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ORANGE RIVER LODGE
The Orange River Lodge is situated in Noordoewer (“Northern Bank”). This town, as its name suggests, is on the Namibian bank of the Orange River – the natural border between Namibia and South Africa.
The Orange River Lodge offers a variety of accommodation to suit weary travellers. For those who prefer self-catering (self-contained) accommodation, the Lodge offers 4 double rooms. An additional 3 family rooms can each accommodate 4 persons. Both room options are en suite and offer air-conditioning, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Experience true Namibian hospitality in the thatched Lapa where delectable meals (a la carte) are served, or get to know fellow travellers in the convivial bar.
Although the Orange River Lodge is the ideal stop-over between Cape Town and Windhoek, they also offer a range of activities for guests wanting to extend their stay.
The Orange River Lodge borders the Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park. The Park is 6 045 km2 in extent and straddles the Namibian and South African border, offering breathtakingly vistas of the desert and arid plains, as well as a huge variety of unique plant species.
The Orange River is home to a large number of fish species (especially carp, sharp tooth catfish and yellow fish), so why not try your hand at angling? You can rent the necessary fishing tackle from the Orange River Lodge.
Canoes can also be rented for day trips down the river – the return trip to the Orange River Lodge is included in the fee.
Budding historians can visit the sites of battles that were fought during the Nama Rebellion of 1904 to 1908, or the graves of German soldiers who were stationed in Namibia in colonial times.
Temba Namibia will tailor-make a tour for you and your family. After your night at Orange River Lodge your next stop will most likely be Canon Lodge near the Fish river Canyon. The Fishriver Canyon, is a huge canyon and is spectacular to see. If you prefer to stay on tar roads you can also reach Swakopmund, Namibia's best known coastal resort within a day. Alte Brucke offers self-catering (self contained) accommodation very similar to Orange River Lodge, but if you prefer something more upmarket try The Stiltz a lodge perched over the Swakopmund River near the main beach.
If you plan to visit Damaraland allow two days to travel from Orange River Lodge. In Damaraland we believe that Twyfelfontein Country Lodge near the petrified forest and at the famous Twyfelfontein rock paintings, will be the perfect destination. However many people prefer with its breath-taking views of the Vingerklip rock formation.
Three days from the Orange River is the Caprivi in the far north-east of Namibia. Spend at least two nights in Kwando Camp a luxury lodge on the banks of the Kwando River.BOTSWANA
If you are from the Western Cape in South Africa and on your way to Botswana, the Orange River Lodge will most likely be your first stop in Namibia. From here you can easily travel to Ghanzi in Botswana where the Kalahari Arms Hotel will be the place to relax before you continue to Maun at the sourthen tip of the Okavango Delta. The best would be to spend a night in Rileys Hotel on the banks of the Thamalakane River before you fly into the Okavango Delta for the safari of a life-time.On route from the Okavango Delta you must spend a few nights at the Makgadigadi Pans. Planet Baobab offers excellent accommodation and activities such as quad bikes and star gazing.
From Planet Baobab it is 300 km to Francistown where you can choose between accommodation such as Thapama Hotel, Marang Gardens hotel and Woodlands self-catering accommodation.ZIMBABWE
A'Zambezi River lodge lies on the banks of the Zambezi River a few kilometers upstream from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This is a luxury hotel with a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere about three days from Orange River Lodge.SOUTH AFRICAN HOTEL LODGES AND TOURS.
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Upington Country Lodge offer self-catering accommodation near the CBD of Upington. It is the perfect stop between the Orange River Lodge and Johannesburg.