RiverBend Lodge - Hotel / Lodge, Accommodation in Addo, Eastern Cape


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RiverBend Lodge - Hotel / Lodge accommodation in Addo Eastern Cape

General Description     

Anchored on endless horizons and flanked by the Zuurberg Mountains, RiverBend Lodge is situated within a 14 000 ha private concession of the Addo Elephant National Park and a mere 45 minutes’ 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.

The eight individually decorated suites each have private verandahs and some with private outdoor showers, which open onto the bushveld. The beautiful Honeymoon Suite boasts a private plunge pool with uninterrupted views. Inter-leading suites are available for families. Children of all ages welcome.

Award-winning wine lists accompany delicious meals including seven-course dinners, hearty breakfasts and light and tasty lunches.

Pampering treatments are available in the Vitality Studio. Personalised game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience.

Watch herds of Elephants feeding a short distance away, listen to the songs of some 300 bird species, enjoy a personalized game drive into the mountains and discover varying vegetation from thick forested valleys, open savannah plains to hillsides rich in Fynbos.

RiverBend - a personal experience, dedicated to conservation and rehabilitation of Africa’s natural world.  

Attractions / Things to do

From marveling at the magnificent Elephant herds grazing a short distance from your private verandah or on game drive, tracking the movements of game on foot, learning about the medicinal values of the bush to strolling through the citrus orchards of our adjacent farm, RiverBend offers a diversity of activities to enjoy. All at your own pace and pleasure.

After a day filled with wonderful game sightings, return to the lodge and treat yourself to a pampering treatment in the Vitality Health Studio - from facials, pedicures, manicures to wonderful massages. Or simply relax on your private veranda as you soak up the beauty around you.

Children are welcome at River Bend and special children's activities are arranged such as mini-game drives, baking cakes with the chef, having mini-facials in the Vitality Studio or enjoying a variety of games and toys in the dedicated children's playroom.  
Services / Facilities
Children's Playroom
Selection of DVD's, games and books in the Library
TV's & DVD players in all rooms
Swimming pool
Double (per person sharing)
R1800 - R2800

R2800 - R3750

Children (12 yrs and under)
R1100 - R1600

Children under 3 yrs sharing with parents
No charge

Terms And Conditions

Rates quoted are per person daily and inclusive of:
- Luxury accommodation
- Three meals per day
- Teas and Coffees
- Park Levies and Entrance Fees

Two Game drives or Guided Walks

All drinks, telephone calls, treatments, laundry and retail purchases are excluded

Long Hope Private Safari Villa - (Accommodates 6 guests)
From R8000 - R14000 p.n for the first 4 guests, including all meals with a private chef, game drives with private guide & vehicle, local drinks, laundry, park levies & entrance fees.

50% deposit for confirmation of reservation

Cancellation policy
- 21 - 30 days notice  25%
- 14 - 20 days notice 50%
- 7 - 13 days notice  75%
- less than 7 days 100%

Prices quoted are in South African Rand, and are inclusive of VAT

Terms and Conditions are subject to change 
Depart Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown

Take the R335 off-ramp sign posted MOTHERWELL

Continue along this road for +- 43 km until you reach the village of ADDO (see garage on your left)

Continue for a further 11,5 km after the village and TURN LEFT at the turn-off signposted: Zuurburg /Dave Marais Camp/Slagboom

3,5 km along this dirt road you will see the RiverBend gates on your RIGHT

River Bend is a further 3km down this road 

Physical Address
Addo Elephant National Park
Zuurberg Rd
Off R342


042 233-8000




042 233-8028


RiverBend Lodge



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