Africa River Lodge

Africa River Lodge

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Heidri S wrote a review Dec 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on Christmas day from Namibia. It was extremely hot. There was a private Christmas lunch function going on in the venue resulting in a lack of parking space for our packed 4x4. Our accommodation consisted of spacious adjoining (family) rooms with separate bathrooms and a shared kitchenette (in one room). TV with limited channels and Wi-Fi was available, and air conditioning.
We were encouraged to use the outdoor braai facilities to prepare our own dinner. Sadly, we did not have much opportunity to interact with our hosts (who were scrambling around all afternoon serving and cleaning up after the function) or to explore the surrounding activities that this oasis have to offer..
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Pam K wrote a review Nov 2020
cap town
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the African River Lodge on November 11th 2020.
The lodge is a PERFECT oasis en route from the Kgalagadi to Cape Town.
Everything was 5 star from the wonderful welcome from Marianne to the swim in the pool and to the wonderful meals .
Would have liked to have stayed longer as it was SO peaceful
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Justin Dawe wrote a review Feb 2022
Kempton Park, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B run by Mariaan and her husband Tinus is a fantastic place to stay. I've stayed here for a number of years and have never been disappointed. There's no request that too much and I was always being accommodated. It honestly feels like a home from home. I highly recommend the Africa River Lodge for your next stay in Upington.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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TMazon wrote a review Mar 2016
Villanueva de la Serena, España
4.0 of 5 bubbles
El lodge se encuentra junto al río Orange, hacia el que da la piscina y una terraza entarimada muy agradable para relajarse.
Las habitaciones se disponen alrededor de un frondoso jardín. En éstas lo mejor es la cama, con unos colchones muy buenos. El mobiliario es bastante completo, aunque algo manido ya. Hace tiempo que dejó de aparentar ser nuevo. Abundancia de insectos, te dejan un insecticida para que no te aburras.
Lo peor los aseos, pequeños y muy básicos, al menos en las habitaciones en que estuve.
La zona común tiene mesas para el desayuno, excelente por cierto, y muy bien dispuesto, y una zona de sofás con biblioteca muy bien decorada con motivos africanos, muy agradable.
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Katva wrote a review Nov 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Be careful! Owners are racist, Afrikaners. Target of africans. Guards are not effective for guests who are white.
Beautiful place with a dark past. Again, be careful, you are not protected here.
Find somewhere else to stay, with owners who are with the current government and the current sympathies of the people.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Htjie wrote a review Oct 2019
Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was blown away by this piece of paradise on the banks of the Orange River. The hospitality however was the highlight. Thank you Marianne for such a warm and welcome atmosphere & going out your way to help and accommodate. This kind of friendliness is a rarity these days!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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7Rhone wrote a review Mar 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our party of four was greeted by Marieanne who immediately msde us feel at home. .Showed us the "honesty" bar then our rooms. Beautifully appointed looking out over the manicured lawn down to the pool, The Orange River is one boundry . An aura of peace and tranquility.a full breakfast was available. I have no hesitation in recommending this lodge to any travelers.
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Date of stay: March 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Room looking over the garden towards the pool and river.
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25claudettev wrote a review Sept 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful facilities and gardens, with a stunning river view. Management warm and welcoming. Secure parking. Rooms well thought out with kitchen facilities fridge and microwave. Honesty bar a bonus. Breakfast with choices a plus.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Andries B wrote a review Aug 2018
4.0 of 5 bubbles
At Africa River Lodge you can expect excellent service from Mariana and her team… amazing views of the river, and rooms and dining areas that are rich with persian carpets , stylish wood antiques and premium beddings and linen… each equipped with DSTV and Aircon.

The surroundings and gardens feel as if you are in an exotic eastern island resort, with an abundance of palm trees and ferns, with the contrast of the African bush on your doorstep, and a river that runs right in front of the swimming pool and the deck.

Early mornings and at dusk, the garden fills with birdsong, and geese and hadedas returning home.

In the dining area there are rich colours and stylish interior decorations from Africa plus a fireplace that makes you feel at home, with a bonus of a wall with travel books, poetry and other exciting finds.

Definitely my new local favourite if you’re passing through to/from Namibia, or keen on relaxing next to the pool a few days.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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7Rhone wrote a tip Mar 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa43 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room looking over the garden towards the pool and river."
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