South Africa is not only known for its great beaches, beautiful mountain ranges and bushveld, but also for its rivers. If you want to get away from the stressful city life, booking a weekend next to the river is a great way to unwind. Hire a canoe, sign up for a ski lesson and make the most of the great outdoors.
There are riverside accommodation available in every province in South Africa. You can opt for a luxurious experience at a five star lodge or book a stand at the local camping site. Facilities will differ – make a list of your requirements and ask the owner which facilities are available and whether you will need to pay extra to make use of them.
The Riverside Hotel & Spa just outside Durban is a great choice for those who want luxury accommodation and great service in a picturesque setting. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Umgeni River Mouth and is the perfect place to unwind.
Situated in White River, Mpumalanga, Numbela offers private four star riverside accommodation. Numerous self-catering cottages are available and you will be able to explore the wetlands, woodland and bush during your stay.
For those who would like to make the most of accommodation next to the Orange River, Riverside Lodge in Aliwal North offers excellent facilities. Business and leisure travellers will be able to enjoy game drives, guided tours and make use of the first-class facilities available.