Frontier River Resort - Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand

Vioolsdrift Accommodation
Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand

Frontier River Resort

Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand - Accommodation

Frontier River Resort rating

Frontier River Resort in Vioolsdrift

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.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Frontier River Resort,Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Paddling - Canoeing
  • River Rafting/Expedition

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Directions to Frontier River Resort

Map of Frontier River Resort in Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand


GPS Co-Ordinates: 17° 36' 20.4" E / 28° 43' 28.2" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Frontier River Resort in Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand

Departing: Upington Airport
Address: Upington Airport (UTN), Unnamed Road, Upington, 8801, South Africa
Distance: 5.7 km / Duration: 5 hours 47 mins
1.Head southwest0.8 km
2.Turn left0.9 km
3.Continue onto N103.3 km
4.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Dr Nelson Mandela Dr/N10
Continue to follow N10
1.8 km
5.Continue onto Le Roux St/N14
Continue to follow N14
39.4 km
6.Turn right onto Main Rd/N14
Continue to follow N14
333 km
7.Continue onto Voortrekker St1.0 km
8.Turn left onto Kokerboom Rd/R3550.7 km
9.Turn left to merge onto N7 toward Keetmanshoop117 km
10.Turn left
Destination will be on the right
5.7 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Upington Airport - Upington


Upington Airport is a small airport and was opened in 1968 as Pierre van Ryneveld Airport, it has a capacity to have 40 000 travellers but only has around 24 315 passengers departing and around 3 425 passengers arriving.

Upington Airport also has the longest runway in Africa, the runway was built to accommodate a Boeing 747 so that it didn't have to stop along the way to Europe.

Reviews for Frontier River Resort

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Baie mooi en heerlik gekuier ...

review by hugo basson

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Luxury air-conditioned tents overlooking the Gariep River. Each tent has its own bathroom. The supper and breakfast provided was of good quality and there is bar available. Very nice experience overall.

review by Pieter Lourens

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Great place, quirky but nice, food lovely

review by Ian Fowlds

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review by Hermie Sutherland

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This is a great choice for those one-night stays at the Vioolsdrift border. The tents are nice and warm, but a little noisy when it is windy. The wardrobes are unfortunately mostly broken. The host are very warm and friendly.

review by Danie Palm

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review by Leon Swart

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A tad expensive but nice

review by Manfred Van Der Merwe

"a very nice stay"

Although we arrived late, we received a most friendly welcome from our hosts. The tents were immaculate with quality furniture, so was the bedding as well as good and beautiful towels. The shower was brilliant, with little pebbles under your feet, it felt like a foot massage! The equipped lapa was a winner!!! Definitely worth as stayover on/back from the beautiful Namibia.

review by Elna Coetzer, South Africa

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Great place, great people.

review by Joel Walsh, Australia

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