Orpen used to be both a camp and a gate, but the park entrance and day visitors area have now been moved away from the camp, which has made Orpen much more private and enjoyable.
Orpen camp is very small and has no campsite or safari tents. Visitors can stay in only a handful of bungalows or cottages. Birding in camp is great and the swimming pool overlooks a small waterhole right outside camp. No other swimming pools in the main camps of the Kruger National Park allow you to view elephants, or any other animals, right from the pool! The camp has a small shop, but no restaurant.
Orpen's two sister camps, Tamboti and Maroela, are close by on the banks of the Timbavati River. Tamboti only has safari tents and Maroela is for campers only.
To explore Orpen, scroll over the map below to view different areas of the camp. For more information and photos of specific facilities, just click on the respective icon. To explore the road system around camp, follow the game-viewing link on the right.
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