Olifants camp guests will
be exposed to an unforgettable window of Africa at their
Kruger Park accommodation and lodging.
The Olifants Camp is situated on top of a hill towering
several hundred feet over the river of the same name.
Sightseeing views from the lookout platforms at Olifants
allow a person to observe the river below. The
camp is warm and welcoming and will win many
staunch supporters for Kruger Park accommodation.
Lodging guides in
The 2, 3 and 4 single-roomed thatched
bungalows fitted with en-suite facilities
and kitchenettes afford panoramic views
across the surrounding bushveld. One of the 2-bedded
huts are specially fitted with aids for those with
mobility difficulties, so they may also enjoy authentic
Kruger Park lodging.
Because Olifants Camp is situated in a transitional
zone, 2 distinct types of vegetation can be found,
offering a wide range of game. In
the north, the low lying Mopane trees provide cover for
Zebra, Impala, Kudu and Elephant.
To the south, rolling plains are dotted with Buffalo,
Giraffe and Kudu. While along the Olifants River,
wildlife such as Lion, Crocodiles and Hippopotamus can
be viewed on game viewing and sightseeing excursions in
Kruger Park, as well as an abundance of
birdlife such as Owls, Storks and Eagles.
ATM at Letaba (30km
Basic First Aid
Enjoy shopping in
Kruger Park at the curio and grocery shop
Cutlery and Plates
Service (at Letaba 32km north)
Light meals and
take-away from restaurant
Picnic Facilities -
with cadac gas braais for rent
Game viewing is possible from Olifants Camp where
a shaded lookout platform is positioned.
Here at your Kruger Park accommodation you are sure to
spot Hippopotamus, Crocodiles in the Olifants River as
well as the occasional Lion kill.
Around the Olifants River, guided game walks are the
perfect way to learn more about the bush
from close up. But the most exhilirating part of your
vacation will be a trip out on a mountain bike trail
ride, departing from your Kruger Park accommodation.
Participate in a safari of the night sky.
New to Olifants Camp... astronomy.
With the aid a large telescope, set up out here in the
bush, you can explore Africa’s magnificent southern
hemisphere skies and discover African star lore, as
related by guides experienced in astronomy.
Morning or evening bush braais (barbeques) can be
enjoyed as you soak up the warmth of a
campfire and Kruger Park nightlife. Olifants
Camp, like the other Kruger Park accommodation
facilities, is suitable for year-round visits, but the
summer months are often hot and balmy, (40 C / 104 F),
interrupted occasionally by sporadic thunder showers.
'Olifants' is the Afrikaans word for
Elephants, which are commonly found in the
area. Kruger National Park attractions include
seeing the tusks of 6 of the famous Magnificent Seven
Elephants, which used to be on display at the reception
but can now be found at Letaba.
A short distance from Olifants Camp you can find the
signature of GR von Weilligh, one of
the original surveyors in the area who left his mark on
a nearby Baobab tree back in 1891.
Positioned on a rocky promontory in Kruger Park, South
Africa, Olifants Camp towers above the Olifants River,
near the river's confluence with
the Letaba. Enter through the Phalaborwa Gate (5 hours
drive from Johannesburg) or travel by air with regular
domestic flights from Johannesburg to
Phalaborwa Kruger Park Gateway Airport.
Flora found in this region include Apple Leaf, Tamboti,
Baobab, Leadwood, Shrub Mopane, Mixed Bushwillow, Silver
Cluster Leaf, Mopane and Mixed Acacias, Round Leaved
Teak, Mixed Bushwillow, Transvaal Candelabra Tree,
Marula, Wilddate Palm, Weeping Boer Bean, Buffalothorn,
Sycamore Fig, Reeds, Jackalberry, Knob Thorn, Fever
Tree, Thorny Cluster Leaf and White Seringa.
How to get there:
Directions to the Phalaborwa Gate:
From Johannesburg / Gauteng: follow the N4
out to Nelspruit. From there take the R40, north to
Hazyview, Bushbuck Ridge and heading on to Klaserie and
then onward to Hoedspruit: Follow the R40 on
to Mica, being sure to follow the road as it
splits to the right to the Phalaborwa Gate.
At Phalaborwa Gate, carry on the H-9 road
for 51 kilometres (31 miles) until you reach
your first T-junction. On the T-junction turn right
travelling on the H-1-5 road for 24 kilometres (15
miles). When you reach the Nwamanzi Viewpoint, stick to
your left on the H8 road for 9 kilometres (6
miles) until you reach Olifants Camp in Kruger Park,