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    River Bend Lodge

    Zuurberg Road,, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
    011 27 87 551 7300
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    “long hope villa” (21 reviews)
    “honeymoon suite” (15 reviews)
    “game drives” (128 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Wheelchair Access
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    The staff was very friendly, the location was perfect for Game Drives, The guide is very ambitious, the shower looks a bit oldfashioned and needs to be upgraded, the wifi is much too slow, the view is excellent.

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

    Dear Gerol535 Thank you for your review and suggestions. We hope we get to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Leilani Serfontein General Manager River Bend Lodge

    Reviewed 15 December 2017

    Excellent room, large, with great bathroom. The staff was awesome! Tawanda, our game drive guide had the most sharp eyes ever! Adrian and Temwani, the managers, were very attentive and warm. Luyanda and Moses, our food attendants were always smiling, chatty, and very friendly! They...More

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

    Dear DomiMarquezini Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to host you and we hope we can welcome you back soon. Regards, Leilani Serfontein General Manager River Bend Lodge

    Reviewed 13 December 2017

    We stayed at Long Hope as a family party of 6 adults and a toddler. The team was very friendly and helpful, accommodating any specific needs quickly and efficiently. I would strongly recommend this private villa.

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    Response from Leilani S, Head Chef/ Host - Long Hope Villa at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear G A Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. We hope you make your way back here one day. Regards, Sam and the Long Hope team

    Reviewed 11 December 2017

    We stayed in the Long Hope Villa for 2 days. It was the most memorable part of our trip in South Africa. Well taken care of by Sam and his team. The game drives with Elias was very enriching and fun. Thank you very much...More

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    Response from Leilani S, Head Chef/ Host - Long Hope Villa at River Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Shirley Thank you so much. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Sam and the Long Hope Team

    Reviewed 11 December 2017

    Beautifully located inside (!) the Addo Elephant National Park you actually do get the chance to see elephants at the breakfast table. The food is awesome. Staff is friendly and supportive, maybe to distract from the poor value for money. For this price we excepted...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Price range
    • US$407 - US$493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Greater Addo >
    • Addo Elephant National Park
    • Also Known As
    • River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
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    1 November 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
    5 June 2015|
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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    "Room 2 is quiet and away from the main area but no privacy in the outside shower"
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    "Don't select the honeymoon suite in Winter as the pool is not heated and too cold to swim in (Key..."
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