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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here 12 years ago and wanted to try it again. The chalets are the same. We stayed in number three and it is on the hill immediately to overlooking the river. It's also close to the restaurant. There is a good size refrigerator in it as well as an outdoor kitchen. There is a ceiling fan and air... More 

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Angus, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in November in a rondavel on the perimeter of the camp. The views were stunning, overlooking the Oliphants river. There wasn't much water flowing but what there was certainly attracted the game. At first glance you would think there was nothing about but with time to look, listen and watch we saw Hippo, Waterbuck, Impala, Giraffe and... More 

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Canterbury, Uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located above the Oliphants River with stunning views. Reception have an award for their service and they were definitely very efficient and helpful. The rondavel was a bit tired, but clean and adequately spacious. The restaurant was a big disappointment. Service was slow. They hadn't got any of the wines on the list, most of the cocktails were unavailable... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Very good value. This camp has quite a scenic overlooking the river where you can spot animals below. The huts are well maintained. Service at the restaurant was pretty slow but generally good food. Region is probably quite green and scenic in wet season when it's not super dried out by drought. Cons: Severe drought meant sightings weren't as... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of central Kruger (I think the north and south are better), but if you're transiting between the two, Olifants makes a good night stay. The slightly-higher priced perimeter rondevals (with kitchen facilities and views) and significantly better than the regular accommodations, but they're much harder to book (everyone knows they're better). Note that there's nice... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best rest camp I stayed at/visited while in Kruger (I went to 7 so I'm comparing it to a lot of them!) The huts were nice, and the view over the Olifants river was unbeatable, especially at sunrise when herds of elephants were crossing. HIGHLY SUGGEST the morning walk. The guides took us onto the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The camp is nice, rondavels a bit old but Ok. In the morning we woke up and had a flat tire. One of the employers put a screw in our tire so that we had to pay to fix it. We were really disappointed by this.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to find that there were no untensils in the bungalows at all, forcing us to buy absolutely everything at the camp shop, which was extremely over priced. Staff were loud and rude. Stay away from this camp. Satara was awesome.

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Holon, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is very basic bungalow,we discovered ,that there was electrical mono socket for fridge and air conditioning ,when ask in reception ,there told us will bring in half hour,we went to game drive and when came back didn't find dual socket, for our luck manager of restaurant send us his private,so we may sleep this night when temperature on this... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I am a great fan of Kriger camps and this time stayed at Olifants. The bomas (bungalows) are pretty basic but the showers work nicely and beds are good enough for a great night´s sleep. Make sure you wake up at forst light to watch the birds and the amazing scenery over the river, with its wildlife, as the day... More 

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Guests that visit Olifants will be exposed to an unforgettable window of Africa. The camp is situated a top a hill which towers several hundred feet over the Olifants river. Views from the lookout platforms allow one to see the river below, just as a soaring eagle would survey it, as it hunts from the skies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Olifants Rest Camp

Address: 83 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: ₹ 4,432 - ₹ 6,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Ask for a perimeter rondavel”
 of 5 bubbles redrose59, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles andreamY3290LT, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and get one of the river facing units, magical views over the olifants and close quarters when the hyeana calling.”
 of 5 bubbles FlyfishMJT, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Anywhere in the camp is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles fathimac2015, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms described as "best view of Olifants River" have a fantastic view - but can be a bit windy.”
 of 5 bubbles Rayndeb, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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