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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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  • Location
    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though we rate this as our best camp in the Kruger National Park it still has faults which we would like to share: 1. Access to the braai from Unit 19 is via stairs in front of unit 20 which is inconvenient as it affects unit 20's privacy. 2. Heat pumps for the geysers are very noisy and disturb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stay in Kruger and turned out to be more than expected with views to die for. We arrived with our daughter and son in law and were allocated huts next to each other with views overlooking the Olifants river - wonderful. The huts were very clean but basic - after all you are visiting the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In terms of expectations (and with one exception), the honest, well run simplicity of the Olifants rest camp ticked every box. Combine this with a view 'to die for' and one couldn't ask for anything more. The exception relates to a non functioning generator during a power outage on Wednesday evening 17 June. For this to occur in an establishment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked late and could not get a cabin near the edge with the view over the river, but we could just walk there and enjoy the view from the many areas that were available just for this. The camp was fully booked, but we did not find it crowded. The cabin was just big enough to hold 3 beds,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One year on from our last review and the view is still as stunning. If you have a view room or best view room you will never forget the experience. It's that good. Yes the rooms could be tidied up but are clean and well looked after. I recommend room 12 as about the best as 13 has wonderful view... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one night. I was the last bungalow, from memory 87. The view from my patio was great. I could not find a spare power socket except for unplugging the a/c. The windows did not lock properly. The accommodation is simple and clean but in desperate need of an update. Having lunch at the Mugg and Bean provided ample opportunity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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