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Orpen Camp, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Orpen Kamp

Orpen Camp shop

Orpen Camp - Kruger National Park

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Orpen Camp is one of the smaller camps in the Kruger National Park. It is situated on the western border of the park near Orpen Gate.

The camp has a number of different huts and cottages. Although it has a tea garden and shop it does not have a restaurant.

Orpen Camp is named after Mr. and Mrs. JH Orpen who donated large tracts of land to be added to the park.

Although Orpen may lack some facilities it does not lack in the game viewing department. The tar road between the camp and Satara is normally great for game viewing including the Big 5. Cheetah and Wild Dog are also regular sightings. The grassland often attracts big herds of Burchell's Zebra and Blue Wildebeest.

Orpen reception

Reception offices

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Lush vegetation in the camp

The camp is filled with trees and other plants

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References and further reading

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

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 221

Kruger National Park Map - 2010 - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: 2010 - Page: 18

Kruger Park Guide & Map 2016 - Author: Andy and Lorain Tinker - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 9

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

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

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