At the foot of this gorge lies Olifants River Lodge, a relaxed leisure and conference retreat making the most of its scenic setting.
It’s all about the great outdoors at Olifants River Lodge, and activities range from fishing at the river’s edge, boat pedalling and kayaking to horse riding, hiking through the spectacular gorge and birdwatching. A popular venue for teambuilding, corporates can participate in paintball, volleyball, obstacle course races, raft building or many other energising activities that the onsite team building company can assist with. There’s also a large indoor heated pool and two outdoor pools, ideal for corporate guests who return for a family getaway once they’ve seen how much there is on offer at Olifants River Lodge.
Centrally located approximately 200 km from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit, and 260 km from Polokwane, Olifants River Lodge is an easily accessible conference venue, with 9 fully equipped and air-conditioned conference rooms catering for groups of all sizes up to 650 delegates. The multi-purpose conference rooms are also suitable for training, sales seminars and special events.
A variety of comfortable accommodation is available for up to 245 guests, including ethnic thatched rondavels, log cabins, cabanas and river view villas, positioned throughout the extensive tree-filled grounds. The lodge has two large restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with an emphasis on traditional South African cuisine. With plenty of outdoor seating available on the terrace, guests can admire the beautiful setting while dining or enjoy a light snack poolside. There are also two fully licenced bars with big screen TVs to ensure that sports enthusiasts don’t miss any of the action.
Olifants River Lodge is also an excellent alternative to an urban hotel for those travelling to the coal fields surrounding Witbank and Middelburg.