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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing place for a safe first safari with young children. Limited game but for a first timer plenty to see and the location is stunning. Riverbend comes into its own for children and feels safe and secure with more elephants than you could ever wish to see roaming wonderfully wild

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience. Amazing service from ALL staff. Small intimate Lodge. Staff could not do enough to keep us happy. Animals put in a wonderful Tahoe to show what Africa can do!!Massages were excellent too.

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MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

It makes us extremely happy to hear that you had such a phenomenal experience. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, River Bend

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we went to River bend lodge for the last 3 days of our South Africa 2 week Easter holiday. 2 adults and our 11 year old daughter. To say the experience was great doesn't give it justice. From the moment we arrived to leaving it was like being treated as if we were royalty. Every detail was taken care of....

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

River Bend Lodge has the laid back atmosphere and charming staff that all lodges aspire to. It is situated adjacent to the Addo Elephant Park about 90 kilometers from Port Elizabeth. On arrival we were fortunate enough to see a herd of elephant and lots of other game. The next morning our guide Phillip found the heard and we were...

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MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ku-tafuta Thank you so much for that wonderful response and kind words about Phillip and our team members in general. Every member of the River Bend team is in complete admiration of our breathtaking surroundings and it gives us great pleasure to share and enjoy it with our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon for another unforgettable...

Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really beautiful Lodge in the Addo NP. Fantastic game drives with Lee. You can see all different types of animals, especially elefants. The lodge itself is located in the smaller part of the parc which is quite near natural than the bigger one. Perfect days, thank you for this.

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Dear Carlos Lee enjoyed the game drives with you just as much, please send our regards to your family and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, River Bend Team

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Super Chalets, very good dinner menues, friendly personnel. Permit to Addo Park in own car with view of lots of elephants, kudus and zebras. Lions, leopards, rhinos usually not to be seen, no giraffes. Booking platforms should inform on obligate payment of Addo entrance fee (248 R pP and day) + additional 7.5 % conservation fee on prepaid accommodation, game...

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our stay in River Bend Lodge was Awesome. We were very happy with the nice staff en everything in en out the Lodge. Especially the good food and our guide during the drive in Addo wild park. We were so lucky to see a lion with a big Buffalo as his meal.

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MP_RBL12345, General Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you kind words, we are extremely proud to be part of such a wonderful unforgettable experience for you. We hope to welcome you back soon for another African adventure. Regards, River Bend Lodge

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Team giving you the warmest welcome making your stay great from the beginning. Personalized dinner with individual menu card in front of the fire place makes you travel back in time. Morning safaris well organized without hectic chasing of animals but focusing on the experience. Rooms just great in style with veranda heading into the sunrise - a "wow" every...

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As always it is an extreme honor to have been your host, it brings us great joy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards, River Bend Lodge

Port Stanley
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I can't say enough about this place. The staff, the meals, the service, the game drives... They were all excellent. The best part were the game drives with Darlington as our guide. He was knowledgeable, humorous, very patient and always cheerful. If you have the opportunity, do not miss a stay at River Bend.

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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days at River Bend. The accommodation was comfortable, the food excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had good animal sightings, including plenty of antelope and elephant and a lioness with her 2 cubs, as well as 2 male lions on another drive. Sadly the black rhino eluded us.

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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: R4 388 - R5 377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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