Punda Maria lies in the northern most part of the Kruger National Park, 8km from Punda Maria Gate. The camp is situated in the Sandveld region that is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. There are numerous plant species which occur that are unique to the area. Game species most likely to be sighted include impala, zebra, buffalo, elephant, eland and sable and the area is a bird paradise. Guided bush walks and game drives provide the perfect opportunity for this. Thulamela Archaeological Trail, the Nyalaland Wilderness Trail and the Northern Plains 4 x 4 Adventure Trail are other exciting adventures guests can experience at Punda Maria. Accommodation at the camp caters to a variety of guest requirements. Choose to stay in either a furnished safari tent, air-conditioned bungalow, or, for larger groups and families, a 6-bed family bungalow. 50 tent and caravan campsites, with electric points and communal ablution and kitchen facilities, are also available.

Why we like it

Unique plant life, adventure trails, camping or self-catering accommodation

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Self-catering, Camping
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 Thohoyandou7580
Nearest Major City Nelspruit400380
Nearest Major Airport Polokwane International Airport240220
Nearest Hospital Donald Fraser Hospital, Thohoyandou70100

Park / Reserve

Kruger National Park Please click to view



Self-drive Safari


Archeological tour
Guided Bush Walks
4 x 4 Adventure Trail
Camp walk
Bush Breakfast/ Barbecue



Air conditioning
Tea & Coffee Facilities
7 x Safari Tents
22 x Bungalows
2 x Family Bungalows
50 x Campsites


Swimming pool
Laundry service
Petrol Station
Basic First Aid Assistance
Public Telephone
Post Box
Cellphone Reception
Mini ATM

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5
Roan Antelope

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
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