River Bend Lodge

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River Bend Lodge Addo Elephant National Park offers visitors the perfect combination of elegant country living and pristine bushveld.

River Bend Lodge Addo is 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.

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.

River Bend lodge features eight separately located, luxury suits which are linked by a path through the gardens. Individually decorated, each of the spacious suites provides the 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.

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.

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.


  • Safari Drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Wine tasting and food pairing
  • Photography
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing.

Children activities:

  • Mobile Playrooms
  • Junior Rangers programme
  • Children’s DVDs
  • Baking with the chef
  • Spa treatments.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV

Facilities Available at River Bend Lodge

  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

More Information on River Bend Lodge

FAQs about River Bend Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at River Bend Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at River Bend Lodge?
The average per night rate at River Bend Lodge is R4,060.00 to R9,060.00.
Where about is River Bend Lodge located?
River Bend Lodge is located at the following location / address: Addo Elephant National Park, Addo National Park.