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Olifants Rest Camp
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We have stayed at Oliphants for 5 days twice a year for the past ten years always in a best river view rondavel. In all this time there does not appear to have been any renovation or improvement. According to the receptionist there is nothing planned for these units in the forseeable future. The accommodation may have been ok ten years ago but is now tired and in desperate need of renovation. The fridge has obviously been replaced, the old one was under a shelf the new one being larger does not fit under the shelf and consequently takes up a lot of room in the small kitchen area. It would take a couple of hours to remove the shelf and give more room. The only hut with a best river view which has been renovated in number 5 and only because there was a fire, maybe they need to set fire to the rest of them. Kruger is no longer cheap, the prices have continued to rise but the accommodation deteriorates every year, Sadly for the first time in ten years we will not return to Oliphants, the management seem to have become too complacent., reception was civil at best and less than helpfull when we tried to make further bookings. We will go instead to Shingwedzi where we received a warm welcome and clean modern accommodation.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank carolineportugal
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed two nights in olifants camp and it was the best stay in the kruger. We were booked in a hut that only provided beds, you have to use the communal kitchens. All those huts are being renovated. We were given a nice renovated bungalow. The only camp that had a paper that asked to report any faulty equipment in accommodation.
The staff very friendly. The shop fantastic, very stocked. The restaurant had limited food choices as they are going to be renovated. But even with that very good and friendly staff.
We booked for a sunset drive and it was excellent. I really recommend that.
We again had to do laundry. The laundry room was great. They had two new washing machines and two new dryers with staff to help you and look after the new machines.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank Marelu H
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed at three different places in Kruger and this was the best. It's located in the middle of the park allowing you to travel to different directions easily. You can have your dinner with a breathtaking view just over the river accompanied by the sounds of hippos. Clean room & bathroom, affordable price. You can even have a room facing the river. I definitely recommend this rest camp. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the river.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 1canB
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Olifants Rest Camp, situated high above the Olifants River, has probably the most spectacular view of the Kruger National Park's camps. The chalet was newly renovated and comfortable (major renovations are taking place in various parts of the camp). The restaurant food was basic, but good. Restaurant staff was friendly though a bit too relaxed in executing their jobs.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
2  Thank PeeWang
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had a mixed experience. The view is obviously outstanding and the whole area is very picturesque. The camp is having some renovations done which is much needed and overdue. The restaurant has a limited menu. The rondevaals are in dire need of a complete overhaul as they are very tired looking, ours didn't even have hot water. Try to get one on the perimeter though as most have some kind of a river view even if the website doesn't expressly say so.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Barbelle25
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