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Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels

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Plot 24, Kotzeshoop Road Kotzehoop, Vioolsdrif 8246 South Africa
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Orange River Rafting Lodge is located on the banks of the Orange River, haven to numerous bird species. The resort is situated in lovely surroundings, 10km from the cross-border to Namibia on the N7, on a small Lucerne farm in Vioolsdrift. We offer self-catering chalets, campsites and river rafting at affordable rates in a peaceful atmosphere filled with beautiful river views. Chalets are fully equipped with en-suite bathroom with shower, private braai area, air-conditioned, can accommodate up to four persons and bedding is included. The kitchen area is equipped with a refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven, electronic kettle, cutlery and crockery. Caravan and camping sites are private and grassed with a power point, light and a Braai area. Each campsite has an undercover camp kitchen with a table and benches and a sink with running water on a private lawn. Neat and comfortable ablutions blocks with hot water showers are close to all campsites.
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Plot 24, Kotzeshoop Road Kotzehoop, Vioolsdrif 8246 South Africa
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BIRWEA wrote a review 07 May
Hermanus, South Africa1 contribution
Had an amazing stay. The new management team are great, went out of their way to make us feel welcome and immediately attended to any issues. The chalets are basic but clean with crisp white linen. Really enjoyed our stay immeasurably, we cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Shaun Elene Byrnes, General Manager at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Birgitta Thank you so much for the excellent review provided it is greatly appreciated. It was so lovely to have met you and to have hosted your stay. We look forward in welcoming you back in the not to distant future! Yours in Hospitality Elené Byrnes
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Annette V wrote a review 04 May
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We made use of the camping sites at this prescient. At arrival we were greeted very friendly. Unfortunately NO hot water was available in ablution block due to bust geyser, unfortunately this was not fixed at all during our 3 day stay. The dog of the prescient all most bit the 2 year old baby in our group. No assistance with water rafting activities at all - although the name implies that.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Shaun Elene Byrnes, General Manager at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Annette Thank you for visiting ORRL. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the Geyser that burst. As it was long weekend we were unable to source a Geyser due to the long weekend and our remote location, we did however have another ablution facility that did have Hot water that everyone in your group utilized that was only 200 m from your campsite, Management also did apologize to the ladies that came and did the check-in for the group regarding the inconvenience caused due to the Geyser. A New Geyser was installed the 28th of April. We are a pet friendly property and also regarding the dog on the premises he has never ever bit anyone and will never do so he has a very kind nature and absolutely loves playing with children and other dogs. Most likely he was being playful not with any ill intent. We would've appreciated if you brought this to our attention when this happened as we are on site 24hrs and in the office until 8pm everyday and not after the fact. Regarding the Rafting we had back to back pre booked excursions with other guests and therefore my guide was not available for Guided excursions. Kayaks, SUP's and Crocs were available to rent per hour to do your own rafting as mentioned to your group upon arrival. Yours in Hospitality ORRL Team
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Kevin W wrote a review 01 May
Hermanus, South Africa114 contributions29 helpful votes
Always a treat coming to the Orange River but the cherry on top of this experience was the new management team Sean and his wife ! The chalet is basic but well equipped , crisp white clean lInen, super comfy bed and fast internet! Couple of maintenance issues which the management team dealt with speedily , poor water pressure was transformed into amazing pressure and one or two other issues dealt with immediately and professionally. The team went out of their way to make my family and friends feel completely relaxed so that we were truly able to absorb the magic of the river ! Will DEFINITELY be back !!! Well done management and staff for our fantastic holiday !
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Shaun Elene Byrnes, General Manager at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kevin & Birgitta Thank you so much for the excellent review and the kind words on our management style and efficiency in resolving the issues that arose during your stay, we greatly appreciate it. It was wonderful to have hosted your stay ,thank you for being loyal guests to Orange River Rafting Lodge. We enjoyed hosting your family and friends and look forward to welcoming you back in October! We will forward all feedback to the rest of the team. Yours in Hospitality Elené General Manager
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Michelle M wrote a review Apr 2021
Greater Melbourne, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
We just got home from spending 3 days here and we wished it could have been longer. We absolutely loved everything about the place! The camping ground was gorgeous, overlooking the lake with a wonderful braai, electricity and water. The toilet and shower facilities were good and the restaurant, bar area and pool were lovely. The river is just stunning and our overnight river rafting adventure with Loide as our guide was a memorable experience. He was so knowledgeable and made it such a great experience and his cooking skills were fabulous! Shaun and Elené, who run the resort, were so wonderful and hospitable, they couldn't have possibly done more to ensure our stay was brilliant and even their dog Duke ensured our little puppy had the time of his life, playing and swimming in the river all day. They are the only river rafting company that allows dogs so this was a huge selling point for us. All in all we can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shaun Elene Byrnes, General Manager at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Michelle & Erma Thank you for the excellent review it is greatly appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you both for your special birthday celebration and it was so lovely to get to know you! I am so glad you three enjoyed the rafting with Loid and your camping experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the not to distant future! Yours in Hospitality Elené General Manager
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Roving21217781047 wrote a review Apr 2021
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New management arrived the same day as us. They went out of their way to ensure we had a good trip. Some maintenance is required and it is high up on managements list. Food was very good and rafting was fun and scenic. Overall we would recommend this establishment. Thanks Sean
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Dear Roving212177810 Thank you for the good review provided, it is greatly appreciated. It was lovely to have hosted your stay and to prepare meals for you. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the rafting trip it is indeed such a scenic route that you guys did. We will forward all feedback to respective members of staff. We hope you will visit us again in the future! Yours in Hospitality Elené General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aquacade Camp
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeVioolsdrif
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels
What are some of the property amenities at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Orange River Rafting Lodge by Country Hotels?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.