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Oliver’s Restaurant & Lodge opened in December 2001 and is considered by many as among the top restaurants in Mpumalanga.
The health and beauty spa at the spa at Oliver’s Restaurant & Lodge offers both relaxing and stimulating massages, manicures and pedicures, along with a range of facial and body treatments.
This Mpumalanga spa, lodge and restaurant is in the White River Country Estate, just a fove-minute drive from the town of White River. It overlooks the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course and is a good base from which to explore the Lowveld.
The lodge prides itself on personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere, which extends to its spa, where you can choose a number of options from the treatment menu.
Typically, a full-day package at the spa involves a refreshing body scrub, an aromatherapy full body wrap, a foot massage and a full body massage, followed by a light lunch. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a Dermalogica core facial, a manicure and a pedicure.
Half-day packages are also available, along with individual treatments such as hot stone massages, head and scalp massages, deep tissue massages as well as grooming treatments like eyebrow shaping, tinting and waxing.
Oliver’s Spa uses the Lilian Terry International range of aromatherapy oils. These products use superior-grade essential oils and pure, cold-pressed carrier oils. They contain no artificial fragrances or colouring agents and are not tested on animals.
This Mpumalanga spa also uses the Dermalogica International range of products, which contain no irritating artificial colours or fragrance.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge
Tel: +27 (0)13 750 0479
How to get here
Take the N4 to Nelspruit, then take the R40 to White River. Travel through White River and turn left onto the R40 to Hazyview. Then, turn left into Pine Lake Drive and travel 1km to find Oliver's on the left.
Around the area
Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge is just a 45-minute drive from God's Window, a 35-minute drive from the Kruger National Park, a 45-minute drive from Leopard Creek golf course and a 5-minute drive from the town of White River.
Tours to do
A trip to the Kruger National Park is a must. Take the self-drive option or organise yourself a guided tour. There are numerous options available and it's a good idea to visit the SANParks website for guidance.
Having your own car will mean the freedom to travel around at will – and you must plan a day trip into the Kruger National Park.
What will it cost
See Oliver's website for details. There are seasonal special packages on offer.
Length of stay
This is a day spa. However, it's a good idea to spend a few days in the Lowveld to explore the sights and attractions.
Where to stay
Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge has 12 en-suite rooms, all with views of the surrounding estate.
What to eat
Oliver's has an award-winning restaurant. Its à la carte menu has a Mediterranean influence and the food is paired with South African wines from the well-stocked cellar.
The Kruger National Park is a major highlight in the area, as is the scenic Panorama Route (an official route of the Mpumalanga province) that incorporates scenic attractions in the area such as Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes.