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Addo Elephant National Park
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A truly unique experience from arrival... Lovely rooms, great food, (service needs a bit of sharpening) and great ranger. Kids thought it was the best holiday they ever had which is high praise as they included some good ones :)

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shower blocked and old , no face cloths - copious weeds in private garden ( honeymoon suite ) Chef & staff provided great food and service Extra costs not listed on booking.com were disturbing eg: entering a reserve

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MP_RBL12345, Executive at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear QOLinda, Our apologies that not everything was what you had expected. As you are aware it is extremely dry here and we are experiencing far more wind than usual so we are getting more blockages caused by outside circumstances. Did you report the blockage to management? I'm sure it would have been attended to immediately...on the other hand, if... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really a totally wonderful experience. Service was totally world-class. Will most certainly go back and stay a lot longer. Will certainly recommend to friends and family. A wonderful and peaceful place for relaxation and time-out of hussle and bussle of city life.

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MP_RBL12345, Executive at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

We are really, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Reviews like this gladden our hearts...and make it all so much more pleasurable and worthwhile. Thank you..and we look forward to welcoming your friends! More 

Gauteng
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having come up from the coast and doing activities , it was nice to have a rest in the honeymoon sweet . The weather didn't play its roll,but we were snug i our room from which we saw elephant and zebra. Staff were friendly and the food was very good. Small intimate lodge .. would recommend .

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Jolene W, Guest Relations Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rymonddr500 Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of River Bend Lodge. Event though the weather did not play along, we are delighted that you still enjoyed your stay and experience River Bend. Hoping to welcome you back to River Bend Lodge in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The River Bend Lodge... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at River Bend Lodge for 4 nights at the fully inclusive rates, which was rather expensive, but, worth it. As a one off experience, we found that the accommodation and the Safari Trips were excellent. Our Field Guild was Elias, and he was, very knowledgeable and extremely hands on. Within our 4 night stay, we got to see,... More 

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Jolene W, Guest Relations Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 766judith Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at River Bend Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We certainly try and encourage guest to stay for longer than 2 or 3 nights so that they can fully emerge themselves in the River Bend experience. We will be sure to share your... More 

Addo Elephant National Park
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, good food, excellent to relax and new experiences. Hope to go back to this place, and spend some more time. We saw a lot of animals, and had a nice safary, even if it is in the south. A lot of elephants.

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Jolene W, Guest Relations Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 71hanspeterf Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on Tripadvisor about your stay at the River Bend Lodge. We are humbled by your comments and pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with. We truly hope to welcome you back in the not too distant futre. Warm Regards The River Bend Lodge Team More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked River Bend Lodge as part of a special birthday tour of South Africa. It was the right decision. What stands out most about River Bend is the kindness and attentiveness of all its staff. We were greeted by smiles, warm handshakes, flowers and congratulations. The staff even gave us a rendition of Happy Birthday on the evening of... More 

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København
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the River Bend Lodge and it is hands down one of the best service experiences I've had. We where treated very well by everyone, and everything was just pleasant and nice. There are a few misses in the overall experiences, but nothing that tampers with the feeling that you went a very special place,... More 

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Jolene W, Guest Relations Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PapsiFresh Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at River Bend Lodge. We appreciate your positive feedback . We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and we are honored to hear how highly you recommend River Bend Lodge. We take great pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we drove through the gates into Addo, we knew we had made the right choice! Greeted with a welcome drink and a smile, we checked in, had lunch at their restaurant overlooking the wildlife and got ready for our afternoon game drive. Our Ranger Elias was absolutely phenomenal, We saw 4 of the Big 5 in only... More 

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Jolene W, Guest Relations Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniel R Greetings from River Bend Lodge. We are extremely humbled by your comments and beyond pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback and support are much appreciated, hope truly to see you back soon. Warm Regards The River Bend Lodge Team More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience. The rooms, the atmosphere and the service are great. The rangers providing the safari tours are extremely nice and knowledgable. The staff thinks of every little detail to make your stay enjoyable.

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Jolene W, Public Relations Manager at River Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 708vereds Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay at the River Bend Lodge. We are extremely humbled by your feedback and we thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. Your comments have been shared with the rest of the team and we wall wish to welcome you back in the not... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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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: €318 - €1,575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Bend Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 1 has its own private pool. The general is not that busy, but still a nice touch for a small extra payment.”
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“All rooms are great. The honeymoon suite has its own pool with a view of the bush, which is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles PantheraLeo, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“To be honest, all the rooms are amazing, and you feel like you are by yourself. No need to pre-choose a room”
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“Honeymoon suite is idyllic”
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