Skukuza Camp, Kruger National Park
Skukuza is Kruger National Park's largest camp, with the park offices, two small museums, several restaurants and shops, a library, a filling station, a police station and an airstrip. At the entrance is a reception area, with a bank, post office and car rental desk. Accommodation is in cottages for two to six people and comfortable straw-thatched huts for two or three people. There is also a large camping site. Altogether Skukuza camp can accommodate up to 600 people. An observation point within the camp overlooks the banks of the Sabie River, where hippopotamuses can sometimes be seen and elephants come down to the river to drink.Big game are frequently to be seen from the road which runs northeast from Skukuza to Tshokwane, in spite of the fairly busy traffic on the road. The Manzimahle Dam is often frequented by lions. The Olifantsdrinkgat is a waterhole frequently visited, particularly in winter, by elephants, baboons, zebras and lions. It is worth pausing, too, at the nearby Lionpan with its beautiful water lilies. The Silolweni Dam is the home of one of the largest herds of hippopotamuses in the National Park. A short distance beyond this is Tshokwane, a favorite picnic spot.
Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Museum
The Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Museum houses many interesting artifacts. James Stevenson-Hamilton was the driving force behind the establishment of the Kruger National Park. His assistant, Harry Wolhuter, armed with nothing but a pocket knife, killed a lion to save his own life. The knife that Wolhuter used to slay the lion, as well as the lion skin, are the most famous exhibits in the museum.