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The Orpen Kruger
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About The Orpen Kruger

The Orpen is a modern safari lodge located just steps away from the Kruger National Park and Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger region, and is known for its remarkable wildlife encounters and al fresco bush boma dinners. The four-star lodge offers Big 5 safari excursions within the two nearby reserves, while comfortable accommodations create the perfect base for a family-friendly getaway in picturesque surrounds.

The carefully designed chalets at The Orpen are perfect for families or friends travelling together, and can host up to 2 adults and 2 children. Each unit offers stunning views over the expansive horizon as well as a sense of peace and privacy, with amenities and services catering to your every need. Whether it's lounging by the pool, dining under the African stars, or embarking on thrilling bush walks and drives, each day promises a new adventure at The Orpen.

The Orpen Kruger Setting

The Orpen's proximity to the Kruger National Park and Manyeleti Game Reserve means guests are guaranteed the chance to enjoy a true safari experience, with the possibility of spotting The Big 5. Each daily game drive is designed to not only seek out wildlife but to also appreciate the rich surrounding environment, with slow morning coffees in the bush and waterhole sundowners being par for the course.

Considered one of the largest and oldest safari areas in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is one of the best places to view wildlife, experience guided walks and explore some of the wildest areas in the country. Exploring the Greater Kruger Park through safaris opens doors to an extraordinary array of opulent game lodges, immersive safaris, engaging activities, and guided tours, all converging to craft an extraordinarily unforgettable wildlife experience.

What's included

  • Daily breakfast

*Dinner and game drives at an additional cost

Frequently asked questions

  • Is there a pool at The Orpen?

  • Does The Orpen have a restaurant?


  • Special outdoor bath

    Beautiful room surrounded by nature. Amazing location right next to the Kruger Park. The food was amazing and the outdoor bath was a special experience.

    Conservio.com review

    C. Swartz

  • Perfection

    Everything was wonderful, position, services, meals, and game drive.

    Conservio.com review

    V. Hay

  • Great new lodge

    Very nice, new lodge with nice Chalets, which are very nice and modernly furnished. Especially was the service of the staff who were helpful in every way

    Conservio.com review

    U. Stein

The Orpen Kruger impact highlights

Tourism in the Kruger plays a pivotal role in preserving the natural environment, and contributing through conservation fees is an essential aspect of sustaining this ecosystem. The funds generated from these fees directly support wildlife protection initiatives, anti-poaching efforts, habitat restoration, and community engagement projects. By choosing to pay conservation fees, visitors actively participate in the long-term preservation of the Kruger's biodiversity, ensuring that future generations can continue to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this iconic destination. These contributions aid in maintaining a delicate balance between tourism and conservation, fostering sustainable practices that safeguard the unique flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park and its surrounding areas.

The Orpen actively contributes to conservation efforts by supporting the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Through organized tours and support, guests at The Orpen have the opportunity to engage with and contribute to the vital work undertaken by the rehabilitation center. Moholoholo plays a crucial role in rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife, including many species indigenous to the Kruger region. The tours offered by The Orpen not only educate visitors about the challenges faced by local wildlife but also directly contribute to the funding needed for the rehabilitation center's operations. By participating in these tours, guests not only enjoy a unique and educational experience but also play a tangible role in the conservation of the region's biodiversity. This partnership exemplifies how responsible tourism can make a positive impact on local ecosystems and wildlife conservation.

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