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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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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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Phoenix, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent in every respect. Beautiful chalets, first-rate restaurant, knowledgeable and friendly guides, attentive staff. The gardeners washed my car after the rain! Wildlife visible from the patio and easy access to Addo's main camp to boot.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely fabulous time at River Bend this week! The service was impeccable, the food was incredible, and the game drives FANTASTIC! With over 35,000 acres, we rarely saw anyone else on our game drives. We did, however, see lions, elephants, rhino, baboons, zebra, kudu, eland, vervet monkeys, ostriches, cape buffalo, and many other species of mammals and... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at River Bend for a single night on a recently trip to South Africa and it was the top highlight of a holiday that was filled with enjoyment. Rooms are large and luxurious, the food and organization top quality and every need was considered. Quite rightly, the most memorable part were the game drives with our ranger, David.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a wonderful 4 night stay at River Bend. The food was AMAZING, the rooms were comfortable and spacious, and the service was impeccable. The game drives were not only great for seeing the animals in the park, but they were insightful as our guide focused on the plants, the tracking of animals, and much more. Elias (our guide)... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had an amazing time. We did the all inclusive price and did all the safari's we could. We had David for our driving and he was so good, although not always seeing the animals we saw views that were awesome, some of the smaller animals were pointed out to us and I was introduced to Amarula in my coffee,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We can not fault Riverbend. The details, luxurious touches, staff care/service and style are absolutely divine. It was the third lodge we visited during our three weeks in South Africa and it still managed to blow us away. Individually named and designed menus to accommodate my needs, service that was attentive yet allowed privacy on honeymoon. The food was five... More 

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AntLovell, Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at our beautiful lodge. Thank you for the review, it is great to hear that all the effort that goes on behind the scenes is really appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My adult son and I recently stayed at River Bend Lodge and haven't stopped talking about it. It's a five-star lodge on immaculately groomed grounds; with gourmet food; very comfortable, modern accommodations but with an old world feel to it; and with the greatest, most friendly, staff around. They take hospitality to a whole new level. Oh, and the surroundings... More 

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AntLovell, Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

A massive thank you for the great review! It was such a pleasure hosting you both here at River Bend Lodge and we really hope to see you here again in the not too distant future?! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Last day in South Africa and couldn't have been at a more spectacular venue and location. This is the real authentic game experience! Steve our guide was informative, friendly and provided amazing opportunities to us that we were not expecting. Heading back to the lodge for wine tasting and a 5 course meal, and what happens? The main herd of... More 

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We are so happy that had a spectacular stay with us. Close encounters with the elephants, enjoying some fine wine followed by a scrumptious dinner… the way everyday should end at River Bend Lodge! More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Thanks to riverbend lodge for the most phenomenal family holiday ever. The location is beautiful, the elephant viewing is a once in a lifetime experience, the cooking is Michelin star level and the service is world class and sincere.

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It is our absolute pleasure! Zayne is glowing with the Michelin star feedback. Thank you for joining us at River Bend and we look forward to having you back in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had such a superb holiday at River Bend recently, having stayed there for 8 nights last week. River Bend was recommended as one of the top 10 destination in South Africa by a very reputable local travel magazine and having stayed at a few of the other top 10 destinations before, we can confidently say that River Bend stands... More 

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AntLovell, Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We thoroughly enjoyed having your family stay here with us at River Bend. We pride ourselves on living up to exceptional levels of service and receiving feedback such as this really does give us the motivation to continue to build our levels of service to a whole new level. When (not if) you come... More 

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