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Crocodile Bridge Camp

Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp in the south East of the park is a base for Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park on the banks of the Crocodile River.

About Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp in the south East of the park is a base for Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park on the banks of the Crocodile River.

The underlying soils of this area, being Delagoa Thorn Thickets ion Ecca Shale to the West and Knob Thorn/Marula Savanna to the East, this is one of the best areas in the park to get a chance to find several members of the African Big Five species on one game drive. The underlying soils of this area, is of granite origin, which makes it very fertile and the grasses sweet and palatable, with some large Knob thorn and Marula trees spread over the plains.

Why visit Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp?

  • The bush surrounding the Crocodile Bridge Camp is Delagoa Thorn Thickets ion Ecca Shale to the West and Knob Thorn/Marula Savanna to the East, which makes sweet grazing for herbivores .
  • Game around the camp is diverse and dense – many herbivores bring many predators!
  • The area around this camp is known as the Southern Circle, which is prime big Five country! The Southern Circle follows the H4-2 tar road north in the West and the S28 to the East, also the S130 and S137 Duke road in the middle.
  • This area is part of the original Sabie Game Reserve, which later was enlarged into the Kruger National Park.
  • The proximity to the gate at Crocodile Bridge, it is ideal, for a first or last night in the park.

Tips:

A small camp, with varied accommodation and facilities.
Great game viewing as you leave the camp gates – follow the H4-2 tar road north in the West and the S28 to the East, also the S130 and S137 Duke road in the middle .
Various walks in the camp site offer great birding and tree spotting possibilities.
No Swimming pool.
Game Drives (With trained SANPARKS field guides).
Bush Walks with Guides.
Lebombo Eco-Trail (pre-booking essential – overnight in the bush).

Biome(animal and plant habitat)

Delagoa Thorn Thickets on Ecca Shale to the West and Knob Thorn/Marula Savanna to the East

Animals to look out for in the area:

Prime Big 5 area
Elephant
Leopard
Buffalo
Lion
Hyena
Wild dog and cheetah – if you’re lucky
Giraffe and zebra
Kudu and smaller antelope

Birds to look out for in the area:

Owls: Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
On the river many wading birds including African Black Duck

Not to miss routes in the area:

H4-2 Between Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge – tarred, but can get busy
S28 Dirt road, but excellent game viewing
S130 Dirt roads, but very good viewing, especially when the H4-2 gets busier with traffic
S137 Great short dirt road connecting the S130 and S28 with access to the Duke waterhole – many lion sightings here.
S25 Early morning towards the Malelane Gate

Water centered game and bird viewing:

River: S25 and S27 Hippo pools on the Crocodile river
Waterholes: Duke (S137), Gezantfombi (H4-2), Gomondwane (H4-2), Mpondo Dam (S102), Nthandanyathi hide (S28)

Notable Camp Facilities and Activities:

Shop with a small takeaway
Game drive in an open vehicle, with a trained guide
Guided bushwalks
Campsite walk

Accommodation:

Bungalows 20
Campsites 18
Safari Tents 8

Contact Crocodile Bridge

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6012
  • Mobile: 082 801 9898

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© images Jacques Fouché

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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