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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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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 28 October 2017

    We had marvellous days in Addo Elephant Park and Riverbend Lodge! Staff was very hospitable and kind, accommodation good, food delicious and our game drives were super. We had the most amazing guide, Elias who was friendly and had excellent knowledge about nature, animals and...More

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    Response from Leilani S, Fiedld Guide at River Bend LodgeResponded 29 October 2017

    Dear 562jaana Thank you for your kind review, I loved having you here and I hope to see you back in Africa soon, even tho we have shared so much, there is more to learn and see (Especially those Rhinos!) Regards, Elias

    Reviewed 9 October 2017

    We loved this place! The guide is very nice, the staff as well. We can see lots and lots of elephants, but also many others animals. But the main reason we loved this place, besides the amount of elephants, is because it is a small...More

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    Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 29 October 2017

    Dear Mlobat Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you mentioning the private intimate experience, here at River Bend we greatly enjoy getting to know our guests and share in the beauty that nature provides us. It was a pleasure spending time with you....More

    Reviewed 8 October 2017

    Family of four, children 2 and 4. Everything from the quality of the food to the game drives was perfect. Lodge is small so very private but with enough to keep us busy between game drives. Amazing viewings on the drives with knowledgable guides.

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    Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 29 October 2017

    Dear Chris Thank you for your kind words, We love having the little ones here. Great to read that you have enjoyed being here just as much. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Leilani General Manager River Bend Lodge

    Reviewed 4 October 2017

    Nice lodge, well located near Addo Elepant Park. Game drive at the property should not be missed. Very good dinner. Chalets have very good size, with amazing bed and great view of elephants, zebras, baboons just across the fence. Very nice garden around the challets....More

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    Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 9 October 2017

    Dear Patty Thank you so much for your kind words. Everyone here at River Bend loves spending time with our guests and it is great to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us just as much! Hope we can welcome you back again...More

    Reviewed 2 October 2017

    See Email 27/09/2017 on the state of the rooms, the ranger and overall appearance.These were sent to Toriro and he said that the issues that we highlithed will be brought to management attention. N.S.Tracey

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    Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 29 October 2017

    Dear Tracey Response has been sent. Regards, Leilani

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$404 - US$493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • 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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