About Olifants River Lodge
Through the ages, the Olifants River in Mpumalanga has cut deeply into the ground, leaving a deep valley filled with a variety of indigenous fauna and flora, including the magical Lanatus Cycad. It is in this breathtaking valley that you will find Olifants River Lodge.
Situated between eMalahleni (Witbank) and Middelburg, we are within a 200 km radius of Gauteng, the OR Tambo Airport, Nelspruit and the Kruger National Park Ė ideal for a weekend breakaway. Come and put your feet up in our beautiful Middleveld environment, with a wide variety of Acasia, Combretum, Cussonia, Cycads, Celtis and many more indigenous trees surrounding you.
Forget about city sounds and listen to the magnificent call of the fish eagle and the haunting sound of the greyheaded bush shrike. You donít have to worry about speeding cars, rather watch the grace of the pied kingfisher catching his lunch.
You can see dassies, baboons, vervet monkeys, kudus, rhebucks, iguanas, porcupines and mongooses. And, if youíre lucky, very lucky, you might even see a leopard. If you need more than just nature to relax, we offer a variety of activities for the whole family. Indoor heated pools, cold water pools, hiking, fishing and lots more.
And when it comes to resting your head on a pillow, we offer from camping right through to luxury. You can choose to have kitchen facilities, or to enjoy all your meals in our restaurant. The most important is to come and enjoy yourself here where the mighty Olifants flows through our beautiful valley.
At Olifants River Lodge you can choose between thatched rondavels, self-catering cabanas and villas, or camping.
The rondavels are ideal for couples. There are no kitchen facilities, and you can choose from different packages available. Room only or dinner, bed and breakfast packages.
SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION:
Our cabanas and villas offer self-catering facilities. The cabanas (family open plan) can accommodate up to four people, while the villas are perfect for larger families or groups. 2 and 3 Bedroom units where 4 to 6 people can sleep.
We have a big camping area with 45 campsites, all offering magnificent views of the surroundings, electricity points. All campsites have grass and power points and many have trees for shade. Our four ablution blocks have separate, lockable rooms, each with a shower, toilet and basin and thus offering privacy. Camping sites are not graded or marked.
The Olifants River Lodge boasts a variety of activities for the whole family to partake in. Playgrounds provide children with fun and safe environment in which to play. There is pedal boats, canoes and mountain bikes for hire (you are more than welcome to bring your own). If you are a keen fisherman, then be sure to bring your fishing rods and bait to attempt catching the large and powerful fish that swim about in the waters of the Olifants River.
Among these activities, we have a volleyball court that provide ideal team building opportunities for corporate groups or private groups. Two hiking trails along the cycads, pool table, table tennis, darts and a lot of other activities.
After a long day of relaxing in the sun, be sure to cool off in our refreshingly sparking pools (indoor heated or cold water). There are 2 baby pools, two large swimming pools and a beach pool available.
The fully licensed Lodge restaurant offers country breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving anything from a burger to a steak. Visitors love our curry dishes, especially our Malaysian lamb curry. On Sundays you can enjoy real home cooking when we serve a buffet. Donít miss the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail under the stars on one of our open-air terraces. Our small shop sells basics such as meat and wood.
Olifants River Lodge offers a superb service as far as conference facilities are concerned. The conference venue has six fully equipped, air-conditioned venues, seating 20 to 200 people, has full catering facilities, situated in a tranquil setting.
The equipment Olifants River Lodge offer includes PA Systems, TVs, VCRs, data projectors, flip charts, a photocopier as well as typing and faxing facilities, and internet connection.
Teambuilding activities includes: Oli-Lympics, Amazing Race, Pedal boat race, raft building, archery, paint ball, create-a-cocktail, potjiekos competition, game drives, obstacle course and hiking trail.
Olifants River Lodge is fully equipped to cater for weddings or any other special occasions, be it formal or informal, including the Indaba Chapel. The Lodge has six function venues, seating 20 to 200 people.
We stand by our quality of service and would like to help make your special day a happy and memorable one! Our setting is especially ideal for wedding receptions. Our well-maintained gardens provide you with the perfect backdrop for photographs and family portraits.
Outdoor wedding receptions on hot summer days are best spent underneath the large trees on the terrace, and will guarantee a most romantic and memorable gathering of close family and friends.
Explore, experience, relax, unwind and come and bond with nature. Join us!