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Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm

R33 between Vaalwater and Ellisras / Lephalale, Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
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We are situated in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere only 10mins outside Vaalwater. Enjoy a break-away in the bushveld only 2hrs north of Pretoria! Our "Kruger Park style" Cottages and Rondavels are the perfect accommodation for a small group of family or friends! Wake up and watch Zebra, Giraffe and Wildebeest grazing around the Lodge! We have 2x cosy Rondavels from R350pP and 2x Family Cottages (sleeps 4-6) from R250pP. All accommodation is in a beautiful garden area with views onto the bushveld. For social get-togethers there is a central Lapa with braai facilities, a fully equipped kitchen and DSTV. Cool off in the sparkling swimming pool and enjoy evenings gathered around a large fire in the boma.The farm is in a unique setting and offers great self-guided game and bird viewing walks as well as horse- and pony rides (please by prior arrangements only!). There are plenty of things to do and recreational facilities in the nearby area like Quad Trails, Hunting Safaris, Elephant Rides, Canopy Tour, Fishing at Mokolo Dam, Marakele National Park (Big 5), D'Nyala Game & Nature Reserve or visit one of the local little towns which offer a variety of shopping opportunities and restaurants. We gladly assist with bookings of outings!We hope to welcome you soon at our establishment!Best regards,Sandra NortjeOlievenhoutsrus Guest- and Game FarmVaalwater
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Property amenities
Free parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Table tennis
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German


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R33 between Vaalwater and Ellisras / Lephalale, Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
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We stayed three days at Olievenhoutsrus. The place is very well equiped for a family with children in the age of 3, 6 and 9. Nice pool, trampoline, game-farm where you can walk around. The owner helped us to arrange a good game-drive in a park nearby and they made delcious and healthy dinners on request. But most of all the friendly staff made it a nice place to stay.
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Response from SunnyN1971, Owner at Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm
Responded Aug 19, 2019
Dear Thijs and Family It was nice meeting you all and we are delighted to receive your great feedback - Thank You for that! We hope you or your friends will visit Olievenhoutsrus Guest and Game Farm again when traveling through the Waterberg Biosphere next time. Best regards, Sandra and Delmar Nortje Olievenhoutsrus Vaalwater
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Our family enjoyed a lovely long weekend stay at Olievenhoutsrus. The Lalapanzi cottage was comfortable and furnished with a lovely mix of old and new furniture. We enjoyed the extra upstairs room overlooking the watering hole and being able to watch the game coming down in the evening. Our two sons (7&4) kept themselves entertained with the tree swing, trampoline, table tennis and even managed a quick swim in the pool! We all enjoyed the walks around the farm. Sandra and her family and staff were really welcoming (as the many positive TripAdvisor reviews suggested)! The farm is a short drive from Vaalwater where we enjoyed delicious lunch and coffee stops at Le Fleur and Seringa Cafe. The Black Mamba shop in the complex with the Spar contains a tempting collection of African crafts, definitely worth a stop!
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What an incredible place! Set down a short sandy road we found a little oasis. Our 2-bedroom cottage had everything we needed for a short family break. Set in its own private, fenced garden it was a short walk to the sparkling pool and communal boma. Sandra the owner was super friendly and helpful. Zachariah the farm manager took us on a wonderful sunset game drive - we saw giraffes, zebra, buck, wildebeest, ostriches. Highly recommended! We'll be back!
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Response from SunnyN1971, Owner at Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm
Responded Mar 28, 2019
Thank you for your great feedback and we are delighted to hear that you and your family had a good time at Olievenhoutsrus Guest and Game Farm. We can't wait to welcome you again soon! Best regards, Olievenhoutsrus Staff and Management
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Thank you Sandra and everyone else for being such great and accommodating hosts. We were a group of 9 and had a great relaxing weekend away. The accommodation is great and our Labradors loved the space they had to run around at our cottage. We did a game drive, had the boma going for an evening and just relaxed by the side of the pool. A great getaway from the city and we will definitely be back!
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Response from SunnyN1971, Owner at Olievenhoutsrus Guest & Game Farm
Responded Jan 30, 2019
Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you, your family/friends and your lovely dogs soon again at Olievenhoutsrus Guest- and Game Farm! Best regards, Sandra
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Very nice location and friendly staff. The perfect place for relaxing and watching animals like giraffe, zebra, gnu and ostrich right behind your accomodation. Although we have missed to book a breakfast in advance we've got a very good one served in the morning.
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$61 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergVaalwater
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