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River Bank Lodge

20 Budler Street, Upington 8800, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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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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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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46 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

After a long hot drive from Johannesburg (800 km) it was a pleasant surprise to arrive at Riverbank Lodge. Owner Ronel met us and checked us into a pleasant modern room with a flat screen tv and air on. The best feature was the balcony overlooking the Gariep River across a beautiful lawn and palm trees. Just looking at the... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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31 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I have stayed here often over the years and always enjoyed this place. It's walking distance to the restaurants and next to the river, which means great views. This also means in summer it is slightly cooler than the rest of town.

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Cape Town
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Perfectly located for a stopover on your way to the Kgalagadi or Namibia. The rooms have everything you need although getting a suitable temperature out of the shower plumbing is quite a challenge. The first room was rather small but the second was much roomier. Ask for a room that overlooks the river. The ones closest to the parking lot... More 

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Address: 20 Budler Street, Upington 8800, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
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Number of rooms: 12
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