RiverBend Lodge

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“The Luxury of Choice”

At the end of the Garden Route one finds some of South Africa’s expansive game reserves and unique wildlife. Set on its own private 14 000ha concession in the heart of SANPark’s “Big 5” malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, RiverBend Lodge is the ultimate in colonial and indulgent five star luxury.

The Addo Elephant National Park is an astounding conservation story and is home to an abundance of wildlife including elephant, lion, hyena, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope and over 300 bird species.

RiverBend Lodge offers guests a unique opportunity to view wild herds of elephants at close range. Our enthusiastic and experienced rangers will also share the most intimate secrets of the African bush on personalised game drives tailored to suit your family’s interests and holiday routine.

Tranquillity, luxury and exquisite cuisine describe the gracious living at RiverBend Lodge. Flanked by the majestic Zuurberg Mountains, RiverBend is the perfect balance between the Eastern Cape bush and the sheer elegance of fine country life. The Lodge itself is set around beautiful indigenous gardens and each individually appointed suite has fabulous vistas of the African bush.

RiverBend Lodge is a true family destination. All children are welcome and special care is taken to ensure that children of all ages have a truly memorable experience.

In addition to its general game and elephant experience, RiverBend is also a culinary destination for those who appreciate fine dining and refined gourmet experiences. The Plumbago Salon is for the exclusive use of guests and offers a variety of pampering treatments.

Long Hope Villa is a beautifully restored Eastern Cape farmhouse set in an incredibly tranquil and private location. This beautiful villa offers a high standard of accommodation throughout and provides a peaceful retreat for families or small groups looking to get away. Guests staying at Long Hope Villa are provided with their own private chef and personal guide to ensure they have the ultimate exclusive African experience.

RiverBend employ their own professional photographer as a complimentary service to guests who wish to learn more about the art of digital photography or who simply want to record their holiday experiences in the most appropriate way.

One can enjoy the spoils of South Africa’s wine lands right in the heart of the African bush with personal tastings and introduction to South African wines.

RiverBend is now offering an all inclusive special rate of R4 818 per person per night.

Eating Out

Established in 2000, RiverBend Lodge set out to follow a standard of cuisine not normally associated with the South African game lodge experience. “Excellent, contemporary and world class” were established as the benchmarks for culinary offerings at RiverBend.

Recently renovated, “Silver Thorns Restaurant” is available to our guests only and is a unique destination restaurant which showcases the culinary offerings of RiverBend.

In keeping with the theme that guests determine their own daily agenda, we also offer an In Room Dining menu for those who either do not want a full meal or whom simply want a little snack at odd hours.

At RiverBend we are mindful that some guests have specific dietary and religious requirements and these are accommodated accordingly. (Advance notice is required)


Room / Unit Features
  • Aircon
  • Bathrobes
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heaters
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Wifi
On Site Features
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Private bedroom with en-suite
  • Private Swimming Pool


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