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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:50 pm

Sounds amazing wbevents! :thumbs_up:

Have you had a look at the new GoPro video clips done by Lourens from Olifants camp. :D
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FQ4V2 at Olifants

Unread post by Merlin11 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:34 pm

Hi, just spent sometime sending off emails to request specific accommodation when we come in September. From the camp map I think I can only see 1 FQ4V2 cottage at Olifants, number 14, does anyone know if this is correct. Daft me requesting a specific cottage if there is only 1 :lol:

Have used the thread labelled Best Unit Numbers a lot, really helpful and must have had lots of effort gone into it, thank you :thumbs_up:

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Re: FQ4V2 at Olifants

Unread post by Lepardfan » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:55 am

Hi Merlin11.


As far as I know number 14 is the only one. :thumbs_up:

Hope you have a wonderful stay.
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Re: FQ4V2 at Olifants

Unread post by suebfly » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:11 am

FQ4U1 - no 18 has the same view but only one bathroom which is not so great. I think that no 14 is the most popular cottage in the whole of Olifants and very hard to get. We usually take 2 x BD2V - unfortunately a lot more expensive but for me that view is priceless and I will give up something else to have that view. I don't know how many you are but the BD3U are super - recently refurbished and really nice if there are 3 who are prepared to share. It faces east so does not have the usual river view but the view is still stunning and the cottage is extremely comfortable, I have put photos of those on the ACCOMMODATION PHOTO site

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Re: FQ4V2 at Olifants

Unread post by carocat » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:11 am

Hi.
Just stayed 4 nights in No 14. It is the only one. beautiful view. Ideal as two bedrooms and two bathrooms on either side of the dining area. The kitchen could certainly do with a bit of better thought . No work table. I would take a camping table if I got it again to cut and chop. enjoy, but if you there in winter, it is unprotected and can be chilly. We moved the dining table back a bit to eat as it was rather fresh . A few extra blankets always work
Olifants such a great camp.

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by RemiE » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:10 am

Hi Guys

SO and myself are heading to Olifants Camp in February 2015 for a week and we are even more happy because we eventually managed to book a BBD2V bungalow for the entire Olifants Camp stay before we're of to the next camp. :dance:

I firstly would like to thank everybody that contributed information and advice on BBD2V Units 9 - 13. It was of countless help……… :gflower:
I now know that Unit 9 has the best view……through a fence, 10, 11 seems to have unobstructed views, 12 and 13 shares a tree in the view but the braai for 13 is to the back of the unit. This made me realise that it doesn’t matter what unit we then get allocated, they all seems perfectly stunning in their own special way :mrgreen:

Only two questions remain
Privacy wise, which unit is the better option and does anyone know if Units 9,10,11,12 and 13 were recently renovated/upgraded with new tiles, glass shower door, new sinks and bic’s? Or is it still the charming old bungalow look of yesteryear? :hmz:
(I know a few units (example 108) have been upgraded late November 2010)

Any advice/information will be appreciated :gflower:
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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by wbevents » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:24 am

Hi RemiE

Stayed in number 9 during July, very private, if you sit on your stoep you cannot see another bungalow!!!! Still got the old look and feel, had only one "small" problem with toilet not flushing as it should, but was sorted out quick quick.
I think any bungalow with view at Olifants are nice!Enjoy!!
July 2016 booked !!!

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:30 am

Have a look at the camp map here and here are pictures of no.32 and a bit of 33, which should give you an idea.

Have a great trip tent dweller :thumbs_up:

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:44 am

TD, we stayed in 32 in Feb, and I do not recall having much of a view. But it was a lovely, newly renovated cottage, and we enjoyed or stay there a great deal. The nightjars were so entertaining as they seemed to fly just in front of the cottage and settle in the trees opposite.

It now has a full kitchen on the verandah 8)
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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Lepardfan » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:32 am

We stayed in 36 once, it had a not too bad view, if I can remember correctly the FQU14V was basically in front of us, but we still had some kind of view of the Olifantss river.

Maybe when it's close to your stay in December, you could maybe try and ask if they can allocate 36 to you.
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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:02 pm

:D :D I managed to get a bungalow with a view for 3 days over December 2015, there are only 6 and I think they all have the same view or am I wrong? :doh: Which one should I request? Thanks
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:40 pm

Have you had a look through INDEX to the best unit numbers and also Accommodation Photos
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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by suebfly » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:07 am

Tentdweller if you mean the ones that face East - BD3U then go for 111 or 110 there are no trees in front that block the view - I posted photos on the ACCOMMODATION PHOTOS thread - you can lie on the bed and watch the river and animals - heaven

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Lesley Nyawo » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:12 pm

Dear Theassassin

See below as requested;

• 28 to 39 BG3 to BD3
• 40 to 51 BG3 to BD3
• 64 to 69 BG2 to BD2

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Email: lesley.nyawo@sanparks.org..

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Lesley Nyawo » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:24 am

Dear Theassassin

There is a plan to upgrade the remaining units, this will be an ongoing process and we can not give a time frame at this moment.

you are welcome to contact :

Lerato Khoza
013 735 6606
082 906 1640
Lesley Nyawo
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Email: lesley.nyawo@sanparks.org..


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