Orpen camp is situated on the western border of the Kruger National Park. It is a small camp that is named after Eileen Orpen who donated her farmland to SANParks.
The Orpen entrance gate and filling station used to form part of the camp but was moved about a kilometer away from the camp so as to provide less noise to residents.
The camp has a small but well stocked shop and small coffee bar next to the shop...the camp does not have a restaurant.
Orpen camp has 12 small bungalows and three family cottages. These were all renovated in 2009 so look really good outside and inside...
Each bungalow has an en suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and cover veranda....
The swimming pool is near the fence, allowing guest to look at game while relaxing round the pool.
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Orpen may be a small camp but it has so much, just take a walk round camp with your camera....
The waterhole is about 80 meters from the camp and provides some good sightings....
There are a number of activities on offer at Orpen rest camp: like guided game drives and guided walks. Please ask at reception when you check in.
The area is good for lion, cheetah, wild dogs, honey badger and leopard as the habitat has wide-open plains covered by sweet grass that attracts many browsers and grazers.
The area also lends itself to good landscape photographic opportunities.
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