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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely small camp just on the inside edge of Kruger. A tiny hamlet compared to the city of Skukuza. Plenty of wildlife activity around the perimeter fence waterhole. Large roomy verandahs. Swimming pool for cooling off in.

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Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The camp is quite small, as well as the shop, which closes a bit earlier than those in bigger camps. And there is no restaurant. However, the bungalows are very nice, comfortable and look very new. There is a small pond with a light just outside the fence, so night sightings are possible almost while you cook. We were lucky...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was our first stay at Orpen. Because it is a very small camp, we were unable to get one of the two bedroom cottages and ended up with the one bedroom hut. As we experience at all of the SAN camps we have stayed at, the rooms are clean and the cooking supplies are adequate. Our hut had the...

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South Africa
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Staff at the shop was the most friendly, cheerful people we encountered in the whole time of our trip. But this is where the nice things stop. The ablution blocks were filthy, with dirty floors etc, not being graphic about the detail. It is such a disgrace for this beautiful, quaint Camp.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Orpen restcamp is one of the smallest in Kruger. It is located just behind the Orpen entrance gate at about 45 minutes drive from Hoedspruit. For those coming from far this is a very convenient location. Is is very small with a limited number of guests. Therefore, there is no restaurant and a rather small but well equipped shop. The...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This very small camp has more modern chalets in a "duplex" style, also packed quite close together, which means they feel much less spacious and private than others. Acommodation and quality of chalet itself was however above average. The main disadvantage of Orpen is its situation down a single road and at a park gate. It just means that there...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We came to the KNP for a day visit, starting out at Orpen Gate where we put in fuel and stopped for a picnic breakfast. The staff at the filling station were very helpful and friendly. The picnic stop was clean, easily accessible and relaxing. We stopped at Orpen Rest Camp on our way out. The camp was clean and...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 9 December 2015

As camps go in Kruger National Park, Orpen is one of the least advantageous of all of them. It is located just inside one of the only average game areas in the park, though the accommodations were as good as any in Kruger. The place is very clean and the outside amenities are well kept, just visited nightly by honey...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Basic, like all rest camps, but really good - clean, helpful and friendly staff, and a very good location within the park. It's a small camp, which we liked, and all rooms overlook the grounds and the bush/water hole beyond. There is good shop that sells all the basics and a small coffee bar - no restaurants. We used the...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 15 October 2015

One of my favourite camps and this year was no different. The accommodation is lovely and of course the waterhole in front of the camp does not disappoint. So a great leopard drinking water. The shop is small offering limited good but they have a great coffee hut right next door. The staff was very friendly.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orpen Rest Camp

Address: Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 15
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“The site is small and very pleasant - no particular advantage for any room choice.”
 of 5 bubbles GregS315, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Any room except number 1 and 2, which are located closest to the shop/picnic area.”
 of 5 bubbles Seamus44, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Double check the gate closing times because if you are late it could be a problem”
 of 5 bubbles TravelNutFromPA, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Animal and nature lovers”
 of 5 bubbles Cazvw, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the 6 sleeper right next to the game fence! Great viewing!”
 of 5 bubbles KarenRoos, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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