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The 'Potholes' Handy stopover for travellers


  • Rural bush site off the R36 15 minutes from Ohrigstad
  • Handy stopover for travellers on the Panorama Route
  • Artist-owned site with sculptures and other works on display

Folks who’ve ever struggled with directions to find their designated digs will be thankful for this one being supremely simple to spot. All you need do as you drive along the R36 is look out for a two-storey shoe. Yup, a shoe.

That huge brick-built boot guides you into Op-i-Plaas Bush Camp, a rural spot 15 minutes’ drive from Ohrigstad. Owner Ron, as you may have guessed, is a bit of an artist, and displays his works at the site’s shop for guests and visitors to buy if they feel so inspired (not the shoe itself though – that’d be a tad impractical to pack).

And there’s plenty of natural beauty to admire around here too – birds flit about in the trees and there are sparkling starry skies to stare at come nightfall. Folks following the Panorama Route may well find the camp a handy stopover, but there’s much to keep you busy if you choose to settle for a little longer: Echo Caves are 10 minutes’ drive up the road, and there are heaps of activities in the surrounding foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains (hiking, horse riding, rafting, ziplining… take your pick).

On site, there’s an outdoor pool for reviving dips, and a café that serves up breakfasts and lunches along with coffees or beers to sip. Dinner means braai, of course, and pitches here have been kitted out with their own grills, along with water, electrical supplies and washing lines. Shared facilities nearby include pleasingly sizeable family bathrooms with lots of hot water.

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12 (subject to weather conditions).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby


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  • R36, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1122
  • Timezone Africa/Johannesburg +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 24.5839°S 30.6319°E


The site is on the main road, R36 between Lydenburg to Ohrigstad and on to Tzaneen.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Make sure to come along here with a fully charged camera – stunning scenic snaps are at every turn along the aptly named Panorama Route, which passes by the site. Particular spots to seek out include Echo Caves (10 minutes’ drive), the Three Rondavels waterfall (25 minutes), Bourke's Luck Potholes (half an hour) and God’s Window (50 minutes).

Surrounds tempting you out to get active? Saddle up for a mountain bike ride on the trails of Crystal Springs Nature Reserve (40 minutes), take a hike on the 18-kilometre Hippo Trail (50 minutes) or slide down the mountainside on the Long Tom Toboggan (an hour and 15 minutes). Rafting, fly fishing and canyoning are all within a drive of an hour or so, and the adrenaline-packed ziplines and gorge swings of The Big Swing are just under an hour away.

Still a little baffled by all the options? The friendly folks on site will provide you with a booklet of ideas, detailing lots of the area’s best activities and places to visit.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Op-i-Plaas Bush Camp cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The balance is due 8 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 days then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

Op-i-Plaas Bush Camp will contact you to arrange payment.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Firearms are not permitted.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12 (subject to weather conditions).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.