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Located in Phalaborwa, 16 mi from Phalaborwa Gate, Abelana River Lodge features accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. The 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The accommodations provides room service and free shuttle service for guests. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. The rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Abelana River Lodge. Eden Square Mall is 15 mi from the accommodations, while Seasonal Waterhole is 21 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Phalaborwa Airport, 16 mi from Abelana River Lodge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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Room Type
Number of guests
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Phalaborwa
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Robert
    We had an amazing time with Nathalie and the entire lovely team of Abelana River Lodge. Special thanks to Thomas, our tour guide, who showed us the big 5 in 3 game drives - extraordinary! Next to that we were even able to attend a bush walk with...
  • Nicholas
    A real gem, Amazing staff, amazing location and amazing food. Really well organised and just a pleasure to stay at. I love the attention to details like the game drive drinks and the little snacks before game drives. Perhaps a bigger wine...
  • Nicholas
    Everything, location, staff, food, enthusiasm, ambience For us as a family we really enjoyed every second and our guide/driver Eden was really fantastic and did his utmost best to make every second memorable.

Hotel area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      African • Local • International
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Amenities of Abelana River Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Walking tours
  • Game drives
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.

The fine print

FAQs about Abelana River Lodge

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Abelana River Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Abelana River Lodge is 13.7 miles from the center of Phalaborwa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Abelana River Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Game drives
    • Swimming pool

  • Check-in at Abelana River Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Abelana River Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Abelana River Lodge include:

    • Suite
    • Tent