Skip to Content

Satara Rest Camp

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
BigRinOz
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:36 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby BigRinOz » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:18 pm

I'm planning a trip to KNP incl Satara in 2010; it's some time since I've been there. I'm looking at BD2V or BD2N bungalows.
1) Does anybody know where in the camp these two bungalow types are? (ie what hut #s ?)
2) Does anybody know which hut types the two perimeter semi-circles are? (between the restaurant complex and the staff quarters ie hut #s 161-168 and 169-179).
Big R in Oz
(wish Kruger was closer!)

User avatar
alf
Posts: 392
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:47 am
Location: Centurion

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby alf » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:57 am

BigRinOz,

Personally i have never stayed in the BD2V bungalows. They are almost always fully booked. My last 3 trips i have stayed in the BD2N bungalows which are amazing. Can't go wrong with booking them but they have no view on the fence like the BD2V bungalows.

Hope this made your choice easier. :thumbs_up:
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo

User avatar
crocfan
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:39 pm
Location: Kensington, Johannesburg

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby crocfan » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:38 am

Hi
I have just returned from a trip staying at Satara in a BD2N bungalow- I agree the accommodation itself is excellent- way above usual Kruger standard. However I found the huts a little close together and all facing onto a circle- laager style- is not a good as a bush view. Also I found this arrangement noisy- the sound seems to travel too well and sometimes the circle was rather noisy. Maybe I just prefer smaller camps?? Try Biyamiti and Crocodile Bridge for example.

User avatar
Gunner
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2592
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:57 am
Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!
Contact:

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby Gunner » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:22 am

hello'z roaneric :D

I think the upgraded bungalows you looking for are the BD3B ones....B circle.

try that :thumbs_up:

User avatar
issi
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:19 am
Location: STRAND-ed @ The Beach!

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby issi » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:37 pm

Hi Varknek & Missing SA(just love it!)
Varknek: What’s your shops name? And sorry I cant stand for President, I work to hard! :lol:
Missing SA
You can take your mom to Satara any day!!!! Just been in Satara for 9 nights middle October. Man, there is NO problem with this camp, The bungalows was very clean, staff very friendly, and the surrounding area great.
On the roads around Satara we saw a bakkie with cleaners picking up all the rubbish in the field, up to a 100m from the road. Great idea, it just shames my, that they have to employ people to pickup we the visitors have thrown their rubbish!
Take my word Satara is in good shape!
Just to wet your appetite! A full moon in Satara
Image

User avatar
Boorgatspook
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 10801
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Bloemfontein

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:53 am

Hi francoisd :D
Yes the GC6BD units are located in the D circle. The unit numbers for them are 78, 79, 85, 87 & 88.

User avatar
Elsa
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 12525
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:48 pm

Stephan & Junita wrote:Are all of these BD3B bungalows located in circle B?
The map can be a bit deceiving, as they also have BD3E in the D circle which are essentially the same type of unit but with the verandah enclosed with wire mesh. #'s 81 to 84 whereas the others are open.
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.

Kruger - 22nd May - 5th June 2015

User avatar
DotDan
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2204
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Leeu Valley

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:15 am

Aside from the awesome BD2V units, I would say the BD2N are the next best units in Satara...

If you are booking them, try to get number A 13 -19 as all of these are on the perimeter :D

Thalie
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:12 pm
Location: Germany

Satara Guest Cottages

Unread postby Thalie » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:32 am

Hello,
I was wondering if anybody can tell me where exactly the guest cottages (types GC5, GC6B or GC6BD) are located in Satara - can't find them on the map :redface: ! Any hints of which number we should ask for?
Your help is much appreciated, thanks a lot!

User avatar
LindaS
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:40 am
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Satara Guest Cottages

Unread postby LindaS » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:04 am

Hi Thalie

The guest cottages are in D block - numbers 76 to 89. We have only ever managed to get a booking in one of these once, and it was really nice! :thumbs_up:

We had one that has a double bed and single bed in one room and three single beds in the other room. Can't remember the number, but think it was 78. It was fairly secluded from the cottages on either side of us.

Hope this helps.

Linda
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks

User avatar
Elsa
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 12525
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:52 am

They could very well be in the D Circle.

We have had a BD3E the last 2 years, also in the D circle, #'s 81 to 84, being a 3 sleeper with a enclosed veranda.
and that circle also has the luxury units.
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.

Kruger - 22nd May - 5th June 2015

User avatar
adw
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 702
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:30 pm
Location: Back Home

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread postby adw » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:43 pm

Hi LL, The G bungalows have the best view in Satara (in my humble opinion). I know some of the G bungalows have already been renovated but I am not sure if all of them have been renovated.
Its a long time ago I stayed in the G half-circle as I am now a camper but I did notice renovations taking place on some of the G bungalows during my nightly walks when I stayed at Satara in January / March this year.
Rhino Poaching - Highlight's man's stupidity and greediness.

User avatar
madach
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 769
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:55 pm

Re: Satara Honey Badger

Unread postby madach » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:57 am

When I was in Satara last May I saw the Honey Badgers (two of them) on two out of the three nights of our stay. The first night I saw them at 22:00 and the second night at 19:30. The night that I didn't see them I heard them throwing over bins at 03:00am the other night but was too tired to get up to have a look. We stayed in A-circle but I'm sure that the Honey Badgers visit all the circles.

You can find pictures I took of the Honey Badgers here.

User avatar
TheunsH
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2387
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 am
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Re: Satara Honey Badger

Unread postby TheunsH » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:56 am

Riaan, we saw one HB during July 2010 in B circle doing its dustbin rounds. This was at approximately 19:00:

Image

User avatar
Herman
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 216
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:51 am
Location: Vanderbijlpark

Re: Satara Honey Badger

Unread postby Herman » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:07 pm

We saw this one at about 20:00 in March last year - we stayed in a family chalet in the western part of Satara camp. It wasn't bothered by the flash at all and continued eating the remains of our braai even though we were only two metres away ( inside our bungalow ) It seemed very relaxed , but I'm sure its mood could change very quickly if you got too close !!

Image


Return to “KNP Camps & Roads”