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“long hope villa”(22 reviews)
“honeymoon suite”(16 reviews)
“game drives”(134 reviews)
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We enjoyed greatly the quality of this accommodation. We were delighted by the caring attention of the staff all over the premises, at the same time leaving ample opportunity for private discoveries. The evening game drive was great to view the animal wildlife in the...More

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1  Thank jgwijers
Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jgwijers Thank you for choosing River Bend Lodge, its such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your recommendation and we do hope that we will welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Leilani & The...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We were not sure about staying at River Bend Lodge because of the location and price. Are we ever glad we decided to stay there. Without a doubt, if you are going to Addo Elephant National Park this is the best value and the best...More

1  Thank LeonNoel7
Response from MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you for your kind words Leon, It is a pleasure sharing this great location with our guests and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Leilani General Manager River Bend Lodge

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The rooms and general sitting areas are beautifully decorated, food is wonderful and the entire staff is most helpful and friendly. Elias was our range driver and entertained us with his wealth of knowledge and great sense of humor.More

Thank advicetaken
Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear advice taken Thank you so much for staying here with us at River Bend Lodge and thank you for your kind words! Elias is phenomenal, his passion really shines through! I am glad to hear that your time here with us was enjoyed as...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Having done a safari out in Kruger we were a little nervous this might not live up to the same standards. We could not have been more mistaken and in many ways this safari was even more special. We have a young son (18 months)...More

Thank RyanDeean
Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear RyanDeean Thank you so much! We are so grateful that you chose to stay here with us at River Bend Lodge and I can not thank you enough for your wonderful review.. We really love having the little ones here and believe that it...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Just had a great stay at river bend lodge in the addo elephant park. We travelled as part of the Cape Town and garden route holiday with our two boys (8 and 6). It’s been a great start to our holiday with all the staff...More

1  Thank epyrarw
Response from Leilani S, General Manager at River Bend LodgeResponded May 10, 2018

Dear Epyrarw Thank you for your beautiful recommendation! Our guides are extremely passionate about the environment and enjoy it at at their best when they can teach the little ones through the mini rangers course. We hope we can welcome you back soon for another...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Babysitting
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Air Conditioning
Minibar
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$400 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$400 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Jeanette1432014
November 1, 2017|
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Response from rqf55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as others have mentioned, you can. We did this over 2-3 days and saw some game in the Park itself, though not an enormous amount. Often we saw more game on the road from our accommodation to the entrance of River Bend... More
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Smosh
June 5, 2015|
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Response from MP_RBL12345 | Property representative |
Make sure to bring the hats and sunscreen as I am sure we will be blessed with a beautiful sunny summer day. The elephants came and paid us a visit for our Christmas lunch last year, so let's hope that we are part of their... More
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"Cabin 7&8 have best view of water hole"
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"Room 1 is the honeymoon suite and benefits from a small outdoor pool and terrace."
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"Room 2 is quiet and away from the main area but no privacy in the outside shower"
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"Don't select the honeymoon suite in Winter as the pool is not heated and too cold to swim in (Key..."
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