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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 and Satara. 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

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

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

Birding in Transvaal - Author: - Year Published: - Page: 78

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 306

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

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

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

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 22

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

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

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

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

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