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Orpen Rest Camp

At Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

As camps go in Kruger National Park, Orpen is one of the least advantageous of all of them. It is located just inside one of the only average game areas in the park, though the accommodations were as good as any in Kruger. The place is very clean and the outside amenities are well kept, just visited nightly by honey... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Basic, like all rest camps, but really good - clean, helpful and friendly staff, and a very good location within the park. It's a small camp, which we liked, and all rooms overlook the grounds and the bush/water hole beyond. There is good shop that sells all the basics and a small coffee bar - no restaurants. We used the... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

One of my favourite camps and this year was no different. The accommodation is lovely and of course the waterhole in front of the camp does not disappoint. So a great leopard drinking water. The shop is small offering limited good but they have a great coffee hut right next door. The staff was very friendly.

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Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have visited Kruger National Park many times over the past 30 years and although we now live in England we travel back every 3 or 4 years. This visit we booked into Orpen Camp for two nights and we're lucky enough to be allocated Cottage 15 which was right next to the perimeter fence overlooking the waterhole. Sitting in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you want a small rest camp in the Kruger National Park, then Orpen rest camp is ideal. The rooms are not huge, but adequate, and the outdoor kitchen has all the utensils you need, including fridge/freezer and 2 plate stove.The stoep (verandah) is large, stretching around 2 walls. The bathroom is not huge, but again its adequate for 2... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I stayed at Orpen for 1 night in a BD2 bungalow. This camp is in lion territory. On a sunset game drive; saw a large herd of buffalo being followed by 4 lions (3 lionesses & a male). We watched the lions for about 25 minutes. They failed on their attempted hunt and were chased away by a group of... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The Orpen is a nice camp located right at Orpen gate. The room and spacious terrace was one of the best we had during our whole Kruger stay. Great to have your own Braai (there is no other Option als there is no restaurant). This Camp is good if you have just arrived at Kruger or about to leave the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We got stuck at the rest camp on our way home when our car broke down and we were assisted by a couple of people but one stands out and that is a gentleman called Phillip. He is part of the staff that worked at the camp on 26 April 2015 and he went out of his way to assist... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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51 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent one night in Orpen; we had hut 15 which is the last in the row of huts and gives you a good view of the littlle drinking pond which is floodlit at night. We had the pleasure of seeing a herd of elephant come down for a drink. Make sure you are aware of the gate closing time... More 

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White River, South Africa
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Orpen Gate Camp is a definite for Kruger enthusiasts... We always have a pleasant stay at this camp and the highlight is the night life around your chalet and the webcam. Will be back. Staff are very friendly in the shop.

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