The Olifants river is watched over at one point by an eponymous hilltop sanctuary - Olifants river bushveld camp, a rugged, self service facility tucked into the romantic bush of the Kruger, is an adventure into the majestic wild of the Kruger National Park. Relax in the comfort of your accommodation, or discover adventure and wildlife in the pristine surrounding bushveld.
Accommodation is provided in two or three-bed bungalows with en-suite ablutions, air-conditioning, and an option for a perimeter view. Four-bed units have one en-suite and one separate bathroom each, outdoor braai (barbecue) facilities, fridge-freezer combinations, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, as well as the same option on views.
Olifants river guest houses are situated in prime positions in the surrounds, and feature kitchens with microwave ovens, DSTV televisions and breathtaking views from various decks affixed to the buildings. Lebombo and Nshawu guesthouses accommodate eight people each.
Sited 44 km north of Satara, nestled on the banks of the Timbavati River, the secluded Roodewal Bush Lodge can be found. Lush riverine vegetation, like Natal Mahogany and Jackalberry trees, paint a picture of peace & tranquility from the barbecue area, simply to be crowned by the brilliance of the stars at night. The distinctive quality of this camp is owing to the tremendous privacy of each exclusive sleeping unit, making it ideal for social gatherings. Not only is the entire camp occupied by the group making the booking, but the units are spread out to tender privacy to each guest / family inhabiting that unit.
Another exceptional attribute is the private viewing deck, erected on stilts that surveys the beautiful Timbavati River which offers outstanding sightseeing and game viewing.
Orpen rest camp is well known as a grassland getaway, with ubiquitous gaming opportunities as grazing and predator animals make frequent use of the surrounding bushveld. Diverse sections of wildlife habitat and world class accommodation are combined to create a luxurious, one of a kind wildlife experience not soon to be forgotten. Accommodation here is perfectly suited towards guests who enjoy a self catering bushveld experience.
Accommodation at the Orpen Gate rest camp takes place in two-bed bungalows, complete with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, fridge/freezer combinations and complete selections of cutlery, crockery, and utensils. Six-bed guest cottages make use of air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and fridge/freezer combinations, as well as having their own outside veranda doubling as a lounge / dining area.
Orpen camp activities include guided bush walks and game drives, both of which are supervised and conducted by highly informative and professional field guides. Guests are requested to note that children younger than the age of six are not allowed to accompany them on game drives, and children younger than twelve will be restricted from game walks. Additionally, Timbavati Picnic Site, and Ratel Pan Bird Hide (located about fifty-five and fifty-eight kilometers outside the camp respectively) are available for the exploration of guests who would prefer to stay closer to the camp grounds themselves, while the Bundu Trail is a pre-booked, overnight activity, which must be arranged with the camp up to eleven months in advance.
Ironically named for the Tsonga word meaning “lots of water”, Talamati rest camp lies spread out alongside a section of the N’waswitsontso River, a predominantly dried up water source. Secluded, private and quiet, the camp is part of the Kruger National Park’s push towards more numerous, smaller luxury camp facilities. Owing to its premium positioning in an open valley area, Talamati rest camp provides ideal game viewing for guests (and predators) looking for unobservant grazers. As with other camps of similar design, Talamati serves as a satellite camp to the larger nearby facilities, and thus has full use of their amenities.
Accommodation at Talamati is provided in two-bedroom guest cottages, complete with bedroom ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms with showers, toilets, and washbasins, and kitchens with gas stoves and refrigerators. Cottages are comprised of one-bedroom units with ceiling fan, open verandas and a kitchen / dining room with a gas stove and refrigerator.
Decked out in a series of circles in the midst of gorgeous natural terrain, Satara rest camp’s more-than-200-person accommodation finds itself situated in the middle of one of the Kruger’s most vibrant and diverse areas. Here the evenings come alive with the call and response of nocturnal hyenas, the diverse sounds of birds nesting in the trees, and a world of other soothing ambient noises, as you soak in the atmosphere of a braai with friends and the memory of a good day out in the wild.
Accommodation at Satara is available at a score of tent and caravan sites, all with electricity points, boiling water and electric hotplates. Two and three-bed bungalows are also available, complete with air conditioning, and communal kitchens, as well as fifty-seven further bungalows available with attached kitchens, as well as a luxury bungalow with an open air kitchen, outdoor braai (barbecue), fridge/freezer combination, crockery and cutlery. Five and nine-bedded guest cottages are also available.