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Introduction

Berg-en-Dal is situated on the bank of the Matjulu Spruit with a view of softly undulating hills to the east.

On the northern and southern sides dry riverbeds and a dam border the camp. There are large trees along the streams and dry riverbeds. Special care has been taken to preserve the natural vegetation in the camp. Berg-en-Dal is also the only camp set in a rugged mountain environment.

5 Things to seek

  1. Wild Dog
  2. Klipspringer
  3. Leopard
  4. Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  5. Heuglin's Robin

Contact Berg-en-Dal

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6106/7
    Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6104
    Mobile: 082 802 1201

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Accommodation

Campsites

  • 72 x tent or caravan sites, with power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities). Braai facilities. Maximum of 6 persons per site.

Bungalows

  • 69 x 3-bed units, equipped with en-suite bathrooms (showers, no baths) and air-conditioning. Kitchenettes have hotplates and sinks and you have a choice of with or without perimeter view. Please confirm when booking.

Family Cottages

  • 23 x 6 bed units, (two of which are accessible to wheelchairs) with 2 rooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds in lounge) with separate shower, toilet and bath. Units equipped with open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge and bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Guest Houses

  • These are large luxury units in prime positions in the camp. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Fully air-conditioned. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.
  • J Le Roux: Sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 rooms with single beds)
  • Rhino: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms (2 double beds, 2 rooms with 2 single beds)

To view the accommodation prices, refer to tariffs


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Activities & Facilities

Activities

  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
  • Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue. Confirm availability when booking.
  • Bushman and Wolhuter Wilderness Trails (pre-booked overnight activities)
  • Kids Educational Programme (Seasonal)
  • Rhino Perimeter Trail camp walk - with Braille facilities
  • Eco-display in reception
  • Through prior arrangement with the camp, catered traditional dances can be arranged
  • Wildlife films every evening (except Sundays)

Tariffs for Activities

These activities will ensure an exciting bush experience. All bookings, as well as further details for these activities are available from reception.

Facilities

  • Information at Reception
  • Public Telephone
  • Post Box
  • Restaurant
  • Cafeteria
  • Shop
  • No ATM facility available
  • Internet Cafe:
    • Available at reception where one can make use of their PC’s.
    • There is not a Wi-Fi facility at present, but one can connect their Laptops to the internet café network via a LAN should you wish to do so.
    • The cellphone tower is now 3G capable and covers the whole camp with a booster in our conference area to strengthen the signal in there.
  • Laundromat
  • Filling Station
  • Communal Kitchens
  • Communal Ablutions
  • Braai Facilities
  • Basic First Aid Assistance
  • Auditorium and Conference Facilities
  • Basic Day Visitor Picnic Area in camp
  • Swimming Pool (for overnight residents only)
  • TVs (limited DSTV) available in Guest Houses only
  • Cellphone reception

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Meet the Camp Management


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How to get there

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng

By Air

The closest airport to Berg-en-Dal is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) that is situated between Nelspruit and White River. KMIA is situated approximately 25 km from Nelspruit and about 70 km from Malelane Gate. There are daily scheduled flights between KMIA and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, with less frequent flights from Cape Town and Durban International Airports respectively.

By Road: Malelane Gate

Take the N4 to Nelspruit and head through Nelspruit to Malelane. Then turn left at the Kruger National Park sign just outside Malelane and head to gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Berg-en-Dal camp is 12 km away from the gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!


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Camp Layout




















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Tariffs



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Vital Information

Warnings

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!

Climate

Kruger is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result 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.

Day visitors

Berg-en-dal has a designated day visitor area where day visitors and visitors from other camps can braai (Barbecue) and picnic.

 

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Flora and Fauna

Mammals

The area hosts white rhino, kudu, impala, giraffe, elephant, reedbuck, klipspringer, grey rhebok and warthog.

Leopard are seen regularly in the region - some lucky people have even seen them drinking at the dam in front of the camp. Wild dog are also found in the area. Lion are usually found in the lower plains on the roads to Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge.

Vegetation

Berg-en-Dal is situated in Malelane Mountain Bushveld. Many unusual plants grow in the mountain landscape. The plains between the mountains are covered in sweet grass, which attracts a variety of grazers. Prominent trees are the red bush-willow and the magic guarri.

(For more birding information and park bird checklist, go to Information for Birders)


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Birding in Berg-en-Dal

The camp is an excellent venue to see Grey Tit-flycatcher (Fan-tailed Flycatcher), White-browed (Heuglin's) and White-throatedRobin-chats. Scarlet-chested Sunbird is particularly prominent. The adjacent Matjulu Dam attracts a constant supply of water birds and African Fish Eagle is usually present and viewed at close quarters. The surrounding hills host a wealth of species and are a good place to search for Pennant-winged Nightjar (in summer and at dusk) and Croaking Cisticola. Orange-winged (Golden-backed) Pytilia were recorded by several people in the camp during the 2004 winter.

(For more birding information and park bird checklist, go to Information for Birders)

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Conference Facilities

Please note prices are subject to change without prior notification. Each November 1st there is a price increase.

Conference Configuration and Seating
Theatre
School Room
Board Room
Theatre Font Size*
Tariffs

Room 1

36

34

76

12

R1 900 per day

Room 1+2

96

56

216

15

R3 800 per day

Room 1+2+3

144

 

324

20

R5 700 per day


*Please note font size for powerpoint presentations.

The following items are included in the cost for the Conference Hall:

  • Data Projection for computer based presentations
  • VCR Projection (used with Data Projector)
  • DVD Projection ( used with Data Projector)
  • Electronic screen
  • DSTV Projection
  • Roving and Lapel Microphones
  • Wall mounted speakers
  • Screens
  • Slide projectors
  • Overhead projector
  • Laser pointer
  • Flip charts and stands with 2 pens
  • Mobile Video data/ video projector
  • Poster Boards
  • Lockable Safe
  • Berg-en-Dal does not provide any Computer Equipment; please supply own equipment.

Available Services:

The following services are available and will be charged for per copy:

  • Photocopying
  • Faxing

Additional Services:

  • Outside companies are used for services such as draping, flowers, photography, decorations, etc and can be arranged.
  • Additional Sound Equipment can be hired in (on top of what is available at the camp) and will be charged accordingly.
  • An additional 10% handling fee will be charged.

Catering:

Restaurant :

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6109
  • Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6104

Distance to nearest town:

Gate hours

  • January: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
  • February: 05:30, 18:30
  • March: 05:30, 18:00
  • April: 06:00, 18:00
  • May: 06:00, 17:30
  • June - August: 06:00, 18:00
  • September - October: 05:30, 18:00
  • November - December: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)

Facilities for disabled people

Accommodation units and conference facilities cater for people in wheelchairs. Nature trail in the camp is adapted for the blind.

Entertainment

Swimming pool, morning and night drives, bush braai, traditional dances, walking trail, golf course at Skukuza (71 km from Berg-en-Dal).

General Information

  • Daily Conservation fees are applicable - please visit the web site.
  • Malaria prophylactics are essential when visiting Kruger National Park. Please contact the malaria hotline when in doubt: 082 234 1800.
  • Special catering and/or equipment requirements must be arranged in advance with the camp.
  • All catering arrangements to be done well in advance with the relevant restaurant manager.
  • Some camps offer faxing and photocopying services at an additional charge.
  • Some of the entertainment activities are offered only for overnight visitors. Some activities are offered at an additional charge and must be pre-booked.

Please note:

Full payment for all booked facilities (except the catering) are done one month prior to arrival. Bookings must be made well in advance through fax or email:
Fax: (012) 343 2006 or traveltrade@sanparks.org

Accommodation:

  • Camping - sites for caravans or tents with power points.
  • Bungalow 1 X 1 x 6 bed, 2 bedrooms with 2 beds each, 2 beds in the lounge, lounge, bathroom, separate toilet and kitchen.
  • Guest House - multiple bedroom and bathroom units with lounge area and often with bar facility and exclusive view.
DB = Double Bed
Unit type
No. of units
Rate
Base
Max. beds
Add. Adult
Add. Child

Camping

70

R105

1 - 2

6 single beds

R36

R18

Bungalow

31

R480

1 - 2

3 single beds

R104

R52

Bungalow Perimeter

32

R530

1 - 2

3 single beds

R104

R52

Family Cottage

23

R895

1 - 4

6 single and 1 double-bed

R185

R185

Guesthouse- J Le Roux

1

R1 665

1 - 4

6 single and 1 double-bed

R310

R310

Guesthouse - Rhino

1

R1 665

1 - 4

8 single and 2 double-beds

R310

R310



Activities

  Activities Adult rate Child rate



Berg-en-dal Restcamp




Bush Braai (Deluxe offering)
Sunrise Drive
Morning Walk
Sunset Drive

R330
R115
R220
R115
R165
R60
n/a
R60


***Please note prices are subject to change without prior notification.***


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People with disabilities

(Please see additional information on Wheelchair Accessibility)


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