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Wild Olive Tree Camp

Bushbuckridge tentalow with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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A$144

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Orpen Road, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa
8.4.Very good.
  • Olga, patrick and the kitchen team were fantastic!

    Nov. 27, 2018

  • It was very rustic - like. There wasn't to do - didn't like.

    Dec. 21, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Meeting room

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Manyeleti Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 16 min walk
  • Orpen Gate - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km
  • Kruger National Park - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km
  • Andover Nature Reserve - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
  • Djuma Game Reserve - 15 mi / 24.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Tent, 1 Bedroom (Luxury Cottage Tent)
  • Standard Tent, 1 Bedroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Manyeleti Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 16 min walk
  • Orpen Gate - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km
  • Kruger National Park - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km
  • Andover Nature Reserve - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
  • Djuma Game Reserve - 15 mi / 24.1 km
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 15.9 mi / 25.6 km
  • Mala Mala Game Reserve - 26.2 mi / 42.2 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 27.9 mi / 45 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 25.5 mi / 41.1 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 60 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 88 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Orpen Road, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-5:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 5:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 11 AM to 3 PM*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Spa services on site
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1500 per person (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Wild Olive Tree Camp Safari/Tentalow Kruger National Park
  • Wild Olive Tree Camp Safari/Tentalow Bushbuckridge
  • Wild Olive Tree Camp Safari/Tentalow
  • Wild Olive Tree Camp Kruger National Park
  • Wild Olive Tree Camp SafariTe
  • Wild Olive Tree Camp Bushbuckridge
  • Wild Olive Tree Camp Safari/Tentalow

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 5:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 11 AM to 3 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 1500 per person one-way.
  • Onsite recreation at Wild Olive Tree Camp includes game viewing. Wild Olive Tree Camp also has spa services.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent value for money - the dinner and breakfast that were included were great and we enjoyed the family style dinner with other guests. The accommodations are basic and a little rustic but for the price you pay we were very satisfied.

    Nathan, 1 night trip with friends, Nov. 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a special place! One cool newer addition is an observation platform so you can watch the sun set and scan for leopards! The camp is so peaceful and comfortable and meals were exceptional! Speaking of meal, our first few moments of a morning game drive we found a leopard in a tree eating breakfast with hyena underneath waiting for scraps. Everything about this place and the people who work here was wonderful!

    1 night family trip, Aug. 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff here all go out of their ways to please. The food is decent, and the luxury tent gives you a nice experience of roughing it in Africa — combined with appreciated basic amenities that you wouldn’t get if you were actually roughing it! The game safari ride they offer (for an additional fee) showed us lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, Impalas, giraffes, and more! Very good value for the money.

    1 night trip, Aug. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Rustic & welcoming

    Well designed tents with very comfortable beds. Showers worked fine, solar powered lighting was just lovely. We were there in August - very cold at night (need wholly hats & gloves, especially for the early morning safari). Surrounded by the bush, just on the other side of the fence from the reserve. Staff very friendly. Patrick the safari guide was great - very knowledgable and professional. Highly recommended.

    Johanna, 3 night trip, Jul. 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome experience

    It is so much better than amazing, it's the real deal. Rustic, but if you want a real African Safari this is the place. We took the evening Safari and it was an awesome experience. Don't let the affordable price scare you away...it was priceless.

    Robert, 1 night family trip, Jun. 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great overnight stay, close to Kruger, heard lions crunching on a kill during the night next to the fence.

    Jenny, 1 night family trip, Jun. 17, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Pleasant Experience

    Good experience but my fault for not realizing it would be hot in the tent with no air movement. Check in was smooth. Greeted nicely Dinner was good nothing special. We left at 5am for Kruger and had arranged for a packed breakfast to go which we picked up from the security guard. All in all a nice visit but like other reviews stated it is not for everyone. I think it would be better in cooler weather.

    Jessica, 1 night romance trip, Feb. 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Authentic tented-camp experience.

    Very good experience for tented-camp, with as much comfort as needed for a city family to make it through a couple of days in the wilderness.

    Nikolaos, 1 night family trip, Dec. 29, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Incredible stay at The Wild Olive Tree

    I'll start by saying that the Wild Olive Tree would not be to everyone's taste. It's a bit rustic but that was the charm for us. We struggled to find accommodation that wasn't super posh and overly priced in Kruger and Wild Olive Tree totally suited our style and expectations. From the moment we arrived everyone who worked there was super kind. The food was quite nice - though at breakfast some pesky monkeys stole the yogurt from the common table! Dinner was served at communal tables and it was nice to get to speak to other travelers. The best part of our stay, however, was our safaris we had booked with Wild Olive Tree. We did an evening safari and a morning safari and both were incredible. Patrick, our guide, took us through Manyeleti Reserve which shares an unfenced border with Kruger. So as Patrick said, "if you can see the animals in Kruger you can see them here". And, wow, what amazing animals we saw. I would highly recommend you stay at the Wild Olive Tree if you want a low key local experience. And you must book the safaris! One last note, the only down side was the hot water was too hot in the shower for me to use. It seemed to be either hot or cold but that was a small inconvenience in an otherwise great stay.

    Jill, 1 night romance trip, Nov. 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location, location, location.

    This is a campsite, don't come if you want a hotel or electricity. Come for safaris as you cannot get closer to the park. The Manyeleti has everything for you to see. The camp is an eco camp run by the tribespeople for the tribe. Great idea and it will slowly develop. One hopes it stays true to it's principles. There is a nice pool. Food is good and tasty. Staff are lovely. Sit around the camp fife after dinner with a glass of wine discussing that day's safaris, bliss!

    Hal, 3 night trip, Feb. 26, 2018

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