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When the world was still young, some 3 500 million years ago, molten rock forced its way through the earth's crust and solidified to form the spectacular granite outcrops where Pretoriuskop Rest Camp is now nestled.

The impressive granite dome known as “Shabeni Hill” is not far from the camp, which is found in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. It is immediately apparent to any visitor that Pretoriuskop is unique as brilliant red trees adorn the camp, pre-dating the decision to make exclusive use of indigenous plants in laying out rest camp gardens. Nostalgia prompted an exception to the rule for Pretoriuskop, the Kruger National Park's oldest rest camp, and exotic flowering plants were allowed to stay, enhancing the strong sense of the past that is so pervasive.

5 Things to seek

  1. Sable Antelope
  2. Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest
  3. Wild Dog
  4. Kudu
  5. Brown-headed Parrot

Contact Pretoriuskop

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 5128/32
    Fax: +27 (0)13 735 5339
    Mobile: 082 802 1203

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  • Cultural artifacts of Stone Age man have been found for the period 100 000 to 30 000 years ago.

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  • Report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP's Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325

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