Olifants River Safari

Experience a unique way of game viewing... on a boat!

Get a unique, up-close view of thirsty animals as they make their way to the river's edge for a drink. River cruises afford a photography experience not available to most, and also provide a very relaxed, tranquil experience. With a spacious top deck ideal for photographers and birding enthusiasts.

The Olifants boat Cruise is the perfect way to supplement your unforgettable Bushveld safari. Meander along the waters of the magnificent Olifants River on the "Kambaku" houseboat while lazily watching a wide variety of game including Crocodiles, Hippos, Buffalo and Waterbuck grazing on the lush green banks of the river. A variety of different cruise options are available, but we would recommend the afternoon 3-hour cruise, heading out at 3pm. The Olifants River Cruise is situated just outside of Phalaborwa and will take 1hr30min to drive there - please bare this in mind when booking your stay.

The houseboat provides different options, including breakfast, sunset and dinner cruises. Drinks are available on-board.

Speak to your hosts when booking, and we'll book your cruise for you. 

Recommended for:
  • Wildlife Enthusiasts
  • Corporate Outings
  • Groups of Friends, including Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties
  • Couples
  • Birding Enthusiasts
  • Photographers
  • Duration: 3 hour cruise (longer cruises can be booked on request)
  • Transport to and from the pier can be organised - please book with your hosts.
Handy essentials:
  • Binoculars and cameras
  • Birding and Wildlife Guides
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats and Sunglasses
  • Jackets
Our Team Rating:
  • 5/5