Overlooking the Oliphants river, looking over endless miles of bush strectching to the north and Mozambique, our two nights offered tranquility and beauty our 8 day trip to the Kruger. There's also a great viewing platform and cafe/restaurant (which we didn't sample except for drinks). Friendly and efficient staff, not the case in Satara and Skukhuza, a good shop and the whole camp well presented. The rondeval's kitchen had seen better days but our brais overlooking that bend in the river made us forget all that.
Most if not all of the sand roads nearby, which usually offer fantastic game viewing were closed for repair after the recent storms but heroic efforts are being made throughout the park to repair them. Check the website carefully if you're going soon. The bungalows overlooking the river are at a premium so book very early (or check for cancellations for visits about now if you're prepared to travel a bit further for your game drives).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests that visit Olifants will be exposed to an unforgettable window of Africa. The camp is situated a top a hill which towers several hundred feet over the Olifants river. Views from the lookout platforms allow one to see the river below, just as a soaring eagle would survey it, as it hunts from the skies. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Olifants Restcamp Hotel Kruger National Park