SANParks Olifants Rest Camp

Description accommodation :

Your South African vacation starts Zuid-Afrika Specialist.

The Kruger Park is world famous. With an area of almost 20,000 km2, it is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is for the most part located in Limpopo, the northernmost region of South Africa. A park where the treasures of South Africa in the form of archaeological finds, Bushmen rock paintings and animals and plants continue to surprise you every day.

This beautiful South African National Park where you will find 336 different trees is a home for a large number of animals. You will find 49 fish species, 34 amphibians, 114 species of reptiles, 507 species of birds and 147 different mammals including the world famous Big 5!

The Olifants restcamp is located at the top of a hill that protrudes several hundred meters above the Olifants river. Viewpoints give you a fantastic view of the river below, a view like that of an eagle looking for its prey …

In this part of the park, look for elephants, lions, hippos, hippo crocodiles and the fighting eagle.

Accommodation in Olifant Rest Camp

Bungalows (105) In the camp there are 2, 3 or 4 bed units all with bathroom (most with shower but a few have a bath).
-airconditioning
some have kitchenettes while others use the shared kitchens

There are 2 – 4 bed units with 2 single beds in each bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 of which is en-suite.

-Airconditioning,
Dining / living room,
Large porch with outside braai.
The outside kitchen has a hob (no microwave), fridge / freezer, sink and eat and cooking utensils.

Guesthouses
Nshawu is a luxury residence suitable for 8 people located in a beautiful location with spectacular views. There is a well-equipped kitchen with microwave, there are 4 bedrooms (each has 2 single beds) and several bathrooms. DSTV with limited number of channels.
Lebombo is a luxury residence suitable for 8 people located in a beautiful location with spectacular views. There is a well-equipped kitchen with microwave, there are 4 bedrooms (1 bedroom with a double bed and the other two with 2 single beds), several bathrooms. DSTV with limited number of channels.

Activities

Bush walks with a guide, you go out for a few hours with a trained and armed ranger, the group will not be larger than 8 people. They will read the traces of Elephants, rhino and lion and tell you about the fascinating nature of South Africa. Think of comfortable shoes, comfortable clothing and don’t forget your camera and binoculars! Walks are not permitted for children under 13 years of age.  You must book this activity in advance.
-Gamedrives, choice of sunset, night and morning game drives. For these game drives, it makes sense to book it in advance to avoid disappointment on the spot. On request (at least 2 months in advance and upon availability) you can book a “Day drive”.

You then rent a car and driver and you can then visit those places in the park where no tourists come.

Bush Breakfast or Bush braai including the game drive (ride of max. 1 hour) to the place of the Bush meal. Meals in a beautiful place by an open fire in the middle of nature are a great experience (Meal is between 90 minutes and 2 hours). Ask for availability during your booking.

Olifants Wilderness trail, this trip must be booked in advance
Olifants River Back-Pack Hiking trail, a 4 day walking safari with 3 nights, where you provide your own tents, food and cooking. Where no toilets are available.
Mountain bike trails with a choice of morning (4 hours) or afternoon tour (3 hours), Tour for up to 6 people and people under 16 years old are not allowed on these tours. Mountain bikes, backpack, water bottles, helmets and snacks are provided by the camp. There will be two qualified, armed rangers.

Facilities

-Reception with information
-Public telephone and letter box
-Restaurant
-Conference Facility
-Cafeteria
-Shop
-No ATM
-Washing Machine
-Gas station
-Shared Kitchen
Query eating utensils and invested ‘plates at reception
Picnic area for visitors, gas BBQ for rent
Cell phone range
Basic First Aid Knowledge

Route description

The closest airport is Gateway Airport in Phalaborwa, which is 3 km from the Phalaborwa gate
Take the N1 toll road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40 kilometers before Polokwane you turn right onto the R71 to Tzaneen. After Tzaneen, head towards Phalaborwa and the entrance. Take into account a 6 to 7 hour drive to the entrance. Olifants restcamp is ± 83 km from the entrance. This will take about 3 hours, unless you start enjoying your game drive on the go!

Elephants

Rest camp

S 24 0′ 20″

E 31 44′ 25″

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