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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great hospitality and very good food. The rooms are beautiful and the service is high. 'We travel a lot through South Africa and always end with a stay or a diner at Oliver's. If you are a golf player, you should go there because Oliver's is situated on a golf course

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Pinner, England
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Lodge is located out of town in the countryside and on a golf course. Took us about 2 / 3 hours to drive from Sabi Sands in The Kruger. Once there you'll need a car for sure as there is some not to be missed scenery in the area. Rooms are huge, with very large beds. Very tastefully decorated. Nice...

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 August 2015

As said in the title, my family and I only spent one night at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge. I wish we would stayed longer. Actually, we were on our way between Nelspruit Airport and the Krugger Park. For some kinda mismatch of dates, we had to stay overnight between those two locations. And we had no regret. The location of...

Thank Sebastien B
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Stayed for 3 nights after a busy time at Sabi Sands. Beautiful rooms with amazing personal care and attention from the staff. As a family of vegetarians we had beautiful and plentiful meals. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff including organising trips - we visited the Blyde River Canyon - great day out. The lodge is situated in...

Thank rex087
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Two night felt like an week of resting! Great food and good service and a must again. Luxury at it's best. Great for golf weekend or even an visit at the Kruger national park Thanks to all the staff member , from the spa to hotel!

3Thank Heinrich_1202
Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights having been on a wonderful safari. We completed the panorama tour on route which was stunning. I'm finding it hard to write this review.........the hotel grounds were stunning, our room was overlooking the garden and golf course and was well appointed. Breakfast and evening meal very nice. However something was missing, in...

4Thank Tracey H
Woodchurch, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, friendly staff, excellent food. A short drive from Kruger, and a perfect starting point for the panoramic tour. Excellent location for our first anniversary would highly recommend.

2Thank Vicki S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Oliver's Lodge is the first Lodge I have ever been to that has mastered the art of Luxury and comfort that leaves a person feeling right at home. The rooms are just as advertised, no hidden surprises. Gardens are meticulously maintained and the facilities are immaculate. Breakfast is breath-taking , choice between cheeses, health muesli, fruit platters, salmon and continental...

1Thank Melissa377
Tanja R, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, We thank you for your very generous review of our Lodge! We are so delighted that you enjoyed it and that everything was to your satisfaction. We take pride in our establishment, working hard and always striving to go higher and comments like yours make us remember why we are in the industry to begin with. We hope...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I just stayed here 1 night at the start of my African Trip but I must say I found it very charming ! Beautiful rooms , Quiet surroundings and very personable staff . The food was awesome and it is located right on a Golf Course !

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Tanja R, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DanielCartwright723 We thank you for your generous review of our Lodge, and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again in the future maybe. Safe Travels and Kind Regards Tanja Ruf & Oliver's Team

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Oliver is a great place to stay after spending a few days in the bush in Kruger. You don't have to worry about monkeys jumping through your windows, and instead you can just relax, enjoy the wine, golf and nice food. The place is obviously old, but it's well maintained and has it's charm.

Thank Dan C
Tanja R, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dan C, We thank you for your positive review of our Lodge. Being here for 15 years we are constantly evolving and growing and we love to hear that Oliver's enchants people. If ever you are in the area again, looking for a bit of R&R, please drop by for another visit. Kind Regards Tanja and the Oliver's Team

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the lush forests of the Mpumalanga province, the lodge is situated on the secure White River Country Estate and overlooks the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course. The area is well known, not only for its superb temperate sub-tropical climate, summer as well as winter, but also for its many scenic and adventurous attractions. The lodge is within close proximity of the world-renowned Kruger National Park as well as the Blyde River Canyon with panoramic drives along the escarpment and lies in a Malaria-free area. The nearby Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport gives easy access to and from any major city local and international. The Restaurant Mouth-watering continental & mediterranean dishes are served from our a-la-carte menu together with only the finest wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Fun-dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar. We cater for all functions i.e. weddings, special family occasions, conferences, wine tastings, etc. The Lodge The intimate comfort of our establishment and our beautifully appointed rooms allow our guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences. We offer different room categories: - 4 Exclusive Standard Rooms - 1 Exclusive Standard Family Room - 5 Luxury Rooms - 2 Executive Suites - 1 Luxury Family House with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms All rooms have private verandas or balconies with splendid views over the golf course. They are individually furnished with King-sized beds – twin beds may be requested. The bathrooms are all en-suite with separate showers and baths, heated towel-rails and luxury bathroom amenities. Wellness & Beauty Clinic The in-house Wellness and Beauty Clinic is operated by professional health and skincare therapists and offers a variety of massages, face and body treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

Address: On the White River Country Estate, Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: RM827 - RM1,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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