River Bend Lodge

South Africa|Eastern Cape Province
  • Overview
  • Rooms

Overview

Set on a 14 000-hectare private concession within the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend is family friendly and a mere 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth. Home to the Big Five, River Bend is renowned for its unique viewing opportunities of elephants and includes a checklist of over 300 birds.  The eight stand-alone and individually decorated spacious suites have private patios which open onto the bushveld and afford guests the impression that they are the only ones in this unique Eastern Cape wilderness. The lodge’s Honeymoon Suite offers newlyweds the perfect romantic and private retreat with its own private veranda, secluded plunge pool and garden. River Bend prides itself on its culinary excellence and an award-winning wine list that accompanies delicious meals prepared in a classic French style with a modern contemporary twist. Individual and personalised game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable experience.  For the kids there are mobile playrooms, mini-ranger courses, and a selection of children’s DVDs for kids to choose from and which can be viewed in the Day Room.  TGCSA 5-Star Lodge | Transfers | Children welcome. 

Rooms

PepperGrove HouseBed and Breakfast

PepperGrove Cottage is a large, luxurious 3 bedroomed house with 2 full bathrooms. Offering Families or Groups, the opportunity of sharing together the 'extra private' space, and the experience that comes with 'living' in the African Bush together.
Includes
​Accommodation - Breakfast
Excludes
All meals not specified - Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature​
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.

Honeymoon SuiteAll Inclusive

The Honeymoon Suite offers newlyweds the perfect romantic and private retreat. The lavish suite leads out onto its own private veranda and secluded plunge pool and garden. Spend the day reading a book or enjoy uninterrupted romantic candle-lit dinners on the private veranda which faces the African bushveld. The en-suite bathroom also has an outside shower for the more adventurous.  The Honeymoon Suite offers a luxury and an indulgence that will draw couples together in a perfect setting for the romantic getaway of a lifetime.  The Honeymoon Suite is equipped with its own Nespresso coffee maker, for those who wish to lie in bed a little longer in the morning!
Includes
Accommodation - All meals -  teas and coffees - all soft drinks - house wines -  sparkling wines - local beers and spirit - Two game drives per day
Excludes
Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.

Honeymoon SuiteBed and Breakfast

The Honeymoon Suite offers newlyweds the perfect romantic and private retreat. The lavish suite leads out onto its own private veranda and secluded plunge pool and garden. Spend the day reading a book or enjoy uninterrupted romantic candle-lit dinners on the private veranda which faces the African bushveld. The en-suite bathroom also has an outside shower for the more adventurous.  The Honeymoon Suite offers a luxury and an indulgence that will draw couples together in a perfect setting for the romantic getaway of a lifetime.  The Honeymoon Suite is equipped with its own Nespresso coffee maker, for those who wish to lie in bed a little longer in the morning!
Includes
​Accommodation - Breakfast
Excludes
All meals not specified - Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature​
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.

Luxury SuiteAll Inclusive

The Lodge’s beautiful seven luxury double suites are spacious and individually decorated in a colonial style.  Each of the suites has an en-suite bathroom and leads out onto a private patio which offers majestic views of the Eastern Cape landscape.  River Bend’s central philosophy is to retain a standard of living that those who understand five star luxury typically would expect. All our suites are beautifully and tastefully appointed in accordance with our “Five Star Plus” rating.  River Bend is “Five Star Plus”. All suites are air-conditioned. Our king size beds use percale linen for that extra luxury demanded by our guests. Rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, electronic safes, a mini bar, satellite TV and hair dryer. The en-suite bathroom has a separate bath and shower and is fully stocked with all the typical amenities guests would require.  Suites with inter-leading doors are available for families.  Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms.
Includes
Accommodation - All meals -  teas and coffees - all soft drinks - house wines -  sparkling wines - local beers and spirit - Two game drives per day
Excludes
Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.

Luxury SuiteBed and Breakfast

The Lodge’s beautiful seven luxury double suites are spacious and individually decorated in a colonial style.  Each of the suites has an en-suite bathroom and leads out onto a private patio which offers majestic views of the Eastern Cape landscape.  River Bend’s central philosophy is to retain a standard of living that those who understand five star luxury typically would expect. All our suites are beautifully and tastefully appointed in accordance with our “Five Star Plus” rating.  River Bend is “Five Star Plus”. All suites are air-conditioned. Our king size beds use percale linen for that extra luxury demanded by our guests. Rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, electronic safes, a mini bar, satellite TV and hair dryer. The en-suite bathroom has a separate bath and shower and is fully stocked with all the typical amenities guests would require.  Suites with inter-leading doors are available for families.  Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms. 
Includes
​Accommodation - Breakfast
Excludes
All meals not specified - Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature​
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.

LongHope VillaAll Inclusive

Exclusive use of Villa with 3 en suite Luxury rooms. Spacious open plan living & dining area. A private pool set in luscious gardens, private viewing deck and barbecue for outdoor entertainment. Exclusive Chef & Private Game drives included.
Includes
Accommodation - All meals -  teas and coffees - all soft drinks - house wines -  sparkling wines - local beers and spirit - Two game drives per day
Excludes
Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.

PepperGrove HouseAll Inclusive

PepperGrove Cottage is a large, luxurious 3 bedroomed house with 2 full bathrooms. Offering Families or Groups, the opportunity of sharing together the 'extra private' space, and the experience that comes with 'living' in the African Bush together.
Includes
Accommodation - All meals -  teas and coffees - all soft drinks - house wines -  sparkling wines - local beers and spirit - Two game drives per day
Excludes
Premium wines - Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits - Spa treatments - Laundry - Shop purchases - Transfers - Gratuities​ - All items of a personal nature
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 16 - Surcharge applies.
Cancellation Policy
If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total. If cancelling 29 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total. If cancelling 59 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total. All refunds will have an administration fee of 5% deducted prior to any refund occuring.