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River Bend Lodge

5.0 of 5 Zuurberg Road, Addo | PO Box 249, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three days at the River Bend and enjoyed it a lot. We loved the game drives with our Ranger, Elias, he was just great and knew so much about the Animals and plants on our drives. The rooms are very nice with an outside shower and a great bed. Breakfast was quite good, (could have fresh Orange juice)... More

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the Addo Elephant Park, but in its own separate area of 60,000 hectares. Riverbend effectively has the area to itself. So there are no crowds. The wildlife is prolific, the guides are knowledgeable and interesting, the lodge itself is of a very high standard, the food excellent and the staff can't do enough for you.

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Williams Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say, when we were planning our trip to Addo I had reservations about spending the money to stay at such a luxurious lodge when for the cost of a day permit one could drive yourself around in the public park and see some animals. I was so wrong ! The 3 days we spent at River Bend were... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We arrived at River Bend Lodge as guests and left as friends. A small, exclusive lodge, River Bend has spacious rooms with beautiful outlooks and you can often even see antelope, monkeys and the like from your patio. We were unfortunate in that our 3 night stay coincided with an enormous amount of rain which did impact on the game... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just finished a 4 day photography course at River Bend. We have visited twice before and as usual the lodges, food and service were excellent. This time our time was spent on a 4 day photography course which was fantastic. We received theory and practical advice and coaching on all aspects of photography including final editing and post processing of... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came with the whole family Lovely safari rides, good food and caring staff Wonderful safari guides Steve and David knowledgeable Wonderful masseuse - Ina Any problem the manageress Jayne will solve it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We spent sometime in the Kruger Park and as I had some business in PE we stayed here for 4 nights. The rooms are very good, we had two adjoining rooms as we are a family of 4, which worked well. The meals were good, maybe a little too fancy for our tastes and not much choice but as long... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

River Bend is a beautiful lodge with great staff, rooms and food. The game viewing was only mediocre, so I would not travel to Addo specifically as a safari destination. While my guide was great, the lodge does not keep track of where the animals are in the reserve, so we had a whole day barely seeing anything more than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a great place. Wonderful 5* service. Amazing food. Very hospitable place. Guides were brilliant with kids. Definitely a recommend for 2-3 nights. Saw lots of animals, elephants, lion, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, kudu, warthogs by the hundred!

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West University Place, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

we stayed here in June, which is winter in So. Africa. There were few guests which made the time spent even better for a real getaway. The lodge is laid out in a circle with nice gardens, lovely single family huts, a gorgeous swimming pool (it is not heated), and two-story library bar. Rooms- are really single family huts. beautiful... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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