Pridelands | SafariFRANK
Training Camp

Pridelands

"Without fences just right next to the Kruger Park"

A camp that has only recently been added to the camps of Ecotraining. Simple, plain, without much comfort but with everything you need in the bush!

About Pridelands:

In September 2017, the fences between Pridelands and the Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) have been dropped making Pridelands part of the GKNP (KNP) with an additional 2000 ha of land which extends the habitat for animals.

Animals found in Pridelands Conservancy:

Since the fences have been dropped, a variety of wildlife from members of
the big five to wild dogs and hyenas have been seen on the Conservancy.

Temperatures at the camp:

Our summers are warm to hot, with temperatures ranging from mid 20°C (68°F) on the cooler cloud-covered rainy days, to the high 30°C (86°F) on average days. Occasional hot day’s temperatures exceed 40°C (104°F). Winters are usually dry, with the average morning temperature of 6°C (43°F), with occasional cooler morning temperatures, and warmer mornings when there is cloud cover. Afternoon temperatures average in the mid 20s°C (68°F), with ranges of 18°C (65°F) to 32°C (89°F) expected. Occasional winter showers prevail, but are unusual.
Rain in the summer takes the form of heavy thunder-showers, or frontal rainfall over a longer period of time.

Accommodation:

The camp consists of Dome tents (students share tents). There are also shared ablution facilities with bucket showers and a central communal area.

Electricity:

There is no electricity at the camp – solar lamps are used for all lighting and a generator is used to charge batteries. Studying at night with solar lamps can at times be challenging so a headlamp for this purpose is recommended as well as an extra battery operated lamp if you wish to study in your tent at night.
The generator is for camp use so will thus not be switched on for the sole purpose of charging learner cameras or other equipment. Learners are allowed to utilise it when it is running for camp purposes and need to understand that it is used at own risk.

Beverages:

Select beverages are available for purchase (over and above the cordials, tea and coffee included in the course fee).

Water:

Fresh, drinkable water is available from the taps. Bottled water is available for purchase.

Laundry:

Laundry service once a week

Game viewing vehicles:

The game viewing vehicles are open Land Rover TDI’s

Situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, north of the Hoedspruit Airforce base, Pridelands Conservancy, a former hunting farm, presents a magnificent example of intact vegetation of Combretum woodland.

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