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Olifants River Lodge
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 1000’s 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 braai’s 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 leisure’s 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 don’t hesitate to ask.

- Restaurant
- Mini supermarket (snoopy)
- Coin operated laundromat
- Pools
R570.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Disabled
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Conference facilities
  • Other
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Cots available
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Games Room
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Communal Television
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Volleyball

    Olifants River Lodge Activities:

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

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    Olifants River Lodge Guest Reviews

    Average Guest Rating: 
      3.0 out of 5 based on 2 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.
     Reviewed by Michelle Maas over a year ago

    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!
     Reviewed by Martha Muller over a year ago