Kruger Park | Olifants Game Viewing Routes
Olifants consists of 3 ecosystems so game sightings are excellent. At the N'wamanzi waterhole you will notice the transition between the grasslands to the south, the Mopaneveld to the north and the riverine forest of the Olifants River. This is a good picnic spot, but keeps an eye out for scavenging baboons.The drive south of the Camp following the Olifants River past Balule camping and caravan site offers great views and the possibility of seeing a towering Elephant cooling down in the river beds.
Giraffe, Zebra, Impala and Buffalo are seen roaming around at the waterhole at Bangu on the Old Main Road to Satara (S90).
Facts on Olifants:
- Mountainous thornveld with black rocks and mixed woodland forming a barrier between the northern mopaneveld and the southern mixed bushwillow woodlands
- High Elephant population in the area as this is the home to Kruger's original Elephant herd
- Most sightings along rivers, can get very dry in winter