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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Olifants camp : restaurant

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:52 am

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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Re: Olifant NG2V

Unread post by thebush » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:21 am

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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Re: Olifant NG2V

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:02 am

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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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:26 pm

Google updated it's photos to a bit higher resolution since I grabbed that photo, have a look.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: Olifant NG2V

Unread post by thebush » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:01 pm

I stayed in the NG2V. The view at 87 is slightly better than 86 (but nothing wrong with 86)
Here is a picture of the view (there are elephants there)
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The BD2V do have a better view.
The fridges in the NG2V are outside the bungelow. Be careful of the vervet monkeys- they nearly stole our lunch while we were eating :wink:

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:36 am

Hi Lisa,

We had # 19 when we stayed there last year.
In my opinion it had nice views of the bush and reasonable ones of the river.

I had wanted the best view ones but they were unavailable for the full 4 nights we wanted.

If you have a look Here there are some pics I took of the view from the bungalow.
You will have to scroll down a bit to get there.

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Re: Olifants Rest Camp

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:16 pm

We stayed in No14 in March.
Was brilliant. Had a great view of the river. A nice sitting area etc.

It is one of the family (4 bed) units though.


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