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About Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve

Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve is a stunning self-catering reserve which lies 1500 m above sea level in the breathtaking, malaria-free Waterberg Mountains. The reserve is set in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere which is protected by UNESCO. It offers unprecedented and spectacular views.

A truly unique experience awaits both the keen outdoor enthusiast and the well-primed city slicker, allowing your senses to be remoulded in the absence of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Olievenfontein offers you absolute peace and tranquillity, allowing you an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the great beauty and splendour that Africa has to offer. Guests can sit back and enjoy a good book while listening to the sounds of almost 350 bird species, or watch the various game species on the reserve.

The untamed wilderness and the magnificent wildlife offerings of South Africa will leave you with a lasting impression. A safari at a reserve of this nature makes for an unforgettable family holiday, which is why we offer guests a pleasurable stay with their children. We offer a host of activities which will keep children occupied and entertained while the rains fall, or even just for them to have their own space while staying with us.

We offer transfers to and from the reserve. This option will allow you and your family to take in the many sites that the Waterberg has on offer, including the renowned Waterberg Meander. We will collect you and your family or colleagues from your preferred location, and transfer you in the comfort of either our VW Caravelle or our Land Rover Defender. Alternatively, we can arrange a private chartered flight, either by helicopter or by light aircraft.

Safari: Guests can sit back and enjoy a good book while listening to the sounds of almost 350 bird species, or watch the various game species on the reserve.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.


40% OFF Spring in The Waterberg...

Stay between 01 Sep 2017 and 31 Oct 2017 and get 40% off.

  • Valid for 2 guests or more
  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 01 Sep 2017 and 31 Oct 2017)

40% OFF Weekend Special

Stay between 10 Aug 2017 and 31 Oct 2017 and get 40% off. Valid every Fri,Sat,Sun. .

  • Valid for 2 guests or more
  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 10 Aug 2017 and 31 Oct 2017)

Important Information

Please note:

All activities are subject to availability and are weather dependent, and may be affected by other factors beyond our control. The outdoor schedule and content may be re-arranged or amended as of short notice and cannot be guaranteed.

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Reviews for Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve

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Lifa Dhlamini
11 September 2017

1st Johan was rude to us on the phone,he said we are wasting his time when we called him to ask for dirdurections from Kranskop as per his instructions,instead of helping us out he asked us where did we stop because it's late,he started telling us the gate closes at 7 mind you the car is moving and we missed the off ramp,my wife was so angry she told him where to get off that's where he started treating us like paying customers,we also recorded the conversation with him on the phone🙏🏽some how we managed to reach an agreement n he gave us directions and we arrived but we didn't want to go...
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Zandile Ntuli
23 August 2017

It was a lovely relaxing stay. Jeniffer was a perfect host and he views of the trees and hills are breathtakingly.the place was clean and neat. Only the man who works with Jeniffer needs more people skills training as he is not friendly at all.

Karen Visagie
13 August 2017

We had such an awesome stay. All the staff where friendly and professional. Service was awesome. The unit we stayed in (Wildebeest) was lovely and we had everything we needed. Love the big verandas! The jungle gym right on our doorstep kept our 3 year old busy enough for us to relax. Jennifer arranged for a baby bath and camping cot to be set up in our unit for our 4 month old without us even asking. We did the walking trail, its short enough to do with the kids and we saw some zebra, kudu and giraffe while walking. We booked the special (40% discount) last minute and feel so blessed to have...
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Adriaan van der Walt
17 July 2017

We loved the place, the atmosphere there, the immediate surroundings. Johan and Jennifer took trouble to make us feel at home.

Russel Brand
05 June 2017

An ideal peaceful getaway in an intimate setting.

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Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve Map

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