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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
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at River Bend Lodge and it was a perfect in all ways. The lodging was first class with well appointed rooms and bathrooms. We also had a lovely little plunge pool which was used on a regular basis to cool down. Food was excellent and we could not fault it, with very good service set on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have stayed in other South African game lodges and If not for abundant game viewing - this is far from a 5* experience. Power lines and highway in close proximity detract from location. Whilst guides are willing, vehicles used for game viewing are in appalling condition. Food is average, decor tired and outdated.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at River Bend Lodge and I can't say enough about it. The people are wonderful, the food was superb, the accommodations were first class and the price was not unreasonable given everything. Chef Sizwe's food was first class. Our guide, Elias, was extremely knowledgeable and nice. Tariro, the receptionist, provided a lot of help and support... More 

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Antibes, France
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lodge, great rooms and lovely location! Good food, very nice restaurant. Anthony and his team cannot do enough for you - great guys! Our ranger Dave was very knowledgeable and great fun - we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

We stayed here last week ,for 2 nights , a lovely place to stay and see animals so close to the hotel.The guide we had on our 4 game drives was amazing and full of lots of knowledge. Great food , service , lovely staff. We would stay again .

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two days and two nights, we were watching wildlife and we were happy. Accommodation was in small houses where nothing was missing. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Just beyond the fence mysteriously moved lioness gave themselves sometimes very loudly to know. It was very exciting. Management was very friendly and professional, our guide Darlington was full of enthusiasm.... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not cheap but if you're going here make it at least 3 nights all inclusive. You get 2 game drives a day. The location is spectacular and you feel a million miles away from civilisation except for the occasional passing train or car in the distance. There are three safari guides and we were lucky enough to get Elias... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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 January 19, 2015

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 January 6, 2015

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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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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