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RIVER BEND COUNTRY LODGENyati Private Concession of the Addo Elephant Park
Tranquility, luxury and exquisite cuisine describe the gracious living at the River Bend Country Lodge in the Eastern Cape. River Bend Country Lodge, situated within the recently opened 17 000 hectare Nyati Private Concession of the Addo Elephant Park a mere 70 km from Port Elizabeth. This is Africa at its best - a perfect balance between the Eastern Cape bush and the sheer elegance of fine country life in a malaria free zone.
At a Glance
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The lodge consists of eight luxuriously appointed double suites, two of which have inter-leading rooms for families, that look out onto boundless horizons and the magnificent Zuurberg mountains. The suites offer two with inter-leading rooms; en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, washbasin and toilet. Air-conditioning, television, mini-bar, ceiling fan, safes and laundry facilities
Activities include tailor-made Big Game viewing drives or alternative wildlife experiences with professional field guides. Game may be viewed either in the Nyati concession to which River Bend has exclusive access, or in the original areas of the Addo Elephant National Park, which River Bend guests access through a private entrance. This area is home to the densest elephant population on earth and together with buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope including eland, zebra and hartebees makes a visit a memorable experience. Self drive day trips to historic Grahamstown and easy access to the fabulous Garden route are also an option. Pamper yourself with a massage and beauty treatment by the resident qualified therapist in the Vitality Studio - a flawless ritual for reviving flagging spirits. For those who prefer to just relax, there's tea and tiny cakes in the magnificent gardens alongside the sparkling swimming pool or recline with a good book in our library.
River Bend Lodge is a situated within the Addo National Park and close to many other Big 5 Game Reservers. So whether experiencing the majesty of elephant herds gathering by the waterhole, or encounters at matchlessly close range, the Gorah experience is totally unique. And perfectly compliments your Garden Route Adventure. With arguably the best elephant viewing in South Africa, Addo is also the domain of the Big 5, numerous antelope species and a wealth of birdlife.
River Bend Lodge is a Private Concession of the Addo Elephant Park a mere 70 km from Port Elizabeth and can be reached by road or flight into PE airport.
Children are welcome at River Bend Lodge and special rate apply.
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.