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2.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   83 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Olifants Rest Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in a bungalow for 2 people which had a fridge, braai area & a lovely little pateo. The views from the new restaurant (brand new Mugg & Bean) are undoubtedly the best in the park so it's a relief to finally have a decent restaurant to eat at while enjoying the view. We booked a night drive which did... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we had a wonderful view from our rondavel our stay was not as it could have been because the restaurant was being renovated. And also in the closest other rest camp the restaurant was closed. The value is is greatly diminished if the restaurant is closed at any rest camp. So check and await the completion of the renovation... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Double wow really for the view and we had 13 twice, best river view. This room has the braai located behind the rondavel next to the car and although had prob the best view 10 to 12 have braai next to outside area. If you can't get these then 16 of the river view chalets is top although 2 to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The location on top of the hill overlooking the Olifants River is absolutely stunning. However, the cottages are known to be rustic and basic but where lacking maintenance in general. When asked to replace the lights on the patio so we could braai the next day nothing happened. I had great experiences with games drives in the Kruger in the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Olifants rest camp rightfully has a reputation for the most beautiful and serene views in all of Kruger. The accommodation we stayed in was quite basic, but clean and comfortable. Showers nice and hot. Game drives were reasonably priced and had some great opportunities to see animals up close and our driver was excellent!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We have stayed at Oliphants for 5 days twice a year for the past ten years always in a best river view rondavel. In all this time there does not appear to have been any renovation or improvement. According to the receptionist there is nothing planned for these units in the forseeable future. The accommodation may have been ok ten... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed two nights in olifants camp and it was the best stay in the kruger. We were booked in a hut that only provided beds, you have to use the communal kitchens. All those huts are being renovated. We were given a nice renovated bungalow. The only camp that had a paper that asked to report any faulty equipment... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed at three different places in Kruger and this was the best. It's located in the middle of the park allowing you to travel to different directions easily. You can have your dinner with a breathtaking view just over the river accompanied by the sounds of hippos. Clean room & bathroom, affordable price. You can even have a room... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Olifants Rest Camp, situated high above the Olifants River, has probably the most spectacular view of the Kruger National Park's camps. The chalet was newly renovated and comfortable (major renovations are taking place in various parts of the camp). The restaurant food was basic, but good. Restaurant staff was friendly though a bit too relaxed in executing their jobs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had a mixed experience. The view is obviously outstanding and the whole area is very picturesque. The camp is having some renovations done which is much needed and overdue. The restaurant has a limited menu. The rondevaals are in dire need of a complete overhaul as they are very tired looking, ours didn't even... More

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Address: 83 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Olifants Rest Camp 2*
Also Known As:
Olifants Restcamp Hotel Kruger National Park

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