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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

What a lovely surprise! The grounds are lush and green. The view of the Kruger across from the Crocodile River is difficult to beat. The rooms are well presented and spacious. The beds are incredibly comfortable, making for a fantastic night's sleep after a long drive to get there. Thank you, we will certainly return.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we walked in at reception we were welcomed with such warmth from the owner and staff. The place was absolutely beautiful, the rooms tastefully decorated and scrupulously clean, that included the gardens. The attention to detail was remarkable, the room cooled to perfection for our arrival, we cannot praise it enough. Wished we stayed there instead of...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review, I will forward the complements to all my staff as they will really appreciate the positive feed back. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future . Thank you Kind Regards Anita

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived after a long and hot drive through Kruger Park to this haven of peace and warmth of the owners. We were given rooms 19 and 21overlooking garden and pool. The beds were enormous with crisp white sheets flowers on the beds and the most lovely smells, air conditioning quiet Unfortunately the restaurant was not open on a Sunday night...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Rio Vista Lodge and to sharing your experience with us. I really appreciate your review and I will forward the comments of appreciation to all my staff. It is so nice to have positive feed back, it make us want to do more for our clients. We look forward to hosting you again in the near...

St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 4th trip to the Rio Vista Lodge, but the first time over Christmas and New Year period. The Lodge had developed and expanded beyond recognition and better than ever. The Rio Vista estate is situated approximately 50 yards from The Crocodile River over looking at the Kruger Park. This is the perfect advantage spot for looking at...

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Anita B, Front Office Manager at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Alan Thank you for your review. Team from Rio Vista appreciate the feed back from our customers. We look forward to hosting you and your partner in the near future Kind Regards Mpendulo

Middelburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for one night before going to the KNP and it was amazing. The rooms are lovely and clean. Very comfortable bed! Air-conditioning is a bonus in the high humidity. Nice restaurant on-site. We saw a variety wildlife from the lodge. Tranquil setting which is very relaxing. We were very impressed with the environmentally friendly ameneties which was...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do hope to see you again in the near future. Regards

Eidsfoss, Norway
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stayed two nights. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. A family of four have plenty of space. Very nice breakfast and friendly staff. Lovely view of Crocodile river with crocodiles, elephants and hippos. We had a wonderful stay.

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

We are grateful for your response and hope to see you again in the near future Regards Anita

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We had a one night stay at Rio Vista before our trip into KNP, the lodge is in a great location, the room was spacious with a good size balcony overlooking the Crocodile River. We had an evening meal and breakfast, both were fine, good choice on the evening meal menu, freshly cooked and well presented. Service was excellent throughout,...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your review. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A spectacular place to stay!!! Waking up in the morning with the sound of nature inviting you to the element of peace. Having breakfast looking out on the Kruger National park next to the Crocodile river are wonderful you get to watch the elephants passing by having a quick morning bath to prepare them for the long day, during the...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you soon. Regards Anita

British Columbia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

What a wonderful start to our trip to Kruger. The location on the Crocodile River is simply amazing. There were yellow weaver birds, eagles, hippos, bushbuck, waterbuck and more. Our room was clean and comfortable. The service was very warm and welcoming. It was very convenient to go pick up groceries and other supplies in Malelane. We also picked up...

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Anita B, Manager at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your compliments. Hope to see you again in the near future Regards Anita

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, wow, wow!!! Since when do you not go into the Kruger to see Elephant, hippo, buck, hiena and hear Lion fight in their tribe at night? All this from a deck with a beer in hand with the crocodile river flowing in front of you. This after having two signature dishes (eisbein and peri chicken). Super friendly faces welcome...

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Anita B, Manager at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I am looking forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Vista 4 star Lodge is situated on the border of The Kruger National Park. Experience spectacular views from The Deck overlooking the Crocodile River as animals come to graze and drink while you eat. A dam with various species of fish for the catch-and-release angler. An ideal location for a much needed relaxing break away. Rio-Vista is 27 roomed lodge, all rooms are air-conditioned with DSTV and bar fridge, swimming pool and secure parking. Our facility is child friendly with spacious gardens. We have a lovely thatched deck and cocktail bar with an open view into the Kruger park. Our a la carte Restaurant serves the best meals in the region. Lino's Lodge consist of eight air-conditioned single or sharing chalets , all with DSTV, private patio, and bar fridge. Relax in a homely atmosphere, close to shops and the Malelane Kruger Gate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Vista Lodge

Address: Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: $114 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Vista Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Try the African style Rondavel's for the true experience”
 of 5 bubbles Y3117KKalans, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The best view over the River would be the Lino's lodge rondavel but they are not as luxurious as the RIo Vista rooms.”
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“Select a room on the ground floor of the main building. It provides direct access to the terrace and the viewing deck!”
 of 5 bubbles knowtel, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“You will be spoilt for choice, each area as something quite unique to offer.but all have fantastic views of Kruger Park.”
 of 5 bubbles Y3117KKalans, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms, comfortable, not much of a view form any of them”
 of 5 bubbles jk428, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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