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from$63.94 Avg per night for 2 guests
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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, h

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).

Self-drive Safari Package: We are located on the northern bank of the Olifantsriver in the Balule Nature Reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, allowing guests to explore Kruger at their leisure.

Guided Safaris: Daily Game drives, Full day Kruger Park Safaris, and guided bush walks can be booked separately.

Family Safaris: We offer units perfectly suited for families, and are happy to help you book a game drive for the family!

Romantic Safaris: Book our River View Honeymoon Cottage and let us help you book a game drive to go with it, for a truly romantic safari holiday.

 Sleeps 19
Type: Lodge
Check-in: 13:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 15 reviews

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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.

Guest Reviews

Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge
4 out of 5 stars - 15 votes
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gary grainger
December 2021
Agnes is a lovely host and immediately made us feel relaxed and welcome. Her rangers were very freindly and shared lots of information on the wildlife and their adventures. A truly recommended experience.
tshegofatso msomi
November 2021
Please invest in microwave ovens
precious molebatsi
June 2021
This place was so homely. The staff was amazing and very welcoming. The experience was priceless I am definitely going back.Special thanks to Dirik he took us on a great game drive and we even saw a lion which was exciting. Thank you to Agnes for making us feel at home and making sure we are well taken care of.
werner rossouw
May 2021
Great view. Staff made us feel that we were family.
tshepo laka
December 2020
Good stay no complaints


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic
  • Conference Venues
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge location

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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

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Rio dos Elefantes River Camp is magnificently proportioned on the Olifants and the Blyderivier. The camp is situated on the northern bank of the