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“long hope villa”(22 reviews)
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Free Wifi
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Special Price: 30% 0ff from 3 nights
Offers from River Bend Lodge
Special Price: 30% 0ff from 3 nights
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

If you want to take the guesswork/scary factor out of a safari, booking a private experience like the one offered at River Bend is the way to go. You also need deep pocketbooks! You can do things on your own, but there are pros and...More

Thank MCarson699
Response from MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded February 26, 2018

Dear MCarson 699 Thank you so much for deciding on River Bend Lodge. I can not even begin to thank you enough for your wonderful review. I would especially like to thank you for highlighting the benefits of having a guided Safari with the little...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018

We loved to be there, Nice location, very nice safaris with Christo. An Elephant came to the fence of the lodge and said good bye, when we leave. The memories will remain with us always! Thank you for your kindness!More

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Thank arndtb2018
Response from MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded February 12, 2018

Dear arndtb2018 Thank you so much for your kind words. Its good to hear the Elephants granted you a farewell in such a special way, they are remarkable animals and we are so pleased to be a part of the memories you have created here....More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

Its what you would imagine. Clean, large colonial style suites/villas in (or adjacent to) the Addo elephant park. It feels luxurious, but not top, top end. Attentive, polite, knowledgeable small team. All these type of venues are expensive, but the frustration here was that it...More

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Thank Jase_Ruth
Response from MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Jase_Ruth Firstly I would like to thank you for choosing River Bend Lodge, we greatly enjoyed having you here. I appreciate your comments and kind words about our team. I am a little confused on your comment in regards to 14% added aditional for...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018

Sorry for having pushed the button before mentioning that our guide Tuawanga (?..) was a great guide. His experiance, knowledge, friendlyness and driving experience were just overwhelming. Overall we had a wonderful time with you. The whole package of accomodation, service, food, friendlyness and nature...More

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Thank Aenne L
Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded February 5, 2018

Dear Aenne L Thank you so much for choosing us as your destination and Thank you so much for your kind words about River Bend Lodge and the wonderful team that we have here. It brings me great pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed...More

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at River Bend...and we had the very great pleasure of staying at Long Hope Villa...it was the most amazing experience from start to finish...from the wonderfully warm welcome from Elias, Samuel and Princess..the most amazing food...More

1  Thank Samantha B
Response from MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded February 26, 2018

Dear Samantha B Thank you so much for choosing Long Hope Villa for your African Adventure. We are so grateful for your wonderful words of admiration. The Long Hope staff are warm, friendly and exceptional in every way and it brings us great happiness that...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Air Conditioning
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US$381 - US$479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$381 - US$479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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"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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"Room 2 is quiet and away from the main area but no privacy in the outside shower"
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