Reviews of River Crossing
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River Crossing review
We stayed here for one night en route from safaris in Botswana to safaris in Namibia.
The cottage was spacious and comfortable, but a bit dark and outdated in decor, I would imagine quite difficult to keep clean.
The service and food were good, without being outstanding.
The location is out of town - which has its advantages, but also some downsides if you need to make any purchases. The view on all sides is nice, again without being outstanding.
Lovely end to our holiday
River Crossing is located less than 10 minutes from Windhoek but it felt like another world away from the hustle and bustle. The setting on a hillside overlooking the city is great for relaxing either if you have just arrived, or if you're heading off home (which we were).
There is a nice swimming pool and decking area to relax, and rooms were spacious with everything we needed. Food was excellent too, with great game steak the obvious highlight. Though this isn't centrally located in Windhoek, don't let this put you off - it is such a small distance to travel in for a day/evening trip and this was a lovely place to spend the last night of our holiday.
Great location for late arrival from overseas
It was wonderful after such a long flight arriving fast to our accommodation, and wake up already in the middle of nature, ready to start the trip!Read more about the whole trip
A good first stop
River Crossing was in the perfect position for a first night's stay. Near the airport but it felt rural.
The rooms were lovely as were the staff.
A good but not particularly memorable place.
River Crossing review
Staff were friendly and helpful though no one seemed to know anything about our transfer to the airport, which was made worse by the change of time of the flight and a lack of info from Air Namibia about this. Thanks to Tracy and one of the waitresses at River Crossing, this was resolved.
We enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the sun on the terrace at River Crossing, admiring the view of Windhoek, sipping our wine/beer as the sun went down. A sublime moment!
Our room was functional but a bit like sleeping in a bunker! It was certainly not pretty!
River Crossing is a good overnight stop
This is the second time we have used River Crossing for our first night after the flight from UK and it has been good both times - easy to reach, clean and comfortable with good food and service.Read more about the whole trip
OK for a last stop before flying out
Set in the hills to the west of Windhoek the lodge does offer some great views of the capital city. It was fine for a last stop before flying out and the chalets were adequate, clean and sound.
The main reception, bar and dining area is pleasant enough, although possibly a bit lacking in character. All the staff were friendly and efficient and helpful. However, the vegetarian option for the evening meal was not pleasant.
There is wildlife around and we were told of a troop of resident baboons which we did not see. However, they certainly are common in the area and line the road on the way to the airport.
All as previous.
As previous [Ed: see below]Read more about the whole trip
Convenient for airport
We had no plans to explore the big towns this time so did not wish to stay in Windhoek. River Crossing is closer to the airport than Windhoek but is out in the wild so we were able to experience Namibian countryside for the first time.
The individual rooms are about 20/30 meters apart with small patios looking down the hillside. The main reception/dining/swimming area is higher up and at night when having dinner the lights of Windhoek can just be seen between the intervening hills. The staff were delightful, eager to please and to chat about Namibia, where we were going and where we lived in the UK.
We rested after our long flight from the UK and headed off early the next morning so there was no opportunity to try any activities on offer. Like most of the approach roads to the lodges it was gravel, but we passed workers laying paving, so in future the drive up promises to be smoother.
One problem we experienced was that the bath surround was in a bad state of repair and it did not reflect the apparent standard of the promotional material or the standard of the rest of the surroundings.
Great overnight stay at River Crossing
Staff very friendly and welcoming, room very comfortable and food excellentRead more about the whole trip