River crossing lodge

River Crossing Lodge is situated east of Namibia's capital city Windhoek. Nestled amongst the foothills of the Auas Mountains the lodge offers a relaxed country location only a few minutes drive from the Windhoek city center. This location makes it an ideal first or final destination on any visit to Namibia, especially if your onward journey departs from the main international airport.

The German architecture at River Crossing Lodge resembles a farm style of yesteryear, complete with corrugated roofs, wide balconies decorated with impressive pots of geraniums, all on an unspoiled game estate.

Entrance through the main lodge area, is through a set of impressive double doors that lead straight to the bar, overlooking the swimming pool. The large dining room leads out onto a deck, where dramatic views of Windhoek, the mountains and surrounding game farm abound. This is just the venue for a sundowner and a snack as the beautiful Namibian sun sets.

To the left of the bar is a large lounge, furnished with comfortable leather sofas and decorated with black and white pictures of vintage Windhoek. This huge building has room for a Conference Centre with large folding doors which open out onto a verandah.

A selection of function venues are available, suitable for birthday parties, wedding anniversaries or business functions such as team building weekends and charity events.

Meals are served in the restaurant, but dinner needs to be pre-booked. Most of the vegetables have been grown in the lodge's own gardens.

Accommodation at River Crossing Lodge is 20 double rooms, 5 have double beds and 15 with twin beds. A choice of settings are available for rooms; rim-perched, Windhoek facing or Auas Mountain view. All rooms are equipped with DSTV satellite channels and wireless Internet access. The rooms are fairly small and are not suitable for families, so additional rooms would have to be booked. But this is more than compensated with a visit to your private balcony, which offers excellent vistas.

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Game Drives: River Crossing Lodge is built on a large game farm which is home to a diversity of Namibian wildlife. Superb views combined with interesting flora and 19 different species of mammal roaming the reserve will substantiate your morning or afternoon safari. Sable and roan antelope graze in the taller grass and giraffe browse amongst the higher trees. Cheetah and leopard frequent the area and might be glimpsed occasionally.

Hiking: Hiking trails are being developed on the property.

Mountain Biking: Coming Soon.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Bailley, Vivien

14 Mar 2014

Good surprise, good location. No scale, they should provide that as it is an obvious stop before the airport.

Fontaine, Olivier & Christine

1 Aug 2015

not as we could have expected regarding the level of the others lodges : older and the environment is ordinary

Deklerk, Sonja

7 Nov 2010

Beautiful location on the top of a hill, very friendly service - the access road was in bad shape, though and could be improved.

King, Sarah

21 Sep 2015

We had a lovely chalet with a huge bath with a view! Just one night here but the food was delicious and they left us sparkling wine and other honeymoon goodies.

Clement, Sally

25 Jun 2012

This lodge is in a wonderful position on the hills overlooking Windhoek and the staff and food were excellent, but because it was June it was quite cold in the room at night and the floors were made of concrete which didn't help

Vancoillie, Caroline

8 Jun 2012

The lodge is just a few minutes away from Windhoek and it`s an excellent place to start and/or end a trip. It already gives the feeling of being far away from the city center as it is located in the middle of the hills, very quiet and excellent service.


24 Sep 2017

3 star rating. Customer service was good and although the main centre with the restaurant and bar was very nice the rooms were not so good and the rough path to them in the dark was unsatisfactory.Good enough for 1 night before flying out but not one of the best.


River Crossing Lodge is 2km east of Windhoek (the turnoff to the lodge is from the B6 road which runs to the Windhoek International airport, Gobabis and Botswana). Arriving from Windhoek pass Avis Dam on your left, go under the railway bridge and then take the first turning to your right. The lodge is along this road.

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