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Zuurberg Road Addo, Addo Elephant National Park 6105 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20/10/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 12 Speciality lodging in Addo Elephant National Park
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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 at Plumbago Spa. Personalized game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Game room
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Spa
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Chris A wrote a review 12 Apr
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location within the Nyathi concession of the park surrounded by lots of wildlife. Very friendly staff and onsite dining made it a relaxing stay for us and our baby so we would gladly recommend to others! The room would have benefited from more efficient LED lighting and a low flow shower head to save water.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Debbie Carinus, General Manager at River Bend Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Dear ChrisA5676, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on River Bend Lodge and our stay with us. We love nothing more than when a family have stayed with us and hear that Mom & Dad were able to relax and also enjoy their stay with us, especially with a little one. Thank you also for your very constructive showerhead suggestion and I will definitely be looking into this. You will be happy to hear that as we replace globes we are replacing with LED's. Stay safe until we see you again. Sincerely Debbie & the River Bend Lodge Team
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rvenug359691 wrote a review 12 Apr
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great location in a concessionary area of the Addo national park. We could view wildlife from our room and from the breakfast area. Food could have been better - breakfast was a big spread but dinner was dissapointing. We could not eat the main course as the chicken was overcooked.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Rvenug359691, Than you for your review, and for taking the time to do so. It concerns me that the one dinner you had with us you felt was not up to standard, I understand that my staff offered to do something else for you, but you were by that stage too full to have 'another' dinner. I would love to give you a complimentary dinner the next time you stay with us. Take care and be safe. Debbie & The River Bend Lodge Team
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pstrac792964 wrote a review 06 Apr
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We really enjoyed our stay and the peace and quiet as there were not many other guests. The game drives were brilliant and exceeded our expectations. Chris ,the Game Ranger ,is very knowledgeable and was very considerate as to our viewing of the elephants which was the main reason we were there The staff were pleasant and helpful and accommodation and the rooms were comfortable and clean .
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear pstrac792964, I am so delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We really do try add value to our Guests stay by doing all the little things that make a difference. Christiaan is passionate about the bush and conservation and is a valued member of River Bend Lodge, it is always great to hear such positive feedback when you just know he has given his everything to ensure that your Safaris are top notch. Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to River Bend lodge in the not to distant future. Kind Regards Debbie & The River Bend Lodge Team
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Mary wrote a review 03 Apr
Knysna, South Africa35 contributions18 helpful votes
Another excellent stay with fantastic food lovingly prepared by Sam, Great drives with Darlington covered just about every peak and valley on the reserve, awesome viewings. The villa was neat and tidy but is showing its age in some areas, a few repairs and it will be top notch. We will be back soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Debbie Carinus, General Manager at River Bend Lodge
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Dear MaryAfrica, We are so delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us, while at our Long Hope Villa, and got to experience the diversity and beauty of the concession. Those valleys and peaks are just spectacular The team at Long Hope Villa are just the best, who really do give nothing but their best. We, are also happy to state that now that the paining, and the sealing of the newly sanded wooden floor boards are completed, we will definitely now focus on the smaller items, that next need our attention. Please take care until we see you again, and be safe. Sincerely, Debbie & The Long Hope Team
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Michael V wrote a review Mar 2021
Franklin, Tennessee1 contribution
We had a wonderful time full of interesting experiences. The game drives with Chris were outstanding. We saw in one game drive 4 of the big fives. The knowledge of Chris is really exciting. Thank you very much for all information we could gather. The food was delicious and the service really great. We loved it and will certainly come back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Debbie Carinus, General Manager at River Bend Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Michael V, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for taking the time to share your experience with others. Chris and the staff are our indeed one of our biggest assets, and their passion for River Bend is an absolute blessing. Please take care and be safe out there, be safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back to River Bend. Sincerely, Debbie & The River Bend Team
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US$351 - US$540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
river bend hotel addo elephant national park
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoAddo Elephant National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Bend Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to River Bend Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Bend Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at River Bend Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at River Bend Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at River Bend Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Bend Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Bend Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Is River Bend Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.