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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
- Lion
- Black-backed Jackal
- Blue Wildebeest
- White-backed Vulture
- Lesser Black-winged Plover

- Information at Reception
- Public Telephone
- Post Box
- Shop
- No ATM facility available
- Laundromat
- 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

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.

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.

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)



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)

Rooms and Units Available:

Bungalows (BD2)

Bungalow (BD2): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fridge, Hotplate, No additional persons allowed, No smoking, Sink, Utensils, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 12
Sleeps 2 Adults

Guest Cottage (GC6)

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.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 6 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

- No cancellation fee will be incurred for cancellations made after payment of first deposit up to and including 46 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of cancellation made between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of a cancellation made between 29 days prior to and date of arrival
- 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival/no-shows

Reservation made within 45 days prior to arrival is payable within 24 hours from the day reservation is made.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.

Terms and Conditions

It is your responsibility to check if the reservation is correct. Should the reservation be incorrect, please contact our office immediately.

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.

Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days prior to or on arrival will result in cancellation fees according to a sliding scale (based on the total reservation cost) which varies between 50% and 100%.

Should the reservation not be taken up on the arrival date the accommodation will be held until 09:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the deposit, where applicable, forfeited.


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.

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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 42
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM