South African Lodges

Orpen Rest Camp - Kruger National Park

near Orpen Gate
Northern Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type
Big Five

Located centrally in the Kruger, Orpen Camp offers guests an authentic bushveld experience. With the choice of game drives and game walks travellers enjoy the open plains that surround the camp. Comfortable and convenient accommodation in bungalows and cottages is available for all guests.

The scattered trees combined with the wide-open plains which are covered by sweet grass attract many browsers. This type of wildlife then, in turn, draws the cheetah, leopard and lion.  Famous for its excellent density of wildlife and habitat, this Kruger Park rest camp provides visitors with the chance of significant wildlife experiences on game drives and walking safaris.

Close encounters with rhinos, elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards in a natural environment make for an unforgettable safari holiday. Also indigenous to this region of South Africa are the wild dogs, cheetahs, zebras and giraffes which make it a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.

Orpen Rest Camp is small offering for guests the choice of Bungalows and Guest Cottages both of which provide comfortable, self-catering accommodation. The camps bungalows feature air conditioning, kitchens and bathrooms with showers.

Room types:

  • Bungalows
  • Guest Cottages.

Facilities and Services

The large outdoor swimming pool invites for refreshing swims in the warm afternoons.  Furthermore, braai facilities, public telephones and a shop are available for guests here.  For convenience, a laundromat, a petrol station, and a post box are also available.

  • Information on reception
  • Public telephone
  • Postbox
  • shop
  • Laundromat
  • Filling station / petrol station
  • Communal ablutions
  • Communal kitchens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Cutlery and plates (available at the front desk)
  • Basic First Aid Assistance
  • Cellphone reception.

Activities and Attractions

The wildlife activities are guided by professional and armed guides and trackers.  During the early morning game drives and the late afternoon/evening game drives, guests are taken in open 4x4 vehicles through the bushveld in search of the lions, leopards, buffaloes and many other animals.


  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Game Drives accompanied by trained field guides.

Nearby attractions:

  • Timbavati Picnic Site (55km away)
  • Ratel Pan Bird Hide (58km away).

Below detailed information about the Orpen Rest Camp - Kruger National Park is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Stove



There is no restaurant at this camp.  The bungalows as well as the guest cottage feature self - catering facilities (kitchenette).


This rest camp features an outdoor swimming pool to which guests have access to.

Game Walks

For a more up close and personal African experience guests can go in either the morning or the afternoon game walk through the bushveld. These are led by experienced and armed game rangers who share theirs in-depth knowledge about the local wildlife and flora and fauna with their guests.

Game Drives

Early morning, sunset and evening game drives through the Kruger National Park with professional and experienced rangers and trackers are on offer for guests to enjoy.  Game drives for children between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age are also available.

  • Braai facilities
  • Information at reception
  • Laundromat
  • Parking
  • Petrol station
  • Post box
  • Public telephone
  • Shop
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Game drive safaris
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • Children are welcome at this rest camp but those under six years of age may not go on the game drives and only children 12 or over may go on the game walks.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

These air-conditioned bungalows feature two single beds with a kitchen that contains a fridge, hotplate, sink and utensils. The bathroom has a shower.

Bungalow BD2:

  •  En-suite bathrooms (showers, no baths)
  •  Air-conditioning
  •  Open air kitchen
  •  Cooker top
  •  Combined fridge/freezer
  •  Fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils.
  •  One bedroom with two single beds
  •  Sink
  •  WC and shower.
Single Room R1590
Double Room R1590

Guest Cottage GC6

# Rooms:

This guest cottage has two bedrooms, each with three single beds and a well-equipped kitchen.There are two bathrooms in this cottage with a bath and a shower.

One of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom (WC, bath, and washbasin). A separate WC, shower and wash basin for general use are also available. This room type has a fully equipped kitchenette (fridge/freezer combination, Cooking utensils, sink, cutlery and crockery). The outside veranda makes for an excellent lounge.

Guest Cottage features:

  •  Two bedrooms, each with three single beds
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Kitchen
  •  Veranda
  •  WC and bath
  •  WC and shower.
Single Room R2880
Double Room R2880

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.393624

Longitude: 31.778904


Access by road to the camp via the Orpen Gate:

Head toward Nelspruit on the N4 and take the R540 Belfast turn off.
At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north.
30 km before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate.
Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate.
The Orpen Rest Camp is right at the gate.

Access by air:

The closest airport to the Orpen Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is the Eastgate Airport near Hoedspruit. This airport is about 68 km away from the Orpen Gate.

Hoedspruit to Orpen
68,9 km, 1 hour 21 mins
Klaserie Rd

1. Head west on Knoppiesdoring Rd 600 m
2. Turn left 49 m
3. Turn right 210 m
4. Turn left toward Klaserie Rd 450 m
5. Turn right toward Klaserie Rd 210 m
6. Turn right toward Klaserie Rd 68 m
7. Turn left onto Klaserie Rd 22,7 km
8. Turn left onto R40 2,0 km
9. Turn left 42,4 km
10. Turn right 22 m
11. Turn left Destination will be on the right 110 m


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

2 Star

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