Please Note: there are no late entry permits into Kruger National Park due to the strict security surrounding the poaching of Rhinos.
This is a peaceful little wilderness camp called Orpen Restcamp - Kruger Park at the western Orpen Gate, from where the rest of the Park could easily be reached. It is close to the Tamboti and Maroela caravan parks on the banks of the Timbavati river.
Numerous game species may be sighted at the waterhole just outside the camp.
The Rabelais Dam is 7 km from the restcamp, notorious for the large variety of species that gather to drink, and excellent examples of the waterbuck could be studied here.
The camp facilities include a first-aid centre, petrol and diesel and a supermarket.
5 Things to Seek
- Black-backed Jackal
- Blue Wildebeest
- White-backed Vulture
- Lesser Black-winged Plover
Accommodation at Orpen Restcamp - Kruger Park
Orpen family cottages (3 cottages) - 6 persons per cottage
2 x air-conditioned bedrooms, each with three single beds and bathroom en suite. One bathroom with bath, toilet and basin and the other with shower, toilet and basin. The kitchen has a two-plate electric stove (without oven), refrigerator / freezer, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
The kitchen is on an open veranda. Barbecue facilities and open parking.
6 x 2-bed units, (single beds) fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms (showers, no baths) and air-conditioner. Bungalows each have an open air kitchen with cooker top, combined fridge/freezer and fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils.
- Information at Reception
- Public Telephone
- Post Box
- No ATM facility available
- Filling Station
- Communal Kitchens
- Communal Ablutions
- Swimming Pool
- Cutlery and Plates Hampers (from Reception)
- Basic First Aid Assistance
- Day Visitors Picnic Area in camp
- Cellphone reception
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.
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.
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.
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)
Guided Bush Walks
Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
Timbavati Picnic Site (located about 55km outside the camp)
Ratel Pan Bird Hide (located about 58km outside the camp)
Bungalow (BD2): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fridge, Hotplate, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Sink, Utensils, WC and shower.
Guest Cottage (GC6): 2 bedrooms, each with 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No restaurant facilities available in this camp, No smoking, WC and bath, WC and shower.
From Johannesburg / Pretoria to Orpen Gate:
Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off.
At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30 kms before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate.
Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.
Orpen Main Rest Camp is right at the gate.