Well situated on the river bank ,chalets were clean , good showers Caught a nice yellow fish in the evening Check in was prompt, staff was friendly nice and quiet to get away from city life breakfast could do with a slight lift other than that worth going back
The venue is perfect - right on the bank of the Orange River, SA's largest river. The sunset across the river was just stunning. It is the ideal overnight venue when travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our room (Room 1) was right on the deck/terrace in front of the restaurant. It made for a beautiful setting and view but was somewhat less private. The room was very clean, comfortable, well equipped and cosy. There is no WiFi but we called in advance and were assured that the 3G network of the mobile phone companies work well in that area. That was indeed the case. We went for a walk on the property and enjoyed the stunning views of the river from the hilltop. It is worthwhile to take a few drinks and snacks along to enjoy at one of the many beautiful spots on the river bank. The staff were exceptionally friendly, professional, courteous and helpful. This applied to on-site management, reception, restaurant and the game rangers we had contact with. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant on site (right next to our room). It was really excellent. We had the "skaapstertjies" for a starter and lamb pie for the main course (all wonderfully tasty Karoo lamb, of course!). It was divine! The prices were reasonable, even so for the red wine we chose from the small but tasty selection of wines. Service in the restaurant was friendly and efficient. I recommend this lodge wholeheartedly, and will definitely stay over again en route to Cape Town.…
We were staying in Gariep for a few days, and were looking for alternative dinner options. Waschbank River Lodge was not listed as a restaurant on our feed, but what a little gem! Sundowners were served on the banks of the river in a sublime setting. Dinner was the best we had in Gariep to date, and excellent value for money. The service was impeccable, and we highly recommend this 7 minute drive from the main centre.
The photos do not do justice to this place.. you would have to be here to experience it... the place is immaculate.. the staff are very friendly and helpful.. the rooms are just the right size.. we got an excellent room with ‘our own patio’.. it is so peaceful.. simply blissful !