When we checked-in we received a very warm welcome from Dianne which made us feel at home straightaway. The manager Samet was also so nice and very attentive and was always wanting to make sure that we were completely satisfied with everything during our one night stay. She recommended an Italian restaurant for dinner called Bella Cibo and it was wonderful and the prices were so reasonable. This was our first visit to South Africa and we didn't know that it would be such fantastic value compared with the U.K. for food and wine and the quality of both is first class. We were booked in one of the Luxury Double rooms. It was a very spacious room with attractive traditional furnishings and like everywhere else we stayed in South Africa it had a large bed with a firm mattress which was so comfortable. The Riverside's terrace must be the best place in Oudsthoorn to sit and have your sundowners with its beautiful views across the river, the countryside and the mountains in the distance. You really feel you are in Africa ! They have a small bar just off the terrace where you help yourself to whatever you want ! It is an Honesty bar so you write down what you have and pay at the end of your stay. The morning we left we went to the Cango Caves which were about a 45 minute drive from Oudsthoorn. They are really worth seeing. You can also visit Ostrich farms. We hadn't realised how magnificent the scenery was going to be with some beautiful mountains. We had thought one night would be enough but if we hopefully get the chance to go back to South Africa we would plan for another night here so that we could really explore the area - and have some more sundowners on the terrace !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riverside Lodge is perfectly situated in the very heart of Oudtshoorn, overlooking the restful waters of the Grobbelaars River at the historic suspension bridge. The Lodge is situated on the riverbanks, with a panoramic view of the Swartberg Mountains. This "beauty" lies within easy walking distance of the town centre, giving you the freedom to explore the tourist attractions and superb restaurants. Riverside Lodge provides B&B and Tree-houses (Built by an "artist"), coupled with exceptional service and hospitality in a distinguished environment. The Lodge is famous for its Kudu and Springbok fillets, cheeseboards and wine selections, served on the deck, overlooking the Swartberg Mountains and Grobbelaars River. ... more less
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