Orange River Lodge

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Orange River Lodge is very near the Namibia South African border at Noordower in Namibia. The lodge is just north of the Orange River and Vioolsdrift.

Noordoewer is on the Namibian bank of the Orange River (the natural border between Namibia and South Africa) and this is where you will find the Orange River Lodge. It borders the Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park, known for breath-taking vistas and a huge variety of unique plant species. Try your hand at fishing in the river (rent the fishing tackle from the Lodge) or rent a canoe for a day trip down the river (the return trip to the Lodge is included in the fee). Experience true Namibian hospitality in the thatched lapa where delectable meals are served.

The only possible way to get to Orange River Lodge near Noordoewer is to drive by car. In order to do so you can hire a vehicle from Temba Car Hire in South Africa or Botswana. You would most likely visit other place in Namibia or the Northern Cape and we recommend that you contact Temba Safari for all your travel arrangements. They arrange tours and safaris which you can book at Namibia reservations online or you can tailor-make your own tour by simply booking accommodation online Namibia bookings with us. Also on offer are self-catering (self-contained) hotels, lodges and safaris.

If you travel from Noordoewer into Namibia, your next stop would most likely be Grunau which is about 140 km from Orange River Lodge. Here you can overnight in self-catering (self-contained) accommodation at Grunau Lodge or in more upmarket hotel type accommodation at Grunau Country House.

Within a day's drive from Orange River Lodge near Noordoewer is Sossusvlei one of Namibia's best known destinations. At Sesriem near Sossusvlei you have the choice between self-catering (self-contained) accommodation at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge or upmarket accommodation at Sossusvlei Lodge.

From Sossusvlei you will most likely visit Swakopmund next where you can select accommodation from Swakopmund Accommodation. If you decide to travel along the main road from Orange River Lodge in Noordoewer you will travel via Windhoek where you can overnight at Arebbusch self-catering (self-contained) accommodation.

Perhaps you would like to go further You can easily reach Damaraland and Etosha National Park within a day from Noordoewer, however this will be a very long drive. In Etosha the Etosha Lodge is the only lodge who provides self-catering (self-contained) accommodation but indeed more luxurious than Orange River Lodge.

If you want to drive further north, you will need to stay at least one day between Orange River Lodge and Rundu In Rundu we recommend Kaisosi River Lodge which is a family accommodation just east of Rundu in the north of Namibia.

After Rundu you will be in the Caprivi. You can select accommodation from CAPRIVI ACCOMMODATION. The nearest Caprivi accommodation to Noordoewer is Ngepi Camp A perfect family destination in Caprivi, Namibia along the Kavango River which is also known as the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. If you are prepared to drive further, lodges such as Kwando Camp and Mazambala Island Lodge will certainly be worth the effort.

Most people visiting Orange River Lodge in Noordoewer, Namibia will be on their way to or from South Africa. South Africa is a large country and you will have a wide selection of destinations to choose from. One of the Northern Cape towns which you will most likely visit is Upington where we offer a selection of the best accommodation based on value for money. The Kalahari Sun River Lodge is a boutique hotel in Upington but Upington Country Lodge offers self-catering (self-contained) accommodation which is very similar to Orange River Lodge in Noordoewer. The Kalahari Monate Lodge offers self-catering (self-contained) or camping 10 km from Upington on the Spitskop Nature Reserve.

Further from Noordoewer is the Merino Inn Motel just outside Colesberg on the N1 or Gables Inn self-catering (self-contained) accommodation if you are looking for something similar to Orange River Lodge.

Britstown is on your way between Noordoewer in Namibia and Colesberg in South Africa. The Britstown Kambro Lodge offers self-catering (self-contained) accommodation 20 km north of Britstown in the Northern Cape province of South Africa and the Britstown Transkaroo Lodge is in the main street in Britstown and offers hotel style accommodation. The most luxurious and spacious rooms of the Merino Inn hotel is in the famous C-Block. There are 16 rooms in this section.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge at Martinsdrift border post between South Africa and Botswana. Kwanonekeng is on the banks of the Limpopo River.

Shakawe in the north-west of Botswana on the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta is very well known for lodges such as Drotsky's Cabins and Nguma Island Lodge.

The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana are the world's largest salt pans. A star safari on the pans promises to be a highlight for any person with a sense of romance. Lodges such as Jack's Camp, Planet Boabab and Gweta Lodge provide excellent accommodation.

Shakawe in the north-west of Botswana is best known among birders and fishermen who visit places such as Nguma Island and Drotsky's Cabins to enjoy the barbel run or the annual migration of carmine bee-eaters.

Mariental River Chalets rooms and chalets are very comfortable. The self-catering units are well equipped and all rooms are maintained to the highest standard.

Popa Falls National Park on the banks of the Kavango River offers affordable rustic accommodation in the Caprivi.

Hakusembe Lodge just west of Rundu in the far north of Namibia is a very romantic destination on the banks of the Kavango River.

Etosha Safari Camp offers affordable accommodation near the Anderson Gate of the Etosha National Park in Namibia.

Botswana Lodges and accommodation offers accommodation such as hotels and lodges in all cities and tourist destinations such as Gaborone, Maun, Chobe and the Okavango Delta.

Etotongwe Lodge in Outjo is new, tasteful and fully wheel chair friendly. The manager of Etotongwe Lodge in Namibia's is physically handicapped himself and he therefore fully understands the needs of physically challenged people.

Okahandja Country Hotel in Okahandja is the perfect place to overnight between Windhoek and the north of Namibia and between Windhoek and the coast.

The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is built in and around the colonial railway station. The Swakopmund Hotel offers superb luxury accommodation in this popular resort along the Namibian coast.

Hotel Pension Rapmund a small family hotel in Swakopmund. The Hotel Pension Rapmund is perfectly situated near the CBD and the beaches of Swakopmund.

Desert Dune Lodge is a supreme luxury lodge just inside the National Park at Sesriem near Sossusvlei. If you stay at the Desert Dune Lodge you can visit the dunes at sunrise. There is no need to wait for the gates to open. You are already in the Sossusvlei National Park.

Betesda is situated on a beautiful desert farm about 40 km from Sesriem, the entrance gate to the Sossusvlei dunes.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge im Damaraland Namibia. Ihre Unterkunft im Kaokoland in Namibia.

Sossusvlei Lodge bei Sesriem in der Namibwüste in Namibia bietet luxuriöse Unterkunft am Tor von Sossusvlei, bekannt für seine hohen Sanddünen.

Goba Lodge in Gobabis offers excellent overnight accommodation in Gobabis in the east of Namibia.

The Southern Region of Namibia includes towns such as Mariental, Keetmanshoop, Grunau and Noordoewer. Accommodation in this area includes Mariental River Chalets, Quiver Tree Lodge, Grunau Country House and the Orange River Lodge.

The Fish River Lodge is the only lodge on the western rim of the Fish River Canyon. This is a luxury lodge with spectacular views over the Fish River Canyon of Namibia.

The Arid Region Tour combines the Namaqualand flowers with the beauty of the Namib Desert. It includes South African National Parks such as the Namaqualand National Park and the Richtersveld National Park with the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, before returning to South Africa via the Trans Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies National Park.

Victoria Falls is without doubt the adventure capital of Africa and Zimbabwe in particular. At Victoria Falls Adventure you can book activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, a flight over the Victoria Falls or game activities such as game drives, elephant back safaris and walks with lions.

Bungi Jumping is not for the faint-hearted. The Bungi Jump at Victoria Falls between Zimbabwe and Zambia is even more challenging. The bridge is 110 m high and the view from the Bungi to the Falls is magnificent.

The Matusadona National Park is on the south-eastern banks of Lake Kariba. This is big game area with huge herds of buffalo and elephants and regular sights of lions and other predators. Lodges such as Bumi Hills, Elephant Hills and Fothergill Island all offer luxury accommodation and excellent game viewing.

Urikaruus Wilderness Camp in the Mata Mata River is one of the famous lodges of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Kamieskroon Hotel in Kamieskroon in Namaqualand is a small country hotel but perfect for those interested in the Namaqualand flowers.

Sunset Chalets in Colesberg is halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Sani Pass Chalets are at the border between South Africa and Lesotho, but on top of the Drakensberg Mountains at Sani Pass.

Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay is on a beautiful setting with excellent views over Coffee Bay. The meals at Ocean View Hotel are very good and the service as good as you would expect.

Meander Inn Guesthouse in East London is in the residential area of the city, surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Erinvale Hotel is on a golf estate near Vergelegen estate in the beautiful Helderberg District in Somerset West, South Africa.