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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:25 am 
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Hi Everyone.

I am hoping that somebody can answer some questions I have:

My Father and I are going to be spending 4 nights in Olifants at the end of September. :dance: He first introduced me to KP 46 years ago when I was 2! he has been visiting the park for over 50 years and can you believe it we have never done a morning walk? :hmz: Mainly I think because for many years we had my Mom with us and she was wheelchair bound and it wasn't possible for us to leave her. Anyway so I thought that in September it would be nice if I could take him on a morning walk, which I know he would thoroughly enjoy. My questions are;
- is there an age restriction and if so what is it?
- is the walk very strenuous, does one have to be super fit?
- should we book now or only when we get there?
- what should we take along with us (water, snacks etc)
- is there a question I haven't thought of/
Your help is really appreciated! :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Walks can cover 7 to 8 km over broken terrain that can be hilly.

I always take my own half litre of liquid, but there is a 'rest' time where the guide brings out a fruit juice and some very light snacks.

I think 65 is the number mentioned. If he can manage that and can prove it, at about 70, then I am sure it will be permitted, but check with the camp first.

Age is not the factor, for me, fitness levels are. Of course sturdy shoes are a must.

I have booked when I get inside the park.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Hi shivati

Welcome back to the forum. :dance:

The BD3U units are the OLD BG3U units. Numbers 106 - 111

We've stayed in them a few times and have great views. You can look at the accommodation page for them. (I still have to change their type numbers, will do so this afternoon :wink: ) Just look for the numbers and you will see the views.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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roaneric wrote:
(I still have to change their type numbers, will do so this afternoon :wink: )
Enjoy it



Just changed it Shivati. I forgot about it, thanks for reminding me.

The BD3U units are all upgraded with nice kitchens now, so I think you will love them. We did


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:32 am 
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A question about unit 14 that I can't figure out from looking at the pictures on the accommodation photos thread:

Is one able to access the front of the unit from the verandah? Or are you restricted to your stoep? One photo shows the braai next to the bungalow and Leana mentioned earlier in this thread that the braai is "at the back"...

Anyone able to clear this for me, please?

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Rooikat, you cannot access the bungalow from the front, the veranda is enclosed and quite high off the ground which maximizes the stunning view.
You enter from a door at the back into the kitchen and then onto the veranda.
The 2 bedrooms each lead off from there.
The braai is off to the one side, just below the driveway and does have some view of its own.
We have just stayed in # 14 and can say it was absolutely fantastic. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Thank you, Elsa, the photos now make more sense!
Relieved that the braai has some view of its own!

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Please note that there are new developments currently taking place at Olifants Rest Camp. This involves

1. Upgrading of tourist units(all units without kitchen to have kitchens)
2. Upgrading of main buildings - reception
3. Upgrading of Conference Hall
4. Day visitor Site & Pool

The camp will continue operating as normal. This is part of our Infrastructure Development Programme to upgrade our ageing facilities.

We would like to apologise for the inconvenience occured as a result of this developments.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:32 am 
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molpol40 wrote:
good evening all, but especially Stephens.L (who is a mine of information :) )
do you know how long the renovations will be expected to last? i have just made a booking for february 2014 and was wondering how much noise etc there will be? a pool at Olifants was always needed (imho, a beautiful camp, just lacking a pool)


Hi, Molpol

We are planning to complete all the developments by September 2014. We requested the constructors to minimise noise level at all times.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
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Hi K-4S

Olifants is on a hilltop, and as a result has chalets etc which face in all directions depending on which one you get. The sun rises on the side where the outlook point over the river is, and sets on the entrance gate side of the camp.

Hope this helps ...

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
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K-4S,

I can do a bit more than tell you about the sunrise at Olifants, I can actually show you one. This picture was taken on the 30th May this year from our hut, I think it was number 98, in the camp with a cup of coffee oh to be there now! I like this that much that it I use it as my computer desktop image

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The other picture is not quite from the camp it was taken on the sunset drive from the river bridge

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
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If you need sunset sunrise at a particular date or time let me know otherwise this is for today.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
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Taken in August 2011 - You will never regret an Olifants camp sunrise!!

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants View
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Yes its a fantastic app, especially if you are a photographer, the app is called LightTrac.

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https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/lighttrac/id392892355?mt=8&ls=1

Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rivolu.lighttrac


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:32 pm 
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morning all, im about to start booking my next trip and wondered if the pool has been put in at olifonts yet? when i was there in january there was a lot of building work going on, so fingers crossed its finished now :D
taking my grandson next time so the pool will be a bonus for him


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