I have stayed at River House Lodge in Malelane and after reading boudecca’s review feel I have to share my experience. I feel (s)he is being unfair towards the lodge. The décor wasn’t to their taste but that is not sufficient reason to launch into a personal attack.
The lodge is interesting, and although the décor may not have been to boudecca’s taste it is by no means “junk” or “filthy”. They are antiques and collectables which I found a quirky aspect of the lodge and refreshing. Many lodges and guest houses begin to look alike with similar décor trends being followed and mass produced furniture used… not here, it is unique and cosy.
The location of the lodge is excellent and the main reason most people visit this area, is for the Kruger National Park. River House sits right on the park border (Crocodile river). The room balcony afforded the chance to step out for our early morning coffee or night cap and a glance into the park and at the main deck we did our wildlife viewing, from where we saw various animals e.g. hippos and elephants.
My husband & I as well as my parents found the lodge great, service friendly and attentive and the large breakfast, delicious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are situated on the border of the Kruger National Park which ideally situated to view and explore the Big 5 Game (Buffalo, Leopard, Lion, Rhino and Elephants). We are close to the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland. The KMI airport is only 40 minutes drive from our property. Our property is quirky decorated with personal collections offering old fashioned hospitality. From our furnished covered deck it overlooks the Crocodile river where you can view game drinking and bathing right in front of our lodge. Twitchers can also explore the huge array of birds that frequent our area and on the river. Enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset over the Khandizwe Hills. Open Safaris/ game drives into the famous Kruger National Park can be arranged directly at our lodge or on self drives from Pestana Kruger Lodge (Malelane Gate). Our Twin and Double rooms are tastefully furnished with en suite bathrooms, air conditioners, tea and coffee facilities and private balconies. Golf can be arranged at the famous Leopard Creek Golf course situated 7 km for our lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River House Lodge Malelane, South Africa - Mpumalanga