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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazingly beautiful setting on the crocodile river overlooking the Kruger National Park. We experienced the best animal sightings from the lawns and deck of the lodge, more so than we did driving around the park! Anita and her staff are all extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. We were a group of 23 seniors and they even arranged breakfast 30...

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

Thank you for your review. It was an apsolute pleasure to host the group. We loved the amazing humors amoungst the group. We would gladly love to host the group again. Kind Regards Anita Brodell

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights during a tour of South Africa. Room was clean and comfortable although the bathroom was a bit on the small side. It would have been good to have some net curtains at the window as we felt a bit exposed given the room was opposite the swimming pool. Unfortunately both the kettle and hairdryer were...

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

Thank you for your reveiw. I do appologise for the inconvience of the kettle and the hairdryer. Kind Regards Cedric

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a visit to malelane is not exiting and the town looks a bit old with new shopping malls etc . then You come to a pleasant hotel which is really nice and a lovely garden pleasant staff great rooms and a delightful restaurant overlooking the banks of the crocodile river

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

Thank you for your review. Regards Anita

Uelzen, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came from Mosambique with the Intercape bus and were picked up late in the evening - great service! Rooms are good, clean and you got everything you need. The host family is very nice and helpful and Shawn also drive us to our rental station. The crew organized our Kruger visits (amazing!) but we already saw 3 of the...

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Anita

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not recommend anyone to stay at this place, The restaurant manager and lodge manager (Anita) were very unprofessional and we were treated like peasants. My luggage was packed and checked out without my knowledge yet accommodation had been paid for and booked well in advance, had to go look for accommodation elsewhere seeing as we had received such...

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

Good day It is so sad when guests are able to write reviews with out telling the truth. If you recall correctly you where informed upon arrival, due to your last minute booking via your travel agent, which was informed, we could not accommodate you in the same room for two days, we would move your items for you and...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise! The grounds are lush and green. The view of the Kruger across from the Crocodile River is difficult to beat. The rooms are well presented and spacious. The beds are incredibly comfortable, making for a fantastic night's sleep after a long drive to get there. Thank you, we will certainly return.

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

Thank you for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Regards Anita

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017

From the minute we walked in at reception we were welcomed with such warmth from the owner and staff. The place was absolutely beautiful, the rooms tastefully decorated and scrupulously clean, that included the gardens. The attention to detail was remarkable, the room cooled to perfection for our arrival, we cannot praise it enough. Wished we stayed there instead of...

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

Thank you for the amazing review, I will forward the complements to all my staff as they will really appreciate the positive feed back. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future . Thank you Kind Regards Anita

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Arrived after a long and hot drive through Kruger Park to this haven of peace and warmth of the owners. We were given rooms 19 and 21overlooking garden and pool. The beds were enormous with crisp white sheets flowers on the beds and the most lovely smells, air conditioning quiet Unfortunately the restaurant was not open on a Sunday night...

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

Thank you for choosing Rio Vista Lodge and to sharing your experience with us. I really appreciate your review and I will forward the comments of appreciation to all my staff. It is so nice to have positive feed back, it make us want to do more for our clients. We look forward to hosting you again in the near...

St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was my 4th trip to the Rio Vista Lodge, but the first time over Christmas and New Year period. The Lodge had developed and expanded beyond recognition and better than ever. The Rio Vista estate is situated approximately 50 yards from The Crocodile River over looking at the Kruger Park. This is the perfect advantage spot for looking at...

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

Good day Alan Thank you for your review. Team from Rio Vista appreciate the feed back from our customers. We look forward to hosting you and your partner in the near future Kind Regards Mpendulo

Middelburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for one night before going to the KNP and it was amazing. The rooms are lovely and clean. Very comfortable bed! Air-conditioning is a bonus in the high humidity. Nice restaurant on-site. We saw a variety wildlife from the lodge. Tranquil setting which is very relaxing. We were very impressed with the environmentally friendly ameneties which was...

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

Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do hope to see you again in the near future. Regards

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: €83 - €96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Vista Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All rooms are good but a view of the river is delightful”
 of 5 bubbles Tos69, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Y3117KKalans, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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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“Select a room on the ground floor of the main building. It provides direct access to the terrace and the viewing deck!”
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