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Room type

Luxury Family Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Luxury Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Long Hope Villa

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 6 children, 6 infants)

Honeymoon Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly lodge with full-service spa and free breakfast


Located in a national park, this family-friendly lodge is 4.3 mi (6.8 km) from Addo Elephant National Park and 8 mi (12.9 km) from Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Lookout. Amakhala Game Reserve is 30.8 mi (49.5 km) away.

Property Features

This lodge features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and massage/treatment rooms.

Room Amenities

All 8 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include furnished patios, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, River Bend Lodge features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a business center. This luxury lodge also offers a library, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times is offered to guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

River Bend Lodge has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (free) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Business center 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Library 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Restaurant 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Total number of rooms - 8 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1999 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (free)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Desk 
  • Espresso maker 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Furnished patio 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 12:30 PM.

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

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a spa tub.

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

  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Game viewing on site 
  • Game drive on site 
  • Safari on site 

Spa Services

Plumbago Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Reflexology 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No pets or service animals allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Tourism fee: ZAR 500 per person, per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

We should mention

Guests must transfer via airport shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

National Rating

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

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