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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 #7 of 13 Malelane B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was our 7th trip to Kruger and the 3rd one where we planned on entering the national park from the Malelane Gate. In the past, we had used Nelspruit as a jump-off point to enter Kruger from Malelane but this time around, we were looking for a place within a 15 min drive from the gate so that we... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I stayed at Rio Vista Lodge with my sister for the first two nights of our holiday in South Africa. It was a great start to our holiday as the lodge boasts fantastic views of Crocodile River and is located in a magnificent setting. We were greeted by a friendly girl at reception and shown to our two bedroom rondavel... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed here to visit Kruger, great location to stay and visit Kruger on day trips. Reasonable value with clean bedroom and bathroom. We did stay here because it mentions the great service and hospitality, while we did get nice enough service, we didn't really get the amazing attention and extensive information we would normally get from a place that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We spent almost 2 weeks in South Africa. This was by far the most interesting, hospitable, guest friendly, convenient place we stayed at and the wild life you can see while eating breakfast is amazing. First, the facility is beautifully located right on the Crocodile River. Very, very quite and laid back. The restaurant is located right beside the river... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

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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Address: Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
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Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Vista Lodge 4*
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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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