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Stand 1062, Monte Vista Estate,Opdraend Street, 1320 Malelane, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 132 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Rio Vista Lodge.
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Rio Vista Lodge's staff speak: Portuguese, English
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Outdoor pool, Garden
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant (à la carte), Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in public areas and charges are applicable.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle service (surcharge), Airport shuttle (surcharge), Express check-in/check-out, Laundry, Ironing service, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
Paid WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area
13:00 - 20:00 hours
07:00 - 10:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child from 3 to 12 years is charged ZAR 253 per person per night when using existing beds.
One child from 12 to 18 years is charged ZAR 432 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for cots in the room.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 132 reviews
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Situated on the Southern Bank of the Crocodile River, Belvedere-on-River has traditional rooms with free Wi-Fi. Overlooking the Kruger National Park, it offers an outdoor pool and massage treatments.
Score from 134 reviews Superb
Bordering Kruger National Park, this award-winning lodge is situated in the small town of Malelane and is a great base from which to discover the Bushveld. Wake up to the sounds of native birds.
Score from 12 reviews Very good
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Barnstormers Rest is located in Malelane. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area.
Score from 16 reviews Superb
Situated along the banks of the Crocodile River, Khandizwe River Lodge is 8 km from the Malelane Gate into Kruger National Park.
Score from 24 reviews Exceptional
Constructive criticism: Rooms need luggage racks and a wider variety of DSTV channels.
Comfortable affordable accommodation with easy access to Kruger. Nice view overlooking Crocodile river.
Restaurant is closed on Sundays
Location and staff.
Small tv, echo in the corridor (could get noisy during a busy period - wasn't a problem during our stay though)
Location, restaurant with a view and tasty food. Friendly staff, occational animals that can be seen from the property (in our case, elefhants and hippos in the distance, bushbucks and monitor lizards)
would like full bouquet DSTV
Beautiful setting, clean and crisp linen, wonderful restaurant. The Deck Restaurant served a wonderful dinner for Valentines day, thank you for my rose that I received
I don't nothing to say
very nice place next to the river where you can see cocrodiles,elephants, water buck, birds, lizard. Personnal assistants from the owner at anytime. The pillow in my room it was a little hard because its antibacterial, antiallergic and I told to the owner and she inmediatly gave the order to change for feather one. She is very friendly and always offers her personnel attention.
Verandah dining experience with elephants strolling past!
The restaurant was a bit disorganized in service, and the food decent but not great. There was no chilled white wine available - I now understand that locally some people enjoy white wine served warm but on ice, however that is not internationally standard as far as we're aware, and it was a bit disappointing to have to wait 20-30 minutes for our bottle to chill before enjoying it.
The lodge is quite comfortable, the grounds compact and cozy yet not at all crowded in feel. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, room was simple but comfortable with a strong airco unit, and the view of the river overlooking Kruger Park was fantastic!
Reception did not readily know what time the Malelane gate closed at the Kruger Park without having to look it up. Didn't have on hand the telephone number for the Malelane golf club without Googleing same. Should have GPS co-ordinates of the lodge on their web page
location and setting on the crocodile river
Locality View of the river with wild life and the Kruger Park Cleanliness!! Peace and quiet Comfortable room
Internet slow or non-existent Pools not very clean and cold
Location Organization of activities Very kind staff and owner Delicious Restaurant Very nice surroundings (elephants and impalas passing a few meters below the restaurant while you dine!)
The way that we were recieved.
Attitude of staff on morning of 31st December as their eagerness to go on holiday overshadowed their ability to attend to their guests' needs. Breakfast was not a 4-star buffet by any means.
Friendly reception and beautifully decorated rooms. Good dinner at restaurant and excellent view of river and wildlife.
The restaurant - and bar - were closed on Sunday night! How can you have a 4* hotel which has no dining or bar facilities?????
The restaurant had a great view over the river
No milk in the room to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee
Staff friendly and helpful
Nice location next to the crocodile river! Krüger Gate Malelane is nearby.
Location,location, location. Restaurant overlooks the river & the park. Great food and service. 10 mins from the Malalene Gate. Comfortable rooms with good A/C
We stayed overnight at Rio Vista Lodge on our way to Kruger from Durban and found it a very welcoming comfortable stop over. Meals are served on the deck overlooking the Crocodile River - a wonderful view
The restaurant has great food and you can see a lot of wildlife from where you are eating. The room had a nice patio looking over the garden and river. We could see elaphants from our room. The pool is nice for a hot day.
nothing i can think of
Wonderful location directly at the crocodile river, oposite the Kruger park. You see the animals from the deck while you eat a delicious dinner or breakfast. Convenient close by are shopping, gas station, etc. Great, friendly staff, which is very helpful.
The noise generated by the people partying and having a braai around the pool while I was trying to have an afternoon snooze. Not the establishment's fault.
The friendly staff in the Quarterdeck restaurant!! The comfortable bed. The room's balcony The view from the Quarterdeck restaurant!!!
Ideal location for entry into KNP. Staff friendly and helpful. Deck Restaurant good.
Install screen doors so nightlife from kruger can be heard
Excellent view and relaxed atmosphere ,,, take you bionoculers
Breakfast was a bit poor.
Perfect location, clean and beautiful room, friendly stuff
The food has been the same since 2000, when I visited the place and it get worse by time, they don't have variety of channels, I think there's about 8 tv channels, If they can improve the above,their turnover will definitely triple. Thanks
Very neat and clean place, the rooms are well looked after, the air is so clean at Rio Vista, the staff is so professional and helpful. The landscaping is matured and formally designed, I love their garden
Chemical smell in bathrooms
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