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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

gallery is. My room had an interpleading door into another room that had been closed by a curtain. The guest in the adjacent room was smoking cigarettes during the night, so I decided to open the windows (that had custom made burglar bars) to get some fresh air. Having closed the curtains and switched off the lights, I retired for... More 

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JHB, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This establishment does not deserve a rating above 2 stars. It is tired and shabby and not as clean as one would expect. With only 1...yes...A single staff member to attend to all things....from your welcome to your departure....must needs to be improved. The quality of hosting is poor....The accommodation is shoddy and the breakfast was awful....and cold. The location... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

What a lovely stay - absolutely friendly staff, warm welcome when we arrived and absolutely warm and homely feeling. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. Will recommend to anyone that want to go and stay there!!

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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

A group of 16 of us (5 families) stayed there in Dec15 for 1 night. The lodge is located in a very quiet, peaceful area on the riverbank. The rooms were old styled, but clean and we all had a good nights sleep, thanks to the aircons. The kids really enjoyed the pool in the afternoon as it was incredibly... More 

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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

I got the impression that the tables needed varnishing and there was no welcome while they knew we wanted to have a look at the rooms they told us we where going to be welcomed by someone. I got an odd feeling there, didn't feel homey so we left the dining room looks like a boarding school not my taste... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The location is great as it has a large lawn area overlooking the Orange River (great for braais and picnics). We enjoyed the peace and quiet sitting in the gardens watching the river. The rooms are a bit dated and are in need of serious modernizing, including the bathroom which had 'rustic' plumbing (i.e. surface mount copper pipes). The furniture... More 

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Thank RobCalitz
rbl2006, Owner at River Bank Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Rob I am always glad for feedback from guests. I have redone two rooms this year at an enormous cost. I am in the process of re-doing rooms. But as you can imagine, with all costs soaring, it can be a daunting task. We are taking it step by step. Bathrooms were done to be rustic – all copper... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Maria v, Manager at River Bank Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the kind words. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back in future. Regards Maria More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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Thank Rowood
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 July 2, 2015

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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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Highly recommended luxury bed and breakfast accommodation situated on the banks of the Orange River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Bank Lodge

Address: 20 Budler Street, Upington 8801, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Price Range: $60 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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