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About Us

About Us

Escape to the beautiful Great Olifants River Gorge

This malaria-free, semi-bushveld paradise is cradled in a valley and situated on the banks of the Great Olifants River, less than two hours drive from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit, on the R555 between Middelburg and Witbank (eMalahleni).

A prepared gravel road is the path that Oom Barries took back in 1985 to Presidentsrus. He came over the hill and fell in love with the mystical view from afar. With humble beginnings as an Inn, caravan & camping site, Olifants River Lodge was born.

Named God’s Valley, with its indigenous fauna & flora hugging our diverse accommodation from rough camping to luxury Villas set on stunning manicured gardens.

We are an exceptional venue specializing in all aspects of hospitality. Anything from the ideal corporate venue for strategic planning, launching of new products, workshops, expo’s, conferences or teambuilding.

Alternatively, pack you bags, bring the kids and break away for a weekend or longer.

*(Presidentsrus – “where the Presidents rest”)

Day Visitors and Sunday Lunches by booking only.


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