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Set on the 35 000 acres of private concession in the heart of the famous Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa's Eastern Cape, the exclusive River Bend Lodge offers visitors the perfect combination of elegant country living and pristine bushveld. Being home to a large variety of wildlife including the Big-5 as well as over 310 bird species, make the malaria-free Addo a popular safari destination.
As one of the countries unique wilderness destinations which are famous for its breathtaking elephant encounters, this Lodge in Addo also has an excellent photographic and culinary reputation. Children of all ages are welcome with suitable accommodation for children being available making for a memorable family safari experience.
The lodge features eight separately located, luxury suites which are linked by a path through the gardens. Individually decorated, each of the spacious suites provides guest with a private and tranquil retreat. They open up onto private patios where the sounds and the smells of the surrounding bushveld and wildlife can best be enjoyed.
Classic French cuisine with modern contemporary finishes provides a most delightful dining experience. Carefully selected South African wines from award-winning wine estates to complement the superb gastronomic experience at the lodge. Kids may take advantage of choosing their meals from the specially designed children's menu.
With the 'Big Five' Addo Elephant National Park comprising five different biomes, safaris with close wildlife encounters are unique and individual experiences. Separate safari drives are offered for families, and whenever possible, guests are provided with their vehicles accompanied by a professional ranger.
Home to over 300 bird species, the guides are trained bird watchers who take guests on private birding trips with a packed lunch. Visitors who are interested in photography may attend day courses which include a basic introduction to photography, editing and manipulation, practical field assistance as well as photographic workshops.
- Safari Drives
- Walking safaris
- Spa treatments
- Wine tasting and food pairing
- Bird watching
The lodge's mobile playrooms offer age-appropriate toys which may also be taken to the suite or the garden. The children's exciting mini Rangers programme is an educational and fun activity for kids to learn about the surrounding bushveld and its wildlife.
Between the drives, children have the opportunity to join the chef in the kitchen making delicious baked treats. Furthermore, the Plumbago Health and Beauty Spa provides a variety of children spa treatments such as massages, pedicures and manicures.
- Mobile Playrooms
- Junior Rangers programme
- Children’s DVDs
- Baking with the chef
- Spa treatments.
The Plumbago Spa Retreat at River Bend offers a tranquil place for guests to enjoy pampering wellness treatments. A wide range of different health and beauty spa treatments including Full Body Massages, Pregnancy Massages, as well as Kiddies Manicures and Pedicures are available. Only the most beautiful spa products in an exclusive range are used visiting the Spa a memorable experience.
River Bend Lodge Specials
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
All incusive rate for River Bend Lodge.
Included in the rate:
- VAT, Tourism, SANparks levies;
- Accommodation; • All meals, tea, coffee, soft drinks, house wine;
- Sparkling wine, locals beers and spirits;
- Two game drives per day;
- Children's Mini-Rangers;
- Wine tasting evening (Booking essential);
- Free WIFI
Excluded from the rate:
- Premium wines, champagne;
- Cognac, premium brand spirits;
- Spa treatments;
- Shop purchases;
- Airport transfers (available on request);
- Telephone calls.
Terms and Conditions:
- Subject to availability
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