Biyamiti Bushveld Camp

Biyamiti Bushveld Camp

Along the Biyamiti residents road.
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#25 of 54 campsites in Kruger National Park
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On the banks of the Mbiyamiti river, hidden by Delagoa thickets, nestles one of the most beautiful bushveld camps in the Kruger National Park. The camp is ideally situated between huge Wild Fig and Jackalberry trees with vast numbers of other fauna and flora species in abundance. The area is a game spotter's dream come true.
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redrose59 wrote a review Mar 2022
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first stop during our 3 week trip in KNP and was also our last stop, 5 nights at the start and 3 at the end. We had stayed at Biyamiti at the same time of year in 2019 so knew that there was no AC in the bedrooms. During February it gets very hot so we came prepared with a fan as the ceiling fans aren't too affective.
Biyamiti is a quiet camp with it's own private road which only residents can use.
We stayed in unit 1, it was clean and well equipped, we liked it so much we requested it for our last 3 nights at the end of our trip. This was arranged by the lovely staff and we really appreciated it.
Yes Biyamiti could do with a fair bit of tlc, but that can be said of all the camps in KNP.
The "private" Biyamiti road gave us an incredible sighting of a mating Lion pair. The first time, one afternoon on returning to camp, just us and one other vehicle for over an hour with the "loving"couple and then very early the next morning we came across the loving couple once again and had the sighting to ourselves. So very special.
We will be returning to Kruger (maybe next year all being well) and Biyamiti will be on our list once again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ourunner wrote a review Oct 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Basic accommodation, kitchen is dated but functional. Very few electric sockets, bring a trailing socket, for mobile phones and camera etc.
As a couple we were limited with choice and chose NCO2-2V with a view. Can't say the view is worth it as it is the dry river bed. Saw one or two elephants walking close by but nothing else. Had to book as soon as available 12 months out and by phone.
Kitchen is outside with a fridge in a cage. Bring your own padlock and chain to secure the fridge. Microwave, kettle, toaster and hotplate all share ONE socket in the kitchen so a little organisation is needed to cook.
Standard BBQ is 10 yds away under a tree. Keep an eye out for monkeys and baboons. Minimum staff levels so pick up key hanging outside the office. We arrived 3 hrs before check in but the unit was ready, so a bonus to get settled in early.
Open and close gate is DIY and no-one is around at official opening and closing times (06:00-18:00) I left at 05:30 on both days (just about light) with no issues.
Minor issue which can be a pro or con. The S139 is a private road to the camp over very rough terrain. The route to the S25 is only 4Km so is about 15 minutes.
The other way to the S114 is about 20km and takes about 45 minutes.
Never saw anything on this route at varying times so time is "wasted in the AM to get to either road. Hence a Pro that one can leave at 05:30 to make up this time.
Usual tours arranged by office or book ahead on the Internet. Sightings board very poorly maintained.
Overall an average stay for our needs as we were out and about every day and it was peaceful
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Date of stay: September 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: View not worth the extra.
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Don Packett wrote a review Nov 2020
Western Cape, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
You can’t beat the location of Biyamiti. Isolated from other camps and a ‘private’ road from two entrances, the entire area is yours to explore. Superb wildlife and especially birdlife in the vicinity makes for a wonderful nature experience. The room, however, was old, outdated and not particularly looked after well.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kathy K wrote a review Sept 2023
loomis ca
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With only 15 or so chalets, this camp provides plenty of privacy and intimacy for an enjoyable experience. This is our 2nd visit. We were fortunate to be assigned #8. It had been renovated and much nicer than we remember. Each chalet overlooks the riverbed, usually dry, sometimes a bit of water. Enough for elephant to visit and dig in. On our previous visit we saw a lone lion walking down the river bed in plain view. We like that only guests can drive up the private road to reach it. The only thing we didn’t like is the condition of the general roads to reach it and the time it took to take other roads if there was no game around. Wish it had a water hole Ike Talamati, but we love the bushveld camp concept. Book early
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alastair007 wrote a review Nov 2020
Greyton, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A secluded Bush lodge with well-spaced cottages in an accessible part of the Kruger Park. Private access off the main roads gives game drives a private feel, and drives along the river banks offers good game viewing. The cottages are comfortable and spacious, and have lovely outside living areas which all have the ability to close off during inclement weather. The camp has 15 cottages but is quite large so they have created really nice walks around the perimeter to view birds and game at the watering hole.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Liz wrote a review Jul 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant surprise.Lovely peaceful site. Booked 2 nights here and 2 nights in Berg en Daal. (reviews also on the Sanparks site) . Had accommodation with an outdoor kitchen and enjoyed having a brae after our drives. Booked a sunset drive on the day we arrived and were surprised to find we were the only two people of a 10 seater truck. Bridgeman our guide was absolutely fantastic and we actually saw all the big 5 on that first day and some of the more elusive animals. He was so knowledgeable. The other staff were lovely especially Glad who cleaned our room. On the 2nd day we left at 07.30 a.m as wanted a bit of a lie in and actually saw lots more animals . Yes the accommodation is basic but it was adequate and comfortable enough and we slept well and was affordable. Would be happy to stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Roads a bit bumpy we had an SUV
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Vicki wrote a review Feb 2022
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our personal favourite out of all the bush camps we stayed in . On arrival Gugu at reception upgraded us to a bigger cottage as our unit was being renovated . The unit was basic but spotlessly clean - thanks to Girlie who was our cottage attendant . Well done to all staff members who were all so friendly and made us enjoy every minute
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Bring your own charcoal . We forgot and thanks to Isaac one of the Biyamiti staff helped us out...
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Miranda F wrote a review Oct 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was great....except the heat! 42 degrees and no aircon. It would be a wonderful addition.
Felt very safe and the lady at reception was utterly charming and welcoming. Worth the drive to get there....saw so much (hot) game.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Walshy1865 wrote a review Sept 2020
Preston, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here twice and now always include it in our itinerary to the Kruger. It is so quiet and peaceful. It’s a very small camp from a private road. We’ve done dawn drives and a sunset drive from here. Bridge man works here and he is an extremely knowledgeable guy.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Mohammed H wrote a review May 2017
Mbombela, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky to have a last minute booking at Biyamiti as someone else cancelled. We travelled as a family and booked the 5 sleeper unit no 7 which has a beautiful view of the dry river bed. We booked for 2 nights arriving on Friday evening, the Biyamiti road that is only accessible to residents yielded fantastic game sightings we seen a family of spotted hyena next to the road, plenty elephant and a huge white Rhino in the middle of the road amongst many giraffe and impala too. Upon arrival we were welcomed by friendly Bridgeman who was on duty. Wood, ice and fire lighters are the only things available to purchase. No wifi is available. May is a lovely time of the year to visit as the weather is cool and moderate. The chalet was clean, comfortable and had all the basic utilities to make our stay comfortable. We were not expecting too much as we have stayed in similar rustic bushveld camps such as Roodewal. It should be stated that this is not a highly rated camp to indulge in luxuries as it is basic and indeed as others have previously stated it could do with some overdue renovations and new beds. Having said this, our priority was to experience the closeness to nature and the Biyamiti area of the park which has been on our bucket list for a long time as accommodation here is not always available. We were not dissappointed!! Lions roaring at 3:00 in the morning... and then to have a sighting of them 1st thing in the early morning. Priceless!! Only to be followed by a pack of 4 wild dog that chased to leopards up a tree that had a kill? Priceless!! Having to see my kids facial expressions witnessing all of this? Only to be concluded by an amazing sunset drive with Simon who is so tuned to the area and knowledgeable. How can I not long for Unit no 7? Get out and go there if you can!! :-)
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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malabarfly asked a question Apr 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom1,904 contribution569 helpful votes
Do you require malaria protection - we are going in late May
Answer from KurtB564
Saint Louis170 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi Malabarfly, I am responding regarding your question about malaria protection. Are you going this May? Was your question answered? I was at Biyamiti early June, and I was not taking any malaria medications because I assumed that it was too cold for a mosquito. I had the pills, however. Then, one in our party saw a mosquito, and we who were not taking pills started taking pills. I also douse my clothes (including my hat) beforehand in permethrin, just in case. I hope this helps. Kurt
malabarfly asked a question Apr 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom1,904 contribution569 helpful votes
Do you need malaria protection for this camp area. We are going in late May
Answer from Richard R
Durban, South Africa11 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes the Kruger in general requires malaria precautions. Oversees visitors normally require it for insurance purposes as well.
Answer from KurtB564
Saint Louis170 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi 104kareng, Short answer: about 2 hours 15 minutes. Longer answer: SanParks recommends planning on traveling an average of 25 km/hour in the park, which leaves time for game viewing. Distance from Skukuza Rest Camp to Biyamiti Bushveld Camp is about 56 km. Dividing 25 km/hour into 56 km gives approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Hope this helps. Kurt
Victor P asked a question Nov 2018
1 contribution
Hello ! How did you book your guided walk from Biyamiti ? Thanks!
Liz wrote a tip Jul 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom358 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Roads a bit bumpy we had an SUV"
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ourunner wrote a tip Oct 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom498 contributions140 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"View not worth the extra."
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Vicki wrote a tip Feb 2022
Durban, South Africa123 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own charcoal . We forgot and thanks to Isaac one of the Biyamiti staff helped us out with his own stock of wood"
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Happy Traveller wrote a tip Sept 2021
New York City, New York29 contributions33 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is only a complaint about the maintenance of the accommodation. Don’t let it get in the way of coming here."
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Love to travel, eat and relax wrote a tip Jul 2019
Pretoria, South Africa209 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"buy wood and ice outside of the camp as the reception does not always have stock"
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