River Lodge is situated in the Greater Addo Elephant Park within the
newly established 17 000 hectare Nyathi concession. An area well known
for its high concentration of elephants together with its conservation
efforts to re-introduce species lost in the past. Capturing the essence
of five star luxury, the impeccably appointed Nguni River Lodge offers a
true experience with the word “experience” being the fundamental
goal of the team at Nguni River Lodge.
lodges have been built high up on a ridge overlooking the plains with
magnificent views, extending onto the Zuurberg mountain range. Our newly
created waterhole on the plains below which attracts game from far and
wide and the viewing can be enjoyed from the comfort of your deck.
Suites: There are 8 luxurious suites with en-suite
bathroom, outdoor shower, private balcony, fireplace, stone bath and
private plunge pool. The modern amenities which include coffee making
facilities, air-conditioning, wine rack, full in-room bar facility and
exclusive guest amenities provided by the Maria Garcia collection.
Main Lodge: The lodge comprises of two separate facilities
which include a library, bar and lounge area, viewing decks, dining
area, curio shop and both an indoor and outdoor boma experience. Nguni
River Lodge is about a blend of Africa with Manhatten interiors.
Sophistication yet simplicity, boldness yet balance, perfect harmony,
exclusivity, sensitivity and private.
The Eastern Cape is steeped in tradition and culture and the aim of
Nguni River Lodge is to emphasize these concepts. The menu items are
based on a fusion of cultures, rich with the heritage of the people and
local ingredients. The open plan stainless steel kitchen lends itself to
interactive cooking and services thus making one feel like home.
The activities programme has been developed to enhance the guest’s
safari experience by enabling the guest to tailor-make their stay with
us. The activities are also offered in a flexible and convenient
environment. Game drives are conducted in specially customized open
vehicles, providing one with a quiet and safe safari experience. The
safari’s take place over 17 000 ha of unspoiled, untouched wilderness,
and strict regulations are in place to minimize pressure on both the
game and the habitat in the reserve.
Activities included in the daily tariff are: Open vehicle game drives,
Day trips into the Addo Main Camp, Bush breakfasts, Bush walks, Wildlife
lectures, Bush Dinner and Astronomy lectures.
Additional activities available but not included in the daily tariff
are: Elephant back safaris, Township tours, Boat cruises to St Croix
islands, Overnight tours to Darlington Lake Lodge for a Karoo wildlife
Characteristic species included Elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo and a
variety of antelope including Eland, Zebra, Gemsbok and Hartebeest.