Kumaga Camp Site

Kumaga Camp Site

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Rob wrote a review Feb 2024
Mtunzini, South Africa15 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
KK1 campsite close to the clean ablutions was wonderful, elephants visited a few times but not aggressive. Good drive to the Hippo Pools, lots of waterbirds being generally dry. More than 100 bird species per day. Highly recommended. Monkeys a bit of a problem.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You need to be totally self sufficient.
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Italian_kilt wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom376 contributions275 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked camp site via our car hire agency. Ablutions were clean. There monkeys in the camp site who stole food from our neighbours who weren’t paying attention, so be very careful and watch everything. We arrived via the water crossing / bridge - ferry, paying the fee via credit card at the restaurant just up the hill. When leaving we took the long sand route travelling north to the main road. Was a good was to make it a game drive.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kushatha Moesi wrote a review Aug 2021
Gaborone, Botswana7 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There was definitely so much to see around the campsite, hundreds of Zebras casually grazing around, so peaceful. However the office had not advised us to prepare enough money for the ferry ride. Remember to pack enough drinking water as the water there is from the river nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adventure19929109850 wrote a review Nov 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
The price a few years ago was expensive, but now it’s insane. 100 euros for 2 people for a campsite with unfriendly staff is ridiculous. We did not prebook and for our other nights and even the park ranger recommended the Boteti river lodge. It’s only 2 minutes from the entrance gate and you get a bar,restaurant, pool, hot showers and clean ablutions for only 19 euro pp. I will never stay in an skl campsite again. They are just jacking up their prices every few years. Complete rip off.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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michael vd berg wrote a review Aug 2021
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were here in june 2021. As Europeans we had to pay much to much for the campsite. All the costs, inclusive permit was over 100 euro a day. There was no sight on the river, as the shrubs were to high. No lions anymore, they were shot. However, the drive along the river was beautiful, and the one-car-ferry was a superb experience. And we saw the end of the migration of the zebras, awesome.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dominique S wrote a review May 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an fantastic stay at the campsite of Thobolos Bush Lodge the past 2 days with my brother and sister. Thanks very much Mike and Solly for the great stories and all the fun. Thumbs up for Givemore's great cooking skills and letting us watch the soccermatch at his place. I would really recommend the great food athe the restaurant. You will be blown away what quality you get for a cheap price here. Love to sit in the bar watching all the animals gettering around the pool. At last a big thank you for the whole crew who really let us feel at home. Great accommodation and service. Love to you all!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Curteis R wrote a review Aug 2022
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The campsite is beautiful with nice surroundings and it's nice to be in the park as many lodges that come here aren't. Having said that the water isn't good it's brown, the bins are broken and monkeys raid them and spread liter everywhere. The solar panels don't work so there is no hot water and the drain was blocked so there was a bad smell.

In relation to South Africa this is expensive and I don't see where they are spending the money. The roads are also not being maintained by grading the middle man or island with a tyre and Bush clearing the throrn trees from the sides of the road.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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mightymousemdsm wrote a review Jan 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa174 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved crossing the river on the pont with the friendly staff. The camp manager was an old friend that we had met in North gate Moremi on a previous trip and we knew we were going to be well taken care of. The ablutions were clean, the site was clean and the braai was quickly cleaned up the next day. The drive along the river bed is one of the best drives I have ever done and would go back just for that. Don't try go along the inland track, although its fun 4x4 ing , there was not much to see. My suggestions for this camp are that they move the rubbish enclosure away from the camping view site and remove the old, dilapidated ablutions which are an eyesore. They could also clear the rubble by the river so that you could sit here and view the river from your chair while you sit. We were in site 8 which is big and close to the ablutions but near the rubbish store area. We saw lots of birds and zebras and elephants but missed out on the lions that were seen close to the river. There are lots of zebra bones and it would have been great to see the lions in action
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: site 8 was good and close to the bathrooms
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Paulina_Bali wrote a review Feb 2017
Aigues-Mortes, France567 contributions173 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really liked Khumaga camp, it is spacious, clean and neat. It is recommended to reserve in advance but we were lucky and we just popped and found a free spot. Ablutions were also very clean and water was hot. That night we heard lion roaring around the camp.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gill P wrote a review Feb 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom55 contributions36 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
SKL charge $50 per person per night. All very friendly when you book, send email reminders for balance, all appears to be efficient. Don’t be fooled. We booked 2 nights for 8 people at the Khumaga campsite. Arrived at the ferry to access the campsite, only to find it was not working. Accessing via the alternative route was not possible given it was 3 pm. One of our intrepid group did walk through the river to check the depth, but it was over 1 metre so not passable even with our land cruisers. When I contacted SKL they said it was not their problem. However I disagree given that they must have known the ferry was out of commission. A simple email was all that was required. Clearly they just want the money with no customer service.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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E S asked a question Oct 2016
Cape Town, South Africa162 contributions26 helpful votes
Hi Carol, can you get to the camp with a 2x4 vehicle. Any pointers appreciated Thank you Elsette
Rob wrote a tip Feb 2024
Mtunzini, South Africa15 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to be totally self sufficient."
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mightymousemdsm wrote a tip Jan 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa174 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"site 8 was good and close to the bathrooms"
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Mikehughes2508 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Gaborone, Botswana67 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Campsite KK10 is the most secluded"
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Carol N wrote a tip Dec 2015
Cape Town181 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Camp site overlooking the Boteti"
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