The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Olifants Camp, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Olifants Kamp

Overlooking the Olifants River

Olifants Camp - Kruger National Park

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Olifants Camp is situated in the middle region of Kruger National Park and is quite close to Letaba Camp. The nearest entrance to the camp is at Phalaborwa.

This camp is often described as peaceful and many people visit it to take a more relaxing break as it doesn't have the hustle and bustle of camps like Skukuza Camp and Satara Camp. The camp is situated on a hill overlooking the Olifants River and provides spectacular views.

Olifants Camp has various types of accommodation with most of it being in rows separated by access roads and trees. Most of the accommodation does not have a view over the river. There is a well-stocked shop and a restaurant.

Game viewing in the surrounding area is not always productive and one needs to do a lot of mileage to see a variety of game. Having said that there are good chances of seeing Elephant and Cape Buffalo as well as Lion. Leopards are also spotted quite regularly.

Entrance gate

Entrance gate

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The trees attract many birds

The many trees in the camp attract a wide variety of birdlife

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Huts in rows

The huts are arranged in rows

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Decorations at the entrance gate

Colourful decorations at the entrance gate

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References and further reading

Wild Issue 19 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 50

Wild Issue 21 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 41

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 65

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 129

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southe - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Published: 1991 - Page: 22

Kruger National Park Map - 2010 - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 2010 - Page: 19

Kruger Park Guide & Map 2016 - Author: Andy and Lorain Tinker - Published: 2016 - Page: 11

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 93

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Published: 1986 - Page: 225

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Published: 1990 - Page: 78

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 306

Birding in Transvaal ????? What book is this? - Author: - Published: 0 - Page: 78

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 92

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 96


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