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Orpen Main Rest Camp is situated in the central region on the western border of the Kruger National Park. It is a small main camp and serves as an entrance gate to the central region.
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. A large variety of game may be sighted at the waterhole just outside the camp.
The Rabelais Dam is 7 km from the rest camp. 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.
Guest Cottage (GC6)- Base rate 4 people - Max 6 people- 2 bedrooms, each with 3 single beds- Aircon- Outside veranda serves as lounge- Kitchen - Equipped- No restaurant facilities available in this camp- Wc and bath- Wc and shower
Rates Include:AccommodationRates Exclude:Optional excursions
Climate: Orpen is in a summer rainfall area and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and sometimes balmy.Winters are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.
Handy Hints: Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. Kruger is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Slow travel and regular stopping produces much more action than covering a lot of ground. Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods.
Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to take along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites. Do not leave any food unattended, as thieving monkeys and baboons are a constant threat.
Please Take Note: The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar and 40 km/h on gravel. Visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicle other than at designated get out points and rest camps. Pets are not permitted in a national park Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate and sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. Open vehicles must obtain the necessary permit. Feeding of the animals is strictly prohibited for your own as well as the animal’s safety and well-being. Kruger is a malaria zone.Kruger National Park has implemented additional gate access control system at tis entrance gates in the south of the park. As from 1 September 2017, ALL visitors over years old will be required to produce their identity document, passport or alternative valid identification e.g. driver’s license card for scanning upon entering and exiting the park