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Rio Vista Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 11 Malelane B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small group of us stayed here when playing golf at Leopards Creek. We were so lucky to have booked into Rio Vista just for 2 nights without knowing what to expect as the main reason for being there was golf! The place is fantastic value, owner run and always around chatting to guests and as for the food ........ More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed only one night at Rio Vista, unfortunately, on business, but will definitely return for longer as soon as possible. It was an unexpected delight. Situated right on the Crocodile river, my room opened onto the lawn and swimming pool, and looked across the river to Kruger national park. The hotel restaurant is designed like a game hide, on... More

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had a Wedding that we attend at Rio Vista Lodge in January this year. We stayed over for the weekend at the Lodge. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean, comfortable, well equipped as well as beautiful decorated. The location is awesome with the Deck Restaurant overlooking the Crocodile river where you can... More

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Brakpan, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The staff are friendly and the food is great, The whole family stay there for my daughters wedding some arrived late the Friday evening, And the restaurant did there best at almost closing time, we were 8 people having steak and we all got our steak just the way we ordered it, especially as we were so late in ordering... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Anita and her team took great care of our video production team recently while we travelled through the area. The rooms were comfortable, the food great and the deck area was AMAZING! Such a treat to come back to after a long hard day's work - just to sit and chill with a long cold drink - overlooking the exquisite... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I had a last minute stop at Malelane, and stayed at Rio Vista. They were so friendly and accommodating. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. They include tea and coffee and a fridge. The location is awesome right on the river. I had dinner at the restaurant deck and had a beautiful sunset view over the river. I left... More

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again in the near future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Rio Vista Lodge is the perfect start for a trip into the Kruger NP or as a basis for expeditions into the park, as it is very close to Malelane Gate. We had a very nice room with a balcony facing the Crocodile River.The rooms are simple but neat and confortable and equipped with everything you need. The bathroom is... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed in the main building with Crocodile River view, saw elephants right from the room balcony! Large modern room, all amenities (coffee machine, fridge, insect repellent). Excellent price/value. Got picked up and deposited at the long distance bus stop in Malelane, the pick up at 10:30 pm on a Friday. Most helpfull friendly and cheerful receptionist, had arranged to send... More

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your stay in South Africa and hope to see you again. More

Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This Lodge is very well located near Malelane Gate of Kruger Park. Staff is very friendly, rooms are clean (but small), the view from Restaurant is magnificent and the menu and food at dinner was very good. Is a perfect choice for couples and a excellent relation quality/price. Highly recommend to stay here.

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Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again. More

Malelane, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

On my way to Mozambique we stayed at Rio Vista Lodge. Wow the staff was friendly, the room neat and clean. The bird life magnificent in one hour I spotted 25 different speices. We then had dinner on the Deck, we encounter elephants grazing on the river bank, and the food was great. When retreating to bed we heard the... More

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Additional Information about Rio Vista Lodge

Address: Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Vista Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio Vista 4 star Lodge is situated on the border of The Kruger National Park. Experience spectacular views from The Deck overlooking the Crocodile River as animals come to graze and drink while you eat. A dam with various species of fish for the catch-and-release angler. An ideal location for a much needed relaxing break away. Rio-Vista is 27 roomed lodge, all rooms are air-conditioned with DSTV and bar fridge, swimming pool and secure parking. Our facility is child friendly with spacious gardens. We have a lovely thatched deck and cocktail bar with an open view into the Kruger park. Our a la carte Restaurant serves the best meals in the region. Lino's Lodge consist of eight air-conditioned single or sharing chalets , all with DSTV, private patio, and bar fridge. Relax in a homely atmosphere, close to shops and the Malelane Kruger Gate. ... more   less 
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