River Bend Lodge in Addo Elephant National Park


River Bend Lodge offers luxurious country living within Addo Elephant National Park while giving guests a fantastic wildlife experience. Children of all ages are welcomed into this family-friendly safari accommodation.

Each suite is spacious and elegantly appointed with a large bed dressed in white percale linen, comfortable chairs, double doors leading onto its private verandah, concealed flat-screen televisions, and an en suite bathroom.


At this Chama lodge, guests can take advantage of its hot tub and 24-hour front desk, plus its garden and free self-parking – perfect for couples and families seeking an idyllic retreat with rooms featuring TV and air conditioning.

River Bend Lodge rooms are large and cozy. Each features amenities such as a refrigerator, mini bar, and flat-screen TV, as well as a hair dryer and shower amenities for your comfort.

Take in breathtaking views from your balcony and unwind in the hot tub after an exhausting day, enjoy drinks at the on-site bar, or try one of several dining options in the vicinity.

Guests can enjoy traditional old-world dishes in the restaurant, served alongside exceptional South African wines. Or take advantage of an in-room meal service option. Various outdoor activities, including canoeing and fishing, are also available to enjoy, with Tower Rock State Park (the original campsite of the Lewis and Clark expedition) just 15 15-minute walk away.


At our property, there are various dining options. Guests can select from an extensive menu featuring wild game such as elk, pheasant, chukar, and quail, as well as more traditional fare prepared by Chef Alex Castro. His recommendations can help create the ideal menu for any group gathering – dinner parties, family reunions, and wedding and reception facilities can also be booked to create unforgettable events!

There are also plenty of dining options within walking distance from both the hotel and cabins, from margaritas on an outdoor deck, delicious chef-prepared schnitzel served in a German guesthouse-like venue, or even riverfront grilling burgers – there’s something here for every palate.

This resort features an inviting bar and spacious restaurant offering contemporary and international cuisine, room service, and special diet menus upon request. Furthermore, hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming activities can all take place here, plus there is also a library, three outdoor pools, and a games room as well as a spa that’s great for relaxing after an active day of activities.

Day room

There’s a lounge-like day room featuring comfortable wicker furniture, TV, and library services; an afternoon tea service can be enjoyed either inside or outdoors on the terrace; there’s also a spa and pool, as well as children being looked after by “River Bend mobile playrooms.”

Chama River Bend Lodge rooms are large and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms with rainfall showers and coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, and microwaves – in addition to coffee machines, mini-refrigerators, and microwaves for your comfort.

Breakfast is available at this motel located 9 miles from Nantahala Outdoor Center. The front desk can assist with booking activities, tickets, and tours, as well as make restaurant suggestions locally. Parking is complimentary.


River Bend Lodge offers stunning vacation home accommodations on the scenic Washougal River near a waterfall, complete with a two-story rock fireplace and deck to take advantage of summer sunbathing. Plus, nearby hiking trails make this an ideal hiking retreat!

At this family-oriented resort, activities for everyone are plentiful and enjoyable. Relaxation awaits guests in mineral-rich hot spring pools ranging from 95 to 108 degrees; fishing and hunting activities also make an appearance here.

At Snowflake Lodge, the property provides luxurious ski-in/ski-out access at the base of Snowflake lift, along with protected open space and wetlands offering hiking & biking trails right out its front door. Free town shuttles also stop within 50 yards; each home features a heated ski locker, full kitchen with washer/dryer, and therapeutic grade hot tub spa – not forgetting DirectTV service and garage parking!


Set in Addo Elephant National Park’s River Bend private concession, this intimate and luxurious safari lodge exudes country charm. Catering specifically to families with young children, its comfort is matched only by an emphasis on big-game viewing!

Wildlife safaris from the lodge can be tailored to guest interests and schedules, featuring guided walks and game drives as well as birding experiences. A resident photographer offers free courses for those wanting to improve their photography skills, from basic introductions to editing and manipulation.

The formal stone-floored dining room features stunning chandeliers, white tablecloths, and wooden tables, while the more casual day room offers comfortable wicker furniture. After dark, relax on the deck, watching eagles soar above Belt Mountains before telling fish tales by the cozy fire. Indulge in delicious Pan-African meals at Polo Bar before relaxing further with drinks by the fire on deck or sip cocktails on deck at Polo Bar.