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Osnabruck, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights on an all inclusive basis. Yes, this all comes with a price tag and age starts nibbling at certain corners of the premises but our experience was nevertheless great. The reasons are two-fold: unlike what others may have written, but the food and wines are exquisite, both in taste,...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend 3 nights in River Lodge. The service was superb. We would never forguet our Sammuel, so nice and allways available, our ranger Leigh, and the hostesees Linddiwe and Zoliswa. Excelent option close to Port Elizabeth. Addo is not a huge park as Kruger, but our children enjoy every minute from our stay there. Once again, service was incredible.

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Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an all in stay for just one night and with 2 game drives. It was above our expectations. THe game drive was just wunderful, we saw 4 from the big 5. Hospitality and service was in all details just excellent and perfect.... Next time we would probably stay for at least 2 nights.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is excellent and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The restaurant is good and the wait staff friendly. The guided drives were excellent but expensive in comparison to others. There appeared to be no management at all. The gardens were untended and outdoor areas unclean.

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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing 4 of the big 5 on our first experience of a safari made it very special. River Bend Lodge is a beautiful lodge with the highest quality of service and accommodation. The staff are so friendly and obliging and our guide Leigh was exceptional. It was a safari in style, only 6 people per vehicle, hot chocolate and muffins...

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Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at River Bend Lodge. Service was all you could expect. Games drives gave a great view of the animals but on the second day we drove into Addo ourselves. The elephants walked right by and between the cars.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 days at the River Bend Lodge just on the edge of the Addo Elephant Park and are full of praise for the place! Ours was an all-inclusive package costing £1,390 for two people – so it wasn’t cheap. However it really was excellent with game drives, meals, drinks, afternoon tea and cakes, mini-bar – in fact everything...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited for 2 nights with our 2 year old toddler and enjoyed our stay. On arrival, we were well looked after and taken to our comfortable room. We took up the option of 2 game drives provided by the hotel. These are quite expensive (£100 for 2 people for one drive) given you can drive your own car in...

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Nagold, Germany
Reviewed 16 January 2017

For everyone travelling the garden route Addo Elephant Park is a "must do". We decided to stay at River Bend lodge and we were very happy about our choice. Perfect rooms (or "houses";-)) with a georgious view to the park and some animals, great game drives (despite some rain - in summer in africa!!:-D) with our guide Elias and last...

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Dear Carolink800 Thank you so much for taking the time to share your lovely review of River Bend Lodge. We are absolutely deligthed that you enjoyed your stay, and we truly hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The River Bend Team

Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A kind of paradise. In two days we have seen so many animals in the park (all except the rinos ;-( . Our stay at this lodge was definitely too short, we had a great time with delicious food and and and... Negative: Please tell the animals to sleep a bit longer! So the next time we do not have...

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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Price Range: £286 - £1,407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 1 has its own private pool. The general is not that busy, but still a nice touch for a small extra payment.”
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