Bateleur being the oldest and the smallest of the bushveld camps offers unique atmosphere and superb game viewing. One of the many features Bateleur offers, is a game-viewing hide that overlooks a waterhole just outside the camp. The "big and hairy" have been spotted here frequently along with fantastic birdlife. If that's not enough, a floodlight has been fitted for nocturnal viewing ranging from civet, hyena and if you are lucky even leopard and lion. Enjoy your sundowners and braai while the Pearlspotted and Scops owls clear their throats for an evening of melodious calls interrupted by lion's roars. Two dams, Silvervis and Rooibosrand are within close range of the camp and are restricted to the residents of Bateleur. Silvervis dam can offer you hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, nyala and large fever-berry trees, you will perhaps be rewarded by a glimpse of the spotted prince of cats - a leopard. The bird-life is also spectacular all year round. Rooms Bateleur consists of 7 self-catering guest cottages, each housing either 6 or 4 people. The main bedroom in each unit has air conditioning and en suite bathroom. All other rooms have effective ceiling fans. The camp is serviced every day. Please Note rates do not include conservation levies. Activities Night, morning, day and sunset drives Morning, afternoon and day walks How to get there See Map From Johannesburg / Pretoria to Phalaborwa Gate: Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40 kms before Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen head towards Phalaborwa and the gate. Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate. Bateleur Bush Camp is 100 km away from the gate. Allow about 4 hours for the drive to the bush camp; however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!