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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our expectations were high and we got so much more than what we expected. Beautifull comfortable spacouis rooms. The staff is friendly and professional and really made welcome. We had dinner in the cellar Calvin was our waitor. We had the swiss raclette. Calvin was very professional always there at exactly the right moment respecting his guests privacy. One can...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oliver's Restaurant is set in a superb setting on the White River Country Estate. We arrived at dusk and had pre-dinner drinks on the veranda, enjoying the sounds of the rapidly approaching evening. The service was excellent and the food was both well presented and delicious.

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

Thank you for your positive review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back some time. Kind Regards Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No attractions and nothing to do in the vicinity, except to walk around the Golf course which was refreshing and pleasant. A good and restful stop over for 1 night enroute to Sabi Sands. Lovely house, warm hospitality and a very homely feel. Best part of the short stay has to be the food. The restaurant served excellent food--fillet steak...

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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 that you enjoyed your time with us. Wishing you a wonderful time still in South Africa. Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The time of our visit is was end of December 2015 with our management weekend. We had a group breakfast at Oliver's, and what a beautiful place. Everyone greeted us friendly and the service was outstanding, we loved the food. Really was a great experience and all the food was displayed beautifully.

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

Thank you for your kind review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 13 January 2017

An unforgettable stay. We were 8 friends staying in Olivers. We were treated so friendly and with an outstanding hospitality. The food was the far best we experienced so far during the roundtrip in Southern Africa and especially the visit in the cellar was something we never would expect. On top of everything, so nice decorated and comfortable rooms. Big...

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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 that you enjoyed your stay with us! It was an absolute pleasure and we had fun too! We really hope to welcome you back one day and wish you a pleasant journey further! Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went for the day spa and had the most wonderful time. The treatments are top class and products used really great quality. The staff are well trained and all the lunch provided was excellent. Will definitely be back

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Johannesburg, Gauteng
Reviewed 29 December 2016

From the moment of contact with Ms Goitsimang: receptionist, waitress, ambassador-extraordinaire for Oliver's, you know this venue needs an upgrade to 5*. Congratulations! A telephone conversation sent me to the address, a smile made me feel my 5hour journey to get there was worth every kilometre, and the comfort of superb, clean, and-should-I-add "spectacular" accommodation overlooking their golf course, made...

Thank Gerhardus2010
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Excellent stay for 2 nights. The room was a sectioned off part of a much larger apartment that no one was staying in. Very modern and comfortable with a huge surrounding balcony overseeing the golf course. The lodge loaned me a set of clubs for free and the course was superb. Both breakfast and dinner were in the restaurant which...

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

Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Apologies for the mishap on the Desserts on the last night. This is obviously not our standard of service but I thank you for bring this to my attention. We hope you still enjoyed your trip and it would be a pleasure to welcome...

Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 18 November 2016 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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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
Hotel Class:3,5 star — Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Overlook the golf course... or choose the family Cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles Gerhardus2010, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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