Rio Vista Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, which is ALL that separates you from the esteemed Kruger National Park.

We offer you the perfect riverside setting for your stay in Malalane and our range of accommodations is great for all travelers.

So whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, with the whole family… that special someone… or just yourself, Rio Vista Lodge welcomes you.

Experience the magic of Rio Vista Lodge in this visual tour…

Rio Vista Lodge offers a variety of accommodations for guests to choose from.

To help you decide which is best for your upcoming stay, browse our offerings below.

River View & Garden View Standard Rooms

Rio Vista Lodge offers both river view and garden view standard double which can be arranged with 1 double bed or 2 single beds. Each is elegantly decorated with modern furniture and colorful details. 

Our Standard Double Rooms are comprised of the following identical features and can comfortably accommodate up to 2 people:

• Air conditioning

• Private patio or balcony

• TV with satellite channels

• Refrigerator

• Private bathroom with shower

• Wardrobe / Closet

• Hairdryer

• Electric kettle

Standard Double Rooms are offered with either a river view or garden view.

River View Luxury Rooms

Rio Vista Lodge offers guests beautiful River View Luxury Rooms equipped with a spacious and comfortable king size bed, bathtub, elegant decor and colorful details. 

Our River View Luxury Rooms are comprised of the following identical features and can comfortably accommodate up to 2 people:

• Air conditioning

• Private patio or balcony

• TV with satellite channels

• Refrigerator

• Private bathroom with shower & bathtub

• Wardrobe / Closet

• Hairdryer

• Electric kettle

River View Luxury Rooms overlook our tropical pool areas and are river-facing.

Garden View Family Suites

Our newly remodeled Garden View Family Suitescome with a spacious outside terrace, living room, kitchenette, ensuite bathroom and two private rooms – one with a double bed & one with a bunk bed.

Our Garden View Family Suites are comprised of the following identical features and can comfortably accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 two children (4 people total):

• Air conditioning

• Spacious private terrace

• TV with satellite channels

• Large Refrigerator & Microwave

• Private bathroom with shower

• Wardrobe / Closet

• Hairdryer

• Electric kettle

Garden View Family Rooms overlook our surrounding bush and garden areas and are not river-facing.

River View Honeymoon Suite

Our romantic Honeymoon Suitefeatures a private patio with panoramic views of the Kruger National Park and a spa bath. 

Our romantic Honeymoon Suite is comprised of the following details and can comfortably accommodate up to 2 people:

• Air conditioning

• Spacious private patio

• TV with satellite channels

• Refrigerator

• Ensuite bathroom with spa bathtub

• Wardrobe / Closet

• Hairdryer

• Electric kettle

This river-facing Honeymoon Suite comes with sparkling wine, chocolates, bubble bath, and candles.

Rio Vista Lodge boasts two refreshing pools, The Deck restaurant with full a bar, and the luxury River Haven Day Spa— all overlooking the Crocodile River and set to the breathtaking backdrop of Kruger National Park.

Guests can enjoy stunning river view sunsets while taking in the wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities from our tropical-inspired garden oasis.

Need a venue for an upcoming business conference or another special event? Rio Vista Lodge also offers conference and event facilities perfect for any occasion. For inquiries please contact us below.

Rio Vista Game Drives

Fancy a Safari Outing, Rio Vista Lodge is proud to introduce our NEW game drive vehicle.

For queries and bookings on Game Drives please fill our contact form or give us a call at +27(0)13 790 1246

*All game drives should be booked through Rio Vista Lodge.

With so much to do in and around Kruger National Park, there’s no shortage of activities and adventures for guests to take advantage, too.

Below are a few visitor favorites:

Restaurants

Take a leisurely stroll to our renowned The Deck Restaurant, and indulge in the scrumptious a la carte menu.

We regret, The Deck is closed for business Sunday Evenings and Monday Lunch.

Fear not, less than 1km away, the town of Malelane caters for your fast food cravings; convenience shopping, medical needs and banking requirements.

Safari Outings

Perhaps a day safari with a professional guide is more your thing?Interacting with majestic African elephants on your bucket list?

Fancy a bit of Tiger fishing where the mighty Crocodile and Komati Rivers meet?

Why not visit the world renown Chip Eden featured on Discovery Channel?

How about hopping borders? Visit our friendly neighbors; Mozambique or Swaziland for a culture explosion.

History Buffs

For the history buffs, we suggest a 45km drive to the historic town of Barberton. Enjoy the fascinating Barbeton Eco Trail.

Heard of Pilgrim’s Rest?
God’s Window?
Bourke’s Luck Potholes?
Kaapsehoop?

You won’t be disappointed!

Rugged Outdoors

Want something a little more rough and rugged? Some 80km away, the quaint town of Hazyview offers river rafting, abseiling and quad bike (ATV) activities.

Self-Drive Excusions

Ask our friendly staff about the self-drive excursions to the Kruger National Park and expect to see the Big 5.

You could also inquire about other fascinating and adventurous destinations in the vicinity.

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What can be more refreshing than taking a dip in the cool, crystal clear waters of the swimming pool, sipping on your favorite beverage while watching the spectacular sunset only Africa can showcase.

Let us not forget the vast variety of feathered friends and other regular visitors on the bank of the river that you can quietly watch from the comfort of your patio or while taking a leisurely stroll in the park.

Conferencing facilities available .

Should you prefer to make a reservation via telephone please give us a call at +27(0)13 790 1246.

For other inquiries or for more information you may call us directly at +27(0)13 790 1246 or fill out the contact form below and we will respond within 24-hours

Please note that our office hours are between 7 am and 8 pm daily.

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