The animals at River Bend Lodge roam freely which is a great drawcard to this malaria-free wildlife reserve, at the eastern end of South Africa's Garden Route.
River Bend Lodge is located in a 14 000 hectare private concession within the Addo Elephant National Park, home to Africa's 'Big 5' wildlife.
The focus at this Garden Route safari lodge is on relaxation and luxury, while offering game viewing opportunities. The elegant colonial-style lodge attracts the well travelled visitor looking for an intimate lodge with exceptional service, superior dining and unexpected luxuries. It is ideally suited to families.
Owners Malcolm and Andrea Rutherford, are keen conservationists and by allowing their land to be incorporated into Greater Addo Elephant Park, they not only fulfill their conservation values, but assist in upliftment of the local community through job creation.
At River Bend Lodge there are plenty of activities for children on safari in Addo Elephant National Park. There is a mobile playroom at the lodge and a Mini-Rangers Programme, baking with the chef and kids spa treatments. Family safari game drives are available in a private vehicle.