Child friendly holiday in Kruger Park





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    Question Child friendly holiday in Kruger Park

    Good day guys.

    I know I am suppose to use the search function, but I don't really have the time to go and scratch around for info ( lazy )

    I need some pointers for child friendly camps in the park. The wife and I want to go in the winter season but we have no idea as to what camps are suitable for our child 1 year and few months at the planned time of holiday" so the obvious is some suitable / safe grass for him to crawl and stuff.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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    Any of the big camps are fine for kids, there's lots of space, a shop for sweets, a pool (bit cold in winter though).

    eg Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Satara, Letaba, Mopani, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria.
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    Grass wise if you camping only Letaba will do, otherwise chalets you have grass at all main camps.

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    Ah thank you for the sugestions.

    Yes we will be in a chalet as the wife is not comfortable with the whole camping thing with the "laaitie".

    The reason we wanted to go in winter is for the heat and mozzies on the "laaitie" so we thought that area's winter will be nice and warm for us Gauties... or am I mistaken?


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    Most of the camps do have lawns near the shops/receptions/fuel stations or the chalets. The camping-areas are nearly all barren as mentioned by Geraas.

    Just a correction on Senyentse's list. Mopani has no camping-sites, but there is camping at Tsendze, some 8 km SE, next to the Mooiplaas picnic-spot.

    I agree that the lawns at most camps have been badly neglected the last 15 years. In the last 18 months I do see some improvement.

    It is however essential to keep small kids under control/on the knee/in bed/ very close in the evening, because a hyena can catch a 2 year-old, carry it off and leave only the crocs as evidence.

    I think one should tell the little one to tell one immediately if he/she sees a doggy and NOT to go close to it.

    A camp-site that I would not recommend for kids is Balule - NO grass whatsoever.
    Last edited by Mopani; 2010/03/03 at 01:03 PM. Reason: spelling correction

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