Olifants is one of our favourite camps because it is perched on the edge of a cliff with beautiful views overlooking the Olifants River. It is a camp that you do not need to leave; you can watch the game in the riverbed or on the plains below.
The camp has a well-stocked shop, fuel station, swimming pool, restaurant and a sweet fountain on the way down to the viewing platform......
Olifants Camp offers a panoramic view of the surrounding bushveld and river. Wildlife can be spotted from a viewing platform near the main area or from the restaurants viewing deck, keep your camera on hand......
It's nice to know you have a choice, either eat at the restaurant or braai; we love braaing under the stars even if it rains.....
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Olifants Rest Camp accommodation has Guest Houses, bungalows and family cottages, it does not have a campsite, but you can use Balule campsite which is just to the south of the camp.
The lovely guest houses: Lebombo and Nshawu, are built in the perfect location offering beautiful views of the Olifants river.
each guest house has fully equipped kitchens, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms a lounge and dining room, air conditioning, DSTV with limited channels......
both have braai facilities and a few viewing decks with spectacular views over the Olifants river.
The camp is large and has bungalows on both sides of the restaurant and shop area, we prefer the right-hand side which is higher and gives you a view of the corner where the Olifants river curves around the bend.
The 2, 3 or 4-bed thatched Bungalows, are equipped with en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning,
some units have fully equipped open air kitchenettes (kitchen is on the covered veranda) while others have communal kitchens.
A choice- with or without river view, these bungalows are located in the middle of the beautiful camp...
These beautiful Wild Parasol flowers are found on bushes outside some of the bungalows......like the picture above shows, we have seen them only at Olifants rest camp.
while others have a fabulous veld view.....
these bungalows on the perimeter have a wonderful vista of the river below, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your veranda.....
the 4-bed family cottages have 2 single beds in each bedroom, two bathrooms, air-conditioning, a open air kitchenette with 2 plate cooker, fridge/freezer, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, lounge/dining area on a large veranda and a braai (barbeque) area.
The river-facing bungalows are great - this is a photograph of family cottage number 14 that is situated on the corner of the hill, providing superb views of the river and the animals below...
You don’t need to leave camp to see things - we have photographed birds, insects, flowers, reptiles, stars, sunrise, sunset, elephant crossing and even a lion chase from the camp.
The lion chase was captured when we were staying in bungalow number 16. The images of the chase were displayed at the Olifants camp reception but they had too many guests asking for number 16 as they thought it was a 'magic' unit!
The photos have now been relocted to one of the new family chalets at the back of the camp.
The full story of the lion chase appears in the book, 101 Kruger Tales.
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The area around Olifants camp is not only good for animal sightings but also has a few good view points for landscape photography; N'wamanzi, the view point on the S44 and Olifants High Level Bridge for sunrises and sunsets.
There are guided game drives, guided game walks, trails and cycling trails offered at Olifants camp, but we like to just enjoy our self-drives....
A word of caution, once you have finished braaing please douse your fire before going to bed.....or this could happen to your bungalow!
We have seen so many bungalows burn down over the years at Olifants camp due to the high winds. It look like they are building new braais at the bungalows....lets hope this helps prevent more fires!
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When guests return home and they start getting withdrawal symptoms, they are now able to log on and see the latest sightings, posted by guests and game rangers, from guided bush walks, game drives and night drives.
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To rise every morning early with only the fisheagle calling and the hippos answering is the most captivating experiences ever. Due to olifants camp …
We went for a drive along the dirt road that follows the Olifants river to where it joins with the Letaba river and this is where we saw this pack of wild …
Sundowners from Olifants
There are not many camps in African national parks where you get to watch the sun go down while having sundowners on your own bungalow porch! The river-view …
Martial Eagle in flight
We photographed this martial eagle from our bungalow in Olifants camp. We had been watching vultures and one or two bateleurs with our binoculars when …
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