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About River House Guest Lodge

Situated on the Crocodile River, River House commands a stunning view of the Kruger Park from the balconies of our 12 on suite bedrooms. Apart from old fashioned hospitality we offer guests regular sightings of game from the viewing deck and swimming pool. Facilities include a chapel for intimate weddings, small conference room and self-catering unit.

We are ideally situated for excursions to the Kruger Park, Panorama route, Swaziland and Mozambique. There are year round game drives by arrangement. River House is also highly recommended by the AA Accommodation Awards from 2000 - 2010 in the category Small Country Retreats.

There are such activities as open vehicle safari drivers into Kruger National Park, either full day or morning only, Elephant rides, interaction or walk, visit a Swazi cultural village for tour, meal, traditional dancing and day excursions into both Mozambique and Swaziland.

Children Policy: No children under the age of thirteen.

Please take note, this is an old fashioned guest house there are no TV's, no radio's and no newspapers.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House, Lodge
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 25 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please take note, this is an old fashioned guest house there are no TV's, no radio's and no newspapers.
Please note that the Self Catering Cottage is NOT TOURISM ACCREDITED.

Availability and pricing

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  • Twin Room Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 7 Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Fan
    • Rooms Adults
      • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Room (Queen/bunk) Family Room (Queen/bunk) Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B
            • Adults
              • Family Room (Single beds) Family Room (Single beds) Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B
                • Adults

                  Reviews for River House Guest Lodge

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                  Francesco Quattrocecere
                  19 October 2021

                  The owner and his staff.Made to feel welcome doesn't begin to describe how good these folks make one feel

                  Laura Krantz, South Africa
                  19 October 2015

                  From booking to our stay and finally checking out, Johann made us feel so special.  The River House is a collection of a lifetime and there are to many things to take in at one stay, i recommend going several times ;)  Eclectic, inviting, interesting, historical, creative and welcoming are just a few descriptive of the lodge and its owner. The view from the deck and rooms is exceptional, and the collection of wildlife, just wondering past, is exquisite.  LOVED it and would recommend everyone experience this.

                  MAGDA ERASMUS, South Africa
                  13 October 2015

                  Johan en sy span is baie aangenaam en vriendelik.  Ons het baie lekker gebly en het dit vreeslik geniet

                  Pieter van der Merwe, South Africa
                  27 September 2015

                  Our stay at River House Lodge hinges on two opinions. Firstly the service was superior. The two Johans know how to serve and make their quests feel at home. Well done! However the lodge itself projects a feeling of sombreness. It is dark with outdated furniture and linen. A new and fresh upgrade will serve the lodge with wonders

                  Annegret Rabenau von, Germany
                  16 December 2014

                  I enjoyed it vey much: it was like Paradies and the bar hours also were very nice.Merry Christmas and Happy New YearAnnegret

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                  River House Guest Lodge is 2.2km from the centre of Malelane , the nearest airport 46km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling