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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This lodge was wonderful! The morning game drives started at 6:30a, which was fabulous after other lodge start times at 6:00a--the extra 1/2 hour makes a difference. We loved that the morning wake up was a lovely pot of coffee or tea brought to our room. We also enjoyed the flexibility and intimacy of the meals. Meals were available in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This lodge provides best of both worlds in game drives, with a focus on elephants, but also other animals, like zebras, wardhogs and ostriches, and superb facilities and food and wine. We felt pampered from start to finish. Thanks to Steve and the rest of the staff!

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maastricht/ the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Riverbend lodge is located just outside the Addo Elephant park: it's a private concession with a great abundance and diversity of game. The concession is huge, the nature outstanding. The hurd of elephants is a special treat: you're able to see up to 80 elephants at one site very close by, at less then 100 meters. The lodge is... More 

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Addo Elephant National Park
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

River Bend lodge is a nice and confortable place. The staff is kind. Nevertheless, the game drives are disappointing for several reasons in my opinion: the environment is very bushy, so it's not easy to spot the animals and even the birds; the density of wildlife seems to be low except for general game and elephants- but we did'nt se... More 

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Nuertingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic lodge in the middle of the park and its animals. Great Staff - thanks to Samuel for his delicious cooking and to Moses for his perfect service. Also thanks to David - he made our first game drive to an unforgettable event

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Gates of Addo after taking the gravel Road . Arriving at the Lodge our Personal Ranger welcomed us and guided us to our Villa for the next 3 days. The Villa had a pool, 3 bedrooms and a nice Garden around where 2 turtles joined us every afternoon. Our Personal Cook Provider 3 deliciuos meal s... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, his parents, our 8-year-old son and I spent a couple of days at River Bend Lodge in August. It was not enough. Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were lovely and quite luxurious. The service was impeccable. And the food was the best we had in South Africa. Additionally, the location, a private concession in... More 

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Addo Elephant National Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Great hospitality. Very luxurious accommodation. Clean and welcoming, great attitude to children. The staff is very friendly The tours are well organized and interesting. The guides are professional. Had a great time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We stayed in Long Hope Villa, Riverbend Lodge as we were a party of 6. The accommodation reminded me of my granny farmhouse - wide verandas, lovely cutlery and crockery and wonderful bedrooms and bathrooms. Not modern but comfortable and atmospheric.There was wifi and televisions and the staff were on hand all the time. A swimming pool and loungers too.... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We stayed there end of July, family of 5 with 3 young kids. Hotel grounds are lovely with beautiful gardens and lots of space, but did not see may animals... good food and comfortable rooms. However in July the rooms were quite cold and the heating not so good.

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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 

Additional Information about River Bend Lodge

Address: Zuurberg Road, | PO Box 249, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Price Range: $317 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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