River House Lodge

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27 Visarend Street MalelaneSee nearby area


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This cracking lodge pulls out a lot of yesteryear in its eclectic design and is perched right on the boundary of the park. All rooms have their own balconies from which you can spy all the way into Kruger. The service is very friendly and it would make a great place to relax and unwind pre or post Kruger. It’s west of town and signposted from the main road.

Our independent authors have visited River House Lodge and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Malelane.

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Bordering Kruger National Park, this award-winning lodge is situated in the small town of Malelane and is a great base from which to discover the Bushveld.

Wake up to the sounds of native birds. At River House Lodge you can watch hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat while relaxing in the pool or sunbathing on the large thatched deck. Alternatively, you can marvel at views of the river and national park from the comfort of your private balcony.

Spend the day enjoying drives through Kruger National Park or visiting Swaziland. The attentive staff is happy to arrange various fun and adventurous activities for you, including elephant rides. For special occasions, the original pump house has been converted into a stunning wedding or party location.

River House Lodge is a gay-friendly property. It has an outdoor swimming pool and provides free on-site private parking.

Travel information

By car: - Coming from Johannesburg, follow the N12 in the direction of eMalahleni (Witbank). - Just before eMalahleni (Witbank) the N12 joins the N4. - Continue on the N4, direction of Nelspruit. - Once in Nelspruit, continue on the N4 in the direction of Malelane. - Exit the N4 at Malelane and turn left onto Air Street. - Cross the railway crossing and turn left onto Factory Street. - Turn right onto Dwergarend Street and right again, onto Visarend Street.

Important information

Please note that there are neither telephones nor TVs in the rooms.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
    • Garden
  • Guest services
    • Tour desk
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Free parking
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