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Pretoria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sun River Kalahari Lodge is fairly popular. The room I had was very modern and neat, but the previous guest's towels were not removed and the whole room smelled of smoke. The lodge is also very expensive in my opinion, considering what is offered, but I suspect they cater for overseas car companies that do testing in the area. After... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I cannot put my finger on it but this 'lodge' has a nice view but no atmosphere at all. The reception lady was exceptionally helpful and friendly but the interior decorations and the small bed as many people have mentioned in previous reviews were not very appealing. Breakfast was appalling.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were well and friendly received at the lodge. A business trip which allowed a special treat in this stunning setting. Great service! A definite wonderfull alternative to the traditional hotel room! I had a great room with a lovely bathroom and a stunning view of the Orange river.

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Thank Margaret M
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Lovely clean establishment with great service. Good value for money. Food also delicious and staff go out of their wat to help. Good stopover point or longer stay will also be good . Great views of orange river

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

One of the only positives about this accommodation is the amazing staff. Probably the only reason I rated it a 3 instead of a 2. For 6 months of the year we live in B&Bs around the country. This was the most expensive accommodation we've stayed in by R200 a night. And it didn't come close to the other places... More 

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Thank Lara V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

A very scenic place to sleep on the banks of the Orange River with easy access from the main roads. Lovely gardens and a spacious apartment. You also have the option to order food directly from the Lodge if you are not in the mood to go into town. We had a lovely patio to sit on and there were... More 

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Thank elmarie2
Hermanus
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Excellent way to start the bush holiday! Service great. Accom very clean and modern. Staff could not do enough for us. Wonderful setting on banks of Orange River. Big screen TV and bar facilities for rugby. Really great.

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Germiston, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We only stayed for one night passing through Upington and found the accommodation very pleasing. It looks deceptively small from the front but the river front is large and peaceful. There were some issues with the electric gate to the annex but no other problems. Front-of-house very friendly and helpful.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The only positive was the manageress and the staff Friendly and helpful The dinner was apalling Quality of food really bad and served cold Food was cold and poorly prepared Breakfast was very average Rooms are really small and noisy A watch guard shined his torch onto our rooms on numerous occasions In the morning owners fam drove in to... More 

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Thank graham e
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Im proud to report that I enjoyed my two days visit at Sun River Lodge, Upington. the staff is professional and the service is excellence. the lodge is also clean. I won't hasitate to recommenmd it to people. the gardening is also clean and neat

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WELCOME TO SUN RIVER KALAHARI LODGEA home away from home, situated in the heart of the Green Kalahari right on the banks of the mighty Orange River.We look forward to welcoming you and extending our warm hospitality, efficient service and caring staff to you.Sun River Kalahari Lodge provides comfortable, luxurious and affordable accommodation, with all rooms enjoying a full range of Guest services available.ABOUT USSun River Kalahari Lodge is a four star, Highly Recommended AA graded establishment which offers its visitors a tranquil and soothing escape from the harshness of every day life.Our Management and Staff are highly trained individuals with extensive experience in the hospitality industry. With our love for people and what we do, our aim is to meet all our Guests needs and expectations to the best of our ability and we always do it with a smile!ACCOMODATIONSun River Kalahari Lodge has 16 luxurious and stylish en-suite rooms to offer, 7 of which include spectacular river and garden views. Our Rooms can accommodate single, double and family reservations.All rooms are equipped with the following standard amenities to make our Guests stay as comfortable as possible:*Air-Conditioning*Television*SABC 1, 2, 3, e-TV and DSTV*Hair Dryers*Full luxurious bathroom amenities range*Wireless*Coffee/Tea Tray*Comfortable, extra length beds*Safe*Fridges – in all luxury rooms*Kitchenettes in some roomsFACILITIESSun River Kalahari Lodge offers the following facilities for our Guests enjoyment, all surrounded by lushess gardens and views of the Orange River.Breakfast, Lunch (on request) and Dinner – done in true Kalahari style and served indoors or on the garden patio.Other facilities include:*Fully licensed Bar*Exclusive Restaurant for Guests only*Braai facilities*Enchanting River Deck*Two Sparkling Pools*Wireless Internet Hot Spot*Laundry Services*Secure Parking*Security Guard in evenings*All credit cards accepted ... more   less 

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Address: Steenbok Laan 8, Upington, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Price Range: £65 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“I liked the room on the ground floor where you overlook the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Vixen2, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Unit 7 is a good sized unit situated next to the diningroom”
 of 5 bubbles Surfari, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Good place to stay if you travel North Cape through the Karoo”
 of 5 bubbles 894reneem, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a river facing room”
 of 5 bubbles 152juditha, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Over looking the gardens have the best views - but room behind the annex is the most discrete, ideal for us as we where just back from the game park trying to find our things by unpacking a 4X4.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewMunnings, 2 Dec 2013 | Read review
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