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About River Hill Lodge

River Hill Lodge is a small private lodge located in a natural bushveld environment on the Komati River. The conference centre, bar lounge and swimming pool provide spectacular views of the Komati River, golf course and Kruger National Park. We offer our guests a brand of hospitality which we believe is special and unique in many ways.

The five Lodge Chalets are air-conditioned with upmarket furnishings, queen-size beds, twin beds, full bathrooms with Victorian-style slipper baths and under-cover wooden decks. These chalets are not self-catering but do have tea and coffee facilities and bar fridges.

The two Self-catering Chalets are along the same lines as the Lodge Chalets. These units are fully equipped and have three air-conditioned bedrooms. The main bedrooms are all equipped with queen-size beds, single beds and full en-suite bathrooms. The remaining two bedrooms are equipped with single beds and share the second bathroom. There are two extra beds in the lounge, which also offers DStv. Each unit has its own braai area.

The glass conference centre is nestled in the bush and it offers air-conditioning. It is fully equipped for up to 20 delegates. Meals are either served in the open or stone dining rooms. Larger groups can choose to have a braai in our boma where the night sky is your ceiling.

We offer professionally guided tiger fishing trips and tours to the Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Maputo and the escarpment; advance booking is essential. We can also arrange elephant rides, microlight flights, quad biking and horse riding.

Komatipoort is a railway junction and border town so train and vehicle noise is unavoidable

Safari: Guided tiger fishing on the Komati River. Kruger Park open vehicle safaris arranged. Both tours required pre-booking

Golf: Kambaku Golf Course is across the Komati River from the Lodge 2kms to Club House which overlooks the Kruger Park. Very nice al carte restaurant.

Conference Venues: We have an air-conditioned glass conference venue in a bushveld environment with access to necessary conferencing facilities for up to 20 delegates.

Family friendly: Space and swimming pool.

Covid Safety Approved: Reduced services to limit the number of staff. Guests can maintain their chalet if they choose. Units will remain closed for 3 days after guests check-out before any cleaning is done. Strict cleaning protocols will be maintained at all times

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 28 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • 24H. Check In
  • 24H. Security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

*Cardholder, ID/Passport is required at check-in.
*The credit card used for the online deposit must be present at check-in.

* Check in 14:00 and check-out 10:00.
* All units are non-smoking. Provision is made either on the veranda or outside for smoking.
* No pets.

Availability and pricing

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  • Lodge Chalets (Non Self-Catering) Lodge Chalets (Non Self-Catering) Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 Queen-size bed plus 1 full size single bed & 1 pull out for a child (under 12). Air-conditioning. Full bathroom (shower... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views see more Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    • Rooms Adults
      • Family Self-Catering Chalet (3 Bedroom) Family Self-Catering Chalet (3 Bedroom) Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering Each unit is fully equipped and has air-conditioned bedrooms (main with queen + single and full en-suite bathroom - bath... see more
        • Adults
          • Self Catering Chalet (2 Bedroom) Self Catering Chalet (2 Bedroom) Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The unit is fully equipped and fully air-conditioned, main bedroom with queen size bed and 2nd bedroom with 2 single... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more Queen beds, DStv, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Adults

              Reviews for River Hill Lodge

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              Lyn Merry
              02 January 2020

              Comfortable accommodation and friendly host

              Marc Colia
              26 June 2019

              We came just for one night, Lovely Friendly hosts and very comfortable stay.

              Kevin Tarrant
              30 September 2018

              Great position just south of Crocodile Bridge entrance of the Kruger NP. The individual chalets are well appointed although the family chalets could be updated. Owner extremely helpful and accommodating. Local restaurant Tamborina was wonderful. Anyone booking needs to be aware of proximity to rail line.

              Lyn Bowker
              15 July 2017

              Privacy and tranquility

              David Wood, South Africa
              16 July 2016

              We had a good stay at River Hill Lodge. We used the lodge as a stop over on the way through to Xai Xai in Mozambique. The staff, facilities and the chalet were excellent. The pub/lookout over the river is especially excellent. The only concern we had was the amount of noise experienced. The lodge is very close to both the main N4 road and the railway line between RSA and MOZ. Therefore the whole night one experiences a lot of road and railway noise due to all the truck and train traffic heading to and from the border.

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              River Hill Lodge is 0.9km from the centre of Komatipoort , the nearest airport 85.6km (Maputo International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling