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Sommerstar
Bath, United Kingdom

`Lovely peaceful spot'

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 09 Apr 2021
Set on the banks of the Orange river this small lodge is a perfect peaceful spot in which to stay. Situated on a quiet road just of the main high street. Lush shady gardens, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, tasty breakfast. Secure off road parking.
Date of stay: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

This is another delightful spot along the Orange River in Upington. The views and the bird life make it so restful, especially after the long haul from the Northern Cape. The rooms are large, well air-conditioned and comfortable. The breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the pool and river and offers the standard English breakfast. Charming staff complete the experience. We had two nights there and used the local large mall for dining out at stalwart favourites, Ocean Basket and Spur – restaurants are mostly closed on Sunday nights in Upington.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The best place to sleep at when you visit Upington,the River bank Lodge is the best place to be. Its lovely Garden that is situated right in the bank of Orange River.
The rooms and service is the best for family's, groups,business and Couple.
Less than 10 minutes drive to Air port and few meters to Town.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Lufuno M
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Oh dear I spent 3 weeks travelling around South Africa and I am afraid this was the one real disappointment. Firstly the good news - the b&b is in a lovely position by the Orange River and the room was very good - modern, clean and tidy. The bad news - you can sit outside overlooking the river unfortunately the timbers of the table (very large pieces of wood) are rotting and there were cigarette ends scattered around. It wouldnt take much to make the garden a wonderful feature - just tidy it up ! However the real disaster was the breakfast. South Africa the land of fresh fruit and vegetables - and what was on offer was apples and a few hard plums - and the rest of the breakfast was just bland. Sorry you need to try harder.

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

I have stayed at Riverbank Lodge on numerous occasions and have always had a great stay! Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are nicely decorated, with the necessary amenities. Beds are very comfortable and bedding clean and fresh!

Room tip: All rooms are more than adequate.
Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

A beautiful spot on the Orange River in Upington. Staff is friendly and very accommodating and make you feel welcome. Rooms are spacious and very clean. Breakfasts were very tasty and lots to eat. A great place to stay while visiting the area. Internet wasn't the most reliable. Would stay here again.

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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