Safari by day, country lodge by night

Although River Bend Lodge is situated in a 14,000ha concession in the fabled Addo Elephant Park, well-known for boasting the Big 5 and an impressive elephant population, visitors will not be sleeping in tents or rondavels. Instead, guests can expect to enjoy all the activities associated with a safari showcased from the comfort and refinement of a five-star country-style lodge.

Visitors can embark on daily game drives in search of the Big 5 and are assured of getting up close and personal with the park’s gentle giants. Bird-watching is an ever popular pastime with over 300 species of bird species flitting across the skies. Photographers will be enthralled by the beauty of the bush and are guaranteed that perfect shot with the help of a professional in-house photographer.

River Bend Lodge has seven Luxury Suites featuring en-suite bathrooms and private patios. Some of the suites have interleading doors which can be opened for families. The Honeymoon Suite is secluded and boasts a private courtyard, garden, plunge pool and Nespresso coffee-maker. Visitors can dine at the decadent on-site Silverthorns restaurant or relax by the pool.


  • Daily game drives, photographic and birding expeditions and introductory courses to South African wines are on offer 
  • The mini rangers programme and River Bend Mobile Playrooms offer entertainment for the kids
  • On-site business centre and the Plumbago Spa offering an array of treatments
  • Five-star Big 5 destination with high elephant population and prolific birdlife
  • Exclusive use villa with private chef for guests who wish to stay longer


Zuurberg Road,

Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, 6105

Popular Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Babysitting Service Available
  • Laundry Service Available

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