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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 and bordering the 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, harbours a wide variety of birds. from the magnificent Fish Eagle to the smallest marsh dweller.

Safari: Daily Gamedrives by host, optional booking Full day excursions to Kruger National Park, optional booking Morning walk at Tshukudu, optional booking Moholoholo Rehab Centre, optional booking Panorama Route, optional Booking

Conference Venues: The lodge offers an open and outdoor natural conference experience. The outside lapa is well situated to accommodate 12 persons sitting under the Hardekool trees on the banks of the Olifants River.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposit of 50% will be neccessary for confirmation of booking, within 5 days, after acceptance of quote, or booking will automatically be cancelled.
Balule Nature Reserve Gate entrance fee of R70 per vehicle and R40 pp additional.

Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Rio Dos Elefantes River Lodge

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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!!

Supriya Thombre, South Africa
04 January 2017

Enjoyed our stay at Rio Dos.Thanks guys for your love..Good place to spend your holidays so close to nature.Only the thing is you need big car to reach over the place because of the bumpy road.Enjoy!

Shanalean Morris, South Africa
31 December 2016

Friendly people only problem we had was the room and kitchen I think they can work more on having them cleaned regularly and we didn't go on our safari ride we already paid for upfront which was our main reason for the trip won't be booking there anytime soon.

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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