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Zuurberg Road,, Addo Elephant National Park 6105 South Africa See on map
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely disappointed with River Bend Lodge. A 3 star lodge maybe but certainly not 5 stars!!! The only 5 star aspect to it was the price!! Expecting an extremely special stay at a very special place we were dazzled by its mediocrity!! There...More

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Thank Sue S
Response from LeilaniJS, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sue S Thank you for your response. It is with great sadness to see you did not have the same experience as most of our guests. I am not sure what aspects of the lodge did not meet your expectations and I am finding...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our ranger, Darlington was the best of a lovely stay. He tracked herds of elephant their group of lions with diligence and was full of local knowledge. The most memorable was Darlington spotting and identifying the endangered African Small Footed Cat... incredible find!More

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Thank khalied2018
Response from LeilaniJS, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Khalied2018 Thank you so much for choosing River Bend Lodge, great to hear you had so many wonderful and memorable experiences with Darlington. His knowledge and enthusiasm in regards to nature is a rare find such as that Small footed cat, indeed an incredible...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The website room photos are heavily photshopped. Old bathrooms, tired rooms and old stained carpets. When trying to make a reservation the reservation clerk argued that I could not get the Bed and Breakfast rate and had to take the more expensive all inclusive rate....More

Thank GA1309
Response from LeilaniJS, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear GA1309 We appreciate your response, we are greatly saddened that your experience with us is not the extraordinary experience that our guest usually have with us. I have done a full investigation on your concerns as it was so surprising that your explanation of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our Garden Route Trip, There was a warm friendly greeting from everyone we met .We were the only 2 people staying at the lodge at the time, our meals were all served by the log fire,...More

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Response from LeilaniJS, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Syanmor Thank you for choosing to make us part of your garden route trip. We are overjoyed that you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed hosting you. Our guides can access a more private experience when it comes to game...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

We stayed here at the end of July - it was AMAZING. The room was excellent with great views across the park. The service from everyone was exceptional. The food throughout the stay was AMAZING - this is a special place, serene, tranquil offering a...More

Thank David V
Response from LeilaniJS, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David V Thank you so much for choosing to stay at River Bend Lodge, we can not thank you enough for your AMAZING review. It brings us so much joy to hear that you share our feelings on how special and tranquil our surroundings...More

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Situated on a 14,000ha private concession within the Addo Elephant National Park, RiverBend is a mere 45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth. Home to an abundance of wildlife including elephant, lion, hyena, buffalo, ...More black rhino and a variety of antelope and over 300 bird species, RiverBend is an ideal malaria-free safari addition to a Garden Route holiday. Children of all ages welcome. Pampering treatments are available at Plumbago Spa. Personalized game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$324 - US$444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$324 - US$444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
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Pool & Beach (8)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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Jeanette1432014
November 1, 2017|
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Response from rqf55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as others have mentioned, you can. We did this over 2-3 days and saw some game in the Park itself, though not an enormous amount. Often we saw more game on the road from our accommodation to the entrance of River Bend... More
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Smosh
June 5, 2015|
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Response from MP_RBL12345 | Property representative |
Make sure to bring the hats and sunscreen as I am sure we will be blessed with a beautiful sunny summer day. The elephants came and paid us a visit for our Christmas lunch last year, so let's hope that we are part of their... More
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"The one with its own pool area might be up to 5 start standard but the other rooms are very standard."
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"Best by far in Addo"
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"Cabin 7&8 have best view of water hole"
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"Room 1 is the honeymoon suite and benefits from a small outdoor pool and terrace."
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