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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan park and Holiday Resort
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Hidden in the Great Olifants river gorge, tucked in against the banks of the mighty river You will find Olifants River Lodge, You are woken by the calls of the fish eagle and greeted by the chirp and chatter of the 1000s of species of bird life. Whether for leisure, conferencing, functions Olifants River Lodge has all the spoils of relaxation yet the sophistication of a professional conference and exhibition venue.

Nowhere else will you find a more balanced property which caters for the serious business conference, fun-filled team builds, nature loving birdwatchers, keen bass anglers or just a down right lazy leisure weekend away.

We are situated between Witbank (Emalahleni) and Middelburg ( Van Dykes Drif off ramp from N4) just off the R555 a prepared gravel road is the path that Oom Barries took back in 1985 to Presidentsrus. He came over the hill and fell in love with the mystical view from afar. With humble beginnings as an Inn, caravan and camping site Olifants river was born.

We are 200 km shot from all major metropolitan areas (Pretoria ,Johannesburg, Nelspruit almost Polokwane). We are an exceptional venue specializing in all aspects of hospitality, named God`s Valley with its indigenous fauna and flora hugs our Diverse accommodation from rough camping to luxury villas set on stunning manicured gardens. Ideal setting for your next conference or family getaway.

Day Visitors and Sunday Lunches by booking only.

Accommodation at Olifants River Lodge:
Ethnic Thatched Rondawels: 16 Units
Spacious rooms with a private en-suit bathroom, Ideal for a leisure couple or twin room for conferencing guests.
Selected DSTV channels, a kettle and fridge is in the room with guest bath towels and amenities. Please we ask to bring your own swimming towels no braais will be permitted as it is not self-catering, all meals will be served in the restaurant.

Log Cabins: 3 Units
A happy space between camping and a hotel room.
An open plan family unit for 4 people sharing, Simple kitchen with breakfast table. Double bed with two single bunk bed style. No TV in units. Shower bathroom and toilet with towels and amenities. Please bring swimming towels as bathroom towels are not allowed at the swimming pool.

Chalet Style Delux: 1 Unit
River View with balcony and braai area, a neat 4 sleeper with kitchenette, lounge, loft room with twin beds and private master bedroom. Combination shower bath. Fan in the room with Limited DSTV. Guest amenities supplied with bath towels, not permitted at swimming areas.

Cosy Cabanas: 6 Units
Neat Open plan family loft style cabana with balcony, braai facilities, kitchenette, bathroom shower combination , double bed with two single beds in loft. Air conditioned, Limited DSTV ,Guest amenities supplied with bath towels , Not permitted at swimming pool areas.

River View Villas: 37 Units
Our Luxury duplex Villas are home away from home, hugging the banks of the Olifants river they boast a fully equipped holiday kitchen, lounge and Private patio braai area. Our comfortable 2 bedroom villas have 2 bedrooms upstairs 2x2 beds with en-suite bathrooms. Our 3 bedroom villas have downstairs master bedroom private en-suite bathroom with two bedrooms x 2 beds upstairs with a shower bathroom. These give you the leisures of home set in the bush. Manicured lawns till the river edge with lots of shady trees. All Villas are air conditioned with select DSTV channels with secure covered parking for your vehicle.

"Off-road" Camp & Caravan: 40 Sites
In the Valley along the Olifants river we have a maintained camping area with 220V power point, camp sites are not marked and ample water points distributed throughout the park. Braai stands available and on request.
Although the park is not graded if you want a stand on the river or set up under the trees. The beautiful views are breath taking. We offer a clean, safe facility. Two of the 4 ablutions offer separate lockable rooms with shower toilet and basin. Each ablution has dishwashing facilities.

Conference Facilities:
Olifants river has 9 multi-purpose conference rooms, multi-media equipped with different size rooms to suite small to large groups - up to 650 in main venue. Our versatility for different functions, conferences, team-building and exhibitions allows us to host any event, our large property also gives us the freedom to do exhibitions and shows when needed. The conference venues are taste fully decorated. Therefore if you require a formal corporate conference, Gala dinner, wedding or 21st birthday party our rooms can be decorated, draped to suit your occasion.

Teambuilding has become a major tool in the motivation of Employees, building gees (spirit) in sales, production or admin staff. We have a energetic, professional team- building company, Nostophobic Adventures, who facilitate the team builds. Our property has large grounds, mountains and river to host something suited for your company , even if you would just like to play a few games in a large group.

Team-building is always great to break up or refresh a long sales seminar or training session. Please send an enquiry to our marketing department. If there is anything special that you would like to arrange that you do not see on our website please dont hesitate to ask.

Facilities:
- Restaurant
- Mini supermarket (snoopy)
- Coin operated laundromat
- Pools

Activities:

- Hiking Trails
- Horse Riding
- Chess games
- Quad biking
- Pedal boats
- Jungle gym
- Paint ball
- Obstacle course
- Bird watching
- Fishing
- Raft building
- Volley ball

Cancellation Policy:
30 Days forfeit, 10% handling/admin fees.

In order to confirm your reservation we require a deposit of 50% within 72 hours of the booking date, should your reservation be for a date less than 7 days from the booking date then the deposit must be paid within 24 hours.

Should a deposit or copy of deposit not be received within 72 hours or 24 hours your provisional booking will be cancelled without prior notice.

Deposits are non refundable should your reservation be cancelled within 7 days of arrival.

Cancellation fee is 50% from the deposit if the cancellation was done 3 weeks before the booked arrival date.

Deposits are also non refundable in the event of non arrival.

Depsits may not be carried forward to any other dates.

Please note that no money will be refunded to persons leaving earlier than the period booked for.

Settlement of the full accommodation must be made on arrival.
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Parking (off-street - covered)
Afrikaans
English
Communal Television
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Playground
Swimming Pool
Volleyball

Olifants River Lodge is a Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan park and Holiday Resort in Middelburg (MP) Mpumalanga South Africa
Directions:

From Johannesburg / Pretoria - Toll road:
Take the N4 / N12 Emalahleni (Witbank) Highway. After the Shell Ultra City, take the first offramp (Middelburg West / Van Dyksdrift - R575 Road). Turn left towards Middelburg, carry on until you get to the 4-way stop (R555 Old Witbank / Middelburg Road). Turn left towards Emalahleni (Witbank) for about 4 km. On your left hand side will be the Telkom / FM Towers and on your right hand side the Presidentsrus turnoff. Turn right here and travel for 11 km on the gravel road and you will be at the Lodge.

From Johannesburg / Pretoria - Via Emalahleni (Witbank) Old Middelburg / Witbank road:
Take the N12 / N4 towards Emalahleni (Witbank). These two roads become the N4 when you pass Emalahleni (Witbank). Take the Mandela Drive offramp. The Ridge Casino is on the left hand side. At the traffic light, turn left into Mandela Drive. Turn right into OR Tambo Road. Carry on with this road until you come to the 4-way stop at Kentucky and Sasol Garage. Turn right into the R555 (Voortrekker Road), towards Middelburg. This is the old Witbank/Middelburg Road. Travel on this road for 17.7 km. On your right hand side you will see the Telkom / FM Tower, on the left hand side will be a road sign displaying 'Presidentsrus'. Turn left into this road (gravel road). Travel for +/- 11 km and you will be at the Lodge.

From Nelspruit:
Take the N4 towards Middelburg. Take the R575 offramp (Middelburg West/ Van Dyksdrift ). Turn right towards Middelburg, carry on until you get to the 4-way stop (R555 Old Witbank / Middelburg Road). Turn left towards Emalahleni (Witbank) for about 4 km. On your left hand side will be the Telkom / FM Towers and on your right hand side the Presidentsrus turnoff. Turn right here and travel for 11 km on the gravel road and you will be at the Lodge.

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Rooms and Units Available at Olifants River Lodge

Cabana
TV, kitchen facilities and braai. Open plan. One double bed and 2 single beds on loft. Bathroom (shower/bath)
Sleeps 4 Adults

Camping
Sites are not marked or graded. All have electricity points and most on the river. 10m x 10m. Each site is R300.00 / night and then R115.00 per person.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Chalet
TV, kitchen facilities and braai. One bedroom. One double bed and 2 single beds on loft. Bathroom (shower/bath).
Sleeps 4 Adults

Log Cabins
NO TV. Kitchen facilities and braai. Open plan. One double bed and a bunk bed. Bathroom (shower).
Sleeps 4 Adults

Villa - 2 Bedroom
TV, fully equipped kitchen, built-in braai on patio. Two bathrooms per unit (shower / bath).
Sleeps 4 Adults

Villa 3 Bedroom
Luxury 3 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms. Lounge, dining room and kitchen. River view with private patio and braai.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Latest Reviews
Everything was nice and clean. The grounds looked beautiful with the green grass. Its a pity that there is no braai facilities at each cabana. The light at the braai was not working. My personal opinion is that for the price I would not stay there again.
Michelle Maas Feb 2011
It is a very nice place to stay. It was also nice to have the swimming pool so close to the Cabana because we've got 2 small kids and it was not too far to walk. It was also too far for them to accidently fall into pool. The surroundings are very nice, calming atmosphere. Overall we enjoyed our stay and my little ones enjoyed the swimming pool a lot!
Martha Muller Dec 2008