River Place Manor

River Place Manor

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5.0
#1 of 38 guest houses in Upington
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Experience the true magnificence of the Orange River right on your doorstep. Spectacular sunsets, whispers of flowing water and star-filled African skies offer an ambience of unequaled peace and tranquility. River Place Manor is situated on a working wine farm, yet it lies only 3 km from the Upington town centre and Kalahari Mall. This exclusive guest house, with 15 luxurious river-facing rooms and friendly professional staff, is a gem of the Green Kalahari and creates a homely, personalized environment which offers an unforgettable stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Fishing
Kids stay free
Free airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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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.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Bella wrote a review Dec 2023
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful stay in luxury accommodation on the orange river . Everything was perfect from the room , the view, service and the food. I couldn’t fault this hotel. Added bonus is a braai attached to a few rooms enabling you to cater for yourselves, you can even order the meat and a salad to cook and they provide the briquettes for the fire at a small cost.
The breakfast buffet was delicious and the evening meal equally so.
I would never stay anywhere here else now in Upington , well worth the extra budget .
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book the rooms with the braai. Private and views spectacular .
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Response from River Place Manor, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 20 Jan 2024
Dear Guest Thank you for your five star review and for choosing us. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience with us and with future guests. Regards Ronel
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The Wanderer wrote a review Aug 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently visited on my own for 3 days. The location high up on the Orange River bank is stunning and it is not far from central town. I got a room upstairs with a beautiful view of the river. The rooms are relatively new, beautifully furnished with everything one needs, including bar fridge, microwave oven and coffee making facility. My room was exceptionally clean and I was particularly impressed with the fact that the balcony with outside table and chairs was also cleaned every day (this is often not the case at other places where I've stayed). Management and staff were very friendly and helpful. They have a security guard from an external security company at night that watches over the property and the car parking area. They also have a security fence and sliding security gates with remote control, so I felt very safe during my stay. The short road from the main road that leads to the B&B is paved, which makes for a pleasant drive. Breakfast was included and I could order a nice warm breakfast, which was nice and up to standard, but if I must say, nothing special. There was not a huge spread and choice of continental breakfast, but I suspect it had something to do with lower visitor numbers as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Overall a very nice experience and I would love to stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ronel Lange, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 05 Jan 2021
Thank you very much for your wonderful and detailed review!! We do hope to welcome you back soon
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gmistry-za wrote a review Apr 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed over on our way to Augrabies Falls NP, and were very pleased with the accommodation and friendliness of the staff. As we were a group of seven, they had reserved the table on the patio for our breakfast. The views from the location are excellent, the rooms are well equipped, and all possible toiletry requirements were also taken care of in the rooms. There is only one "ïssue" - the bathroom and the showerhead are great ,but the water pressure was underwhelming. We will definitely stay there again, should we be in the vicinity and recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ronel Lange, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 01 Jul 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback. I trust that when you return for the next stay the water pressure issues will be resolved! Regards Elmarie
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africawindows wrote a review Mar 2020
Bellville, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a Tour Operator we had to pick an upmarket lodge for our group to overnight in Upington and as usual the internet offered dozens of options. Experience has also shown that one cannot always believe pictures..

We were simply overwhelmed by River Place Manor. Located off a beautiful street the leafy, immaculate property overlooks the Orange River. The lawns and gardens are immaculate and the rooms of real five star quality. The lounge and dining areas are of the quality our high level guests are used to at home. The staff was super friendly, competent and made us feel welcome and at home.
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Date of stay: February 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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Response from Ronel Lange, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 17 Apr 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our property and service as well as using our Guesthouse for booking your group. It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I hope we will be able to welcome you back in the future!
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TrickIsToEnjoyLife wrote a review Jan 2020
Richards Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We felt like arriving at an oasis on our way to Namibia. We stayed at River Place Manor on our way to and back from Namibia. On our way, we requested a room on the ground floor with a bbq and we were booked into room #1. What a beauty! Lovely spacious and super clean room with fantastic amenities, and best of all, a private deck with a braai. We looked onto the Orange River and the garden. The host (if memory serves me right her name was Natalie) was super friendly and helpful, even though she was the only one available to assist. She went out of her way to facilitate all our needs! Amazing. On our way back, we had to take whatever room was available and were booked into room #6 - one of the slightly older rooms and not as spacious and private, however all just good! We asked if we could braai in front of our room as it didnt have a dedicated braai area, and they were very accommodating. The guesthouse was just about fully booked and yet, it was not crowded. Everyone was in a good mood and just after sunset we met our neighbours in the adjacent room and ended up spending hours together around the bbq fire and doing stargazing. River Place Manor is truly unique in the sense that it caters for guests wanting to have their own bbq and food, but also those who want to enjoy dinner in the dining room. It has a lovely vibe, especially with the resident (very curious) cat and dachshund! Love it. We enjoyed breakfast in the dining room in the mornings and one could order your hot breakfast especially made for you. Delicious and tasty with a super friendly and professional waiter. Well done, one could see this is being well managed and staff seems to enjoy their jobs!
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 1 is private, spacious and has its own outside deck and bbq!
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Response from Ronel L, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful detailed feedback! We really appreciate it and we are grateful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I trust we will then be welcoming you back again soon?
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Smokey4me wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our overnight at the River Manor Hotel was excellent. From the moment we arrived from the Kgalagadi National Park, en route back to Cape Town, the reception and service was superb. Knowing that the restaurant was closed on Sunday evenings we came prepared - only needed fresh milk for a cup of tea and it was delivered to our room before we settled in. The size of the room and furnishing was splendid with a wonderful view of the Orange River flowing down in front of us. We had a very comfortable overnight and enjoyed a hearty breakfast. We were served very promptly as our shuttle was picking us up at 7.30am, to drop us at the airport. My husband is mobility challenged
and the assistance we got from the staff, since w arrived until Morne dropped us at the airport could not have been better. Even moving chairs out of the way to give him easy passage. My husband commented that we could have stayed at the River Manor for our entire holiday - he loved it. Ronel you can be proud of owing such an hotel and employing such diligent staff. Thank you and we will definitely see you again. Moira & Bruce Wilson
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Date of stay: June 2022
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
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haleroux wrote a review Jan 2020
Swakopmund, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms and views are absolutely breathtaking. Excellent, friendly and professional service, delicious food and an amazing experience. Feels like home, only 5 star. I really appreciated the air conditioning which was in excellent condition and cooled the room 24 / 7 without management limiting the usage.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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 with family
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Response from Ronel L, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our property and service! I am very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again - this time in the winter!
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Naturelover_777983 wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gem of a lodge! We have stayed here about 6 times on our way from Johannesburg to the Kgalagadi and back again and love it more each time. It has every city comfort but also a feel of the country: It overlooks the Orange River and the Veld in the front, and one can go on a 10-15 minute walk up the very long driveway and back, feeling perfectly safe, and looking over the beautiful vineyard on one side, a fruit farm with masses of hadidas on the other side, and ostriches in pens at the end of the driveway (even saw an ostrich egg on the ground). Dinner is delicious (but should be booked before) and breakfast is good (other than the lack of seedy, wholewheat bread). Rooms have a kitchenette with sink and microwave, and proper milk for tea or coffee. The showers are a bit of a problem - certainly in rooms 2, 3, and 4, as the drain is very slow and the water can overflow so take a quick shower. Finally, the staff are a total pleasure, each one sweeter than the next. Already looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ronel Lange, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 09 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such detailed and wonderful feedback! We do hope you will be back many times more in the future! Regards Elmarie
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DarrelltheRebel wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Saturday Steak night.

Thank you once again Elmarie and staff.
Nice aircon rooms
Very clean
Beautiful view of the Oranje Rivier from my stoep
lekker "moer coffee" at breakfast
Safe parking behind 2 motorised gates
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Date of stay: November 2021
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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mncube854311 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant and beautiful hotel. The view is great. The hotel room is beautiful. The Orange River view is just beautiful. The temperature control in the room was perfect despite the higher temperatures in Upington
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ronel Lange, Owner at River Place Manor
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! Do visit us again soon !
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Pieter Geldenhuys wrote a tip May 2024
Perth, Australia3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to also visit the Red Ox Steakhouse if you're a meat lover, only 3 minutes away."
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Bella wrote a tip Dec 2023
17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the rooms with the braai. Private and views spectacular ."
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Nico558 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1,172 contribution368 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a downstairs room - should you have mobility issues. Ask for a side or upstairs room for more privicy."
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graham e wrote a tip Dec 2022
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa371 contributions99 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a great place Morne du Plessis the manager was great as was Natalie and Jollenor"
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jispaz200 wrote a tip Jul 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family room has two double beds."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,688 - R 1,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeUpington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Place Manor
Which popular attractions are close to River Place Manor?
Nearby attractions include Die Speldekussing (4.3 km), The Murray House (1.9 km), and Klijntje (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Place Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at River Place Manor?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at River Place Manor?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at River Place Manor?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Place Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Zest, Red Ox Steakhouse, and Bi-Lo Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Place Manor?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does River Place Manor have an airport shuttle?
Yes, River Place Manor offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does River Place Manor have airport transportation?
Yes, River Place Manor offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Place Manor?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does River Place Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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