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Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
Where is it? In the park’s hilly southernmost region, nearest the Crocodile Bridge entrance gate, on the banks of the (often dry or low) Mbiyamiti River. The road to Biyamiti, S139, is reserved for booked guests only.
How large is it? Biyamiti is a bushveld camp, meaning that it’s very small and private. There are only ten cabins in total.
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What price range? This camp is in the upper end, for Kruger accommodation, because of its seclusion and modern accommodation.
What kind of facilities does it provide? Accommodation and night drives only: no restaurant, shop, or petrol station. The cabins at Biyamiti comprise two bedrooms which sleep up to five; two bathrooms (one bath, one shower); kitchens with a gas stove/oven and all the necessary cooking paraphernalia; and very pleasant, large patios that face the river – though you might not see it, given quite a lot of intervening foliage.
Official website (map, pictures of the accommodation, booking, etc.): Biyamiti Camp.
Camp notes: I’ve stayed at Biyamiti for only one night – but would recommend it to anyone. The campsite is very intimate and easy to get to know, and features a pleasant little bird hide overlooking the river. The cabins are modern and spacious, and and the region is chock full of animals. A night drive at Biyamiti is a must – it doesn’t cover as much area as other night drives, but that’s because of its frequent stops for game!
What you might see getting and staying there: Hippo, almost certainly, on the banks of the Crocodile River; and there’s a good chance of seeing lion on the night drive, or, even better, leopard – as illustrated by the pic above. (A genuine Biyamiti night drive pic!)