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Rio Vista Lodge

Agoda.comUS$125*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Klerksdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed over the Saturday night before we went into the Kruger. We had a top floor room which was tastefully decorated, very spacious and clean. The bathroom in particular is huge and very impressive. The only disappointment was that the room TV had no Sports channels - very limited and we would of liked to watch...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your review. We appologise for the inconveince of the T.V. channels, we where not aware the decordes had lost its programmes, one we where informed we rectified the problem. Thank you once again and hope to see you in the near future. Regards Anita Brodell

Garden Route
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a river view room(nr 18) which was clean and simple, but very small and felt a bit crowded once the luggage was in. There was no suitcase stand or any other place to put bags. The room has no window to open, just a sliding door - did not feel save enough to sleep with an open...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

An amazingly beautiful setting on the crocodile river overlooking the Kruger National Park. We experienced the best animal sightings from the lawns and deck of the lodge, more so than we did driving around the park! Anita and her staff are all extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. We were a group of 23 seniors and they even arranged breakfast 30...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was an apsolute pleasure to host the group. We loved the amazing humors amoungst the group. We would gladly love to host the group again. Kind Regards Anita Brodell

London
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stayed here for two nights during a tour of South Africa. Room was clean and comfortable although the bathroom was a bit on the small side. It would have been good to have some net curtains at the window as we felt a bit exposed given the room was opposite the swimming pool. Unfortunately both the kettle and hairdryer were...

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Anita B, Manager at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your reveiw. I do appologise for the inconvience of the kettle and the hairdryer. Kind Regards Cedric

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 March 2017

a visit to malelane is not exiting and the town looks a bit old with new shopping malls etc . then You come to a pleasant hotel which is really nice and a lovely garden pleasant staff great rooms and a delightful restaurant overlooking the banks of the crocodile river

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Regards Anita

Uelzen, Germany
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We came from Mosambique with the Intercape bus and were picked up late in the evening - great service! Rooms are good, clean and you got everything you need. The host family is very nice and helpful and Shawn also drive us to our rental station. The crew organized our Kruger visits (amazing!) but we already saw 3 of the...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Anita

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I would not recommend anyone to stay at this place, The restaurant manager and lodge manager (Anita) were very unprofessional and we were treated like peasants. My luggage was packed and checked out without my knowledge yet accommodation had been paid for and booked well in advance, had to go look for accommodation elsewhere seeing as we had received such...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day It is so sad when guests are able to write reviews with out telling the truth. If you recall correctly you where informed upon arrival, due to your last minute booking via your travel agent, which was informed, we could not accommodate you in the same room for two days, we would move your items for you and...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise! The grounds are lush and green. The view of the Kruger across from the Crocodile River is difficult to beat. The rooms are well presented and spacious. The beds are incredibly comfortable, making for a fantastic night's sleep after a long drive to get there. Thank you, we will certainly return.

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Regards Anita

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017

From the minute we walked in at reception we were welcomed with such warmth from the owner and staff. The place was absolutely beautiful, the rooms tastefully decorated and scrupulously clean, that included the gardens. The attention to detail was remarkable, the room cooled to perfection for our arrival, we cannot praise it enough. Wished we stayed there instead of...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review, I will forward the complements to all my staff as they will really appreciate the positive feed back. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future . Thank you Kind Regards Anita

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Arrived after a long and hot drive through Kruger Park to this haven of peace and warmth of the owners. We were given rooms 19 and 21overlooking garden and pool. The beds were enormous with crisp white sheets flowers on the beds and the most lovely smells, air conditioning quiet Unfortunately the restaurant was not open on a Sunday night...

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Rio Vista Lodge and to sharing your experience with us. I really appreciate your review and I will forward the comments of appreciation to all my staff. It is so nice to have positive feed back, it make us want to do more for our clients. We look forward to hosting you again in the near...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Vista 4 star Lodge is situated on the border of The Kruger National Park. Experience spectacular views from The Deck overlooking the Crocodile River as animals come to graze and drink while you eat. A dam with various species of fish for the catch-and-release angler. An ideal location for a much needed relaxing break away. Rio-Vista is 27 roomed lodge, all rooms are air-conditioned with DSTV and bar fridge, swimming pool and secure parking. Our facility is child friendly with spacious gardens. We have a lovely thatched deck and cocktail bar with an open view into the Kruger park. Our a la carte Restaurant serves the best meals in the region. Lino's Lodge consist of eight air-conditioned single or sharing chalets , all with DSTV, private patio, and bar fridge. Relax in a homely atmosphere, close to shops and the Malelane Kruger Gate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Vista Lodge

Address: Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: £68 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Vista Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All rooms are good but a view of the river is delightful”
Tos69, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all very nice”
kingsrest, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try the African style Rondavel's for the true experience”
Y3117KKalans, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The best view over the River would be the Lino's lodge rondavel but they are not as luxurious as the RIo Vista rooms.”
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RudiDu, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select a room on the ground floor of the main building. It provides direct access to the terrace and the viewing deck!”
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