Olifants River ValleyApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Moderate

The Olifant River is of vital importance to South Africa as it allows for additional and artificial water sources for elephants during the winter months. Despite its small size compared to other area rivers, the Olifant is one of Kruger National Park’s largest watercourses. Its valley is lined with citrus orchards and vineyards, and, on the east side, the Cederburg Mountains.

Vineyards have been planted along the banks of the Olifants River since the middle of the 19th century. The Olifants River Wine Route stretches from Citrusdal to Lutzville, and encompasses six co-operative wine cellars and one estate.