Nelspruit to Crocodile Bridge?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 7:02 AM Last Post By: RudiK
Sep 23, 2012 12:59 PM
Nelspruit to Crocodile Bridge?My husband and I will be doing Kruger next week. Itinerary =
Day1/2 Crocodile Bridge
Day 3 - accommodation outside of park near Croc. Bridge
Day 4 - Olifant Camp
Day 5 - Letaba
We were quite late in arranging this so most of the camps were full. I would rather not stay at Croc. Bridge for so many days - but we're planning on using it as a base.
* Is this an OK idea? Or will we get bored at Croc. Bridge camp?
- How far is Nelspruit from Crocodile bridge (in terms of hours). On day #3, everything is booked.. and we need to stay outside of the park itself. Any suggestions on hostels? Trying to stay under $40 USD/night
Sep 23, 2012 6:17 PM
1Crocodile Bridge is a small camp without a restaurant but there is some take away food at the shop there. It is in a good game viewing area and you can do day trips to Lower Sabie and Berg n Dal. Can't tell you how far Nelspruit to Crocodile Bridge is but that info is on the sanparks website. www.sanparks.org You could also check for last minute cancellations at other camps for your third day on the site too under 'availability'.
Sep 23, 2012 11:47 PM
Sep 25, 2012 1:30 AM
3Hi! I agree. Croc Bridge is a small, sweet camp, but there is also lots of great accommodation from backpackers to really nice guest houses in Komatipoort, only 10 min drive from the Croc Bridge Gate with really good food available in some of the guest houses and the town restaurant. The town is small and quiet and safe to walk around. Plus you can spend the early evening at the golf club overlooking the Croc River and Park with a glass of wine in your hand! Croc Bridge to nelspruit is 1 hr 15 mins via the N4, or 3.5 hours through the park to Numbi gate.
hope this helps!
Sep 25, 2012 7:02 AM
4To drive to Olifants camp from Crocodile Bridge is one hell of a drive. I would most certainly not do it myself and I would not recommend that anyone else do it. You will have to start at sparrows', and try not to stop for any length of time if you see a lion kill or a leopard in a tree. If the road gets blocked by Elephants or Buffalo or Rhino, you might be there for a long time - don't try to force your way through just to get to Olifants on time.
If you cannot find anything further north in the park (Satara), then use Day 3 to drive around the park to Phalaborwa (spend the night there) and re-enter the park at Phalaborwa gate.
The park always gets very full during school holidays and one should book months in advance.
At under $40 per night you would have to look for a backpackers lodge. See: http://www.coastingafrica.com/city.php?mode=search.
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