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River House Lodge

27 Visarend Street Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320 South Africa
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#7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Malelane
We are situated on the border of the Kruger National Park which ideally situated to view and explore the Big 5 Game . 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 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
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch
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Explendid location in conjunction to expecional service makes this lodge amazing. The view to the river either on the deck or on the very well maintained gardens plus the constant presence of wild animals its wonderful. The food again of excellent quality. Its a pleasure to recommend the lodge to anyone that loves nature and animal life. A must go.
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We wanted to stay one more night around Kruger but a brown out prevented going online hence we turned to a good old Lonely Planet book. It highlighted this place. We called and got 3 rooms. How fortunate we were. It's something special. The hosts are very friendly, the views are exceptional, it's clean and comfortable. Very, very nice. I could try to explain the rest of the hotel but you have to see it to believe it. Go here and experience something different. Highly recommended.
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What a wonderful place. We stayed in one of the larger cottages which was roomy and very clean. The staff were exceptional and couldn’t be faulted. Meals were very good and the packed breakfast we had was the best we’ve ever had. Well worth a visit for the resident wildlife alone
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River House Lodge is a beautiful old house built over many years by the owners on the bank of the Crocodile River. It is filled with antiques and history. The management are wonderfully welcoming and hospitable and look after you well! The twin room we used was very comfortable. Lots of hot water in a nice bathroom, despite the load shedding! Good, hearty, traditional South African food is served for dinner and breakfast (far more than you can actually consume). There is a wonderful deck overlooking the river from where you can catch a lovely sunset and watch the hippos playing below. Early morning the sunrise is reflected on the mountain backdrop and you can watch many birds come and go, including the fish eagles across the water. There is a quaint chapel below the deck and this property and the people who run it are full of character! Definitely worth spending a night after a long, hot day in the Kruger park!
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when you book with bookings.com you expect that to be the final price. this establishment adds a 10% service fee to the price of the accomodation. i saw a sign that indicated a 10%service fee but expected that to be on the drinks only. adding a service fee to the room rate should not be allowed. it is not disclosed on booking,com when you book.
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$66 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaMpumalangaMalelane
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Frequently Asked Questions about River House Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to River House Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River House Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at River House Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at River House Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at River House Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River House Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hamilton’s Restaurant, The Deck, and Duck 'n Dive Saloon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River House Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does River House Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, River House Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is River House Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Malelane.
Are any cleaning services offered at River House Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River House Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.