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Luxury Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£383* Per night/room 18 Jan - 19 Jan

Honeymoon Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Villa

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Luxury House, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at River Bend Lodge. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Addo Elephant National Park. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a full-service spa. Built in 1999, this 5-star lodge has 8 rooms on 1 floor. Free WiFi and deep-soaking baths are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with washers/dryers, 3 bathrooms and Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy French cuisine while dining at Silver Thorns
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Indulge with manicures and pedicures, reflexology or aromatherapy at Plumbago Spa
  • Services include free babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a playground, mountain biking and horse riding/rentals
  • Guests speak favourably about the bathrooms and the value of their stay
  • 0.1 miles (0.1 km) from Addo Elephant National Park and 22.4 miles (36 km) from Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

River Bend Lodge ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for River Bend Lodge

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Nov 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us on Riverbend Lodge. Your reviews are taken very seriously and we do use them to ensure that we continually strive to improve our services and that way ensure that GUESTS have a wonderful stay with us. Sincerely Debbie & The RiverBend Lodge team

All-inclusive Details

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

Property Features

Some rates at River Bend Lodge are all-inclusive. These rates include on-site meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages and other amenities. River Bend Lodge offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business centre on site. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury River Bend Lodge. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Addo lodge.

  • 1 floor
  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1999
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Childcare (free)
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Playground on site
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

River Bend Lodge offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Tempur-Pedic beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch Smart televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, espresso makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Washer and dryer
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

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

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Game drive on site
  • Safari on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Game viewing on site

Spa Services

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.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Massages
  • Reflexology

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

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.

Guests arriving after 8:30 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 5800.0 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in all accommodation. 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 700 per person, per night.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 1200 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 5800.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • River Bend Lodge offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

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