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About Frontier River Resort

Frontier River Resort is under new ownership and is a luxury tented resort situated on the South African bank of the Orange River, just 5 km from the border on the N7.

Built on a hill, the resort has spectacular views of the river and Namibia and is the ideal stop over location between South Africa and Namibia. The resort is also ideally situated for any 4x4 enthusiasts looking for a luxurious and comfortable alternative to camping.

We offer accommodation in six luxury free-standing permanent safari-style tents. Each tent contains an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and has only one entrance. The bathrooms were built using stones collected from the surrounding area and each tent is surrounded by grass and incorporated with local stones. A tented catering boma kitchen equipped with a built in braai, work surface, fitted stove and oven, double basin, a table and benches is available for use by guests. Wood, ice and water is sold on the premises.

The Orange River, one of South Africa's major rivers, is truly one of the purest adventure trails in Southern Africa. The Gariep River, or Great River as it is called by the local Nama people, offers a unique outdoor experience to those who seek tranquility and adventure. The Orange River cuts through the Richtersveldt Desert Reserve and is now part of the Transfrontier transformation parks. Days are spent with early morning paddling, swimming, floating, bird watching and negotiating some rapids and fast-flowing water. Guides will take you through the steps of paddling through rapids, hiking and in general discover the eco system of the desert.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Resort
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Luxury Safari Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 Each tent contains an en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning. The bathrooms were built using stones collected from the... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more Double beds, En-suite, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Three-quarter beds
    from R980 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Triple Luxury tented chalet Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This chalet contains 3 x single beds with air conditioning & seating area. Kettle,tea/coffee facilities and own bathroom... see more Features:  Single beds
        from R1300 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Frontier River Resort

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          Sonet Hurter
          13 January 2018

          With a name like " Frontier RIVER Lodge" one would expect atleast a river view, not a view onto a lifeless gravel road. The facilities are neat and tidy but the canvas tent structure is unbearable hot and the aircon is not big enough to make it comfortable during the afternoon. The advert is abit misleading, very pricey for what you get.

          Eamon Brown
          08 January 2018

          The tents are nicely furnished. Pool and entertainment wares nice with good views. Just beware of the heat, aircons do not help.

          Sakkie Kotze
          13 September 2017

          Lux and very neat tents. Barfridge in room was not cold when we got there. Friendly reception.

          ellen suntheim, South Africa
          09 January 2017

          We ended our Namibia Road Trip at Frontier River Resort this December , is was an absolute pleasure - like arriving at a sanctuary even though it was 42 degrees in the shade !Hosts Christine and Graham have made really taken care to make the place special , well looked after , clean , a wonderful pool and friendly dogs ! The aircon in the tents was also a life saver for a good nights sleep ! I would definitely visit again !

          Henk Ten Hoorn Boer, South Africa
          07 June 2016

          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location and the accommodation were very nice, as were the friendly hosts.SafariNow had advised us that Anita's Tavern was close by, but in reality it is actually in Port Nolloth!!!

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          Frontier River Resort Map

          Frontier River Resort is 5.2km from the centre of Vioolsdrift , the nearest airport 249.2km (Keetmanshoop Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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