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River Place Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   36a Steenbok Ave, Upington 8800, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 54 Upington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tranquil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Self catering unit was excellent.
Clean and luxurious!
Tranquil setting along the Orange River!
The River Place is always my first choice for accommodation.
Large bed, bath and shower, room is large.

Very nice Place

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

After staying for a few nights in Kgagaladi TF park we arrived in River Place Guesthouse. We had a very large comfortable room with super beds, large balcony and a perfect shower! Exactly what you need.
Breakfast is excellent as well. Well prepared and good options.
We relaxed in the pool and garden with nice beds.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Middelburg, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We visited the Kgalagadi in October 2013, and stayed 2 nights 20 and 21 October 2013 at River Place Manor in Upington, what a excellent place to stay, everything was great, the people and the decor and not to mention the view, we would recommend it to anyone with a open heart, Thank You. Wallie and Ronel Badenhorst

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Surely the best spot in Upington to stay. Someplaces have just got it, this is one of them. Natural hospitality, clean stylish rooms, a serene environment and really awesome food. Try the omlette for breakfast, could possibly be the best I have ever had. Should be 5 stars if it isn`t already.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ronel L, Owner at River Place Guest House, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Good day Paul

Thank you for your very kind words and great review, we really appreciate this. Looking forward to your next chance visit to Upington and will keep an eye out for the spotted genet, still eluding me.

Kind regards

Elmarie
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Britstown, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The view was breathtaking I could wake up like that every day.I will see you again in Des.Magda Keyser
My son and his nephew enjoy the canoeing it was the first time fot them. The breakfast was very good and the service was excellent. I will recommend the River guest house to any body.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

What a nice surprise - a room with a wonderful view of the river, spacious room and bathroom, comfortable bed, friendly host - this is an all inclusive guesthouse. Definitely recommendable and for our next visit to Upington this will be where we'll be staying.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I overnighted here on my way into and out of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. River Place Guest House has a wonderful setting on the river. The room are luxuriously furnished. Highly recommended.....

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 36a Steenbok Ave, Upington 8800, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Upington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — River Place Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the true magnificence of the Orange River right on your doorstep. Spectacular sunsets, whispers of flowing water and star-filled African skies offer an ambience of unequaled peace and tranquility. River Place is situated on a wine farm, yet it lies only 3 km from the Upington town centre. This exclusive guest house offers luxury accommodation with 8 individually styled en-suite rooms. ... more   less 
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