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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved River bend lodge and especially the food and guided safari. The swimming pool was not in the best condition but room, internet and overall property was very nice. Especially liked their location so close to Addo Elephant National Park. They also have a private reserve that is huge and also very naturally wild. We saw lions, elephants, cape buffalo,...

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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Bend Lodge is a must on your bucket list. The room was beautiful, the food delicious and the staff very friendly. They truly made you at home. Our ranger Leigh was excellent, she found all the animals and took us on a truly African adventure. Now we just need to come back and stay longer next time.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River Bend Lodge. The staff were friendly, the room very comfortable and the food very good. However compared to other luxury lodges we have stayed at we were very surprised with the cost. It is pricey in comparison to other lodges. We stayed on a b&b basis and bought game drives, dinner lunch and...

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Menden, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accomodation was very nice, the meals we were offered were delicious and in an breathtaking surroundings. The service was great, thank you Moses. The game drives with Elias we won´t forget in our life. February 2017, Sabine and Werner Lieflaender

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Addo Elephant National Park
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best trip and stay I have ever experienced. The accommodation and the building area was very homely and the staff most service minded and friendly. The trips in the park, especially the River Bend part of the park, was adventures... Great driving even though we were unlucky not to see the rhino. Thanks!

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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: RM1,572 - RM2,015 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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