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Orpen Rest Camp

Orpen Rest Camp

Kruger National Park


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Set on the western border of the Park, Orpen is a small camp. There is no restaurant and the small shop stocks only the bare essentials. There is a pleasant shady area with braai facilities.

There are lots of birds flying around the many trees, and the routes leading from Orpen are rich with game.

Recommended accommodation is in one of 3 guest cottages, which can sleep up to 6 people.

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Our standard rates for a Bungalow BD2
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
20 March 2024 to 31 October 2024 GBP 130 USD 166 ZAR 3,084 EUR 153 per roomContracted FIT Rate - T000061+ nights

Prices are on a per room basis.

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



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Orpen Rest Camp Location.

Directions For Drivers

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Orpen Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: From the Airport, turn right and then turn left onto the R40. Continue along here, and turn left onto the R531 towards the Orpen Gate. Orpen Camp is right at the gate.

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Turn right onto the R531 towards the Kruger Orpen Gate, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12/N4 from Johannesburg via Witbank/eMalahleni and Middleburg towards Nelspruit. Turn left on the R540 towards Belfast. In centre of town turn right to Dullstroom and then on to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Pass through Lydenburg/Mashishing, taking the R36 to Ohrigstad, and go through the Stri

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30 March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00 April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00 May/June/July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30 August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00 November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.



General Information For Guests

The Bungalows have en-suite bathrooms (showers, no baths) and air conditioning, as well as an open air kitchen with cooker top, combined fridge/freezer and come fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils.

The Guest Cottages have 2 bedrooms (3 single beds in each) and air conditioning. One bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (bath, WC and wash basin), and there is a separate WC, shower and wash basin for communal use. All units have fully equipped kitchenettes (fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery) as well as an outside veranda that serves as a lounge.

The main camp has a shop, a post box, a laundromat, a filling station and a swimming pool.

Ther are no ATM facilties available.

There is mobile phone reception.

Guided bush walks and game drives can be booked (additional cost and on request on arrival).


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