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Orpen Rest Camp

At Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Orpen Rest Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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State College, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
48 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had an amazing self-catering chalet right next to the fence and it was superb! The chalet had 2 bedrooms (3 single beds in each) and both rooms had their own bathrooms. The kitchen and living area is a verandah outside the chalet and a treat to be able to sit out and enjoy your stay. We had buffalo sleep... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have stayed here twice and you are guaranteed to hear lions and hyenas whilst you eat on the verandah. There is a pool, laundromat. The rooms are decent sizes. There is a shop with food and anything from bug spray to car stickers to postcards. A great safari base.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I stayed at Orpen rest camp for 2 nights and I had one of the most excited experience of my life. There is a waterhole in front of the camp, so a lot of animals go there to drink some water. Very early in the morning around 4:00AM, I heard the roar of a Lion, then I went to the... More 

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MONTPELLIER
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This camp is a good place to start in the Kruger Park. Close to the Orpen Gate, you will be able to see a lot of animals from there ( Impalas, elephants, girafes, zebra, baboon, hyenas, jackal ). The accomodation is correct and clean (outdoor full equiped kitchen, barbecue). Warning : the honey badger is not a legend, he has... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent one night in a Bungalow during the July School holidays, on our way to Mopani Restcamp. The accommodation was clean, not exactly 5 star, but more than adequate for our needs. You need a clean bed, a clean bathroom and a braai - that's it. The shop was well stocked. Our night drive was amazing. The outside kitchen... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The lighted watering hole is amazing. Everything and everyone camp up in the morning and the evenings all we did was just have to sit back and relax. Cabins were SUPER clean, and staff was amazing. We did a morning drive which was excellent. No real food services available but the store was well stocked. Gas attendant was very grumpy...... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

First visit to Kruger. Arrived late well after sunset following flight delays. Had phoned ahead to check still OK to arrive in dark. Met at Orpen gate and told to make way to main gate. We believed we were not yet in main park so were amazed when a Hippo appeared at the side of the road within 2 mins... More 

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Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We love going on Safari and this was the first time we did a self-drive safari around the Kruger. It was fantastic. The camp isnt luxurious but very well kept and the accommodation is more than adequate. The freedom these camps give you in terms of driving the Kruger at your own pace cant be beaten. We loved having this... More 

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