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About Olifants River Lodge

It is in the luscious setting of the Olifants River valley that you will discover the beauty and serenity of the Olifants River Lodge. Situated between Middelburg and Witbank on the banks of the Great Olifants River, one and a half hours' drive from Pretoria and less than two hours' drive from Nelspruit.Olifants River Lodge the beautiful valley of the Great Olifants River Gorge. A stretch of secondary road over a koppie, descending into the valley below, giving you a glimpse of the breathtaking location of the Lodge. Set in the heart of Mpumalanga - South Africa's cultural homeland - the Olifants River Lodge illustrates our rich heritage in terms of our beautiful landscapes. Through the ages, the broad Olifants river has cut deeply into the ground, leaving a deep valley that is filled with a variety of indigenous fauna and flora, including the protected Cycad trees. Bird life is plentiful and a stay at the Olifants River Lodge will guarantee the delight of any birding enthusiast. The Olifants River itself winds past the Lodge itself, and provides an ideal setting for sipping sundowners, whilst watching a magical Mpumalanga sunset. The Olifants River Lodge is situated 20 Kilometres outside of Middelburg. There are bold signs to direct you to a place where you truly can put your feet up and have a rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Olifants River Lodge is the ideal place for a weekend getaway, and provides perfect opportunity for you to recharge your batteries. Accommodation available varies form Thatched Rondawels, Cabanas, self-catering Villas, and a caravan park. Situated a stones throw from the from the river, in the lush undergrowth of the bushveld, they sleep four and are self-catered. Ideal for couples, these one en-suite rondavels come with meals included. As with all the other accommodation available, a host of facilities are available for you to enjoy with this splendid breakaway. Our large self-catering cabanas offer you a home away from home. Our Cabanas offer you an open plan lounge with dinning area with a fully equipped kitchen. You cannot beat this choice to relax and breakaway from the hustle of everyday life. For the larger families. These two and three bedroom condos offer the ultimate spacious accommodation. All the condos come equipped with all the standard luxuries and are self-catering. Trailing along the Olifants River bank is the caravan park, ideal for camping and caravanning. Ablution blocks are available. The Lodge offers a superb service as far as conference facilities are concerned. The five conference venues seats from 20 to 800 people (cinema style), and has full catering facilities, situated in a tranquil setting. Equipment includes, big screen television, overhead projector, screen, TV, video and DSTV, flipcharts, fax and typing facilities. Facilities at Olifants River Lodge includes an action-training course, raft building equipment, a heated pool, spacious grounds, rolling lawns, a large swimming pool, hiking trails fishing, darts, pool table and volleyball and paddle-boats.The ambiance of the valley with wooded riverbanks, teams with bird life and fish, fresh air comfortable accommodation and good home food are the perfect setting for a successful function, conference or seminar. Excellent menus are available in our restaurant and lapa and can be customized to your needs.

Wedding Venues: Perfect wedding venue. Wedding packages available

Conference Venues: Conference 650 people Accommodation 250 people

Family friendly: Indoor Heated Pool Jungle Gym Horse Rides Paddle Boats Games Room

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 17 hours
  • Minimum stay: 5 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 234
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 26 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

balance paid on arrival.
No money will be refunded to persons leaving earlier than the period booked for.
Strictly no pets.
No loud music.
No use of own alcohol in main building.
No braai at Rondawel.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice - including vat @ 14%.

Olifants River Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Olifants River Lodge

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Sharne Engelbrecht
17 June 2018

Restaurant food was very nice. We enjoyed the weekend.

Adri Theron
22 May 2018

The staff was friendly and helpfull great. The indoor swimming pool was very cold and although a few people complained nothing was done. I booked with Safarinow and was very disappointed upon arrival to be placed in a Cabana although I specifically asked for the Log Cabin upon making the booking. Luckily my family was happy with the Chalet but please in future make sure that you give the correct detail through to Olifants River Lodge. The canteen' s food was great accept for the fact that they did not have waffles or Malva poeding although it is on there menu. The staff at the horses needs...
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Mathews Mavimbela
16 April 2018

I loved everything... swimming pools are clean !Please improve on how to get there... there should be signs and boards on the gravel road for the GPS doesn't help there

Tanja Craig
21 December 2017

This was just what our family needed. The kids can go off and play and parents have peace of mind. Well looked after establishment, the grounds are neat and clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. Restaurant is well priced. It’s a hidden gem well worth visiting.

wonder nkambule, South Africa
30 August 2016

Had taken my wife to Oliphants as a birthday present. Great place, very family friendly and helpful staff.Big ups to the beautiful blonde at reception, Magda!

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Olifants River Lodge is 0km from the centre of Presidentsrus , the nearest airport 121.8km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling