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About Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge

Rio dos Elefantes River Camp is magnificently proportioned on the Olifants and the Blyderivier. The camp is situated on the northern bank of the Olifantsriver in the Balule Nature Reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The Camp on a rise above the river lies surrounded by sprawling lawns and dwarfed by huge indigenous trees. The river which shelters a great many aquatic creatures such as hippo and crocodiles is also a haven for the many antelope species, elephant and the inevitable carnivores found in these parts. For Bird lovers, the abundance of water and giant trees, harbors a wide variety of birds. From the magnificent Fish Eagle to the smallest marsh dweller.

Safari: Daily Game drives, Full day Kruger Park Safaris, Guided bush walks, Moholoholo Rehab Centre, Panorama Route, Jessica the world famous National Geographic hippo, Hoedspruit Reptile Park, Blyde Dam Cruises, can be booked separately.

Conference Venues: The lodge offers an open and outdoor natural conference experience. The dinning, deck or lapa is well situated to accommodate 25 persons sitting on a wooden deck, under the Hardekool trees on the banks of the Olifants River.

Romantic: Private Honeymoon cottage for a romantic getaway.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bar/Snack/CafEn'
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Single rooms
  • Year of construction after 2000
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposit of 50% will be necessary for confirmation of booking, within 5 days, after acceptance of quote, or booking will automatically be cancelled.
Balule Nature Reserve Gate entrance fee of R100.00 per vehicle and R60.00 per person additional. The entrance is payable in cash on arrival at the reserve gate.

Specials

SAVE 33% Winter/ Summer

Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 03 Apr 2020 and 31 Dec 2020.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 03 Apr 2020 and 31 Dec 2020)

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  • Room 1 Garden View Room 1 Garden View Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Garden view room with a patio overlooking the garden. Room includes 1 queen bed and 1 single beds. Bathroom with shower,... see more
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      • Room 2 River View Honeymoon Cottage Room 2 River View Honeymoon Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Honeymoon Cottage with a outside private deck overlooking the river. Room includes a queen bed and seating. Kitchen with... see more
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          • Room 3 River View Room 3 River View Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B River view room with a deck overlooking the river. Room includes 1 queen bed. Kitchenette with basin kettle and cutlery.... see more
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              • Room 4 River View Room 4 River View Sleeps 5 Includes: B & B River view room with a deck overlooking the river. Room includes 1 queen bed and 3 single beds. Kitchenette with basin... see more
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                  • Room 5 River View Room 5 River View Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B River view room with a deck overlooking the river. Room includes 1 queen bed and 2 single beds. Kitchenette with basin... see more
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                      • Room 6 River View Cottage Room 6 River View Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B River view room with a private deck overlooking the river. Room includes 1 queen bed and 1 single beds. Kitchenette with... see more
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                          Reviews for Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge

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                          Rudi Mans
                          01 October 2020

                          Everything and everybody at Rio dos elefantes are exceptional people and facilities. You become family at a incredible place. The passion amd history brings more than a holiday experience

                          Khethiwe Mangani
                          30 September 2019

                          I loved the game drive,I was so fascinated to witness the lion killing the koedoe in the dark,night bush life was so amazing,the roar of the lions just near to us at the river,in the dawn,the rhinos sound in the night,seeing the big five just roaming around,it was all so awesome.

                          Tamás Henter
                          07 August 2018

                          Safari experience in front of your room, with view on the Olifant river. Great and uncomplicated service, a real time out. The owner was so kind and we felt very welcomed. Perfect to combine with a daytrip in Kruger NR on the way to or from the lodge. Thank you, Agnes&Crew

                          Malebo Sechabe
                          06 June 2018

                          Rio Dos Elefantes is the best place to go to relax and clear your mind, super friendly staff

                          Cheryll Sanders
                          03 January 2018

                          We spent 8 magical nights at Rio Dos Elefantes. The views over the river are breath taking. We saw Elephants...lots of Buck... a family of playful Vervet monkeys.. Bush babies...hippos and crocs from the deck in front of our room almost everyday. The bird life is prolific..Agnes the owner and her staff made us feel like family. WE WILL BE BACK!!

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                          Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge is 5.1km from the centre of Balule Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 27.9km (Eastgate Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling