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Bateleur Bushveld Camp

This delightful camp is situated on the banks of the Mashokwe spruit approximately 40km south west of Shingwedzi in the beautiful northern Mopane/Woodland savannah of the Kruger National Park.

Named after the majestic eagle, Bateleur, being the oldest and the smallest of the bushveld camps, offers a unique atmosphere and superb game viewing. One of the many features Bateleur offers is a game-viewing hide that overlooks a waterhole just outside the camp. Two dams, Silwervis and Rooibosrand, are within close range of the camp and are restricted to the residents of Bateleur – good to know as there will never be a traffic jam even if the camp is full.

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Activities

See the Park’s Activities for a comprehensive list.


Facilities

  • Information at Reception
  • Public Telephones
  • Mini shop – stocks basic items such as firewood, ice and Telkom phone cards, there are no foodstuffs such as meat available.
  • The is no ATM facility available.
  • Conference Facilities – for 30 persons in lecture configuration.
  • Available equipment includes projection screen, white board, TV with DSTV, video recorder, overhead projector and slide projector.
  • Boma Braai with DSTV, please supply own food and drinks – we will see to the rest.

See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.


Day Visitors

Only residents are allowed in the camp and on the access roads to Bateleur Bush Camp. Bateleur Bush Camp can be booked through Central Reservations and is a wonderful bush experience for all. Bateleur Bush Camp is situated within easy reach of the larger rest camps so that guests can make use of the larger camps amenities if needed


Travel Information

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng

Phalaborwa Gate

Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40 km before Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen, head towards Phalaborwa and the gate. Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate. Bateleur Bushveld Camp is 140 km away from the gate. Allow about 4 hours for the drive to the bush camp; however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!


Flora & Fauna

See the Fauna & Flora pages of the Park for more information.

Mammals

Silwervis Dam offers sighting of hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, nyala and you will perhaps be rewarded by a glimpse of the spotted prince of cats – a leopard.

The nearby Nshawu pans are an excellent area to see game as there are some open plains that host species such as blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, buffalo and the rarer tsessebe.

Black-backed jackal and caracal are some of the smaller more unusual species to look out for.

Vegetation

Natal mahogany, brack thorn mustard tree, sausage tree, apple leaf, mixed bushwillow, silver cluster leaf, round leafed teak, buffalothorn, sycamore fig, magic guarri, marula, jackalberry, leadwood, mopane, wilddate palm, weeping boer bean, reeds and mixed acacias can all be found in and around the Bateleur region.


5 Things To Seek

  1. Bateleur Eagle
  2. Leopard
  3. Hippo
  4. Elephant
  5. Blue Wildebeest

Contact

  • Telephone: +27 (0)13 735-6843
  • Fax: +27 (0)13 735-6844

See Camp Contacts for more information.


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