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Swimming Pool
24hr Security
Parking on Premises
Electric Blankets
Selected DSTV Channels
Wheelchair Friendly
Serviced Daily
Pet Friendly
Tea and coffee facilities
Bath towels
Laundry facilities
Conference Facility
Child friendly
Dining Area
Cleaning service
No smoking

*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... Show more

Property Facilities:
*Riverside Lodge:
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.

Area Information:
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.


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Extra Info
Property Type Cottage, Guest Lodge, Self Catering
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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About the Host Member since 20 Nov. 2006


Refilwe Machedi
19 March 2019

Best stay ever, perfect customer service.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Thandokazi Tese
18 March 2019

Lovely staff and conducive atmosphere.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ellen Nel
07 March 2019

Food and stay excellent.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nico van see Merwe
22 August 2018

I truly appreciated the stay, the staff is excellent, above all I've been there in 2015 as well, and will visit the lodge as often as I can, to the lodge and its people. I like you a lot.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
18 January 2017

The food at Pub & Grill was very nice, I also appreciated the service received from Yekiwe.

Ros Muirhead
28 September 2016

We do a lot of travelling around South Africa and we stayed overnight and found it very pleasant. Room was very spacious and comfortable. Food and service very good, great value for money . We stayed here years ago and it's still very well run.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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