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River House Lodge

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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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We are situated on the border of the Kruger National Park which ideally situated to view and explore the Big 5 Game (Buffalo, Leopard, Lion, Rhino and Elephants). We are close to the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland. The KMI airport is only 40 minutes drive from our property. Our property is quirky decorated with personal collections offering old fashioned hospitality. From our furnished covered deck it overlooks the Crocodile river where you can view game drinking and bathing right in front of our lodge. Twitchers can also explore the huge array of birds that frequent our area and on the river. Enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset over the Khandizwe Hills. Open Safaris/ game drives into the famous Kruger National Park can be arranged directly at our lodge or on self drives from Pestana Kruger Lodge (Malelane Gate). Our Twin and Double rooms are tastefully furnished with en suite bathrooms, air conditioners, tea and coffee facilities and private balconies. Golf can be arranged at the famous Leopard Creek Golf course situated 7 km for our lodge.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Getting there
Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport26 mi
Skukuza Airport37 mi
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All reviews kruger national park crocodile river the owner viewing deck personal touch game coming malelane gate all sorts place to stay beautiful view pool table a wonderful stay amazing place perfect location across the river johan hippos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The place was very nice with a lot of ancient object and some original idea. The owners are very kind. The location is fantastic on the River with a family of Hyppos in a pool only for you. The garden was very relaxing

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Response from Johan141158, Owner at River House LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for a wonderful & positif review, it's so nice when guest enjoy their stay at River House, hope to see soon again in South Africa, thanks for all the compliment. Kind regards, Johan & Staff.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely location on the river with lovely viewing area. Missed a viewing of leopard just before check in . Very helpful staff. Breakfast good. Dinner not the best. Needs to improve with a little imagination

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Response from Johan141158, Owner at River House LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Thanks , for the nice review, Kind regards, Johan & Staff

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice venue very near Malelene Gate. Lovely gardens with views over the Crocodile River. Personally found the relaxing rooms to busy with furniture and nick nacks.Didn't like that people smoked in these areas and bar.

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Response from Johan141158, Owner at River House LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review, so sorry it is the one area where people are allowed to smoke - in the bar , the rest non smoking. Kind regards, Johan & Staff

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location, clean and very nice peopleYou can sit on the dock at the crocodile river and watch a lot of animalsThe area is very quite it is awesome to relax and come downNext time i would like to stay longer thereMore

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Response from Johan141158, Owner at River House LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

So Nice get get a review like this, people that enjoyed their stay at River House , you are more than welcome to stay longer next time, Hope to see you back soon for a longer stay with all your friends !!! Kind regards, Johan...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will never do any other lodge in Malelane again , we feel like family ar thisnlodge. The food, staff, decor and views are the best in the region!! This will be our yearly destination when visiting the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas!More

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Response from Johan141158, Owner at River House LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andries, Thanks for the most wonderful review, it was such a pleasure to share my "Old fashioned" house / lodge, with real South African food and that you enjoyed it so !! Hope to see all back soon , regards to all. Kind regards,...More

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September 17, 2017|
Response from JohanD1675 | Property representative |
Dear Robrt, Thanks for your mail , 1) a full day safari, entrance fee and breakfast pack included , from 5H30 - 17H00 in afternoon @ ZAR 1500.00 per person per day. 2) Morning drive from 5H30 - 13H00 , entrance fee and... More
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Johan141158 | Property representative |
So Sorry Jen , only received all your questions now, We only do bed and breakfast, and use local restaurant close to lodge , but better to hire a car, Thanks Johan
Harvey B
July 6, 2015|
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Response from Johan141158 | Property representative |
Dear Harvey, all precises are per room B&B. Hope to hear from u. Daffue ( Johan) Daf
Room Tips
"Don't book! Don't book!!!!"
Oct 7, 2018
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"I'd say they are all excellent!"
Jul 12, 2018
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"all room are the same, except size of the room"
Dec 12, 2017
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"All rooms have a view towards Krüger National Park"
Nov 17, 2017
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$128 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaMpumalangaMalelane
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