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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:22 am

The numbers 1-9 are the ones to go for, especially 2 and 9. However donors get first grab...

You can request them 2 days before the actual stay, but full is full.

The riverwalk is the one to do, plain good fun, and you get to see larger animals like hippos. The area... I love it. The S44 is one of my fav roads, as is the low waterbridge near Balule. And of course the hyaenaden just below Balule! You can't miss it. The whole area is good for leopard, and one of the few places where you can see the spring hare. That is nocturnal though, so a nightdrive?
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1st time at Olifants

Unread postby jacquesb » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:39 am

Morning All,

We will be visiting Olifants Camp on the 13th and 14th of September 2008 for the first time. :mrgreen: We booked bungalow 14 (FQ4V2) for our stay. If anyone can please give me more information re this bungalow, view, braai facilities, etc. it will be much appreciated. :wink:

I will also appreciate some ideas on routes to take in the area. We are travelling in a bakkie and therefore do not mind using dirt roads.

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Unread postby hendri » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:24 am

Morning Jacques,

Must say you are lucky to get that bungalow. From looking at the pictures it must be the best 4 sleeper in the camp. I tried to book it on the 1st Sept @ 08H00 last year for our stay now in Aug and after being allocated it at first they later changed it to FQ4U1 which is also a 4 sleeper but with 1 bathroom only. Anyway both of them are on the fence with an excellent river view. Will update you on the facilities when back.
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Unread postby GRYSBOK » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:21 pm

Olifants is high on my favourite camp list. Both the units that you mentioned have good river views. I think it is a matter of personal choice. If you go as a family my choice would be unit 14 simply to have the family together.

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Unread postby Timepilot » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:36 am

Annaluisa, we spent 3 magic nights there in June and stayed in 92 - no kitchen, just a double bedder - the view was fantastic from the stoep. Braaied every night and could sit with the feet up on the wall looking over the river - heaven.

The only thing was the refurbishment works that were going on - the restaurant was not at it's best but that did not detract from the camp at all.
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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread postby Safrica » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:25 pm

On my last KNP-visit, it was the first time I saw elephants from the Olifants Camp:

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and hippos as usual...

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:39 pm

The new restaurant at Olifants is a long way off from being completed. But! It certainly looks like it is going to be stunning when done. I spoke to the duty manager to see if he could confirm a date of completion, but he could not. So hang in there folk - one can still eat from the cafeteria - and tables are laid both inside and outside.

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread postby Stark » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:22 pm

Progress as of mid-Feb.

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Re: Nshawu or Lebombo in Olifants - booking for next October

Unread postby Sheebs » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:55 pm

Hi, I have stayed at both houses - returned today from a week at Nshawu and can say without hesitation that Nshawu wins hands down. Very spacious living areas, fantastic views, several entertainment areas, spotless kitchen (!), truely the 'King' of Olifants. Lebombo far more compact, old kitchen, small living areas etc. Sheebs. PS : The roof of the Nshawu is to be repaired early next month - even then , I never found it to be that bad

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread postby cathyb » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:24 pm

Hi All

Does anyone know which number bungalows BD2V are? Can't seem to find them on the map - or I'm blind (also true!). We're finally going to spend more than a night in Olifants :dance: so would like to request the one that looks as quiet as possible

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:53 am

Hi Kathy,
if you have a look at this map Here you will see them, number 1 to 8 along the bottom.
I am not too sure which one will be the quietest, possibly the ones furtherest away from the the public area, but do know they are all pretty special in terms of the great view. :D
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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:07 pm

#9 to 13 are now listed as BBD2V and are priced slightly higher than the BD2V as the view from those are considered superior but any of those front ones right up to #19, a BD2U which we had to take in Feb and was not too bad.
I in fact quite liked it as it had a bit of both, bush and river view. :D
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Re: Olifants camp : restaurant

Unread postby Katja » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:03 am

Two photos of the new restaurant where the shop is located right now. (photos taken on 12 Nov 2009)

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