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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 4 March 2017

River Bend Lodge is a must on your bucket list. The room was beautiful, the food delicious and the staff very friendly. They truly made you at home. Our ranger Leigh was excellent, she found all the animals and took us on a truly African adventure. Now we just need to come back and stay longer next time.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River Bend Lodge. The staff were friendly, the room very comfortable and the food very good. However compared to other luxury lodges we have stayed at we were very surprised with the cost. It is pricey in comparison to other lodges. We stayed on a b&b basis and bought game drives, dinner lunch and...

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Menden, Germany
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Accomodation was very nice, the meals we were offered were delicious and in an breathtaking surroundings. The service was great, thank you Moses. The game drives with Elias we won´t forget in our life. February 2017, Sabine and Werner Lieflaender

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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The best trip and stay I have ever experienced. The accommodation and the building area was very homely and the staff most service minded and friendly. The trips in the park, especially the River Bend part of the park, was adventures... Great driving even though we were unlucky not to see the rhino. Thanks!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We (two couples) had an amazing time at Riverbend Lodge. Our accommodation was excellent, with a huge room and bed...! The outside shower was a new experience - especially when buffalo are watching and monkeys are playing in the trees outside our cottage. We had two days here and would have used the pool more had the weather been better....

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Osnabruck, Germany
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights on an all inclusive basis. Yes, this all comes with a price tag and age starts nibbling at certain corners of the premises but our experience was nevertheless great. The reasons are two-fold: unlike what others may have written, but the food and wines are exquisite, both in taste,...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We spend 3 nights in River Lodge. The service was superb. We would never forguet our Sammuel, so nice and allways available, our ranger Leigh, and the hostesees Linddiwe and Zoliswa. Excelent option close to Port Elizabeth. Addo is not a huge park as Kruger, but our children enjoy every minute from our stay there. Once again, service was incredible.

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Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We enjoyed an all in stay for just one night and with 2 game drives. It was above our expectations. THe game drive was just wunderful, we saw 4 from the big 5. Hospitality and service was in all details just excellent and perfect.... Next time we would probably stay for at least 2 nights.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The location is excellent and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The restaurant is good and the wait staff friendly. The guided drives were excellent but expensive in comparison to others. There appeared to be no management at all. The gardens were untended and outdoor areas unclean.

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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Seeing 4 of the big 5 on our first experience of a safari made it very special. River Bend Lodge is a beautiful lodge with the highest quality of service and accommodation. The staff are so friendly and obliging and our guide Leigh was exceptional. It was a safari in style, only 6 people per vehicle, hot chocolate and muffins...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, 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 in the Vitality Studio. Personalized game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Bend Lodge

Address: Zuurberg Road, | PO Box 249, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Price Range: $444 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
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