Riding vacation on a Game Farm in the Waterberg Biosphaere only 2hrs drive from Jhb/Pretoria

Olievenhoutsrus Game Farm in Vaalwater / Northwest
German website

Olievenhoutsrus is a private game farm with excellent riding opportunities and comfortable accommodation! Enjoy outrides amongst giraffe and many more

Africa/Indian Ocean > South Africa > Northwest > Vaalwater

Map Northwest

Additional information about the area

Excursions: no details
Traveling by car:
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Restaurants, Shopping, Tennis court

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Galleries / Museum, Fishing, Golf course
Property photo 2
Property photo 3
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, B & B for Horses, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, B & B for Horsemen, Campground / Campsite
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Olievenhoutsrus is a private game farm with excellent riding opportunities and comfortable accommodation! Enjoy outrides amongst giraffe and many more

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Horse Walker
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

Experienced riders can enjoy outrides in the field, beginners or kids can be taken on the lead or try first steps in the arena. Riding amongst various buck species is popular amongst young and old.

More details of the property

Olievenhoutsrus offers cosy, thatched Rondavels with kitchenette/bathroom or 2-3 bedroom Family Cottages with kitchen/bathroom. There is a central pool, lapa with kitchen, TV and Barbecue available.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Help wanted / desirable
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

Our lovely horses, ponies and tame dogs are favoured by many visitors. Various game and bird species can be viewed from within the garden area.

Other offers and explanations

We can offer the perfect family holiday for riders and non-riders. Beginners or small children can take their first steps in the arena. Non-riders can enjoy game and bird viewing walks or just relax.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all 4 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Ponies
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, For guided Trail Rides, also Ride on your Own
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Ride on your own
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
Average experience required
Demand on rider:
little demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Outrides can be individually arranged and according to experience. We gladly arrange special events such as a bush-picnic and/or game drives on the open game drive vehicle.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 4 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Paddock box, Paddock - Pasture

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
General information of the Training:
with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Riding Classes / Lessons
English / Classic Riding, Many-sidedness Riding, Dressage, Jumping, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking
Guest lodgings

Comfortable reed-roofed round cabins and family cottages on the game farm.

1 Vacation home :
no details
2 Cabins (with bathroom) :
no details
1 Campground / Campsite :
no details
1 Parking space for a Motor Home / Camper :
no details
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning, Toilet and wash room, Showers

Further information:

Kind of Catering:
  • Self-Catering
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
No smoking, Internet access

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.

Rates Guest Horses

Boarding fee:
15,00 Euro per day/horse
Feeding fee:
10,00 Euro per day/horse
Olievenhoutsrus Guest- and Game Farm
First name:
Last name:
South Africa
+ 27 (0)14 755 4441
Phone 2:
+ 27 (0)82 657 6262
+ 27 (0)86 556 8261

You can contact us with the following languages:
German, English

Cosy accommodation in the Waterberg Bushveld only 2hrs drive from JHB/Pretoria. For 4x4 travellers to Botswana we offer a bushveld camp-site. We are easily accessible with a sedan vehicle!

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Olievenhoutsrus Guest- and Game Farm
Zip/Postal Code: 0530
Street: P.O. Box 878
Country: South Africa -- Northwest -- Vaalwater
Phone: + 27 (0)14 755 4441
Phone 2: + 27 (0)82 657 6262