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Olifants Rest Camp

83 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Olifants Rest Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Delhi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Olifants is one of the nicest camps at Kruger (not forgetting we are talking about restcamps and not four star hotels here). Our hut was overlooking the beautiful river, the view is absolutely stunning. Our hut had a seating area and fridge outside. But beware of the monkeys - as you could not lock the fridge we found an... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in bungalows that had recently been added to the camp that boasted a river view. The view is to die for and looks over the entire river bed with breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Lovely hut with a kitchenette and a more than adequate bathroom. The entire Kruger Park should be modernised to this level. Highly recommended.

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Tennessee
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standard clean, functional , value priced rondevals in SAN Parks. Olifants has a fantastic river view and the scenery near the camp is also outstanding. I could spend a long time just looking out over the river, which was low at our visit. I think Olifants warrants two nights to fully appreciate the location.

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California
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had really looked forward to Olifants yet it turned out to be my biggest disappointment in large part because of the employees. The small things first. 1. The petrol attendant was downright rude to us. He made sure we knew we were a bother to him and grumbled at another car which arrived. He refused to take our credit... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This camp is situated overlooking the Olifants river, and is one of the best and scenic camps in Kruger Park. The rooms are basic and clean, but you should choose this camp because of the view and splendid starry nights. Its is 100 kms from open gate and it took us to 2 hours to reach.try to reach early (12... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Tripadvisor 2* property and the review should therefore be read in that context. We stayed in probably one of the best properties in the Camp that had four en-suite bedrooms all facing out across the river. House facilities are extensive (eg. Western kitchen, large outdoor gas BBQ area and separate coal BBQ deck) and more than adequate for... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This camp is one of the best in the Kruger National Park. We had a 2-night stay in a chalet overlooking the mighty Olifants River. The views and peacefulness from these units is unforgettable. The units have been structured in such a way that they provide for a lot of privacy, which is not always the case at the other... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 have just spent 3 nights at Olifants after 3 nights at Shingwedzi. Olifants is a fantastic camp that has views over the Olifants River. The camp is clean and neat and the accommodation is very good. We stayed in a chalet with 3 single beds and the camp provides another mattress for the younger child. It's... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And it just keeps getting better! Wonderful hospitality and keen and happy staff. Newly refurbished bungalows are a pleasant surprise, although this has always been the most pristine camp, immaculate ! Will keep coming back again and again. We had a best view bungalow again as we book well in advance to secure this. It never disappoints.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Olifants and had a rondavel overlooking the river. The beds were clean and the shower forceful and hot ! Very welcome after a long day game spotting along the Olifants river. We were lucky enough to see lots of animals in this area. We had dinner at the onsite restaurant, on the raised deck overlooking... More 

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