Kruger National Park Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Kruger National Park

Several luxury lodges in Kruger offer indoor and outdoor dining areas. Two lodges – Rhino Post Safari Lodge and the Relais & Chateaux-affiliated Singita Sweni – even house wine cellars with various South African wines. Others, such as Lukimbi Safari Lodge, provide all meals, including those served in the bush and on the property's decks. And at Punda Maria, Mopani, Satara and other main rest camps, travelers can grab a bite to eat at South African- or American-inspired restaurants. Most lodge and main rest camp meals feature staples like braaivleis (grilled meats), mieliepap (maize porridge), morogo (wild spinach) and potjiekos (hearty meat, veggie and starch dishes prepared in cast iron pots over a fire).

Travelers can also prepare their own meals on grills found at most campsites. In permanent accommodations, cooking utensils and refrigerators are typically provided, and the bulk of main rest camps have retail shops that sell drinks, raw meat and snacks like beef jerky, chips and ice cream. What's more, safari tour operators – such as Nhongo Safaris, Outlook Safaris and Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris – usually include some or all meals in their rates. But keep in mind that a few tour operators do charge extra for alcoholic beverages.

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  • #1
    Mugg & Bean
    #1 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 801 reviewsTripAdvisor (801)
    $ - $$ | African
    Lower Sabie Rd Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Kruger National Park 1200 South Africa
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  • #2
    Tindlovu Restaurant Shingwedzi
    #2 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 100 reviewsTripAdvisor (100)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, African, Fast Food
    Shingwedzi Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • #3
    Tindlovu Restaurant - Punda Maria
    #3 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 48 reviewsTripAdvisor (48)
    $ - $$ |
    Punda Maria Rest Camp, Kruger National Park 1390 South Africa
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  • #4
    Tindlovu Restaurant Mopani
    #4 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 131 reviewsTripAdvisor (131)
    $ - $$ | African, Grill
    Kruger National Park 1240 South Africa
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  • #5
    Tindlovu Satara
    #5 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 38 reviewsTripAdvisor (38)
    $ - $$ | African, Pizza, Grill
    Satara Rest Camp, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • #6
    Tindlovu Restaurant Berg en Dal
    #6 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 103 reviewsTripAdvisor (103)
    $ - $$ | Grill, African, Bar
    Located inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • #7
    Wimpy
    #7 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | Fast Food, Diner
    Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • #8
    Afsaal Picnic Site
    #8 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 15 reviewsTripAdvisor (15)
    Fast Food
    H3, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • #9
    Tindlovu Restaurant
    #9 of 12 Places to Eat in Kruger National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 27 reviewsTripAdvisor (27)
    $ - $$ |
    Kruger National Park 1389 South Africa
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  • Mugg & Bean, Satara
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    Satara Camp, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • Mugg & Bean, Olifants
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    Olifants Camp, Kruger National Park South Africa
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  • Letaba Mugg and Bean
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    Contemporary
    Lethaba-Shingwedzi Road Letaba Rest Camp, Kruger National Park 1350 South Africa
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