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Olifants River Safaris Day Trips

Farm Shiela, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
+27 82 889 4797
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Interesting view from the river

We had a great time on the river and manged to spot giraffes, crocodiles, buffels and elefants... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niek W
Wageningen, The Netherlands
via mobile
Good place to drink with a view

I visited the lodge with my wife on a friday, extremely hungry and looking for an offbeat place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mpho m
via mobile
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  • Average15%
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“steak” (3 reviews)
Farm Shiela, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
+27 82 889 4797
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time on the river and manged to spot giraffes, crocodiles, buffels and elefants. Amazing! The Elefants were of course the highlight of the tour. Unfortunately no hippos, nature is not a la carte. The Sefapane trip included snacks and sodas; which...More

Thank Niek W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the lodge with my wife on a friday, extremely hungry and looking for an offbeat place to relax. I would not recommend the ribs to anyone, they were full of fat and chewy like chewing gum. My wife ordered the milkshake which was...More

Thank Mpho m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just enjoying going to Oliphants River to have lunch since their Tbone steak is the best that I have ever had in my life. We get to spot giraffes, elephants across the river. Be prepared to spend some time because they...More

Thank Natsayi C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Well worth a visit. Easy to find. Great value for money. Friendly people. Very informative. Wonderful scenery. A 9 out of 10.

Thank pam071061
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we regular visitors to Leons place , always good foord and service, Wednesday speacials include the boat sundowner trip , good family event to see some wild life . Guids have good knowledge on wildlife and birdlife

Thank mikeowen462
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the River Safari with Hennie what a great tour guide.He picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the river. He was explaining all the time about all the animals. What a great day!!!

Thank Veridiana E
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The boat trip was interesting but mainly because of a tour guide who had accompanied some Dutch tourists. The seating on board could be better arranged.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife including a large number of birds that we saw. He was very patient and thorough in finding all sorts of mammals and reptiles we never would have seen without his expertise. The meal afterwards was also very...More

1  Thank hendryrd
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

What a disappointment! Bad food, no drinks, no snacks, no vegetables, no dessert. Absolute waste of time and money and would be embarrassed to take a visitor , local or foreign, on this floating Castle Lager barge. Rip off!

Thank 126paulz
Reviewed 13 June 2016

When you go to the Oliphants for the first time it is sooooooooo exciting ... but you can only do the boat trip once. It is a long trip down the river and can get extremely hot - or very windy. There are times that...More

Thank 204sherylv
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