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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband, daughter and I arrived after driving through Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth. We spent one night there and we were the only guests that evening. You would think that would think that would have helped on service. Food was average. Pros: Number of books and toys to occupy a two year old in the lounge by the... More 

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was amazing to the last detail, fully recommended! We even had a lion roaring outside our room at night, which added to the excitement! Our ranger was very knowledgeable and the service at the house was top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, three children (aged, 15,11 & 9yrs) and I stayed for four nights in late December 2015 and had an amazing stay. Our guide, Elias, was extremely knowledgeable about the animals, birds and plants and his enthusiasm was infectious. We saw a huge variety of game and saw at least two of the big five on every drive plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights here as 3 families in 3 rooms. Our guide David was wonderful - interacting with our 3 children while out on drives. The rooms are beautiful with wonderful views of Addo. Huge bathtubs and showers we were made to feel like royalty. The staff work very hard and it's sad to see that some customers are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stayed in a well appointed large room with views over the reserve , warthogs and elephant in view. The lodge was a very tranquil venue; staff were extremely polite and helpful. The game drive was disappointing in that we didn't see many animals We booked River Bend last minute off a travel website and it was not made clear... More 

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England, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had been nagging my husband for a very long time to go to a game reserve and he finally agreed for us to go to a place close to Cape Town as we were visiting the Cape. I thought the game reserve would therefore not be a 'proper' reserve like the Kruger, and how wrong can one person be!... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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 November 12, 2014

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 November 8, 2014

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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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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