Sun River Kalahari Lodge

Sun River Kalahari Lodge

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4.5
#1 of 11 lodges in Upington
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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WELCOME TO SUN RIVER KALAHARI LODGEA home away from home, situated in the heart of the Green Kalahari right on the banks of the mighty Orange River.We look forward to welcoming you and extending our warm hospitality, efficient service and caring staff to you.Sun River Kalahari Lodge provides comfortable, luxurious and affordable accommodation, with all rooms enjoying a full range of Guest services available.ABOUT USSun River Kalahari Lodge is a four star, Highly Recommended AA graded establishment which offers its visitors a tranquil and soothing escape from the harshness of every day life.Our Management and Staff are highly trained individuals with extensive experience in the hospitality industry. With our love for people and what we do, our aim is to meet all our Guests needs and expectations to the best of our ability and we always do it with a smile!ACCOMODATIONSun River Kalahari Lodge has 16 luxurious and stylish en-suite rooms to offer, 7 of which include spectacular river and garden views. Our Rooms can accommodate single, double and family reservations.All rooms are equipped with the following standard amenities to make our Guests stay as comfortable as possible:*Air-Conditioning*Television*SABC 1, 2, 3, e-TV and DSTV*Hair Dryers*Full luxurious bathroom amenities range*Wireless*Coffee/Tea Tray*Comfortable, extra length beds*Safe*Fridges – in all luxury rooms*Kitchenettes in some roomsFACILITIESSun River Kalahari Lodge offers the following facilities for our Guests enjoyment, all surrounded by lushess gardens and views of the Orange River.Breakfast, Lunch (on request) and Dinner – done in true Kalahari style and served indoors or on the garden patio.Other facilities include:*Fully licensed Bar*Exclusive Restaurant for Guests only*Braai facilities*Enchanting River Deck*Two Sparkling Pools*Wireless Internet Hot Spot*Laundry Services*Secure Parking*Security Guard in evenings*All credit cards accepted
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Breakfast buffet
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Wine / champagne
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
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
Great View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Peter McClean wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a foreign traveller on a difficult repatriation of a family member with disability, we were assisted at extremely short notice late on a winter's night. The manager was gracious and understanding especially given the trying times we all find ourselves in at present and restrictions placed on many businesses at present.
The accommodation was very comfortable and clean, and breakfast on demand was great. It is a holiday destination, but was better than just that for us. I would recommend the lodge for many travellers or holiday makers with different needs.
Great river views and a friendly gazelle in the garden!!
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Date of stay: May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Separate rooms in garden setting are the best.
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Herbert S wrote a review Apr 2022
Hamburg, Germany72 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It has been the first time I visited the hotel. So the room I booked was not with river view I was told. But the receptionist upgraded me as it was my first visit with them.
I got a room with a terrace and river view. It was great to see springboks in the garden. One thing I am regretting, I forgot mosquito repellent and that was a mistake when sitting on my terrace. It would be great if the reception could have some for the visitors to enjoy even more the stay.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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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kbuxbo806962 wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were happy to have a room with very comfortable beds and nice views across a large garden with a springbok family and the Orange River.
The staff were very accommodating and helpful. The are two good swimming pools on the property.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bernice Kotze wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a bungalow on 28 Feb.It was a very hot day and fridge didn't cool at all. After we packed everything into the fridge ,as we had a 7 night stay in the park coming up ,we realized at 10 in the evening that it was warm.The gas for the stove was empty so we couldnt cook and there was no caserole for meat.The outside light on the bungalow next door flashed the whole night as it was faulty .I asked the lady at the restaurant the following morning if she could let us know if they would compensate and she said she eould let us know but jo word since.At a rate of R1450 this us bad and we will not be back
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rui M wrote a review Aug 2021
South Africa113 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights, but were treated like kings! Thank you to all the staff, specially Lucinda. We were really made to feel very welcome. The room was beautiful and comfortable. We went to sit outside and here a guy came with cushions to sit on. When we left, we left at 4h00, but they gave us a whole breakfast to take for the road.
Thank you to everybody. We really appreciate for everything you did to make our stay a fantastic one!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms on the main building on the 1st floor.
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Peter K wrote a review Jan 2024
Sherwood Park, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As part of a birding tour - this resort was beautiful and well treed with a large lawn - on the banks of the Sun river with Springbok on the grounds. Rooms were very nice with amenities. Very good meals were provided in the restaurant on site. Staff was very friendly and service oriented.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Barbara S wrote a review Feb 2022
Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa48 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly people. Extremely comfortable room with aircon which was a huge welcome from the heat. The beds are super comfy with excellent quality bedding. The gardens are beautiful and there are 3 friendly Springboks wandering around.
Tranquil surroundings, with the Orange River flowing right past you.
The dining room only serves breakfast which is included in your tariff. You ring a bell at the bar for some friendly service. All in all, a Lovely stay, and we will definitely be back !
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose a river facing room
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nobest98 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed over for a night at Sun River Kalahari Lodge between our visits from the National Parks. The green grass and air conditioned rooms was such a blessing to our soul. Enjoying a sundowner on the deck with the Orange River flowing beneath. Some Springbok gazed on the green grass.
Unit was clean and equipped with all the necessary stuff.
Had a lovely breakfast the following morning.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 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
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cwelz192656 wrote a review Aug 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms beautifully situated on the banks of the Gariep River. lush green lawns to the rivers edge with tame springbok grazing. Nothing lacking. Great recommendation for supper in town by the manager. Only negative and personal gripe is the OPEN shower - might be fashionable and withit but the water goes everywhere and especially in Winter it feels as if a Arctic gale is blowing in the bathroom.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 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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Myronia wrote a review May 2023
Pretoria, South Africa27 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely experience with the Orange river flowing past our chalet. There were 4 resident springbok or springbuck antelope walking around. Our room was comfortable and clean with a small fridge, kettle, cups & cutlery. The breakfast included in the price was more than sufficient and tasty. Staff were friendly and helpful, even helped us keep our groceries cold in their fridges. Lorinda was a perfect host.
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great overnight stay for travellers.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,257 - R 1,442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeUpington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun River Kalahari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Ox Steakhouse, Desert Wolf Spur Steak Ranch, and Panarottis Upington.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sun River Kalahari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Sun River Kalahari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sun River Kalahari Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sun River Kalahari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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