Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge

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Within easy reach of the world-famous Kruger National Park, Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge is also conveniently located to access the Panorama Route, an area of dramatic scenery to the west of the Kruger National Park. Oliver's is family-owned and set in landscaped gardens with beautiful views across White River Golf Course, and this Austrian-styled lodge successfully combines luxurious accommodation with an easy-going, country feel. All the facilities of the White River Country Club are available to guests at Oliver's.

These include an 18-hole championship golf course as well as tennis and squash courts. Golf enthusiasts also have the chance to play the exceptional Leopard Creek Golf Course, usually reserved for members only. Back at the lodge you can laze away the day next to the swimming pool or flip through colourful coffee table books on the verandah. The Wellness & Beauty Clinic has an enticing array of treatments ranging from aromatherapy full-body wraps to the ultimate foot massage.


  • Set on the Panorama Route close to the Kruger National Park
  • One of Wine magazine's 'Top 100 Restaurants of South Africa'
  • 2 superb golf courses: White River & Leopard Creek
  • Cosy, comfortable & homely atmosphere
  • Perfect combination with a Kruger safari


  • Day tours
  • Spa treatments
English country manor style lodge with arguably the best restaurant in the area. Spacious rooms with different views including the fairways.
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Exclusive Standard Room

Rooms at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge are individually furnished and usually have verandahs or balconies overlooking the golf course. All rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, each with a separate shower and bathtub while luxury Rooms feature a lounge area around a fireplace with large bathrooms with romantic corner tubs.

Exclusive Family Unit

Families or two couples travelling together may prefer the privacy of the Family Cottage. This private cottage has two double rooms, each with an en suite bathroom (showers only) and sharing a lounge with a fireplace, small kitchenette and verandah.

Executive Suite

The two Executive Suites are more spacious and feature a separate lounge plus a fireplace next to the 4-poster beds and another to warm the sitting area. The double doors in the bathrooms lead to private outdoor showers.


Find a sun lounger on the lawn next to the peaceful swimming pool or indulge in massages and treatments at the Wellness & Beauty Clinic.Guests at Oliver's can make use of all the Country Club facilities such as golf, tennis and squash.
Curl up in the homely atmosphere of the cosy lounge where a fire is lit in the massive central fireplace each night.


Oliver himself whips up mouth-watering meals in his award-winning restaurant. His menu features both continental and Mediterranean dishes, complemented by a fine selection of wine from the well-stocked cellar. Tasty dinner choices range from grilled calamari and Mozambican prawn curry to mouth-watering German eisbein.

Lunch is served on the verandah where you can tuck into crunchy salads while looking out across the garden and golf course.For a fun dining experience, try the Fondue Chinoise and Swiss Raclette, served in the private and romantic ambience of their wine cellar which can comfortably seat up to 10 people.

General facilities

  • Wine cellar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-11-30 Bed & Breakfast $115
2022-12-01 — 2023-06-30 Bed & Breakfast $110

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge

Rainer Wieltsch

"Oliver's is a great place. Nice, big rooms, excellent kitchen and some good golf courses around. Plus only 40 km to the Kruger Park. This is a place where one can spend 1-2 weeks, playing golf and visiting Kruger and other tourism spots."

Cynthia Porter

"Oliver's has been wonderful. Staff is very accommodating. Food very good. Oliver's even prepared a breakfast to go since we are leaving before the restaurant opens."

Julie Abel

We would like to thank you again for such a wonderful stay at Oliver's last week. The rooms were lovely, well cleaned, and very comfortable. In particular, the food was delicious and Jeanne was so accommodating with our children’s allergies and our vegan dishes. Pretty and Calvan did an excellent job with their service and we appreciated their hard work.
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Paul Liesching

"We had no hiccups, and the accommodation at Olivers a was excellent, I'd highly recommend it!"

Helena Roberts

"We had a wonderful 3 nights there, the staff were brilliant, the food scrumptious and on Chris' birthday a beautiful cake appeared which was so appreciated and totally unexpected. We were all really sad to leave after such fantastic hospitality."

Antonius Dinnissen

Oliver's lounge and the restaurant belonging with it is simply marvellous. I live in France and you know what they say about France. But the phrase could also have been "living and dining like God in Oliver's"; really superb place to stay (and celebr ate your 50th birthday).
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Jenny McRae

"We had a great time at Oliver's - it's a beautiful lodge and grounds are also beautiful. The staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful, and our cottage was extremely comfortable."

Franck Soroste

"Very nice place, and very good restaurant. You were right, it was worthy to travel the extra miles to get there."

Peter Stifter

When we moved to Oliver's in White River we experienced a real contrast. This was probably the most beautiful and well kept accommodation offering the best and friendliest service which we had known before. The owner couple are a real treasure, the h usband is named the best cook in the region.
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Roberta Piagneri

"Oliver's Lodge is really good and they upgraded our bedroom (they have such a good opinion of Go2Africa!!!). Two days are ok for this area."

Elaine Cheung

"Beautifully appointed rooms & wonderful service. It was a great way to start our post-race relaxation!"

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