About us

About us

Located on a 14000ha private concession within the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa's third largest National Park, RiverBend Lodge is the perfect balance between the Eastern Cape bush and the sheer elegance of fine country life. The region is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 and over 300 bird species, and is indeed a recognised BirdLife Lodge.

The Lodge has eight luxury stand alone suites linked by a meandering path through the lush gardens, each suite offering its guest a distinctly individual, tranquil and private retreat. Each of the spacious suites opens up onto a private patio where guests can soak up the scents and sounds of the bushveld.

Over and above the eight stand alone suites RiverBend also offers PepperGrove Cottage, a large sprawling stand alone Colonial House.  PepperGrove Cottage has three bedrooms, of which the main is ensuite , and the other two bedrooms share a full bathroom.  PepperGrove Cottage is suitable for families or for a group of friends that want to be a little bit away from everyone else, but wish to be able to stay together so as to share the wonderfu experience of bush living.  Peppergrove Cottage comes with a full loung, kitchen, dining room, a sun lounge and a verandah that looks out onto its own private area.  Surrounded by a large wrap around grassed area Peppergrove is a wonderful alterate option to the luxury suites without compromising any of the suite standards.

A unique wilderness experience, famous for its life changing elephant encounters, RiverBend Lodge also enjoys a reputation as an excellent culinary, birding and photographic destination, employing an in-house professional photographer to assist guests, as well as a birding specialist.

RiverBend Lodge is a true family destination.  All children are welcome and special care is taken to ensure that all ages have a truly memorable experience.  With this in mind it is important to note that families with children are allocated dedicated safari vehicles, thus ensuring that couples without children then also have a vehicle without children present, enabling all to relax and enjoy the experience that RiverBend offers to its full potential.