River Bend is easily accessed by tar road from Port Elizabeth. Travelling time is approximately 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth International Airport.
We DO NOT recommend travelling via Motherwell.
From Port Elizabeth, take the N2 North towards Grahamstown
The N2 changes into the N10, 12km after Colchester, stay on the N10 towards Paterson
· At Paterson, turn left on the R342 towards the Addo National Park
Proceed for 24.5km
1.4km past the main Addo National Park entrance, Turn Right on the R335 (Zuurberg Pass road) for 2km
Turn Right into the River Bend Lodge gates.
Proceed slowly, while enjoying the view and look out for animals, as you are now inside the Addo Elephant National Park, and in Big 5 area, speed limit is 30km
For RiverBend and PepperGrove Cottage turn right after 2.3km to the Lodge Reception gates, on the right.
For LongHope Villa drive on past the gates on the right and follow the road as it turns left 400m further on. LongHope Villa will be seen on your left.
Located inside The Addo Elephant National Park, makes The RiverBend Collection, the ideal destination from which to experience an authentic African Safari, within the Malaria free Eastern Cape, South Africa.
GPS co-ordinates: S 33° 25” 30.77’ E 25°45” 09.13’
Helicopter charters are may also be arranged from Port Elizabeth Airport for those not wishing to undertake the short journey by car.
View SA Airlink for more details on domestic flights to and from Port Elizabeth Airport.