On the banks of the Pioneer Dam in the Kruger National Park, lies its 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. Vegetation is left as found in the wild, adding to the unique atmosphere of the camp. Guests can choose from a range of accommodation types. The bungalows, cottages and guest cottages at Mopani Rest Camp vary in size and cater for a range of guest requirements. All are air conditioned, with barbecue facilities. The luxury Xanatseni Guest House has a prime position overlooking the dam and comes with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as selected DSTV channels- perfect for families or large groups. The camp is located in close proximity to a number of attractions including the Tropic of Capricorn, the Shipandane sleep-over Bird Hide and the Pioneer Dam Bird Hide. Wildlife films are shown at reception daily. These activities are in addition to the main attraction- the world-famous Kruger Park game drives.

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Self-catering
Rates from: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Very Large
Max No of Guests: 120
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Phalaborwa80100
Nearest Major City Nelspruit300290
Nearest Major Airport Polokwane International Airport290280
Nearest Hospital Phalaborwa Hospital80100

Park / Reserve

Kruger National Park Please click to view



Self-drive Safari


Guided Bush Walks
In-Camp Trail Walk
Bush Breakfast/ Barbecue
Shipandani Sleep-Over Bird Hide
Tropic of Capricorn
Pioneer Dam Bird Hide
Wildlife Films



Air conditioning
Bath and shower units
45 x Bungalows
12 x Cottages
45 x Guest Cottages
1 x Guest House
Barbecue Facilities


Swimming pool
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Car Wash
Petrol Station
Basic First Aid Assistance
Mini ATM
Post Box

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
Large groups
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