Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park

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  • Self-Catering
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Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park is situated on rocky cliffs overlooking the Olifants River and surroundings, affording probably the most relaxed view from terraces and windows than from any other camp in the Kruger.

Wildlife is prolific in the dense riverine vegetation below, and sunset and dawn offers spectacular scenic beauty at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park.

There is also a lookout point next to the camp that offers stunning views. Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park is a modern, well-designed camp. It is about 82 km from the Phalaborwa Gate.

The interesting formations of the Lebombo mountains and the variation in the vegetation give the camp its exceptional character. Fever trees, wild fig and tree euphorbias may be sighted along the river drive.

This scenic drive follows the Olifants and the Letaba Rivers and game such as elephant, zebra, impala, warthog and kudu are common sights en route, with a variety of other species in the surrounds.

At the Riverview resting point the breathtaking immensity of river and emerald veld unfolds to the east and west.

5 Things to Seek at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park
Elephant
Lion
Hippopotamus
Nile Crocodile
Martial Eagle

Facilities at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park
- Information at Reception
- Public Telephone
- Post Box
- Restaurant (see notice below)
- Conference Facilities
- Cafeteria
- Shop
- No ATM facility available
- Laundromat
- Filling Station
- Communal Kitchens
- Cutlery and Plates Hampers (from Reception)
- Basic First Aid Assistance
- Day Visitors Picnic Area in camp with gas braais (barbeques) for rent
- DSTV (limited channels) only available in Guest Houses and in TV hall
- Cellphone reception

Accommodation at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park
Accommodation at Olifants Rest Camp caters to a variety of guest requirements and is well suited for those Guests who are looking for a self-catering bushveld experience.

Bungalows at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park
105 x 2, 3 or 4-bed units, with en-suite ablutions and all units with air-conditioning. Some units have kitchenettes while others have communal kitchens. Some are located on the perimeter edge with a wonderful vista of the river below.

3 x 4-bed units (2 single beds in each bedroom), equipped with two bathrooms (one en-suite), air-conditioning, lounge/dining area, large veranda and outside braai (barbeque) area. The open air kitchen has a cooker plate and no microwave oven, dining room/lounge and outside braai facility, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. More over you have a choice of with or without riverside view.

Guest Houses at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park
These are large luxury units in prime positions, both with spectacular river view and several lookout decks. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

Nshawu: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

Lebombo: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms (1 queen size bed and 2 single beds in the other rooms)

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.

2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

Kruger Park Access Information:
It is important to read more about the upgrade on the access control system for the Kruger National Park.

Guests are reminded that only guests with valid exit permits will be allowed to exit the park. For day visitors these are issued upon entry at gates and for overnight guests these are issued by the last camp on the guest itinerary.

Regulations when Exiting the Park:
In order to improve overall controls some changes have been made to the check-out process at camps in the Kruger National Park and your assistance and co-operation is kindly requested in this regard.

Gate hours
January - March: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
April - September: 06:00, 18:00 (Camp gates open 06:00
October: 05:30, 18:00 (Camp gates open 05:30)
November - December: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
Activities:

* Guided Bush Walks
* Game Drives (Night and Day)
* Bush Breakfast and Bush Braai (Barbecue). Includes game drive to venue. Confirm availability when booking.
* Wilderness Trail (Olifants)
* Olifants River Back-Pack Trail
* Mountain Bike Trails

Cancellation Policy:
In addition to the full cancellation of a reservation, any amendment to an existing reservation, which results in the value of the revised reservation being less than the original value, could result in cancellation fees being levied, according to the following schedule:
- No cancellation fees will be incurred for cancellations or changes 46 days or more prior to arrival;
- Cancellations fees of 50% of the total reservation is payable for cancellations and changes received between 45 and 30 days prior to arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 29 days of arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for non-arrivals (no-shows).
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.
Modification and cancellation charges may be levied on any other reservations amended or cancelled online, irrespective of the channel through which the reservations were originally made, and subject to the terms and conditions.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Restaurant
Curio Shop
Petrol on site
Tourism Information Desk
English
Other Language
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Directions:

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.

Olifants Main Rest Camp is 83 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp.

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Rooms and Units Available at Olifants Restcamp - Kruger Park

Bungalow (BD2V)
River View, kitchenette
Maximum Persons per: 2
Bungalow (BBD2V)
kitchenette, units with the best view of Olifants River
Maximum Persons per: 2
Bungalow (NG2U)
Communal Kitchen, perimeter
Maximum Persons per: 2
Bungalow (BD2U) - 2019
1 bedroom with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Communal Kitchen, Fridge, No smoking, No utensils, Perimeter, WC and shower.
Maximum Persons per: 2
Bungalow (BD2U) (BD3U) (BD3UZ)
perimeter, kitchenette (1 units accessible to the mobility challenged)
Maximum Persons per: 3
Bungalow (BG2) (BG3) (BG2Z)
Communal Kitchen, (1 unit accessible to the mobility challenged). The BG3 can accommodate 3 persons.
Maximum Persons per: 3
Bungalow (BD3U) (BD3UZ) - 2019
1 bedroom with 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fridge, Hotplate, No smoking, Perimeter, Sink, Utensils, WC and shower. Z = unit accessible to the mobility challenged.
Maximum Persons per: 3
Nkambako Bungalow (FQ4)
Nkambaku bungalow, no view
Maximum Persons per: 4
Bungalow (FQ4U1)
Unit 18, perimeter
Maximum Persons per: 4
Bungalow (FQ4V2)
Unit 14, river view
Maximum Persons per: 4
Guest House (Nshawu or Lebombo)
4 x air-conditioned bedrooms, each with two single beds
Maximum Persons per: 8
Guest House (Nshawu or Lebombo) - 2019
4 x air-conditioned bedrooms, each with two single beds
Maximum Persons per: 8
Latest Reviews
Despite me reaching out to SA Places at the very last minute for a reservation, SA Places did everything to accommodate me. And all these things happened was because of Mariechen Brand. She not only replied all my queries promptly but helped me go through the process without any hitch. I did last minute reservation, but SA Places was excellent in responding and always tried to accommodate and did their best.
The rooms at Olifants Restcamp in Kruger Park were very clean and the food in the restaurant was very good.

Ruby Ghosh Mar 2019
We truly enjoyed our stay at Olifants Restcamp.
The air conditioning in the rooms are definitely a plus, it was hot!
Beautiful scenery and just around the corner from Crocodile Bridge Gate.

Tania Kotze Feb 2019
Good place, good meat and wine at the restaurant. Clean room good beds and pleasant swimming pool. Unfortunately we did not see a lot of animals from the camp
but plenty by driving through the park even with our car.

Anne Zeller Sep 2018
Friendly staff! grateful view from our hut to the river. And we loved the park and the lots of animals. Also a very kind guide on drive on the 19th.
Unfortunately closed restaurant and the small bar on the viewpoint had not really good food. Sorry, but the omelette with filling of ketchup is a no go. See you again for sure.


Elmar Mützel Nov 2017

Great experience n well maintained camp facilities. Many thanks we will be back.
Gavin Parsons Oct 2016