River Lodge Vredendal

River Lodge Vredendal

4 Nooitgedacht Street, Vredendal 8160 South Africa
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#3 of 4 guest houses in Vredendal
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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River Lodge Vredendal offers ten thatched-roof chalets to choose from, situated in a serene and beautiful garden. All chalets are fully furnished and have a small kitchenette to whip up a quick meal if you do not want to visit our fine dining restaurants in town. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, the lodge is the ideal stopover for the weary businessman or for the extreme sports lovers who wants to tackle some of the cycle or trail routes on offer. The lodge is also ideal for the family who just want to traverse the Olifants River valley wine routes, to travel the Namaqualand Daisy routes in August to September and of course your home base for the now famous Madeliefie Makietie show at Strandfontein end October.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range

Location

4 Nooitgedacht Street, Vredendal 8160 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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mlungisi_phewa wrote a review Nov 2020
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Meals were well cooked and balance. The staff were friendly, the Gardens even offered to wash my car free of charge. the rooms were cleaned daily with clean fresh towels and they will ask .... how you sleep daily making you feel like home away.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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agewebb wrote a review Sept 2020
Fish Hoek, South Africa177 contributions63 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We returned to River lodge after a number of years, Reception was friendly and helpful. The room was nicely decorated and well equipped, but had some quirks like having to unplug the microwave to use the kettle, and the tv decoder deep under the counter. Ot he most comfortable bed, but nevertheless a nice stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mdeken149103 wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Once the gate opened I was surprise to see the inside. The garden so neat and well taken care of. Rosie at reception was so friendly and helpful. The Chalet very neat and clean and we had a good nights rest. The next morning they brought our breakfast to the chalet which was very nice ;) Will go there again!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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622howard wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
room was poorly lit and dirty. bed was terrible - probably the worst mattress i have ever seen. tv did not work most of the time.

pool and outside areas were in a good condition. parking was perfect. staff were very good.
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Date of stay: April 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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SueC wrote a review Sept 2019
18 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice clean room but tired, fridge, microwave and TV etc., in need of some renovation, good location and nice friendly staff, wouldve been secure but the gate didnt close? Nice breakfast in clean environment, but not sure why its called River Lodge as we could see a river?
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Astrid A wrote a review Apr 2019
25 contributions1 helpful vote
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to the premises and the gardens looked nice. We tried to find a receptiontionist and eventually an unfriendly lady checked us in and also insisted we pay upfront for stay and breskfast.
She showed us chalet 3.
The minute we opened the door I realized there is something amiss.
The place stank of wet thatched roof, and was dark and dingy. The front room looked bare, like some furniture is missing . The only chair was dirty and desperately in need of dry cleaning. The table is dated and floor dirty.
Cupboards in kitchen are old, mouldy and tatty.
The bedroom had two inadequate soft lights. Very dark and smelly.
The bathroom is in a cupboard and you had to stick your head into a washbasin whilst on the toilet that had a seat that stuck to my leg! No place to store toiletries on a shelf.
The shower tiles had so much disgusting mould on 3 walls, that we skipped abluting .
Staff were unfriendly when we reminded them that the security gate was open.
I would never go back again .
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from pierrecor, Public Relations Manager at River Lodge Vredendal
Responded 06 May 2019
Ma'am We are really sorry that you've experienced our lovely establishment in such a negative manner. We would've liked for you to visit us again for you to have a more balanced experience. Our apologies for not providing you with the service you anticipated. Kind regards Alta
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Tania W wrote a review Apr 2016
South Africa9 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This must be one of Vredendal's best kept secret. Tranquility, lush greenery, lovely cottages - this is the perfect stay over to escape from the rat race. Close enough to Strandfontein if you want to relax on the beach. Wine farms in the surrounds for some wine tasting, and then after a hot summer day you can return to your cool chalet and chill
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Date of stay: March 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pierre C, Public Relations Manager at River Lodge Vredendal
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Dear Tania W I really think it's time for you to visit us again. Such kind words are really appreciated. Why don't you come down for the Madeliefie Makietie at Strandfontein on 26/27 October and stay with us again. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the renovations and changes under the new management. Regards Alta Pretorius
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WillemanEsme wrote a review Mar 2016
Paarl/Rsa93 contributions54 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights in cottage no 9.From the outside it looks ok,, ,but the inside was smelly,dark and dusty.
The kitchen cupboard was broken out of the wall and the doors hang as they were also broken.There was only one bulb working.The bedside lamps ,the only light in the dark room was so weak you could not even try to read something.It was just so depressing and they are not cheap!!
The bathroom is so small with the toilet on top of the wash basin.
There were ants everywhere ,because the floors were dirty and sticky.
But the worst part of our stay was the attitude of the owner/manager.
When I asked her about the wifi ,she asked what cottage are we in .When I answered ,no 9 she told me in such a brush off manner that no 9 has no wifi.No,I am sorry about that,,nothing, she was just rude.
We had work to do and asked if there were wifi when we booked directly with the owner/manager and was told ,,yes!
She said that I could stand in the office where there was wifi,but I rather went into the garden because of her bad attitude
The only good thing was the sweet breakfast staff.
There are many other places to stay in Vredendal.I would not recommend the River Lodge to anybody.
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Date of stay: February 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: We only know room no 9,,do not book it.
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Response from Pierre C, Public Relations Manager at River Lodge Vredendal
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Dear WillemanEsme As part of the new management team, it is heartbreaking to read a review like yours. More so, because we are really putting heart and soul into renovating the Lodge. We would really appreciate it if you would pop in one day, just to see the changes for yourself. We aim to provide an oasis for weary travelers and want to send guests on their way, rejuvenated and ready for the new day. Regards Alta Pretorius
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byo3142 wrote a review Oct 2013
Melbourne84 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Based ourselves here for a few days while exploring the region, with wildflowers being the purpose of our visit and they were exceptional. Pleasant dining room for breakfast. Everything neat, clean and well presented. Beautiful shade trees and surrounds. Carine was very helpful when we had a small medical issue one evening and lovely to chat with on other occasions. Really made us feel welcome.
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Date of stay: September 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Pierre C, Public Relations Manager at River Lodge Vredendal
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Dear byo3142 It is heart-warming to read a review like this. The new management are really looking forward to showing you an equally good time. Building on a foundation like this, makes our job so much easier. I hope that you are coming for the flowers again? Or maybe at end October for the Madeliefie Makietie festival in Springfontein? Regards Alta Pretorius
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barry_capetown wrote a review Aug 2020
Cape Town, South Africa136 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night only after research on Tripadvisor. Very warm welcome. The chalets are ample for two people. Very clean and well equipped. Secure parking and very safe. Breakfast was served in our chalet due to covid 19. We enjoyed this and appreciate the extra effort with all the sanatising and cleaning. The linnen was fresh and clean. The staff even arranged a portable braai for us to use. Overall a great stop over and would stay here again when we are near Vredendal.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alta P wrote a tip Sept 2018
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The10 chalets are spread throughout the garden. So every chalet shares the same peaceful feeling."
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WillemanEsme wrote a tip Mar 2016
Paarl/Rsa93 contributions54 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"We only know room no 9,,do not book it."
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Nicki43 wrote a tip Jul 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa33 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in the same room every time. It was quite and peaceful."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Lodge Vredendal
What are some of the property amenities at River Lodge Vredendal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at River Lodge Vredendal?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at River Lodge Vredendal?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at River Lodge Vredendal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Lodge Vredendal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thi Art, The GrapeVine Restaurant, and Maskam Brewing Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Lodge Vredendal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is River Lodge Vredendal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Vredendal.
Does River Lodge Vredendal offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.