Tucked into the dense valley bushveld on the banks of the Sundays River in the Eastern Cape, Addo Elephant National Park provides some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in the world. In addition to the famed Big Five, marine life such as whales and great white sharks can be viewed in the park. An array of archaeological and historical sites, as well as a unique species of flightless dung beetle, add to the Park’s fascination. Exciting plans at Addo include the proposed proclamation of a marine reserve that includes the world’s largest breeding population of Cape gannets, as well as African penguins.
Flanked by the majestic Zuurberg Mountains, the enchanting Riverbend Lodge is situated within the private Nyati concession area of the renowned Addo Elephant National Park. Beautiful suites include ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, comfortable beds, satellite television and personal bars.
Guests can savour exquisite meals, accompanied by award-winning wines in the elegant dining room, on the breezy veranda or in the privacy of their suites. Those in search of relaxation can sink into the cool waters of the sparkling swimming pool, enjoy a few hours of solitude in the lush garden or laze on the comfortable loungers dotted around the inviting sunset deck. A well-stocked bar and spacious sitting room both add to guest delight. Adventures include exciting game drives, guided walks, birdwatching, horseback safaris, as well as cultural and historical excursions to the charming Grahamstown.
What we love about Riverbend Lodge
- Enjoy a delicious cocktail on your private veranda, whilst drinking in the breathtaking sight of the sun setting below the endless horizon.
- Rest your sleepy head on feather-soft pillows and let the sounds of gentle birdsong welcome you to another day in the Addo Elephant National Park.
- Take a picturesque drive into the majestic Zuurberg Mountains.
- If you’re need of pampering, the resident therapist will treat you to a soul-soothing back massage in the privacy of your room.