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Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm

R33 between Vaalwater and | Ellisras / Lephalale, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my girlfriend to this guest farm for a weekend away from the city, and just a short trip from Johannesburg it really is perfect! January was a really hectic time at work, and I needed to get out and relax again, and I must tell you, this is the PERFECT place to do so. The service from Sandra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay at Olievenhoutsrus. We had a nice rondavel with everything we needed. Animals at the fence and bushbaby's on the roof. It was great! For travelers to Botswana or Johannesburg a very good place to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Olievenhoutsrus! The gardens, pool and walks on the farm are great. We had a braai with homemade Kudu and Wratzwijn worst. The shops in Vaalwater are perfect for doing your shopping. Our kids loved the dogs en the sun! We also had a family braai with Sandra and Delmar and kids on the 31... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had such a restful Christmas, and our small children (18 months and 4.5 years) loved it! We usually have to work hard and find things to keep the kids occupied but at Olievenhoutsrus this was not a problem. They fed apples to the horses, played on the lawns, swam in the warm pool, watched the wild animals and took... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we recently decided to escape from the hectic coastal holiday chaos and found this gem. everything was seamless from booking to checking out after a few blissful days in the bush. the chalet was cool and clean and the sparkling pool was a welcome escape for the kids along with the well-kept lawns. we saw plenty wildlife around the living... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My wife and I have just spent 2 perfect days at Olievenhoutsrus, and our only regret is that we didn't spend 2 perfect weeks there. We booked from our home in England, based on other reviews, and we hit the jackpot! This place is far from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and allows you to unwind in perfect... More 

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Joburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Spent an absolutely amazing weekend with friends at Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm! Sandra and her family are most welcoming to their game farm. The farm itself is well stocked with amenities and all your needs & requirements are well catered for in the guest lodges. We got to see a variety of game on the farm during our game... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My friends and I spent a perfectly relaxing weekend at this farm in Vaalwater and could not have been happier. The place is secluded and peaceful, with beautiful nature all around. Sandra and her family are very friendly and accommodating, and went out of their way to make our short weekend feel much longer: Sandra took us horseback riding in... More 

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Bethlehem, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our two day stay at Olievenhoutsrus during Oct turned into something of serenity and calmness.A must for a Bird lover. The Bush baby stole our hearts.Just sit and relax!!!The friendliness of Sandra the hostess was excellent.I can recommend it to all. Please try this Little spot of Bushveld. If the rest of Vaalwater is like Olievenhoutsrus,I'll like to stay there... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Owner has a clause where they seek to contract out of all responsibility even in instances where they have been negligent. The owner sought to confront me about this whilst he had been drinking, which I did not find appropriate.

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Olievenhoutsrus1, Owner at Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm, responded to this review

First of all, we, the Olievenhoutsrus Guest- and Game Farm owners and staff, would like to Thank our guests who have written reviews and expressed their great experiences with and at our Game Farm in the past! The many compliments we have been getting in our extensive guestbook, can confirm and reflect that we really do go the extra mile... More 

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