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

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place in Addo Elephant Park this is the place to be. Stunning lodge in the middle of a private reservation. Even though the just married is some 10 years ago we booked the honeymoon suite coming with a private pool. Entering autumn, we still had plus 30 °C and enjoyed the most relaxing days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot. Well located in a private reserve - quiet and secluded. It feels like you're alone with the game. We went out on a game drive with the super helpful David and we had the most amazing close encounter with a herd of elephants. There are also lots of zebra and warthogs and apparently the odd lion and... More 

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This was another wonderful and memorable 3 night stay. From the moment we arrived till we left, we experienced great hospitality, friendliness and service par excellence. Our luxury suites were perfect , the meals served and prepared by Lollo and his team excellent and the game drives lots of fun, from the bumpy rides to watching loads of elephants around... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Highly recommended. The lodge is actually within a private concession, so involves some dirt road driving, but this isn't a problem. The lodges are all to a very high standard, lots of room and everything you could want. There is a separate central dining area, lounge, day room and library. Staff are all super friendly and the guides (would be... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights during a two week trip. I would say the safari guide and tours were perfect, we laarned lots and the guide obviously loves his job. We went out three times and saw lots of animals. The elephants are incredible. However the accommodation although rated 5* was not what we expected. Numerous points to list... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. Our room was elegant and comfortable and our meals were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the game drives under the excellent care of Darlington and would return again if ever possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Flawless stay at RB. From a pleasant welcome to awesome animal sightings. Steve our superb guide and Steve the elephant provided an amazing few days at a really clean and classy lodge. Luyanda and Spha were attentive and thorough. The wines and food were amazing, only second to the fantastic game drives. Steve was knowledgeable and had a good sense... More 

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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: $319 - $659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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