Orpen Rest Camp is situated centrally on the western border of the Kruger National Park.
It is a small camp that derived its name from the surname of the donor of the land, Eileen Orpen. The scattered trees and wide-open plains covered by sweet grass attract many browsers. This in turn, attracts the eye-catching cheetah, lion and leopard. Well known for its diversity of habitat and wildlife, Orpen offers visitors an excellent opportunity to experience close encounters with elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard in a natural environment. Wild dog, cheetah, zebra and giraffe are also indigenous to this area, a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast.
5 Things To Seek
- Black-backed Jackal
- Blue Wildebeest
- White-backed Vulture
- Lesser Black-winged Plover
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- Many accounts of the park's early days can be found in the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library.