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River Bend Lodge

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Zuurberg Road, Addo | PO Box 249, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide Darlington plus a bit of luck made our stay a dream safari and the best experience of our SA holiday. The food is delicious and the service is extra special with relatively few guests sharing fantastic space.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not our first visit to River Bend Lodge, but was the first time we had stayed in their Long Hope Villa which is a standalone 3 bedroom villa about 500m from the main lodge, compete with your own staff, chef and ranger. The food and rooms in the lodge itself are lovely, but having this villa to yourselves... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

River Bend Lodge is a great luxurious place located directly within a private section of the the Addo Elephant Park. Therefore the game drives are THE attraction. You are led by excellent guides in minimal groups and your guide knows everything abut the animals. The landscape is great and full of native game, so bring your camera! After the rides... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once through the gate the magic started. Long Hope Villa was like stepping back in time, it actually became difficult to do something for yourself. Cases collected at the car and carried to your bedroom. Lunch appeared within 30 minutes of arrival and the staff could not do enough for you for the whole stay. The best steak (Kudu) ever... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute you walk in the villa, you feel at home. Everyone was so welcoming and could not have been more helpful and attentive to our needs. Superb food, fantastic game drives, amazing! I would highly recommend the lodge if you are traveling with friends or family, it did feel like you were at home, very relaxing, plenty of... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at River Bend Lodge for two nights in January 2016, and what a treat. The rooms are excellent. We had our own bathroom, balcony and outside shower, with stunning views of the roaming plains and mountains. We had fresh linen every day and the staff made up our rooms/turned our beds back whilst at breakfast or dinner. The... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

River Bend Lodge is a small paradise in a big property. It is in a Private reserve inside Addo Elephant Park. All the staff was very friendly from the moment we booked to check out. As I was traveling with a very big group of friends and family, 15 people in total, I had to contact them many times to... More 

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Colesberg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Bend Lodge was chosen to celebrate my 60th birthday with our family (one family from Australia) as they would accommodate younger kids on game drives and we could book the lodge exclusively. From the moment we arrived till we left, we were treated like royalty and nothing was too much effort for the wonderful staff who looked after us... More 

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Hartford cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at river bend lodge for 2 nights in the perfect room 2 with most comfortable bed in the world and amazing outside shower 😃 we stayed all inclusive that also included the game drives with the elephant whisperer Steve - what a guide - he knew everything - found every animal in the park ( not really lol) specialist... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Place, great service, great food and good location from Port Elizabeth. We were greeted with big smiles and checked in to beautiful rooms. Perfect Place for a family of four. Our game drives gave us close-up meetings with many animals; the elephants are amazing!

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