River Bend Lodge

Zuurberg, Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, 6105, South Africa

Situated on a 34,594-acre private concession within the Nyati section of Addo, River Bend perfectly balances the feel of a sophisticated, comfortable country house with all the facilities of a game lodge. The spacious public rooms, filled with antiques and comfy couches, are in a beautifully renovated farmhouse and outbuildings. The guest rooms are in individual cottages with private verandas dotted around the lovely gardens; some have outdoor showers and each is uniquely decorated with a different color scheme. In addition to the usual game drives, you can tour the adjacent citrus farm. There's also a safari villa that sleeps six.

PROS

  • kids are welcome, and there's an enclosed playground
  • the food is excellent, especially the seven-course dinner menu
  • all food and drinks are included in the rack rates

CONS

  • decor is more English colonial than African
  • only the honeymoon suite has a plunge pool
  • it's not the most exciting section of the park in terms of game

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Family
Quiet
Countryside
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 042-233–8000

HOTEL DETAILS

8 suites
Rate Includes: All meals

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