Rio Vista Lodge

Rio Vista Lodge

Stand 1062 Lebombo Drive, Malelane, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 1320
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    Rio Vista Lodge Reviews

    8.9
    Excellent
    /10
    (93 reviews)See what guests said
    9.0
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Rio Vista Lodge

    Things you'll love

    • 700 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.3
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    Better than 97% of properties in Kruger National Park
    Exceptional location
    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center1.0 Km
    Location rating9.3

    Rooms available at Rio Vista Lodge

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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    • Room size: 64 m²/689 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Honeymoon Suite
    Honeymoon Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Park view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    En Suite Twin
    En Suite Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Mountain View Twin Bed
    Standard Mountain View Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Luxury Room
    Luxury Room
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
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    Double En-Suite Room
    Double En-Suite Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds...
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    Agoda Reviews (93)Booking.com Reviews (495)
    8.9
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    10
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.7
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    8.8
    Excellent
    STEPHANUS from South Africa
    Family with teens
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Excellent”

    The most helpful and friendly service received from your help desk / reception.

    Reviewed July 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sara from United States
    Couple
    Standard Mountain View Twin Bed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Great location, staff and rooms”

    Our stay here was perfect. We had a tidy room with a fantastic view, we loved the breakfast, the staff were very friendly and informative, and the location was ideal. We enjoyed our stay here far more than the days we stayed at the camps in Kruger. I would highly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed June 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sara
    Couple
    Standard Mountain View Twin Bed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Wonderful staff and clean and lovely rooms”

    Everything about our stay was wonderful! The staff were all friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and lovely. The grounds and the views were also fantastic! We would highly recommend this lodge!

    Reviewed May 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maria from United Kingdom
    Group
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Stunning location”

    Lovely accommodation located right next to Crocodile River. Fabulous restaurant The Deck. Friendly staff. Would definitely go back..

    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mohammed from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    Good location for Park”

    Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast and dinner on the deck overlooking the park was stunning.

    Reviewed January 24, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Juergen from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Mountain View Twin Bed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    A really good place instead of staying inside the Krüger National Park.”

    Nice, clean and big rooms. Breakfast at the river viewing Hippos and Rhinos.

    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Musa from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Lovely lodge ”

    We enjoyed our stay. The family room we were in was very practical and convenient; especially so when you have small children ; it was one of the best we stayed in. The breakfast was good and dinner great. We didn't appreciate the owners of the lodge bringing their small dog in the restaurant while we were having breakfast; it made our daughters uneasy.

    Reviewed August 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tracy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    Wonderful location with great views and lovely on site restaurant”

    This is our second stay at this wonderful lodge. Set in a very peaceful location, overlooking the Crocodile River, elephants, hippo and other wildlife are often seen. The onsite restaurant is a little gem and the staff are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed March 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Youssry from Egypt
    Group
    Double En-Suite Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    Will definetly go again”

    Very good location, staff are very friendly especially Ncamiiso , Christoph and Christina. Close to most attraction points like Malelane gate (Kruger), Matsamo culture village, Panorama rout and Sudwala cave

    Reviewed January 31, 2018

    Good day, Thank you for your wonderful review. We glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Rio Vista Team

    Responded January 24, 2019
    Rio Vista Lodge
    7.2
    Very good
    Laurence from Mozambique
    Couple
    Double En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Very good”

    some others clients arevery noisy, they made noise on their terasse (6 people) till one in the morning> Nobody of the hotel said something to them.

    Reviewed October 25, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Khaled from Norway
    Solo traveler
    Double En-Suite Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Excellent”

    Small family run lodge, with a very nice view of river and ridge just 5 minutes away from Malelane Gate. A perfect place stay on your way into the camp or prefere staying outside the camp. Very good food at affordable prices and very friendly staff!

    Reviewed October 22, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    joseph from United States
    Family with young children
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Great Riverside Location ”

    Friendly staff from check-in until we left. The family room was spacious with a kitchen and bunk beds in a small cubby. The bathroom could use a renovation but overall, a good room. Only real issue was that a sliding door to the balcony didn't close or lock. Maintenance staff were in the room to work on something else so I asked him to fix it. He said "no worries" and left. I believe others have complained about this very thing. It didn't detract from our stay but needs to be addressed to make everyone feel secure. Breakfast was to order one day and buffet the next. Average buffet but menu to order was very good. The dinner was nice both nights and our child loved the Springbok carpaccio. Prices were reasonable. Great staff, fantastic river views with elephants and hippos. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed June 25, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    colin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Pefect retreat for the nature lovers”

    Went ther for two nights and loved every moment from checking in to checking out nothing was too much trouble from the management to the staff a big thank you to everyone from Colin & Aguida

    Reviewed June 13, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    JAMES from South Africa
    Couple
    En Suite Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

    Very good”

    The laundry room is situated next to the pool and is close by to some rooms,so the cleaners make a lot of noise when they talk to each other,impossible to have an afternoon siesta.Not ideal to have a laundry in the vicinity of rooms,let alone a swimming pool.

    Reviewed May 24, 2017
    5.2
    Jill from Ghana
    Family with young children
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Convenient but not worth the money”

    We stayed one night at Rio Vista Lodge before heading into Kruger Park the following morning. The spot is convenient to Melalane Gate but it didn't seem worth the price. There were two adjoining rooms with a kitchenette. It was large but not particularly well-kept.The AC didn't seem to work well at all and there were posted signs saying not to change the settings. The sliding glass door did not lock and we needed to insist that a piece of wood be cut to at least physically block entry as they were unwilling to move us into a room with a locking door. The restaurant next door served a good meal but it closes down early so check the hours! Overall, not worth the money we paid.

    Reviewed January 16, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Leon from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Great place wirh great service and we had a wonderful time.”

    Great services and great views and people. We had a great time. Thank you.

    Reviewed December 27, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sandie from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    EXCELLENT”

    We had a lovely room with a great view . Lots of animals from Kruger Park came to the river, in front of the Lodge to drink.

    Reviewed November 11, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Shonna from United States
    Couple
    Standard Mountain View Twin Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

    Great stay”

    Every hard to find.. but everything else is great! Especially the stuff was super helpful

    Reviewed October 31, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Phillip from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    Stunning views”

    What can I say sitting in the garden with a cold drink watching elephants only feet away and crocs on the riverbank was stunning ,and the food was also excellent kudu steak being my personal favourite,staff and management also very polite and helpful top marks.

    Reviewed August 21, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rian from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Good food”

    Its on the crocodile river

    Reviewed July 15, 2016
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