River Crossing

Reviews of River Crossing

Good(82%) From 55 travellers
Excellent
19
Good
26
Average
8
Poor
1
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 55 of our travellers who have visited River Crossing, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dale and Sue from Sleaford
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

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.



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Mr J & Mrs V - Namibia and Zim
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

All as previous.

As previous [Ed: see below]

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Mr R. from Frome
Arrived on: 31-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

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Mr & Mrs C from Manchester
Arrived on: 29-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great overnight stay at River Crossing

Staff very friendly and welcoming, room very comfortable and food excellent

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Mr J & Mrs V - Namibia and Zim
Arrived on: 21-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Comfortable, friendly, good food. Recommend.

A good experience to begin our journey.

Pleasant room, everything worked, nice staff, very pleasant meal in relaxed, warm dining room with log fire.

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Miss S. from Lifton
Arrived on: 11-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

River Crossing review

A perfect out of the City location for one's first night in Namibia.

A quiet and relaxing ambience with friendly Staff.

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Ms O from Vancouver
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Pleasant Last Night

This was a quick stop before catching an early morning flight out. The pool and deck areas were very nice.

The staff was friendly too.

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Mr M. from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

River Crossing review

Rather not comment, already made our felling known.

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Mr and Mrs A from Surrey
Arrived on: 3-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

River Crossing review

The Lodge's setting, overlooking Windhoek, was good but we didn't enjoy the very bumpy 10 minutes drive over a not very well maintained gravel road to get to it and didn't think it was really much closer, time-wise, to the airport than the Olive Grove - the main reason it was recommended to us.

It was unfortunate that our stay coincided with an office party and the waitress who served us for dinner wanted us to sit outside next to the office party having pre-dinner drinks, rather than sit inside. She had pointed out that the dining room was stuffy and it was much cooler outside, but some guests arriving later insisted sitting inside and the patio doors were duly opened to provide adequate ventilation!

So we accepted a table outside (before the other guests arrived) but after placing our order were left waiting for some time before our food arrived. During this time we became disturbed by the noise of the party goers and their smoking, so we had to ask to move inside. While this was more comfortable we were still forgotten by some of the waiting staff and had to remind a waitress that we were waiting for desert. She was very apologetic, but it didn't make up for the fact that either other waitresses or the kitchen staff seemed to be swamped by the demands of the party.

We had to leave before breakfast the following morning and were supplied with breakfast bags but, despite telling the staff that we needed one gluten free meal at dinner, the packed breakfast was not gluten free.

In hindsight we would have been much more comfortable and would rather have stayed at the Olive Grove.

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Mr & Mrs C - Colorado
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

River Crossing review

Nice place to finish up

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