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Orpen gate is 490km from Johannesburg and provides immediate access the Central region of the Kruger National Park. The open grasslands in this region of the Kruger support huge herds of antelope, which in turn, support many predators. Lion sightings are common in this Central stretch, as half of the Kruger National Parks lions live here.
Because driving over 40kmph is not permitted in the park, a journey from North to South takes in the region of 10hours of driving time. This makes it crucial to plan trip carefully. The gates close at dusk, as driving is not permitted inside the park after dark. For animal safety, driving inside the park is at a snails pace, and injuring an animal is not taken lightly.
Olifants Rest Camp
The Olifants Camp is situated on top of a hill, providing amazing views over the Olifants River. The name Olifants is derived from the Afrikaans word for Elephant, an animal regularly spotted in this area. This Kruger Park lodging is warm and welcoming, where comfortable accommodation and great wildlife opportunities are the order of the day.
Orpen Rest Camp is positioned on the western border of the Kruger
National Park. The name of this camp originated from the person's surname who donated the
land. The untouched open plainsand scattered trees
are covered by sweet grass which the animals
cannot withstand and therefore it attracts many browsers. If
you feel lucky, this is a perfect area to see a cheetah, lion and leopard.