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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a one night stay at Rio Vista before our trip into KNP, the lodge is in a great location, the room was spacious with a good size balcony overlooking the Crocodile River. We had an evening meal and breakfast, both were fine, good choice on the evening meal menu, freshly cooked and well presented. Service was excellent throughout,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spectacular place to stay!!! Waking up in the morning with the sound of nature inviting you to the element of peace. Having breakfast looking out on the Kruger National park next to the Crocodile river are wonderful you get to watch the elephants passing by having a quick morning bath to prepare them for the long day, during the... More 

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you soon. Regards Anita More 

British Columbia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful start to our trip to Kruger. The location on the Crocodile River is simply amazing. There were yellow weaver birds, eagles, hippos, bushbuck, waterbuck and more. Our room was clean and comfortable. The service was very warm and welcoming. It was very convenient to go pick up groceries and other supplies in Malelane. We also picked up... More 

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Anita B, Manager at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your compliments. Hope to see you again in the near future Regards Anita More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, wow, wow!!! Since when do you not go into the Kruger to see Elephant, hippo, buck, hiena and hear Lion fight in their tribe at night? All this from a deck with a beer in hand with the crocodile river flowing in front of you. This after having two signature dishes (eisbein and peri chicken). Super friendly faces welcome... More 

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Anita B, Manager at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I am looking forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at Rio Vista for two nights in a room facing the crocodile river. The rooms are neat and tidy , the breakfast is good and dinner at their Restuarant ' The Deck' was fantastic. In summing up , great value and an excellent location not far from the Kruger Park! We will be returning! Garth Remmington

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad your hear you enjoyed your stay at Rio Vista and the meals at the Deck. We look forward to see you again. Regards Anita More 

South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Clean, well priced, good service, hands-on owners, friendly staff, good food, close to Malelane gate, great view from rooms and the decks of the lodge. Close to the shopping centres. Will definitely go back for another holiday.

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words. We are looking forward to hosting you agaib. Regards Anita More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

What a nice place to stay..close to town...Kruger national park and Leopard greek..most friendly people and food were great...rooms very clean and beautifull...love staying there...personel very helpfull.

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Anita B, Owner at Rio Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your review. We glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again. Regards Anita More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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88 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The lodge is situated on the Crocodile River bordering the Kruger National Park. We stayed on the 1st floor overlooking the river area. The rooms are small but has a balcony which is nice. The lodge has a restaurant on site and I can recommend the dinner. We had starters and main courses and it was excellent. Breakfast which is... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

My family group of 11 from the UK stayed here for just one night in March 2016. I wish we had booked for longer. I had let the hotel know in advance that I was vegan (vegetarian, no dairy), and asked for a suitable meal. We all assembled on the deck for dinner, and I was treated like royalty. "Are... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is my second trip in consequtive years to the Rio Vista Lodge. The first time I stayed in one of the Rondavels, which are very African in design, but at the same time Luxurious.This time I booked one of the brand new challets,which allows total freedom for barbequing (Braaing as they say in SA) as and when, our own... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Vista 4 star Lodge is situated on the border of The Kruger National Park. Experience spectacular views from The Deck overlooking the Crocodile River as animals come to graze and drink while you eat. A dam with various species of fish for the catch-and-release angler. An ideal location for a much needed relaxing break away. Rio-Vista is 27 roomed lodge, all rooms are air-conditioned with DSTV and bar fridge, swimming pool and secure parking. Our facility is child friendly with spacious gardens. We have a lovely thatched deck and cocktail bar with an open view into the Kruger park. Our a la carte Restaurant serves the best meals in the region. Lino's Lodge consist of eight air-conditioned single or sharing chalets , all with DSTV, private patio, and bar fridge. Relax in a homely atmosphere, close to shops and the Malelane Kruger Gate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Vista Lodge

Address: Stand 1062 | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: €75 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“The best view over the River would be the Lino's lodge rondavel but they are not as luxurious as the RIo Vista rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles RudiDu, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select a room on the ground floor of the main building. It provides direct access to the terrace and the viewing deck!”
 of 5 bubbles knowtel, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“You will be spoilt for choice, each area as something quite unique to offer.but all have fantastic views of Kruger Park.”
 of 5 bubbles Y3117KKalans, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms, comfortable, not much of a view form any of them”
 of 5 bubbles sastarfinder, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The signal for wifi is too weak to reach the rooms. wifi is free, when it's available.”
 of 5 bubbles LesleyE774, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
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