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Gorinchem
Reviewed 6 November 2015

A basic stay just for a sleep. Our room was not clean and old. The restcamp is a good location whit a very nice view over the olifantsriver. In the restaurant we had a good meal. We also bought breakfast in the shop next to the restaurant. We saw manny animals on a game drive from Olifants: 1 leapard, 3...

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Seville, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Olifants boasts an amazing view over the Olifants river, where elephants and giraffes are easily and often seen. The service is top class as in all the Kruger rest camps, although as in all of them, the restaurant staff is extremely slow. The bat colony which lives just above the restaurant terrace doesn't smell very nice, but that's nature !!...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Our front row cottages were functional and clean. Nothing fancy - but it is the view that is breathtaking. Take your binoculars and sit on your porch. Listen to and observe hippos, crocs, elephants, eagles... The scenery is absolutely stunning. And they added a nice pool in August!

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St Helier, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The camp occupies a great elevated position overlooking the river. You can sit with a beer or long G+T in the evening on your terrace watching hippo, elephant, buck and giraffe below. The noise hippos can make during the night adds to the charm! We had a twin room (both ensuite), No. 14, but choose your room with care, some...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2015

If you want somewhere to stay with breathtaking scenery and great wildlife watching, Oliphants Rest Camp is one of the best places in the Kruger. There is the usual range of game drives available but the huge bonus is the superb views over the bend in the Oliphants River, including from the restaurant terrace. At lunchtime on both days, large...

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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 days on our visit at KNP, Olifants has the best views! Wake up early in the morning and go to the restaurant veranta and wait for it! Elefants,hippos, zebras and many more come to have their morning drink. Rest areas where very clean with A/C and confortable beds.

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1Thank George A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We visited several rest camps. This camp has by far the best view I have ever seen. You can see herds of elephants, giraffes, impalla's, hippo's and more. As in most SANPark restcamps you can find a Mug and Beans restaurant for dinner. The lodges are basic but clean.

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Cambridge
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We stayed in one of the rondavels which was air-conditioned and in generally very good condition. I don't expect everything to be spotless etc as we are staying in the bush and appreciate the feel of that. We were supposedly in a spot with no river view - but in actuality it meant no river view with the sun setting...

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Olifants is a tremendous camp in the Kruger Park. Rondawels are clean and well-presented. We stayed in a rondawel on the periimeter and that is a real treat. Sitting on your rondawel and watching herds of elephant cross the river is magnificent. Swimming pool provided a welcome respite from the heat.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

We came from the south of Kruger park to this camp and were a little disappointed about the wild life. Even in the early mornings and after sunset there weren't many animals around. In the south of the park we saw so many interesting animals, but here we didn't unfortunately. The camp is ok, we stayed in a bungalow, which...

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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 

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Address: 83 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $86 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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