Olifants Rest Camp is without doubt one of the most scenic in the Kruger Park, with sweeping views from both the lookout point and a number of river facing bungalows. The camp rests high above the mighty Olifants river, offering panoramic views of the lush Bushveld below, and many an hour can be spent behind the binoculars simply absorbing the panoramic views.
While the surrounding region is now renowned for large and diverse wildlife sightings, there's a good chance you'll get to see superb sightings of elephants, as well as a selection of other game, including a variety water-based animals such as hippos and crocodiles.
In order to see the great views from the Olifants Camp viewing deck, please click on the Multimedia Tab above,on which you will find our Virtual Tour of Olifants.
Olifants Game Viewing
Lions can also be seen in the area, and the impressive martial eagle can be spotted soaring high above the dense bush below. Other birds spotted in the region include the elusive Pel's fishing owl and a number of kingfisher species.
Common in the area: Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, Fish Eagle
If you are lucky you may see: Lion, Leopard, Martial Eagle, Pel's Fishing Owl
Olifants is a large rest camp, and there are a variety of options available to suit couples, families, and larger groups in bungalows and small units, and there are also a variety of luxury units and guest houses which offer spectacular views from a range of lookout decks. During peak times these are booked out early, so book them well in advance to secure some of the most spectacular accommodation that the park has to offer.
Check Olifants accommodation types, pricing and availability.
Olifants Facilities and Activities
Services: First Aid Assistance
Communication : Public Telephone, Cellphone reception, Post Box
Shops: Souvenirs, Cafeteria.
Conference: All facilities and equipment for your conference. For full details on conference facilities and tariffs at Olifants and other camps that hold conferences, please go to the Kruger Park Conference Page
Facilities: Laundromat, Filling Station, TVs (limited DSTV) available in Guest Houses
Day Visitor facilities
Wildlife activities: Guided bush walks, Game drives, Bush breakfast and braais, Olifants Wilderness Trail, Olifants River Backpack Trail.
Mountain Bike Trails.
See Olifants facilities and outdoor activities.
Nearby picnic sites:
Timbavati 46km/2hr away
Phalaborwa 84km/3hr 20min away 103km/4hr 5min away
Kruger Park Links:
To enhance your Kruger experience, go to our convenient links page for more Park services, accessibility information, forum, web cams, picture galleries, and fun.
Don't forget to take a look at our Virtual Tour of this camp by clicking the Multimedia Tab above
Olifants Camp, Kruger-Park-NorthView Larger Map
Best For Whom
- Families With Children
- Families With Teenagers
Best For What
- Off The Beaten Path