The Kruger is managed by South African National Parks, and part of the service they offer is a network of public restcamps throughout the Kruger. Generally the accommodation is pretty simple, typically a thatched rondavel with basic furniture and self-catering equipment. The camps vary in size, but generally we’d recommend the larger ones as these have restaurants and shops as well as a variety of other services. Staying in the smaller, more remote camps requires a greater degree of planning, as not only will you need to prepare all your own food, you’ll also have to purchase it in advance as there are no facilities on site. The restcamps are more for experienced safari goers, or those on a tight budget, and can be combined with a stay at a private game lodge: this way you get the benefit of excellent guided game drives at the private lodge, combined with the thrill of doing a self-drive safari from the restcamps.