We just came back from visiting South Africa and spend a couple of nights at River Bend. This place is small with just 8 rooms so at most there would only be 16 people. As the last reviewer said, it has a boutique feel to it and everyone is personable and service oriented. We had four rides were able to see lions, black rhino, elephants, giraffes, kudu. We did not go to the public side of Addo Elephant park as River Bend side has most of the animals you want to see. Another important info is that their Landrovers seat just 6 people so no middle seats! Seeing these elephants up close and personal was an incredible experience. The food was excellent as well, all high end restaurant style. My wife also got a massage and she enjoyed the experience.If you are going to Addo for game viewing, this is the place to be. It was fantastic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a 14,000ha private concession within the Addo Elephant National Park, RiverBend is a mere 45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth. Home to an abundance of wildlife including elephant, lion, hyena, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope and over 300 bird species, RiverBend is an ideal malaria-free safari addition to a Garden Route holiday. Children of all ages welcome. Pampering treatments are available in the Vitality Studio. Personalized game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park