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Punda Maria Rest Camp

Punda Maria Rest Camp
Punda Maria Rest Camp

 

Punda Maria Rest Camp (Kruger National Park) — the Punda Maria Rest Camp is one of the northern most camps in the Kruger National Park and quite spectacular. It offers visitors a wilder, more remote experience. The area is most popular for birding, with game viewing being a bit leaner than the southern regions. Punda Maria Rest Camp caters for a slightly wealthier clientele who favor the luxury safari tents. More budget-friendly accommodation includes two-bed bungalows that share a communal kitchen and ablution facilities.

The Pafuri picnic spot and Crooks Corner are popular destinations, but you are there more for the spectacular scenery than for game viewing. The surrounding vegetation does not support too many of the large game species but you will still see buffalo, elephant and tsessebe. Watch out for the Pel’s fishing owl who loves this area. Pafuri is well-known for its striking vegetation, with a magnificent Fever Tree forest and an abundance of majestic baobabs.