*Riverside Lodge and Conference Centre = Central Reservations
Riverside Lodge is a lush haven in tranquil surroundings of Aliwal North, nestled in on the banks of the Orange River. Our luxury accommodation is seated amongst green lawns and surrounded by indigenous trees.
Bordering the Orange River, Riverside Lodge is situated in Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, on the friendly N6 route. With spectacular scenery our lodge offers the perfect getaway venue with accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. The lodge accommodation is comprised of 32 thatched en-suite rooms, located in a beautiful garden, all overlooking the Orange River.
*Orangia Game Lodge=Central Reservations @ Riverside Lodge
Adjacent to the Orange River just 3km from Riverside Lodge in Aliwal North on the friendly N6, Orangia self-catering luxury suite accommodation provides for privacy and solitude for couples, business or a great breakaway for family groups visiting this special Lodge accommodation. Whether you are a couple looking for an exclusive, romantic, private safari; a family looking to occupy your little ones or a group with a diverse range of requirements, Orangia is the place.
*J.A.K. Strydom Private Nature Reserve:
The J.A.K Strydom Private Nature Reserve (Central Reservations @ Riverside Lodge ) is situated 10km downstream from Aliwal North on the banks of the Orange River. Our self-catering lodge can accommodate up to twenty people. This exclusive malaria-free private Game Reserve offers 1200 hectares of indigenous beauty, just minutes away from the Riverside Lodge. Enjoy picnicking at one of the tranquil riverside picnic spots with a lapa and braai facilities on prearrangement. View any of our 21 species, including rare wildlife such as buffalo, bontebok, tsessebe, njalas, gemsbuck, waterbuck, eland, zebra, kudu etc. from your veranda. The reserve also has an abundance of bird life to view or enjoy fishing for the elusive Yellow fish.
2 Fully Licensed Restaurants, Conference Facilities, Outside swimming pool, Children's Playground, Wifi in Main Building.
*Orangia Game Lodge:
Large Communal Area with full-sized snooker table, Wifi, Swimming pool,Childrens play area and Tennis court.River front BBQ area with gazebo and short walking trail.
*J.A.K. Strydom Naturereserve:
Fully equipped Communal Kitchens with Lapa area and splash pool.
Aliwal North lies on the border of the Free State and Eastern Cape on the Friendly N6 route between Bloemfontein and East London. It is situated on the bank of the Gariep River (previously the Orange River). It is within an hour’s drive from Burgersdorp, Rouxville, Lady Grey and the Gariep Dam.
In Room Facilities:
* Riverside Lodge:
Coffee & Tea Facilities, TV & DSTV hotel package, Air-conditioning, bathroom amenities.
* Orangia Game Lodge:
Coffee & Tea Facilities, TV & DSTV hotel package, Air-conditioning, Hairdryer,Bathroom amenities, Microwave, Kitchenette area with bar fridge & Crockery, private BBQ area.
* J.A.K. Strydom Naturereserve:
Coffee & Tea Facilities, TV's and communal Kitchen and BBQ areas
Aliwal North Attractions:
The town’s 2 hot mineral springs are 34°C and soothe aching bodies.
The fullness of the Gariep River is a lovely sight, and is popular with canoeists.
There is ancient San rock art in the caves around the area.
The Juana Square Gardens in the centre of Aliwal North are named after Sir Harry Smith’s wife, Juana Maria de Los Dolores de Leon.
The Post and Magistrate’s Office is a lovely sandstone building c.1896. Have a look at the De Wet Huis and Pioneersmonument; the Aliwal Museum, housed in the old library built in 1876; and the Kerkplein Museum.
The Anglo-Boer War Gardens of Remembrance commemorate the deaths of 720 men, women and children who died in concentration camps. Die Tolhuis (The Tollhouse) was built in 1880, and is a National Monument.
Buffelspruit Nature Reserve has buffalo, zebra, oryx, and large herds of other antelope.