Olifants River Lodge

  • 6 guests
  • 3 beds
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 toilets

Hidden in a smaller private reserve approximately 50 km outside Hoedspruit, you will find this stunning bush lodge on the banks of the Olifants River. The lodge sleeps 6 people and consist of a main house with one ensuite bedroom and a separate unit with two ensuite bedrooms. The main house has a well equipped kitchen, a cozy living area with a bar and an open fireplace for the colder evenings, and a large, partially covered deck with a braai area and a pool and sundeck.
The deck is overlooking the Olifants river where hippo's and crocodiles make for regular sightings, whilst klipspringer and nyala are frequent visitors around the house.
Two thatched 'sala's' overlooking the river, flank the lodge and are ideal places to withdraw oneself with a book, a beer and a pair of binoculars for a totally quiet few hours.

The approximately 2.700 hectare reserve is populated by a large variety of plains game, such as amongst others, impala, kudu, waterbuck, bushbuck, steenbok, zebra, giraffe, sable antelope, eland and is open for your exploration. Predators regularly seen and heard are leopard, hyena and wild dogs. As the reserve has no lion, elephant or buffalo, one can walk and hike in the reserve and enjoy nature in its most pristine form.

The lodge and the reserve are at your disposal for your private African safari. It is the perfect place to unwind and leave the stress and busy city behind and live in the moment. 
 During your stay you will be assisted by our lodge manager who lives in her private quarters and will take care of daily cleaning, making beds and doing turndowns. Laundry service can be opted for at a surcharge.  

The main house has a battery back up system
Rechargeable fans are available for the two other bedrooms
Bathrooms are covered by rechargeable lamps that work during loadshedding
The lodge is unfenced and not suitable for children under 12.

8 seater dining table 
Pool with loungers on sundeck
Covered deck with Morris chairs

Main house – king size bed, ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom, bush views, private deck 
Guest room 1 – queen size bed, ceiling fan and rechargeable fan, ensuite bathroom, outside shower, bush view, veranda
Guest room 2 – queen size bed, ceiling fan and rechargeable fan, ensuite bathroom, outside shower, bush view, veranda


  • Terrace overlooking the Olifants River
  • Bushveld and mountain views
  • Swimming pool
  • Wildlife roam freely around the lodge
  • Free access to the whole reserve
  • Various lookout and picknick-spots in the reserve


  • Covered terrace
  • 8 seater dining table
  • Sun terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • 4 sun loungers
  • Braai / BBQ
  • Private bush sala's for day use


  • Main lounge opens onto large covered furnished terrace
  • Couch-pit with open fire place for colder evenings
  • Guest toilet


  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stove top and Oven
  • Toaster and Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher


  • Battery back-up system in the main house
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Parking undercover for 2 cars


  • East Gate Airport – 1 hour and 15 minute drive
  • Hoedspruit Shops & Restaurants – 1 hour drive
  • Kruger Park Phalaborwa gate – 1 hour and 30 minute drive
  • Blyde River Canyon lookout point / 3 rondavels – 1 hour and 30 minute drive

Please Be Aware:

  • The lodge is strictly non-smoking
  • Feeding of animals is not allowed
  • Please make sure not to leave doors or windows open unattended because of monkeys and baboons
  • Please note this lodge is not suited to bookings with children below the age of 12 years
  • No parties of any sort are permitted on the premises or in the reserve
  • Speed limit in the estate is strictly 30KM/hour
  • No off-road driving allowed in the reserve

Enjoy the ultimate bush escape at Olifants River Lodge. 


  • Mountain View
  • Pool
  • Barbecue
  • Security
  • Entrance Area


20 May 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 OLIFANTS RIVER LODGE RATE
R3,300.00 Per Person Per Night

Rate is € 1.000,- per night for a maximum of 6 people and a minimum of 6 nights.

No children under the age of 12 as the lodge is unfenced