and game drives are also available. Bookings for both camps (except the SA Airlink promotion) can be made on (012) 343-1991. 

Enquiries:

Marc McDonald 
Project Manager 
SANP 
Tel: (013) 735-4000; Cell: 082-871-9649 
Email: markm@parks-sa.co.za

Or

Lazarus Lekhuleni 
Mopani Camp Manager 
SANP 
Tel: (013) 735-6536; Cell: 083-430-5271 
Email: lazarusl@parks-sa.co.za 

Or

Hein Grobler 
Bateleur Camp Manager 
SANP 
Tel: (013) 735-6843 
Email: heing@parks-sa.co.za

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