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Overview

About the Lodge

Looming several hundred feet over the Olifants river bushveld is this eponymous hilltop restcamp, which provides an authentic experience of this area's rugged wildlife, varied flora and exquisite panoramic view. This camp is worth keeping in mind when making Kruger Park Reservations.

Accommodation

An inventory of the accommodation available at Olifants Camp is below.

• One hundred two or three-bed bungalows are available, all with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, some with baths). All units are air-conditioned, some have kitchenettes while others have communal kitchens. Rooms with or without the perimeter view of the park can be requested upon booking.
Two four-bed units are equipped with two bathrooms each (one en-suite), air-conditioning, lounge / dining area, large veranda and outside braai (barbeque) area. Open air kitchens come with a cooker plate, dining room/lounge and outside braai (barbecue) facilities, a fridge-freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Once again, units are available either with or without views of the surrounding area (the river itself) upon booking

• Guest Houses are large, luxury units, located in prime positions around the camp. Both have spectacular river views with several lookout decks. Kitchens are equipped with microwave ovens, and the units themselves have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as limited channel DSTV televisions.Nshawu house sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, as does Lebombo

• Accommodation at Olifants Rest Camp is geared largely towards guests looking for a self-catering bushveld experience

Activities & Facilities

Olifants Camp offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.

Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, post box, a Mugg & Bean restaurant, shops, Laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens, cutlery and plate hampers available from reception, basic on-site first-aid assistance, and a day visitor picnic area in the cam. Cell phone reception is also fully available, as well as limited channel access DSTV televisions in the guest houses and TV hall.

Important Information

Park officials warn that certain creatures which inhabit the park could prove dangerous if not approached or handled correctly. These may include bats, spiders, snakes, and scorpions.

Olifants Rest Camp provides a dedicated camp area for day visitors, with gas cooking facilities available for rent. It is located behind the camp’s reception offices.

Conference Facilities

Olifants Restcamp is situated on a hill called Mangwanduna, with an exquisite view of the rugged bushveld. The conference facility accommodates a maximum of 20 delegates in a boardroom format and doubles as an entertainment lounge, which can accommodate up to 60. A range of facilities are available for meetings, workshops and conferences that run smoothly and successfully. Olifants Restcamp also has a range of wilderness and leisure activities and facilities, as well as ample accommodation for visiting delegates.

Facilities and Services
• Overhead projector,
• white board fixed to wall,
• portable flip chart with paper,
• TV,
• 2 Air conditioners,
• bright/dim lighting
• unisex bathroom.

Seating Arrangements

Configuration

 

 

 

Rates
Conferencing rates vary seasonally and are dependent on the number of guests and other personalised requirements. Please contact us and our consultants will quote you on a package tailored to meet your particular needs.

Additional information
• Laptops and computers are not provided.
• Shingwedzi restaurant is available for all major meals, and a cafeteria supplies lighter eats.

 

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Boardroom 20 TY Lounge 60    

Wildlife

Keeping in theme with the name of the camp, the area plays host to a multitude of elephants. Baboons, vervet monkeys, fruit bats and thick-tailed bush babies all reside in the Olifants area, as well as lion, leopard and Cape Clawless otter.

Situated in rugged veld on rhyolite and basalt soil, Olifants river rest hosts lowveld cluster-leaf, raisin bush and mopane. The camp itself exhibits an abundance of trees and plants, including a variety of aloe species. Probably the only accessible sesame bush in the Kruger National Park can also be seen here, as well as sjambok pod (yellow flowers), weeping boerboon (red flowers) and tree euphorbia can all be sighted in the area depending on season.

White-fronted Plover and White-crowned Lapwing (Plover) can both be seen in the riverbed. Pel’s Fishing-Owl can be found on the Olifants river near Balule, along with several stork, heron and kingfisher species. White-backed night heron and (in 2002) the rare (to the park) Black Egret have also been seen in the park at very specific locations.
Most Recent Sightings - Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Hyena, Lion, Crocodile, Bushbaby

Directions

View our comprehensive maps page to see the full range of printable and interactive maps.

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:

The closest airport to Olifants is Gateway Airport situated in Phalaborwa.
Gateway is situated approximately 3 km from Phalaborwa Gate.
There are daily scheduled flights between Gateway and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

By Road - Phalaborwa Gate:

• Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg).
• Forty kilometers 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 Rest Camp is 83 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!
GPS: -24.0056500 (latitude), 31.7402200 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:

1. For a short drive, head from the Olifants camp, travelling on the H8, and take the first sand road (S93) right. Travel up to Von Wielligh’s Baobab, where the S44 branches off to the right and loops around to the Olifants lookout and along the Letaba River, where you will take a left back onto the S93 and head back toward the camp.

2. Travelling along the H8, turn left onto the S92, which curves along the Olifants river, connecting with the H1-4. At the T-junction, turn right onto the H1-4 and travel north up to the Nwamanzi lookout point.

Reviews


Excellent. We would have liked a double bed though

Deshni Naidoo

Very good accommodations and service.

Howard W. Barnes

Penelope Constant

Olifants Camp is a Beautiful camp- very quiet and clean. Staff friendly.

Anton G Cloete

Posto meraviglioso, cortesia e disponibilità ai massimi livelli , struttura molto confortevole.

Daniela

The house has a superb location and Oliphants is the best located rest camp in Kruger. The house is large and very well equipped, but it badly needs maintenance , particularly to the doors and window, which does pull the impression and rating down a bit. We also had problems with baboons, which tried to break into the kitchen, we were a bit concerned since it was not possible to lock several of the doors.

Eirik Nordheim

Absolutely amazing place 2 stay, staff were all great ready 2 help & friendly, went on 3 drives, Vusi the guide has an abundance of knowledge & is extremely funny which makes the 3 hour drive go by quick!!! Fantastic views of the river & super relaxing, Olifants camp is a must

Jose Gabriel Sardinha de Abreu

Great wildlife viewing, good food in Mug and Bean, staff very friendly. Night drive very good, lots of sightings.

Gail Webster

We stayed at Olifants Restcamp on 16 - 18 Jan 2016 and we were impressed with our chalet. It was spacious and clean and the beds were made everyday. We also had a stunning view and will definitely come back to this camp. Just sad that the river is so empty hope next time you had some rain.Also the sunset drive was so nice our guide (Wonderful) gave us a lot of information on animals and plants and trees that we saw. And he stopped quite frequently for us to take photos when we saw animals. I wanted to see lions and although we did not see any in the end he made an effort to take us to a spot where there a day before were a pride of eight. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Rolien Croeser

Good.

Leonardus Voncken

About the Lodge

Looming several hundred feet over the Olifants river bushveld is this eponymous hilltop restcamp, which provides an authentic experience of this area's rugged wildlife, varied flora and exquisite panoramic view. This camp is worth keeping in mind when making Kruger Park Reservations.

An inventory of the accommodation available at Olifants Camp is below.

• One hundred two or three-bed bungalows are available, all with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, some with baths). All units are air-conditioned, some have kitchenettes while others have communal kitchens. Rooms with or without the perimeter view of the park can be requested upon booking.
Two four-bed units are equipped with two bathrooms each (one en-suite), air-conditioning, lounge / dining area, large veranda and outside braai (barbeque) area. Open air kitchens come with a cooker plate, dining room/lounge and outside braai (barbecue) facilities, a fridge-freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Once again, units are available either with or without views of the surrounding area (the river itself) upon booking

• Guest Houses are large, luxury units, located in prime positions around the camp. Both have spectacular river views with several lookout decks. Kitchens are equipped with microwave ovens, and the units themselves have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as limited channel DSTV televisions.Nshawu house sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, as does Lebombo

• Accommodation at Olifants Rest Camp is geared largely towards guests looking for a self-catering bushveld experience

Olifants Camp offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.

Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, post box, a Mugg & Bean restaurant, shops, Laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens, cutlery and plate hampers available from reception, basic on-site first-aid assistance, and a day visitor picnic area in the cam. Cell phone reception is also fully available, as well as limited channel access DSTV televisions in the guest houses and TV hall.

Park officials warn that certain creatures which inhabit the park could prove dangerous if not approached or handled correctly. These may include bats, spiders, snakes, and scorpions.

Olifants Rest Camp provides a dedicated camp area for day visitors, with gas cooking facilities available for rent. It is located behind the camp’s reception offices.

Olifants Restcamp is situated on a hill called Mangwanduna, with an exquisite view of the rugged bushveld. The conference facility accommodates a maximum of 20 delegates in a boardroom format and doubles as an entertainment lounge, which can accommodate up to 60. A range of facilities are available for meetings, workshops and conferences that run smoothly and successfully. Olifants Restcamp also has a range of wilderness and leisure activities and facilities, as well as ample accommodation for visiting delegates.

Facilities and Services
• Overhead projector,
• white board fixed to wall,
• portable flip chart with paper,
• TV,
• 2 Air conditioners,
• bright/dim lighting
• unisex bathroom.

Seating Arrangements

Configuration

 

 

 

Rates
Conferencing rates vary seasonally and are dependent on the number of guests and other personalised requirements. Please contact us and our consultants will quote you on a package tailored to meet your particular needs.

Additional information
• Laptops and computers are not provided.
• Shingwedzi restaurant is available for all major meals, and a cafeteria supplies lighter eats.

 

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Boardroom 20 TY Lounge 60    

Keeping in theme with the name of the camp, the area plays host to a multitude of elephants. Baboons, vervet monkeys, fruit bats and thick-tailed bush babies all reside in the Olifants area, as well as lion, leopard and Cape Clawless otter.

Situated in rugged veld on rhyolite and basalt soil, Olifants river rest hosts lowveld cluster-leaf, raisin bush and mopane. The camp itself exhibits an abundance of trees and plants, including a variety of aloe species. Probably the only accessible sesame bush in the Kruger National Park can also be seen here, as well as sjambok pod (yellow flowers), weeping boerboon (red flowers) and tree euphorbia can all be sighted in the area depending on season.

White-fronted Plover and White-crowned Lapwing (Plover) can both be seen in the riverbed. Pel’s Fishing-Owl can be found on the Olifants river near Balule, along with several stork, heron and kingfisher species. White-backed night heron and (in 2002) the rare (to the park) Black Egret have also been seen in the park at very specific locations.
Most Recent Sightings - Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Hyena, Lion, Crocodile, Bushbaby

View our comprehensive maps page to see the full range of printable and interactive maps.

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:

The closest airport to Olifants is Gateway Airport situated in Phalaborwa.
Gateway is situated approximately 3 km from Phalaborwa Gate.
There are daily scheduled flights between Gateway and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

By Road - Phalaborwa Gate:

• Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg).
• Forty kilometers 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 Rest Camp is 83 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!
GPS: -24.0056500 (latitude), 31.7402200 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:

1. For a short drive, head from the Olifants camp, travelling on the H8, and take the first sand road (S93) right. Travel up to Von Wielligh’s Baobab, where the S44 branches off to the right and loops around to the Olifants lookout and along the Letaba River, where you will take a left back onto the S93 and head back toward the camp.

2. Travelling along the H8, turn left onto the S92, which curves along the Olifants river, connecting with the H1-4. At the T-junction, turn right onto the H1-4 and travel north up to the Nwamanzi lookout point.

Excellent. We would have liked a double bed though

Deshni Naidoo

Very good accommodations and service.

Howard W. Barnes

Penelope Constant

Olifants Camp is a Beautiful camp- very quiet and clean. Staff friendly.

Anton G Cloete

Posto meraviglioso, cortesia e disponibilità ai massimi livelli , struttura molto confortevole.

Daniela

The house has a superb location and Oliphants is the best located rest camp in Kruger. The house is large and very well equipped, but it badly needs maintenance , particularly to the doors and window, which does pull the impression and rating down a bit. We also had problems with baboons, which tried to break into the kitchen, we were a bit concerned since it was not possible to lock several of the doors.

Eirik Nordheim

Absolutely amazing place 2 stay, staff were all great ready 2 help & friendly, went on 3 drives, Vusi the guide has an abundance of knowledge & is extremely funny which makes the 3 hour drive go by quick!!! Fantastic views of the river & super relaxing, Olifants camp is a must

Jose Gabriel Sardinha de Abreu

Great wildlife viewing, good food in Mug and Bean, staff very friendly. Night drive very good, lots of sightings.

Gail Webster

We stayed at Olifants Restcamp on 16 - 18 Jan 2016 and we were impressed with our chalet. It was spacious and clean and the beds were made everyday. We also had a stunning view and will definitely come back to this camp. Just sad that the river is so empty hope next time you had some rain.Also the sunset drive was so nice our guide (Wonderful) gave us a lot of information on animals and plants and trees that we saw. And he stopped quite frequently for us to take photos when we saw animals. I wanted to see lions and although we did not see any in the end he made an effort to take us to a spot where there a day before were a pride of eight. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Rolien Croeser

Good.

Leonardus Voncken

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Bungalow (BG2)

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17 Jan 2017 — 16 Mar 2017R 970--2 people
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,120--2 people
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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BG2Z)

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17 Jan 2017 — 13 Mar 2017R 970--2 people
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,120--2 people
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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Wc and bath 

Bungalow (BG3)

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17 Jan 2017 — 16 Mar 2017R 970R 240R 1203 people
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,120R 240R 1203 people
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- 1 bedroom with 3 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - Wc and shower

Bungalow (NG2U)

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17 Jan 2017 — 16 Mar 2017R 1,105--2 people
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,275--2 people
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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - Perimeter - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (NG2V)

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17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,305--2 people
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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils - River view - Wc and shower 

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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Perimeter - Sink - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD3U)

- 1 bedroom with 3 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Perimeter - Sink - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD3UZ)

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01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,460R 240R 1203 people
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- 1 bedroom with 3 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Perimeter - Sink - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD2V)

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01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,500--2 people
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- 2 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - River view - Sink - Utensils - Wc and shower 

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- 2 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Sink - Units with best view of Olifants River - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Nkambako Bungalow (FQ4)

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- 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon - Kitchen - No Smoking - Perimeter - Unit Number 18 - Wc and shower 

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- 2 bathrooms, each with w/c and shower - 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon - Kitchen - No Smoking - River view - Unit Number 14 

Lebombo Guest House (GEG)

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17 Jan 2017 — 16 Mar 2017R 3,775R 690R 3458 people
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 4,310R 690R 3458 people
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- 4 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon - Bedrooms separated from dining room&kitchen - DSTV (Limited Channels) - Kitchen - No Smoking - Wc, shower and bath 

Nshawu Guest House (GNG)

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17 Jan 2017 — 16 Mar 2017R 3,775R 690R 3458 people
17 Mar 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 4,310R 690R 3458 people
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