River Crossing

Reviews of River Crossing

Good(83%) From 47 travellers
Excellent
17
Good
21
Average
8
Poor
0
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 47 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.
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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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

A nice motel lodge

Met our needs for a comfortable one night stop after the flight

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I&C from UK
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

River Crossing review

Good lodge close to Windhoek airport for arrival day.

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Mr and Mrs R from Newport
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Good last night stay

Any last night stay has a difficult job to do after such a memorable trip.

This lodge had a spectacular setting high above Windhoek but is on the airport road so really convenient. We enjoyed our evening there and enjoyed the skills of the barbecue chef for dinner.

The chalets were fine with great views but were a little tired.

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Ms L. from Leeds
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

Good location, bad food

Good location, good service but bad food. [ Ed: see review below, also, from earlier in this same trip. ]

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Mr P M and family - Namibia in Sep
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

A convenient place for the airport

This was our final stopping point in Namibia and a very convenient place to stay near the airport.

The rooms were good and the staff very friendly and helpful.

Although it calls itself a game reserve we didn't see much and the drives/walks were not heavily promoted.

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Mr A - Namibia 10 days Fly-in
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Glorified Bed and Breakfast.

This is basically a glorified Bed & Breakfast establishment albeit set in a wonderful location.

I wouldn't go back.

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Ms B - S and Mr A - S from Switzerland
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

River Crossing review

Good place to stay after or before a long flight.

Great service and food, nicely decorated rooms but limited activities on offer.

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Mr and Mrs D from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Superb overnight option for Windhoek

River Crossing makes an excellent first night stop, just outside Windhoek, yet close enough to visit the city easily. Superb rooms overlooking the valley.

Very good food, and helpful staff.

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