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Located on a private concession within the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend Lodge offers luxury accommodations, spa facilities and private game drives. Free WiFi is available.

The 5-star, spacious and elegantly decorated suites offer a private patio with views of the surrounding landscapes and animals. All have air conditioning, a ceiling fan, flat-screen TV, coffee machine and a bathroom with separate bath and shower and complimentary toiletries

The Silver Thorns Restaurant at the main lodge serves contemporary and culinary cuisine. Room service and special diet menus can be requested. Drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar. The lodge also hosts regular wine tasting and food pairing.

The spa offers a variety of massages and beauty treatments. Other facilities at River Bend Lodge include a shared lounge, a library, 3 outdoor pools with sun loungers, a games room and a kids' club.

Guests can go on private game drives and guided walks. Other activities in the area include horse riding and bird watching.

The lodge is 47 mi from Port Elizabeth Airport.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

River Bend Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 18, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free


Availability

Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
Sleeps
 
1 king bed
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
1 queen bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Does this deal include meals as well as breakfast? Does this deal include game drives?
    The BB rates are strictly accommodation and breakfast. The DBB for 2500.00pppn includes a dinner, breakfast and one game drive.
    Answered on 1 March 2021
  • Hello I have 3 children, can you make a sleeping configuration that would work for us as family of 5 in the family villa? Thanks
    Good Day Thank you for your interest in the Family Villa, at River Bend Lodge. The Family Villa is perfect for a family of 5. It is a full 3 bedroom ..
    Answered on 29 April 2021
  • Hi, please confirm cost for game drive afternoon/early evening or morning- thank you Michelle
    Dear Michelle, The game drives currently are going at R850.00pp. It also depends which period is that for? Kind Regards Tariro Chaonwa Reservations
    Answered on 31 March 2021
  • Hi, can we book a private drive with a 1 year old?
    Good Day, You are chatting with Debbie Carinus, the General Manager of the Lodge and you are Welcome to book a private drive with you little one. Adv..
    Answered on 12 September 2022
  • Hi..can we book a spa treatment and a game drive ? If so can you let me have the price list?
    Good day, You may book the Game drive yes and it depends with the time of travel the prices are different. Let me know the dates that you are plannin..
    Answered on 12 March 2021
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Amenities of River Bend Lodge
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
  • Kids' club
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Spa
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

House rules

River Bend Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

Curfew

The entrance to the property is closed between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free
13 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 5,800 per stay

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express River Bend Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

GPS co-ordinates: S 33° 25” 30.77’ E 25°45” 09.13’

Please note compulsory conservation and park fees are applicable and excluded from the rates.

Please inform River Bend Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about River Bend Lodge

  • Room options at River Bend Lodge include:

    • Suite
    • Villa

  • River Bend Lodge is 6.8 miles from the center of Addo.

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

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

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Kids' club
    • Spa facilities
    • Game drives
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

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

  • Guests staying at River Bend Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte