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Rio Vista Lodge

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Luxury Room | View from room
2 outdoor pools
Indoor spa tub
Honeymoon Suite | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds
Luxury Room | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Rio Vista Lodge

Rio Vista Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Nkomazi with restaurant and bar/lounge

9,0/10 Superb

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Stand 1062, Lebombo Drive, Monte Vista Estate, Nkomazi, Mpumalanga, 1320
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kruger National Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 58 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Nando's Malelane - 3 min drive
  • Galito's - 3 min drive
  • Spar - 3 min drive
  • Wimpy - 4 min drive
  • Duck n' Dive Saloon - 4 min drive

About this property

Rio Vista Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Nkomazi, Rio Vista Lodge features an airport shuttle. Guests indulge in deep-tissue massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include 2 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.


Afrikaans, English, Portuguese, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Wildlife and game drive

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 8 PM
  • The outdoor pool opens for the season in January

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Rio Vista Lodge Malelane
Rio Vista Lodge
Rio Vista Malelane
Rio Vista Lodge Lodge
Rio Vista Lodge Nkomazi
Rio Vista Lodge Lodge Nkomazi

Frequently asked questions

Does Rio Vista Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rio Vista Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rio Vista Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Rio Vista Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 6 AM to 8 PM.
Are pets allowed at Rio Vista Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rio Vista Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Rio Vista Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rio Vista Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Rio Vista Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Rio Vista Lodge includes game viewing and a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and spa services. Rio Vista Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rio Vista Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
Does Rio Vista Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Rio Vista Lodge like?
Rio Vista Lodge is located a short 19-minute walk from Inkwazi Shopping Centre. Travelers say this lodge is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Small room, loud fridge, bathroom is in need of upgrade. Not a 4 star hotel by any means (I run a lodge myself and know all qualifications and they don't meet them honestly), a 3 at most. Room not really very clean, bed is good but all furniture is old. Curtain does not close nicely. Restaurant has hardly any options for vegetarians and none for vegan. Nice setting on the river bed.
Yvette, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Amazing Rio Vista
W absolutely loved this place, on the river overlooking the Kruger National Park. Service was excellent, the guys did everything to accommodate us. Very very happy and looking forward to our next visit
Gerald, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Rio Lodge
Fantastic views, really nice people, friendly helpful staff, real personal touch from the owners, could not be more helpful given the current world situation, bent over backwards to ensure the safety of there guests and staff.
Paul N, 8-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Rio Vista Lodge 10 out of 10
Great place to stay. Friendly and welcoming and fab breakfast. It is a stone throw from Kruger National Park.
Norma, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location for Kruger. Great place to stay
Norma, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Breakfast was tasty & what a view of the hippos sleeping from the Deck Restaurant. The owner was kind & we had a nice chat. All staff were so polite & professional. The room is tremendous and so was the view of the grounds, river and seeing Kruger Park on the other side.
MaryfromAtlanta, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

What a great place!! Location is fantastic for Kruger (10mins drive) and beautiful views over the river into the park! The whole place is clean and tidy with good amenities and facilities. The restaurant is convenient and the food was very good. Friendly and attentive staff. All in all a lovely property that I would definitely stay at again quite happily! And especially good value for the price!
chris, 1-night family trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Wonderful spot just outside Kruger Park. The staff were extremely warm and the view was stunning. Looking out onto Crocodile river we frequently had lunch looking over hippos, elephants and crocodiles. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff were excellent in helping us organise tours. The onsite restaurant is also excellent and extremely affordable.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very good Hotel, we love it! Everything very nice, room, breakfast, river view and of course the staff.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review