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Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
+27 13 750 0479
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (5 reviews)
“fondue” (3 reviews)
“apple strudel” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00 Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I used Oliver’s as our base whilst staying in White River for a few days. Staying in one of the suites overlooking the golf course, had it not been for the weather, I’m sure we would have been able to explore a...More

Thank Atkos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olivers is a place that makes you feel welcome from the very first minute, providing great hospitality coming from the heart. The Olivers team made our stay special from beginning to end. If you would like to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding,...More

Thank Olaf M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are particular and enjoy excellent cuisine. This is the place to visit. I have never been sorry for making my choice of an excellent place toe enjoy good cuisine as Olivers

Thank Izak_Fick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really wonderful dinner with great colleagues. Venu is very chic unexpected and welcoming place. We were agreeably surprised and delighted with the fine cuisine and helpful staff. Looking forward to coming back soon 😊

Thank Thierry T
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our family, having stayed over at the lodge more than once , love having lunch or dinner at Oliver's Restaurant whenever we are in the region. What a pleasant gastronomic experience it has once again proved to be. The food was wonderful, everyone being exceptionally...More

Thank Gerhardt P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were far more than satisfied with our stay and regret that it was only for one night. The staff at Oliver’s were friendly and helpful and the place itself was very nice especially some of the aspects of their service like the hot water...More

Thank 319dj
Reviewed 5 May 2018

On a solo business trip to White River on my birthday, I thought I'd treat myself to a fine dining experience. The food was absolutely mouth-watering, from the home-made bread and aubergine dip, through the starter and the main course. The ambience is warm and...More

Thank Suzbird3571
Reviewed 2 May 2018

When a restaurant like Olivers has been around for as long as it has the level of quality tends to wane. This is not the case with Olivers! Tanya and her team continue to serve the most delicious local produce in an innovative way in...More

Thank Aliya H
Tanja R, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Aliya, Thank you so much for your kind review and words! Always a pleasure to host you and your family with us. Looking forward to your next visit to the Lowveld! Best Regards - Tanja

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent dinner for 8 , top class fine dining with best service at very good prices. The special was a chicken and prawn curry -excellent. I had the best prepared steak . Wine selection top class. Dont leave White River without visiting this restaurant!!

Thank Voyager26
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your positive review and kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Oliver's and hope that you will visit again soon. Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 15 April 2018

The food was amazing and we asked to eat in the wine room cellar. It was really nice so ask if it is available for you as well. Helpful tip.More

Thank Robink34
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your positive review. Our Wine Cellar is definitely recommended for intimate, romantic and private dinners for up to 8 guests and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Dené...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  White River
  • Phone Number: +27 13 750 0479
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An oasis of gourmet cuisine in deepest Mpumalanga. The restaurant is run by its owner, Tanja Ruf, and her personal attention to detail shows in everything from the warm welcome visitors receive through to guests’ individual requirements. Mouth-watering cuisine is offered with continental and mediterranean dishes from our a-la-carte menu served with only the finest wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Fun-dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar.
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