We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rio Vista Lodge

4.0 of 5 Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Rio Vista Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Rio Vista Lodge
Write a Review

44 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    25
    16
    2
    0
    1
See reviews for
11
15
1
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (44)
  • Mar-May only
    (11)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (12)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (13)
All months
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rio Vista is a perfect place for a stop over or for business, situate on the Crocodile river overlooking the river and the Kruger National Park, every time we have stayed there we have seen the elephants walking along the river banks, and other animals coming down to have a drink of water. The rooms are clean and comfortable! The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had planned a trip to watch the Alfred Dunhill Championships at Leopard Creek, less than 10 mins away. What better way to end each day by returning to the Rio Vista. We were made to feel very special and welcomed. The hospitality and customer service we received was second to none by extremely friendly staff. The restaurant was extremely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

One of the best locations on a visit to the Kruger National Park south, with a wonderful view of the Crocodile river and their margins in Kruger. Nice garden to spend the evening and an excellent restaurant. Clean and quiet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
George, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This hotel caters more for business than leisure travellers, but proved fine for a stopover. Pleasant room, excellent breakfast, all in a most stunning location overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger NP.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed and Rio Vista Lodge in September, the view from our room balcony was very nice, there wasn't much to do at the lodge itself but a great place to relax after a long morning drive in the Kruger... Which is 5min drive away from Malelane gate!! The restaurant only opens at 18:00 and drinks only at 17:00 which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very clean and comfortable rooms. Air conditioning in room. Quiet area. Excellent breakfast. Beautiful view. Excellent service. Best place I stayed at in this area. Will definitely stay here again in future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of those places you never sure if they will be as presented in website. But such a beautiful tranquil place. We were 8 adults and 3 children, of which one was an infant, the lodge accomodated us so well. Must admit, we were the noise makers since we had kids with. Rooms are the right size for couples, they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
portlaoise
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hotel located on the Crocodile river with views overlooking Kruger Park. Great restaurant with excellent menu. Very friendly staff. Shopping centre 3k away. Kruger park entry from Malelane gate very convenient.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a pleasant first night in SA here. Our room was spacious, clean but nothing luxury. The lodge gives a great view over Kruger park and dinner at the on site restaurant is pretty good and not expensive at all. Great place to sleep if you want to enter Kruger Park from Malalane gate the next day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Really a lovely place - owners and staff friendly and go the extra mile. Value for money. Rooms are lovely, modern and clean. Beautiful gardens and view over the Crocodile River. Only 7 km from Malelane Gate Definitely would go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Rio Vista Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rio Vista Lodge

Address: Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Vista Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Rio Vista Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

43 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay