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Eden River Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Scottburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Tony, Sharon and Aubrey for the hospitality that we received whilst staying at Eden River Lodge. It was absolutely world class and I would highly recommend the lodge to anyone. I can truly say that the lodge feels like a home away from home. The comfort, the service and the food was outstanding.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

What a beautiful place! Our room had a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and facing the river. Spectacularly service and a really cosy and very chic atmosphere. Hope you'll all come visit Barcelona soon.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Chillipeppa, Owner at Eden River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

We are delighted that you enjoyed our stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 29 March 2013

As an ex South African now living in Australia, I like to grab any opportunity to go back to the land of my birth. It seems that since I left I yearn to travel South Africa and experience all her beautiful places far more than when I ever lived there! I was lucky enough to be back there earlier this year for my nieces wedding, and even luckier to experience Eden River Lodge.
Situated right on the banks of the Mahlongwa River just on the outskirts of the coastal town of Scottburgh, it does not take long for the stress of long distance travel to leave you, and even though you are only 10 minutes drive to the town centre and very popular beach, you feel like you are miles and miles from anywhere. The view from the rooms, and also the deck right at the waters edge, could easily fool you into believing that you were on some remote game reserve.
My pet hate during travel, is uncomfortable beds. Well I am happy to report that without doubt, I had the most comfortable two nights sleep at Eden River Lodge EVER! And that includes our own home in Australia. My wife and I were so impressed with the comfort of the bed, and the pillows, that we checked out the name of the manufacturer, and have now ordered a set of pillows to be sent over to us in Australia! If we could have afforded the bed, we would have ordered that too!
The friendliness and hospitality showed to us by the owners and staff, was outstanding. The place is run by a very friendly and efficient Kenyan young man, who whisked our luggage away and to our rooms with a huge smile. The breakfast that he rustled up for us the next day would rival any five star hotel worldwide without problem. On the one evening that we did eat there, we were lucky enough to have the owners themselves prepare what must be one of their signature dishes. We had a delicious oxtail that was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth stuff, and I ate way too much, but was powerless to resist.
I rate the place 5 star without hesitation, and recommend it wholeheartedly. I will definitely be staying there when I visit SA again!
Patrick and Lauren – Gold Coast Australia.

Room Tip: Ask for river view rooms!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stopped of here for a night after flying into Durban. The "fish eagle" room was spacious and comfy, loved the super sized bed and his and hers showers!

The breakfast was great and we sat outside chatting with the owners for some time. We were very well looked after and well drop by again if we get the chance.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Chillipeppa, Owner at Eden River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 15 November 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Tony K, Owner at Eden River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

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Additional Information about Eden River Lodge

Address: 12 Richmond Crescent | Freeland Park, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Scottburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Scottburgh
Price Range: £59 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent lodge, with the highest quality of finishes, is situated approximately 60km away from Durban in the South Coast town of Scottburgh. The lodge offers a country like retreat with the convenience of being minutes away from all amenities. It boasts 7 spacious bedrooms, a huge open plan living area that has excellent flow onto the covered patio which overlooks the sparkling swimming pool. The river flows right past the garden and with a beautiful viewing deck built on the edge of the lagoon you can enjoy sundowners with the most spectacular surroundings. The Scottburgh beach is 2 km away and we have 5 top class golf courses within close proximity. Deep sea fishing can also be arranged. ... more   less 

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