We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Oliver\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 150: English reviews
Naples, Florida
1 review
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!

Helpful?
Thank njjnaples
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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... More 

Helpful?
Thank jan10667
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 More 

White River
Level Contributor
76 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank TinaAponte
Cartagena, Spain
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank slugspain
1 review
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.

Helpful?
Thank Farzam M
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dani M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tadji
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 More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank Debra M
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 More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank pleoni9357
TanjaRufErrath, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this review

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

Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Wow what awesome service and the food exceptional. I had Guinea foul cooked to perfection, best Guinea foul ever. The service was efficient and friendly. The ambiance also great with a really good menu choice

Helpful?
1 Thank B3736PNpault
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 meal with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards - Tanja Ruf More 

185 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (141)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (27)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (52)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Other (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (44)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near White River
16.3 km away
Belgrace Boutique Hotel
Belgrace Boutique Hotel
#1 of 9 in White River
159 reviews
1.1 km away
aha Greenway Woods Resort
aha Greenway Woods Resort
#6 of 9 in White River
165 reviews
5.4 km away
Premier Hotel The Winkler
Premier Hotel The Winkler
#4 of 9 in White River
202 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
30.0 km away
Hippo Hollow Country Estate
27.9 km away
Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
5.2 km away
Hulala Lakeside Lodge
Hulala Lakeside Lodge
#5 of 9 in White River
174 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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: $229 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Hotels.com and Expedia so you can book your Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Oliver`s Hotel White River
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“If walking is a challenge, would recommend rooms closer to the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles AnthonyD33, 1 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay