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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
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family spent one night at Olifants - we loved the peaceful location, the views and the game viewing. 1 - The view. The view down the hill to the Olifants river is really spectacular - you can watch the animals coming and going to the river far below to drink. The restaurant in particular has a lovely outdoor terrace... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As everyone has said, the Olifants view is terrific. The rondavels, not so much. They are small and very basic and in need of some care. The staff at the reception was very good, though. One new addition--Mugg and Bean has taken over the food concession in Olifants and other rest camps. Service was excellent and food was good. Next... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, African experience accommodation this is the place. We stayed in a newly refurbished rondavel at the Olifants Rest Camp. It had a lovely view of the river (which was pretty dry at the time) with lots of trees around. The bird life we saw was fantastic. With its thatched roof, you really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 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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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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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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