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Maroela Satellite Camp

Maroela is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2km east of Orpen Rest Camp.

This camp is one of only two camps in the Park that exclusively caters for guests with caravans and for campers. There are no other pre-erected accommodation structures in this camp. Close to the fence, visitors can indulge in watching a variety of animals that visit a small watering hole. There is also a rustic viewing platform overlooking the Timbavati River.

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Activities

All activities are from Orpen Rest Camp:

See the Park’s Activities for a comprehensive list.


Facilities

  • One communal kitchen
  • One ablution block
  • A communal refrigerator
  • A Boma – communal braai (barbeque) area available at nearby Tamboti.
  • No shop or restaurant available.
  • No ATM facility available.
  • No Reception office at camp.
  • Maroela offers camping facilities only.

See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.


Travel Information

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng.

Orpen Gate

Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30km before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to Orpen gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Maroela camp is approximately 3km away from the gate. Allow about 10 minutes for the drive to the 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

The surrounding area offers excellent opportunities for game viewing. On the drive from Orpen to Satara herds of zebra and wildebeest graze next to the road, while giraffe, impala, warthog and elephant are common.

Turning off from this road to the Timbavati river northwards through pleasant scenery to Olifants camp, lion, cheetah and leopard are likely to be seen.

Vegetation

Standing in the dry open plains of the central area, it is permeated with the unhurried restfulness so characteristic of the bushveld. In camp, tall acacias and marula trees share the grounds with red bush willows, while small rock gardens overgrown with aloes and Barberton daisies separate the huts.


5 Things To Seek

  1. Jackalberry
  2. Buffalo
  3. Thick Tailed Bush Baby
  4. Hyena
  5. Elephant

Contact

  • Telephone: +27 (0)13 735 6355
  • Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6359
  • Mobile: +27 (0)82 802 0686

See Camp Contacts for more information.


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