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River House Lodge

27 Vis Arend Street, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 11 Malelane B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014
Flybvan Maputo, Mozambique
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We are a couple who spend the weekend at this place together with our 15 months old daugther. The place has a fantastic location by the river from where you spend hour after hour just looking for animals or relax by the very nice pool or the outdoor deck. The place is full of charachter with collections of all sorts... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed here with 3 of My friends after being in the bush for a week. A very nice place, you need to spend at least one whole day there. The big-5 is visable from the woodendeck if you're lucky! We rounded up quite a bartab, but I guess that shows that you had a good time! And that about sums... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

River House Lodge was a perfect place to spend a long weekend, great hosts, clean rooms, and the outdoor decking area was so good for viewing the wildlife I almost regret spending money on a game drive! Very much hope to return one day even if its just to have a drink ( or 3) at the bar!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We just loved Johan, the owner of the place! He was so friendly, welcoming and helpful. We could not have asked for a better welcome to the area. We had some drinks at his little bar, while listening to his stories of the area and people who had visited the Riverhouse. The deck, overlooking crocodile river and Kruger park, is... More

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Hedensted, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

On our tour round in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho we stayed for a while in River House Lodge. We had lunch and rested at the wonderful terasse where we saw a lot of animals at the river: lots of elefants, rhinos, kudus, impalas and hippos and a single warthog and a waterbuck. We all enjoyed the house, the surroundings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have recently stayed at River House Lodge, and loved every minute. We had a large top floor room which was lovely, overlooking the Crocodile River - soon after our arrival, while sitting on our balcony, it was great to watch some rhino drinking from the river followed by a glorious sunset. Johen was a wonderful host, nothing was too... More

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Newcastle, KZN, SA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lovely home with loads of soft furnishings to take in, however there were a few things which I felt were a bit of a let down. Firstly, on arrival, I had my 70 year old mother with us and her huge suitcase. There was no help available to assist with her bags and I was left to carry her bags... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

To people that are visiting The Kruger Park I would highly recommend this lodge. Especially if you valuable an unique environment, lovely people and beautiful view to the park. Its a beautiful relaxing deck in the garden of the lodge where I have seen hippos, crocodiles and elephants - just amazing. I was here with a big group of people,... More

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I have stayed at River House Lodge in Malelane and after reading boudecca’s review feel I have to share my experience. I feel (s)he is being unfair towards the lodge. The décor wasn’t to their taste but that is not sufficient reason to launch into a personal attack. The lodge is interesting, and although the décor may not have been... More

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39 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Our expectations were high after a long drive from Swaziland as we pulled into a lovely middle class neighborhood full of upscale houses. That was short lived. Our misadventure began when we pulled up in front of the worst ramshackle house in the neighborhood, crying out for TLC. We exited our car and headed for the front door. The door... More

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I am……………, director and co-owner of "Africa's Worst Lodge", according to a lady by the name of………………., who posted this comment on the TripAdvisor site and I now deem it necessary to respond to her rather scathing report, requesting yourselves to publish my following comments unaltered and unabridged. That ………….. experience of River House was less than satisfactory I find... More

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Address: 27 Vis Arend Street, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Malelane
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