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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Accommodation near Kruger National Park

Are you looking for accommodation in the area surrounding Kruger National Park?

Accommodation in the vicinity of Kruger Park

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.

Stayed at Olifants Camp? What's it like?

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

Photo © Steven Herbert

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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In most cases the following distances are calculated using tar roads and there may be shorter routes

Distance from Olifants Camp to Giriyondo Gate is 77 km.

Distance from Olifants Camp to Letaba Camp is 34 km.

Distance from Olifants Camp to Mopani Camp is 84 km.

Distance from Olifants Camp to Orpen Gate is 103 km.

Distance from Olifants Camp to Phalaborwa Gate is 84 km.

Distance from Olifants Camp to Satara Camp is 60 km.

References and further reading

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

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

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

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

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

Southern African Birdfinder - Author: Cohen, Spottiswoode and Rossouw - Published: 2006 - Page: 198

Wild Issue 18 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 62

The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa - Author: P. Briggs - Published: 2020 - Page: 118

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

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 22

go! - Kruger - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 72

go! - Kruger Special Edition - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 94

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

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

A Pocket Guide to Camps in the Kruger National Park - Author: South African National Parks - Published: 0 - Page: 16

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


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