I'll draw a picture!
I love these units. Look up the camp map on this site, and find units 49 through 66. (Towards the left side, close to the pool.)
49 - 54 and 55 - 60 are long, almost dormitory shaped buildings, with a 5-bed hut on the ends, and four 2-bed huts in between. These are the budget units. Last time we were in LS, we stayed in the 5 bed, and it was cheap, like camping cheap. Yes, you have to use communal ablutions and kitchen, but these are very close by. The old unpowered camp sites used to be where the pool is now, and their old ablution block is thus very close.
What the park did was to combine units 61, 62, 63 and 64, 65, 66 into a single accommodation unit, consisting of a large kitchen / living area, and two bedrooms. With one double bed, and three singles respectively. The existing 5-bed budget huts don't have toilet and shower, just a basin, so they've built the WC into the living area, where the basin would be in the 5-bed budget hut (if I remember correctly, the memory is hazy on the exact layout).
There's no passage between the living area and rooms, so you have to walk outside, on a verandah.
But they're really nice, done up with nice print fabrics, redone the doors and windows in a cottagey fashion, and of course added all the mod cons you'll need in the kitchen.
In the large courtyard area, are everyone's braais, under beautiful trees, with chairs and tables. If the block is full, it can become a bit of a bunfight for chairs and tables, so take your own. Obviously not an issue for the family bungalow people, as they have breakfast counter inside.
I generally find that the people who could 'stoop so low' as to use the budget huts, are very down to earth, not fussed by having to walk to the bogs or the washup. Like us, very often they're ex-campers, enjoying a bit of luxury!!!
The family bungalows themselves, at R905 / 4 people, work out at R225-odd per head, which favours comparably with base rates at 2 or 3 bed units throughout the park, PLUS you've got the benefit of the living area. Usual add on rate of R108 / adult, or R54 / child applies, for the fifth bed.
Hope that helps!!!
PS: Coming from Nelspruit, BnD is so close, you could use it for a quick dirty weekend, be more adventurous, and head into the Park!
PPS: My understanding is that the park is phasing out budget huts (e.g. Orpen), and the existing 2- and 5-bed huts will be remodelled similar to 61 and 66, so hurry if you want to experience olde worlde Kruger!
Edit: Dusting off the cobwebs in my memory bank, it seems we did the last LS trip in 2003 (my son was a year old), so my recollections and info are four years old. I crave your indulgence! Specifically, I couldn't recall whether the verandah was enclosed, or just a polished stoep.