Elephant Encounters at River Bend Lodge

River Bend Lodge offers a host of activities that are tailor-made to suit each guests schedule. Game drives in Addo Elephant National Park offer Big 5 wildlife viewing.

Activities for River Bend Lodge guests include personalized big game viewing drives or alternative wildlife experiences with professional field guides such as wildlife tracking, game walks, bird-watching and more.

Game may be viewed either in the Addo concession to which River Bend has exclusive access, or in the Private River Bend Conservancy and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

This area is home to a great Elephant population, which is complemented with Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Black Rhino and a variety of antelope including Eland, Zebra and Hartebeest 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.

Kids on Safari

The emphasis at River Bend is about personalised experiences for all ages. To ensure that even the young children have a great time, there is a wide range of activities to keep them entertained. Parents can rest assured that their children are well taken care of at River Bend Lodge.

Even when parents are out on game drives or romantic dinners, their children will be entertained by child minders who have created a special mini-ranger programme with child-friendly activities and a menu that will tickle their taste buds.


  • Game drives in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Elephant encounter excursion
  • Wine tasting and food pairing
  • Private birding trip
  • Optional spa treatments

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  • Saturday. 08:00 - 12:00
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