Olifants River Lodge


Olifants River Lodge

Escape to the beautiful Great Olifants River Gorge.

Swop city sounds for bird calls. Get active or simply relax and recharge, Forget about city sounds and listen to the magnificent call of the Fish Eagle and the haunting sound of the Greyheaded Bush Shrike. You don’t have to worry about speeding cars, rather watch the grace of the Pied Kingfisher catching his lunch. You can see Dassies, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Kudus, Rhebucks, Monitor Lizards (Likkewaan), Porcupines and Mongooses. And, if you’re lucky, very lucky, you might even see a Leopard. If you need more than just nature to relax, we offer a variety of activities for the whole family.


Thatched Rondawels

The en suite rondavels have two single beds and come with dinner, bed and breakfast packages from the Lodge restaurant. You can buy meat and wood for a braai at our shop. Selected DStv channels (M-Net, Supersport) are available as well as SABC1, 2, 3 and e-TV. Hand soap, hand towels and bath towels are provided. Towels are not for use outside the rondavels.


The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Debut, presents a gourmet menu following international trends and drawing on local delicacies. All dishes are prepared using only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally as well as from our own organic fruit, vegetable and herb gardens.


The cabanas offer accommodation for a family of four in an open-plan unit with a small kitchen area, a dining table with four chairs, a living area with a television as well as a sleeping area with a bed, and a loft. The open-plan living area has an air conditioner. There is a double bed in the downstairs open-plan living area and two single beds in the loft. The bathroom is on the ground floor and hand soap, hand towels and bath towels are provided. The towels are not for use outside the cabanas. Selected DStv channels (M-Net, Supersport) are available as well as SABC1, 2, 3 and e-TV. There is a braai with braai utensils.


The luxury duplex units have living areas on the ground floor and bedrooms on the upper floor.The two-bedroom units have two single beds per room and two en suite bathrooms.

In the three-bedroom units you’ll find one double bed and four single beds as well as two bathrooms, of which one is en suite.The kitchen is fully equipped, with a stove, oven, microwave oven and medium-sized fridge.

There is cutlery for six to eight people.An air conditioner cools the kitchen and the family room.The family room has a lounge suite and a TV with selected DStv channels (M-Net, Supersport) as well as SABC1, 2, 3 and e-TV.

All villas have private patios with built-in braais, patio tables and chairs.Each villa has a carport and additional parking space is available for your trailer.Hand soap, hand towels and bath towels are provided. The towels are not for use outside the units.

Conference Facilities

Catering for groups from 20-200 our six fully-equipped and air-conditioned venues offer:

  • TV’s
  • video/DVD players
  • data projectors
  • PA systems
  • flipcharts
  • copying, faxing and typing facilities

Team Building

This 3* venue is ideal for budget conscious managers and directors looking for an affordable team building venue.

The relaxed atmosphere and array of venues make this a great 3* venue. Beach and Bush Adventures, one of South Africa’s top corporate teambuilding and event organising operators, offers a variety of teambuilding and activity options which can take place onsite at Olifants River Lodge.

To learn more about what we can do for you and your organisation, please contact us at: bookings@beachandbush.co.za or phone Sean on 082 902 5672.