Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp - Kruger National Park Info & Advice
The Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, situated in the south
western corner of the Kruger National Park is nestled amongst hills and
is close to the Matjulu creek, which runs into the Berg-en-Dal dam. The
name "Berg-en-Dal" is Afrikaans for "Hill and Dale", describing the
beautiful area where this camp is located. Special care has been taken
in order to keep the Berg-en-Dal rest camp as natural as possible, and
it is one of the more beautiful and tranquil
camps within the Kruger.
Berg-en-Dal is the only rest camp in the Kruger National Park that is
set in a mountainous environment. Berg-en-Dal has a satellite private
camp 10 kilometers away called
The rich grazing areas around Berg-en-Dal attract many antelope species
including some of the more rare antelope to be found in the Kruger.
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Kruger Park GPS Co-Ordinates
The GPS co-ordinates are as follows: -25.42S , 31.4512E
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Accommodation
Berg-en-Dal offers numerous forms of accommodation from luxury guest houses to camping sites. The accommodation at this camp is arguably the best in the Park and is quite different to most Kruger camps. There are 2 large Guest Houses, 72 Camping and Caravanning sites, 69 3-bed Bungalows and 23 6-bed "house-type" units to choose from.
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Activities
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Facilities
Berg-en-Dal rest camp has the following facilities available: Public telephone, post box, restaurant, cafeteria, shop, laundromat, petrol station, cellphone reception, swimming pool, day visitor area, conference venue, braai facilities, communal bathrooms, communal kitchen, basic first aid assistance.
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Wildlife
Berg-en-Dal has many birding opportunities and many waders and waterbirds can be seen close to the dam. In the camp, birds to watch out for include: Whitebrowed Robin-Chat, Amethyst Sunbird, Scarletchested Sunbird, Common Waxbill, Blue Waxbill, Gorgeous Bush Shrike, Eastern Blackheaded Oriole, Redbilled Quelea, Jacobin Cuckoo, Dark Capped Bulbul, Southern Masked Weaver, African Barred Owlet, Fantailed Flycatcher, Croaking Cisticola, and rarities to look out for in the camp are the Pennant Winged Nightjar and Orangewinged Pytilia .
In and around the Berg-en-Dal rest camp game is plentiful, thanks to the dam. Common sightings around the dam include Leopard, Buffalo, Bushbuck, Elephant, Waterbuck, Impala, Hyaena, amongst others. In the camp itself you might be lucky enough to spot Tree Squirrel, Large Spotted Genet, Small Spotted Genet, Lesser Bushbaby, Slit Faced Bats, Fruit Bats, Caracal and Honey Badger. The Chacma Baboons and Vervet Monkeys in camp can be quite aggressive and destructive so just keep your eyes pealed.
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp Important Information
Berg-en-Dal Camp Gate Opening Times:
- November, December, January - Open 4.30am; Close 6.30pm.
- February - Open 5.30am; Close 6.30pm.
- October, March - Open 5.30am; Close 6.00pm.
- April, August, September - Open 6.00am; Close 6.00pm.
- May, June, July - Open 6.00am; Close 5.30pm.
Berg-en-Dal Camp Shop Opening Times: 8.00am - 1 hour after gate closing time.
Berg-en-Dal Camp Cafeteria Times: 7.00am - 9.00pm.
Closest Gates To Berg-en-Dal Camp: Crocodile Bridge Gate 65kms, Malelane Gate 10kms.