Skip to Content

Satara Rest Camp

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
User avatar
francoisd
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1360
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:38 pm

Unread post by francoisd » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:19 pm

kev wrote:Hi.
I have booked a guest cottage in Satara for March this year. As it is my first time in Satara, could someone please advise me which block(number) has the best views. It seems to me that block G has pirimeter views.
Thanks

Hi Kev,

Block G are bungalows and our first choice when staying in Satara. The guest cottages if I remember correctly are the ones in D circle indicated as Family huts on the map. A link to the map is in Elsa's post above.

guepard when standing in the road facing Well's guest house there is a tree in the right hand corner at the wooden fence. The Scops Owl was staying there when we were in Kruger a while back
"The measure of life is not its duration but its donation." - Peter Marshall
www.flickr.com/groups/birdssa

User avatar
Pumbaa
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 5234
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: 68 days to go!

Unread post by Pumbaa » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:54 pm

The perimeter bungalows at Satara are at the G block.
You just need to book a bungalow with view BG2V then you will be automatically booked at the G block.
Nearly all of them are lovely.

User avatar
Boorgatspook
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9462
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Bloemfontein

Unread post by Boorgatspook » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:41 am

BG2 is in the A circle BUT it is also the code for those in the E and F circle!
and yes the perimeter bungalows is in the G Block numbered from 161 to 179, but according to my knowledge there code isn't BG2V but BD2V.
Just stayed there in December and it says so on my reservation and camp map.
Personally i like number 161 in the G Block best, because it's very close to the fence and the cam
Enjoy!

User avatar
Boorgatspook
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9462
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Bloemfontein

Unread post by Boorgatspook » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:14 pm

Obelix wrote:Hi, does someone perhaps know where the Guest Cottages (GC6BD) are located in the camp, more specifically how close to the permimeter units in the G - block? Thanks.


Hi Obelix! I've made an enquiry for you - seems these cottages is located in Circle D and is not any near the G block. The D circle is just before the camping sites. Have a look at Satara camp map. Hope this helps :wink:

User avatar
alf
Posts: 307
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:47 am
Location: Centurion

Unread post by alf » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:35 am

The BD2N bungalows are in block A.
They have been upgraded and are very nice.
Even has microwave in. You won't be disappointed. Also very nice barbeque facility.

User avatar
DotDan
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2059
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Leeu Valley

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:51 am

All bungalows in in row G is great, but if you can get 170-176 as they are very close to the fence...If you want to get close to the waterhole you will have to try and get number 161, but that is right next to the restaurant and shops...

User avatar
DotDan
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2059
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Leeu Valley

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by DotDan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:09 pm

There is no doubt that the G block is great as you have a view of the bushveld, but there are another little secret area that I like.

That is the newly renovated block A especially numbers 10-17 which are on the fence as well but the are just not facing the bush.
At night you can still watch the fence and we have seen Elephants and Buffs come right up to fence there.

Here is a photo of the newly renovated bungalows
Image

Image

This is how close the Ellies came to the fence at those bungalows...
Image

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 14520
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by DuQues » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:09 pm

Have a look at this page.
At the right there are photos of the bungalows and cottages.
Click on them and you get to the page of that type.
It gives you the description of the bungalow, like this:
Bungalow (BD3B)

- 3 single beds
- Aircon
- Fridge
- Hotplate
- Sink
- Utensils
- Wc and shower

Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 3

And includes photos, like this one (also the BD3B).

Image
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
TheunsH
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1904
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 am
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by TheunsH » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:06 am

Petro Rossouw wrote:Have just returned from a very enjoyable trip to Kruger. We were pleasantly surprised with the upgraded rondawels in the B Circel. The inside is much more spacious than previously, and the decor very fitting to the bush atmosphere.
Congratulations, we will definitely return very frequently.


Hi there Petro Rossouw, we also stayed in the upgraded B circle. The bungalows are great. Herewith a few pictures from the outside:

Image

Image

A view from the veranda:
Image

User avatar
CuriousCanadian
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3529
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:12 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:50 pm

Hi Jehoshaphat.....

We stayed in the same type of accommodation you have booked...it had a few basic pot & pans but no cutlery......it has a fridge and a braai. saraf is right..we got cutlery from reception

Image

Image

Enjoy :D
Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had.

User avatar
crocfan
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:39 pm
Location: Kensington, Johannesburg

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by 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: 524
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:57 am
Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!
Contact:

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by 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: 114
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:19 am
Location: STRAND-ed @ The Beach!

Re: Satara Rest Camp

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

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: 9462
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Bloemfontein

Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by 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.


Return to “KNP Camps & Roads”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Mrs. S.K.L.Gauntlett at 12:36:27
orpen
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 20:36:27
satara
Submitted by Trrp-trrrrrrrr at 18:51:44
nossob
Submitted by Anonymous at 06:53:07