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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:24 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Cathy, #16 and #17 are also BD2V. While they are not directly on the riverfront, they both have very nice views. I have stayed in #16 and liked it, but would choose #17 over #16 as the #17 braai is better situated. There are some pix of both rondavels and the view in my 2006 trip report. Since these are quite far from the restaurant, etc, they are quite quiet.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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#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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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Agreed on the view from Nshawu Guesthouse. Probably the best in the park. The camp staff is amazing; they organized a personalized birthday cake and delivered it to our bungalow complete with candles for my husband's 40th birthday last year. :clap: :clap:

It is our favorite camp in the park.


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants camp : restaurant
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Two photos of the new restaurant where the shop is located right now. (photos taken on 12 Nov 2009)

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 Post subject: Re: Olifants camp : restaurant
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A bit of an update on Olifants camp:

The reception area is still under construction, but the veiwing areas and resturant are up and running.

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Veiw from one of the tables.
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The new improved viewing decks.
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The view never changes
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My favourite Olifants friend
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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Thank you so much Elsa, Arks and Anne-Marie. We got Bunglaow 16 (agree with Arks re the braai though) and had a wonderful time. Spent most of our long weekend there with our feet up on the creandah gazing at the most spectacular view! Was very much planned as a mental health recovery weekend, so didn't do much driving at all, just chilled in the camp, which was remarkably quiet and relatively empty on our side. We have completely fallen in love with Olifants and are trying to plot a way of kidnapping some friends to Nshawu at some time in the future (in summer - loved the greenness of it all)!


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants camp : restaurant
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We were at Olifants over December 09 and we stayed in bungalow 11. The view was spectacular! Absolutely gorgeous.....waking up and seeing the sun slowly illuminating the Olifants river and everything around it is the most awesome experience. Sunsets are equally as breathtaking - as is everything in between!

Most of the building/construction is done and everything looks fantastic. The restaurant has a superb view of the river and the shop is excellent.

Enjoy! Olifants is a real treat.....I'm jeolous of anyone going there and to Kruger in general! :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Olifant NG2V
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Thanks for your reply.
The NG2V is to the right of Lebombo guest house on the map of Olifants. It is number 86-87.
Do you recommend Olifants?


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 Post subject: Re: Olifant NG2V
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Olifants

We've stayed in the BD2V bungalows and they have the best view by far. They are a bit harder to book but have a try anyway. You won't be disappointed. Go for 1 - 9.


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 Post subject: Re: Olifant NG2V
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Agree, 8 or 9 are imo the best. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Rest Camp
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Google updated it's photos to a bit higher resolution since I grabbed that photo, have a look.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifant NG2V
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I think you will find these bungalows have an awsome view! We were there lastt year in the BD3U nearby. I dont think you will be disappointed at all.

Olifants is beautiful and very peaceful.

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 Post subject: Re: Olifant NG2V
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I am sure # 87 should have a great view going on the map location, ask them to reserve it for you.
When we were there last year the fridges had been moved into the actual bungalow, maybe solving one problem but unfortunately creating another in that the noise from the fridge was very invasive being right at the end of the beds.

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