Reader Resort Review: Eden Park Resort


This attractive and unique five-star resort offers you a sense of being completely surrounded by nature, allowing you to enjoy peace and solitude. Each exclusive stand has its own luxury bathroom and secluded paved braai area, serviced regularly for your convenience. Relax in the nearby hot mineral baths while the kids get their fill of the trampoline, kiddies’ pool and playgrounds.

Story by Kobus Botha

There are 31 sites for caravans or tents, of which two are fully lawn-covered and 29 paved. Each has its own paved braai area with private ablution block comprising shower, washbasin, toilet and outside kitchen with shelves, a double basin and electricity. It has the normal standard caravan power supply along with extra plugs.

Most of the stands are gravelled and shaded, with water taps nearby. More than half have electricity, and there’s also a great little picnic site. The campsite has its own air-conditioned lapa where you can play pool and table tennis or watch DStv. Eden Park also offers a range of other luxuries, such as a swimming pool, games room, playground and shop. There are ample braai facilities, and firewood is available for purchase on site.

If you’re a more active person, then you’ll enjoy ticking off over 140 different species of birds, taking in a spot of fishing or venturing into the surrounding area, either in your 4×4 or using traditional horse power: giddy-up! You can also enjoy game viewing, hiking and mountain biking – all within five kilometres of your camping stand! The resort is set in a region that encompasses vast tracts of bushveld savannah, punctuated with clusters of trees and tall savannah shrubs, the extensive and mountainous Waterberg area and the Springbok Flats in the south.

Looking for an activity that’s not part of the usual routine? Plan a day trip to Naboomspruit, which was named after the huge naboom, or candelabra tree, or enjoy an organised game drive and give yourself the chance to spot blue wildebeest, buck and warthog. Other activities that guests give the thumbs up include hot-air ballooning, pony rides, paintball, ninehole golf, cavorting in the mineral spa or hot springs … and especially a visit to the nearby crocodile farm.

Unfortunately pets are not allowed, except by prior consent with the resort manager. This might be possible during the winter months, and provided your pal is of the smaller lapdog type, so make enquiries with the resort manager. Security at the resort is really good.

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