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Toronto
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While travelling through South Africa with a group of nine we stayed in some lovely inns and lodges. All of them without a problem until Olivers. Since we had all booked through Thompsons the rooms were of the same high standard. Upon arrival at Olivers there seemed to be some problem with our reservation, but a room was found. As...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Olivers for 3 days, used as a base to travel to play golf at Leopards Creek, about an hour away. Room was very spacious, full amenities, and good ac. However, the staff and food were quite exceptional. Special mention for Neville who was the standout staff member of our month long tour of South Africa. Well done team!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful setting, comfortable armchairs just for a coffee. Or, if you prefer fine dining this is a must, do go before sundown though to appreciate the beautiful tranquil gardens overlooking the golf course. We have been here several times and each time is no less magical! Food is first class, service is always impeccable, beautiful wines to accommodate...

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

Thank you for your kind review and words. Always a pleasure to welcome you at Oliver's! Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf

White River
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last week, I had the great pleasure of staying at Oliver's with my two young boys on a trip to White River to see friends. Our room was enormous with every thought to detail applied. Luxuriously comfortable on top of being spacious. The amenities were a total treat being from the Kalahari range and were just wonderful too. We were...

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Cartagena, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely building overlooking a well kept garden and pool within sight of the first green of the neighbouring golf club. The superior room was spacious and elegant, big bathroom with large shower and corner bath, double washbasins and separate toilet. The furnishings were well coordinated and good quality. Staff were friendly and helpful in all areas, sometimes a little...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called to make a booking for my wife's birthday, and was told that it would be fine for her to just drop in on the day of. She drove for over an hour to get there for her special birthday present to find out they were booked up that day. Thanks a lot guys.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best places i have stayed in. Again a one nighter on the way to Sabi Sabi. We reached late afternoon and immediately saw the wine cellar. Our guide asked if they can arrange dinner for us down there, and yes they did. We had a raclette and fondue dinner that is simply unforgettable. Rooms are spaaaaacious and...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We spent the last two days/nights of our 10 day South African journey here at Oliver's. I was a little baffled at first when we checked-in and then were led by car to another entrance down the street from the main building. However, my concerns were quickly laid to rest. We entered our large 'luxury' room and I was pleasantly...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. It was lovely meeting you and who knows, maybe we see each other in France one day? Take care and enjoy your travels. Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was not a planned visit. Popped in on the spur of the moment as it was located nearby. The food was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Setting well appointed and relaxing. We definitely recommend Oliver's Restaurant.

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

Thank you for your kind words and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us! Hope to see you on your next visit to the Lowveld! Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Oliver's is a true gem of a restaurant. It's situated on the White River golf estate, a mere 45 km from the Kruger Park. It's owned and run by Tania who is of Austrian descent. The quality of the food and staff is of the highest order , you could be eating at one of the finest restaurants in the...

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Thank you for your kind words and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back with us again soon! Kindest Regards - Tanja Ruf

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Golf Course
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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: $213 - $360 (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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“Do not chose Room 12 if you want a patio or tub.”
 of 5 bubbles samaude, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed Luxury room 11”
 of 5 bubbles Tadji, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High recommend home attached to main lodge!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 431andrel, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlook golf course”
 of 5 bubbles UMANGGOSSAIN, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, so any would be worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 460PaulR, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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