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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 200 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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 29 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 398
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

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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Babalwa Storm, South Africa
03 September 2015

I have had thee best weekend ever, my love loved it there and he wants us to do it again. Lol the staff was a bit shocked because we are a very young couple but as the weekend progressed they got used to it. Lived it, enjoyed it, and we had so much privacy. :-)

Chris van Aswegen, South Africa
07 April 2014

What a lovely place. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. I would definitely go back to this quiet and tranquil lodge. The staff that work there are friendly and always helpful. If I knew about this place beforehand I would have been there long before. Thanks!

Ricky Chauke, South Africa
22 April 2013

Great place to treat!

dumisani sikhwa, South Africa
04 February 2013

Went to the lodge and enjoyed my stay there....boat rides,horse rides are beautiful.

Leon Oosthuizen, South Africa
03 January 2013

First impressions last.The staff of Olifants River Lodge are friendly and efficient.Had a problem with the a/c in the assigned unit, they did not hesitate to move us to a new unit without a fuss, every request we had were dealt with in an instant.The lodge as a whole is picture perfect and I would recommend it to anyone, from camping to luxury accommodation. We will be returning definetaly.

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Olifants River Lodge Map

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

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