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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Zuurberg Road, Addo | PO Box 249, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Avalon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

River Bend lodge is the definition of 5 Star. From the the greeting by the property manager and our guide / ranger for our stay, to our departure everything thing possible was done to make our stay the most relaxing and enjoyable possible. Staying at the lodge with a family of young children was no problem - accomodation was arranged... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Riverbend Lodge for three days and can honestly say it was one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. The moment we arrived and were greeted by the lovely assistant manager Stefanie and our guide David, we felt like we had entered a new world where nothing was too much trouble, where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It was a very special ,emotional and impressive stay.Our guide Darlington was passionate,friendly and teaches us a lot about the animals and the nature.It was the highlight of our stay in South-Africa and we will recommend the lodge to everyone!!

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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What an amazing place! We spent the last 3 nights of our 2 week garden route trip at River Bend and were completely blown away by the experience. All the staff were helpful, friendly, eager to serve and looked after us impeccably from the moment we arrived until our reluctant departure. The food & wine were fantastic & plentiful. Our... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We recently stayed for two nights in the Long Hope Villa. When we drove through the gate and up to the lodge we were immediately greeted by our guide, Darlington. Darlington and the rest of the villa staff were absolutely top notch! I can't say enough about the amazing service at River Bend. When we arrived at the villa for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have stayed here on a number of occasions with work and had enjoyed it so much, that I booked it as part of our stay. My fiancée and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Everything is very personable, food is of an extremely high standard. Rooms are beautiful and book the bedroom and the bathroom open directly (but privately) onto... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had the most amazing experience at River Bend Lodge. I only wish we could have stayed longer. The staff went out of their way to make my two kids (ages 2 & 4) feel comfortable and entertained. Babysitting was arranged for the early game drives, the kids were able to walk with the giraffes, and the staff let my... More

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Natitingou, Benin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

River Bend Lodge is a great first safari experience for families with young children. With a 2 year-old and a 6 year-old we couldn't have asked for a better, more attentive and knowledgeable guide than Steve. Every time we went out we learned something new, saw lions at play, elephants up really close, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, and thousands upon thousands... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed a single night at River Bend Lodge as part of a short trip along the Garden Route and after staying there wish we could have spent much longer. The grounds and rooms were impeccable. Dinner was the best we had during out two week South Africa and Namibia tour - not only delicious but presentation was also lovely.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

River Bend Lodge is for you if you want a remote and real Safari experience. The Management care sincerely about each and every guest and their needs and requirements. The staff seem to really enjoyed their jobs and this makes for a really comfortable and relaxing stay in a small (8 room) lodge. The food is exceptional and guides knowledgeable... More

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Also Known As:
River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
River Bend Hotel
Address: Zuurberg Road, Addo | PO Box 249, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Addo Elephant National Park
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
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 
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