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River Bend Lodge

Luxury lodge with spa, near Addo Elephant National Park

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$818

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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River Bend Lodge, Addo, 6105, Eastern Cape, South Africa
9.4.Exceptional.
  • Superb accommdation snd food. Stunning close up elephant experiences and we were…

    Feb. 26, 2020

  • Truly remarkable service from the management and staff.

    May 30, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free childcare

Feel at home

  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Addo Elephant National Park - 1 min walk
  • Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Lookout - 15.5 mi / 25 km
  • Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari - 18.8 mi / 30.3 km
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - 22.4 mi / 36 km
  • Amakhala Game Reserve - 28.7 mi / 46.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Luxury Suite
  • Villa
  • Luxury House, 3 Bedrooms

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Addo Elephant National Park - 1 min walk
  • Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Lookout - 15.5 mi / 25 km
  • Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari - 18.8 mi / 30.3 km
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - 22.4 mi / 36 km
  • Amakhala Game Reserve - 28.7 mi / 46.2 km
  • Kirkwood Golf Course - 25.5 mi / 41 km
  • Olifantskop Pass Lookout - 29.8 mi / 48 km
  • Bucks Kloof Hiking Trail - 31.2 mi / 50.3 km

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 71 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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River Bend Lodge, Addo, 6105, Eastern Cape, South Africa

At a glance

Size

  • 8 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free babysitting/childcare

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Year Built – 1999
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Washer/dryer

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch Smart TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at River Bend Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Plumbago Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Silver Thorns - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 700 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1850 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 3)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 5800.0 per night

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • River Bend Lodge Addo
  • River Bend Lodge
  • River Bend Addo
  • River Bend Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
  • River Bend Lodge Lodge
  • River Bend Lodge Lodge Addo

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Silver Thorns offers French cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cattle Baron Grill & Bistro (4.2 mi) and Lenmore (6.2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1850 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. River Bend Lodge also has spa services and a garden.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The very best of South Africa

    A truly remarkable lodge, staffed by attentive, smart and genuinely friendly people. Very highly recommended.

    Donald N, 1 night family trip, May 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was an amazing place to stay in. How ever, the dinner which the establishment marketed as “gourmet” was a bit disappointing.. nice but nothing special, or that “wow” effect which you would expect from a gourmet meal. A bit unimaginative.

    1 night romance trip, Mar. 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A Safari Treat

    Overall we enjoyed our stay at the River Bend. The staff were friendly and helpful. Darlington was our Ranger for the Game Drives, who is very experienced, knowledgeable and very pleasant. During our stay we were lucky to see four of the "Big Five" and enjoyed each Game Drive. The furnishings at the River Bend are in need of some TLC; furniture is worn, the bathroom towels old and areas such as the the library need a good dusting- we found "coffee-table" style books coated in thick dust. It is has a "faded glory" colonial style, which needs updating to make it luxurious.

    3 night romance trip, Nov. 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A very tranquil and relaxing stay, with fantastic food, and very informative game drives.

    Rory, 1 night trip, Nov. 24, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely family friendly lodge

    We stayed at River Bend Lodge with another family. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The game drives were amazing and we were lucky to have some good sightings . Our game ranger was extremely knowledgeable and full of fun facts which kept the children entertained. Our room was a little tired and the water pressure wasn't great would be our only complaints . Overall we had a very enjoyable stay.

    Tracy, 2 night family trip, Oct. 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay in Addo.

    We were the only couple staying at the lodge,our table for breakfast lunch and dinner was set next to the log burning fire..Staff were warm and friendly ,only too happy to ensure our stay was a pleasurable one..We had 2 game drives while we were here, so much more wildlife than in public areas at Addo.There is also a watering hole for animal viewing.Highly recommend the lodge..WiFi was good in the room and around the property

    Michael, 2 night romance trip, Aug. 18, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Kid friendly safari lodge

    We just got back from a two night stay.. great rooms, lovely food. Really friendly staff, excellent safari guide. Maybe a few more up to date toys in the kids play room would be nice.

    sds, 2 night trip, Aug. 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sublime luxury

    Amazing place with a real luxurious touch and attention to detail regarding service. Would love to come back and stay longer although it is pricey. Dinner and wine was very good value though. We had honeymoon suite with own private plunge pool and outside shower. Loved watching elephants at the watering hole.

    Mark, 1 night romance trip, Feb. 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptional

    The staff could not have been better and the entire experience was wonderful

    2 night trip, Dec. 26, 2017

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Old world charm

    Lovely helpful and welcoming staff. Sadly we didn't see any Elephants while at the property!! Rooms very comfortable, food excellent.

    mark, 2 night family trip, Oct. 25, 2017

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