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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016

our first visit chose unit with view over the dam. The special surprise was a nighttime visit from a genet which sat on the rock by our table for a good while. The unit was clean but basic but lovely view over the dam. restaurant has good view over dam.

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Turin, Italy
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, comfortable, , very kind people. During low season you can enjoy better the Mopani experience; the riverside during sunrise and sunshine is a wonderful and comfortable place to watch animals with the typical African light.

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nelspruit
Reviewed 16 December 2015

booked a 2 room chalet only to find that its actually only 1.5 rooms, very deceiving on the website. chalets are showing serious wear and tear and geysers have for some reason been installed on the patios where you sit. however chalet 101,102 offer spectacular views of the dam with wonderful birds and wildlife enjoying the water. expensive but the...

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Mopani was our first experience of a Kruger rest camp and proved to be a good choice. Our request for a specific unit (based on social media recommendations) prior to arrival was noted, although never guaranteed, but happily we did receive our requested unit (43) on check-in. The FF6V cottage sleeps 6 in three twin bedrooms. We entered our unit...

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Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This was our 3rd stay at this camp in the last 2 years. This time we had some issues with bats roosting in the roof of our cottage. The smell of the cottage was like going into a cave with bats in it. Pure and strong guano smell. There were droppings on the bed and both beds were well away...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Loved this rest camp. Chalet with amazing views over the dam - saw plenty hippo,croc,elephant and loads of bird life . The restaurant was good for lunch, the chalet was great, especially the view ! The pool area was ok - very busy when we were there. One of our favourite camps

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
Reviewed 6 November 2015

While game-viewing was not as productive here as it was from the 3 other camps we stayed at further south, we found this to be a wonderful, quiet get-away with superb birding. Since we booked way ahead, we were able to get a cottage with a spectacular view, one of very few in this camp. Our cottage was a bit...

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Howick, KwaZulu Natal
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Having been to this rest camp before, we made this our base for five nights. We were allocated a large hut that was more than adequately equipped. Braaing under the stars while listening to the night sounds in the Kruger is very special. The residents' pool is large and well maintained. The reception staff are not overly friendly but this...

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Seville, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2015

An amazing view over the dam which was full of birds and elephants. The restaurant was better than those in the other rest camps we stayed at. Most of all, the camp was much smaller and more peaceful that those we visited in the South of Kruger. We saw rare Roan Antelopes not far from the camp.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We arrived at the Mopani Rest camp for a 2-night stay. The cottage was a large, fairly rambling affair with 3 bedrooms (one en suite) and two bathrooms. Although this is one of the newer camps, it appears to suffer from lack of maintenance; It also lacks the charm and design of the traditional camps. The fire extinguisher was missing...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the banks of the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park, lies it's best kept secret. Named after the mopane veld that surrounds the camp, Mopani Rest Camp nestles amongst the Mopani tree covered koppies. A signature feature is the huge gnarled old baobab tree in the heart of the camp. The vegetation inside the camp is left as found in the wild, adding to the unique atmosphere of the camp. ... more   less 

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Address: Pioneer Dam, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Mopani Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 102
Also Known As:
Mopani Rest Camp Hotel Kruger National Park
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“There are some rooms with a view of the dam that is worth exploring.”
 of 5 bubbles Wim_traveler, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You need to make sure you choose a bungalow with a fridge, hot plate and cutlery and crockery as some do not have some of these items.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerBruchha, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We booked on the internet. It was easy and convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles PaddyS936, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the dam is great!”
 of 5 bubbles 404anneliesr, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All units are spacious and private-the view sites over the dam are really special.”
 of 5 bubbles LillianvonM, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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