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River Bank Lodge

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20 Budler Street, Upington 8800, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a comfortable overnight stay for tired travellers. The staff are helpful and friendly. We managed to make a on the spur of the moment booking. Brandon waited for us and even phoned to find out when we would be arriving. He booked us in. Breakfast was really good. As we don't eat pork he made us chicken strips in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on the banks of the Orange River the establishment has a large garden, well established trees and excellent river views with a large variety of birds to be seen. The rooms are fitted with a double and a single bed and the furnishings, while adequate, need to be modernised. The bathroom has both a bath and shower and is... More 

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rbl2006, Manager at River Bank Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Rowood Thank you for the positive review. We do not have a liquor licence, but are in the process of looking into the viability of it. We serve dinner during the week by arrangement, we have a very small menu. the breakfast at Riverbank lodge is something we are very proud about and I am glad you enjoyed it.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a night at River Bank as an overnight stop on the way to Kgalagadi. The lodge has a great position on the river and is comfortable and suitable for a 1 night stay. The lodge does not have a liqour licence so you need to bring your own, make sure you are prepared before arriving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

When I first arrived at River bank lodge I was greeted by friendly staff that booked me in and show me to my room. At first the room did not present me with a WOW feature, it has a average neat made up bed, a bathroom with a small shower which goes from freezing to burning hot, a very small... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have visited this lodge on two occasions and have stayed for a couple of days at a time, as our group had business to do in Upington and our company booked us here.The rooms are nice and clean but we found to get rest here is a problem.It seems the workers kids use the lodge's facilities like the small... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I travel to Upington frequently and after much hopping around for a comfortable bed and breakfast discovered the River Bank Lodge. They have comfortable rooms with satellite tv and air conditioning. The setting is sublime with clean gardens overlooking the river. Sunsets are spectacular.WIFI is free for guests and the breakfasts are good. The owners take note of every detail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed here on route to namibia from gauteng. It has a good location by the river, and has a pleasant tree lined pool area. The room was well appointed, with a good bed and bath, and the breakfast was better than average. The price was a little higher than some other options, but I think it was worth it... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had a nice experience at the River Bank Lodge. The room was spacious and unconventional (what we really liked), the lawn with views on the Orange River was very enjoyable as was the swimming pool. The owner and staff were extremely friendly. We can highly recommend this place.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Bit confused why this is in the 'speciality lodging' section for Upington, and not the B&B / Inns section, as this is most certainly in that category with those other properties listed. Generally, what one would expect from this kind of place. We paid R500 per night, for 2 persons self-catering, in a pleasant riverside bungalow with small lounge, kitchenette... More 

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South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We booked here on our way to Springbok for the night. It was last minute and we were glad they took us in on such short notice. We got to the room and what a sight for sore eyes. The rooms there are absolutely terrible. It does come equipped with Mosquito's who would eat you alive. We spent most our... More 

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