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Safaris Hotels

Olifants

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Hilltop location gives great views of the river below
  • Elephants, elephants, and more elephants
  • Lovely old-world feel
  • Try for riverside accommodation

Cons

  • Huts in the middle of the camp have no privacy
  • High malaria area
  • No pool

Updated 11/13/2012

Fodor's Review

In the center of Kruger, Olifants has the best setting of all the camps: high atop cliffs on a rocky ridge with panoramic views of the distant hills and the Olifants River below. A lovely thatch-sheltered terrace allows you to sit for hours with binoculars and pick out the animals below. Lions often make kills in the river valley, and elephants, buffalo, giraffes, kudu, and other game come to drink and bathe. Try to book one of the thatch rondavels overlooking the river

for at least two nights (you'll need to book a year in advance) so you can hang out on your veranda and watch Africa's passing show below. It's a charming old camp, graced with wonderful indigenous trees like sycamore figs, mopane, and sausage—so called because of the huge, brown, sausage-shape fruits that weigh down the branches. The only drawback, particularly in the hot summer months, however, is that it has no pool.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Phone:

012-428–9111-Reservations

Website: www.sanparks.org

Hotel Details:

  • 109 suites

Updated 11/13/2012

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