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River Destiny Lodge
Location & Contact Details
Address: Between Norvalspont & Colesberg
Northern Cape
South Africa
Contact : Jackie / Bibi
Local Tel : 051-7530203
INT Tel : +27-51-7530203
Local Fax : 051-7530252
INT Fax : +27-51-7530252

River Destiny Lodge accommodation in South Africa, Colesberg is situated along the banks of the exquisite Orange River on the borders of the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State. 34km from Colesberg and 15km from Gariepdam on the R58, River Destiny Lodge is in close proximity to the N1. Ideal half way stop to travel in South Africa from Johannesburg to the Cape or Eastern Cape. Book a bed and you will be greeted by friendly staff and experience the comforts of true karoo hospitality which will reinforce the good vibes that abound.

River Destiny Lodge is the ideal conference or team-building venue.

The lodge has its own private restaurant that serves breakfast, light meals during the day and has an a-la-carte menu in the evenings. Our kiosk will take care of basic necessities.

By all accounts, River Destiny Lodge will make a great venue for a family getaway and a single traveler in need of a good nights rest. 

For the adventurous guests,canoeing, fly fishing for guests with patience and there is the spectacular Gariep Dam wall which is an absolute must see. 

Norvalspont Concentration Camp is an interesting part of history, located seven kilometers from the lodge and there are many Anglo Boer War sites in Colesberg.

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching

Recreation and leisure:
Some of the main attractions at River Destiny Lodge are the refreshing swimming pool, fishing along the Orange River, game viewing, while the jungle gym add up much fun and pleasure. The children will love the pool table, table tennis, dart board or challenge their friends or parents at volley ball in the swimming pool.

The popular 20 luxury en-suite bedrooms or self-catering chalets all have a spectacular view of the Orange River. Each bedroom is equipped with a fridge, kettle, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, and ceiling fan.

Camping sites:
Bring your tent or caravan and discover the serenity of the Orange River while camping with the convenience of electricity outlets and spotlessly clean ablution facilities.

Conference and team building:
River Destiny Lodge is the ideal conference- or team building venue. Groups of up to 70 delegates can be accommodated.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Associate
  • AA Recommended

When Travelling From Cape Town (South to North)
Take the first turn off into Colesberg, travel through Colesberg and remain driving north on the R58 for 34kms. The R58 runs parallel to the N1. The turn off to River Destiny Lodge is on the left hand side of the road. River Destiny Lodge is on the banks of the exquisite Orange River.

When Travelling From Johannesburg (North to South)
River Destiny Lodge is located between Gariep Dam and Colesberg. Take the off ramp to Gariep Dam from the N1. Drive past the Gariep Dam town turnoff for approximately 1km. Turn right at the road marked R701 NORVALSPONT/R58 COLESBERG. Cross the steel bridge over the Orange River. Drive through Norvalspont, turn right at the T-junction towards Colesberg R58. Drive for 3.5km until you reach River Destiny Lodge turnoff on your right hand side. River Destiny Lodge is on the banks of the exquisite Orange River.

  • We are 34km on the R58 from Colesberg and 14km from Gariepdam on the R58 which runs next to N1.
  • From Capetowm you drive straight through the town of Colesberg on to the R58 next to the N1 to Gariepdam.
  • From Bloemfontein take the Gariepdam turnoff from the N1 to the R58 Colesberg.
  • Payment Methods
  • Visa Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • conference venue onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • hunting onsite
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • microwave (some units)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 80

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Hunting Safari Accommodationdetails
    You provide hunting safaris at your establishment?
  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 90
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 150

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
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