Riverdene Lodge | Shamwari Game Reserve

There are only nine rooms at Riverdene. Children are accepted.

pool giraffe

Personal Impression

Riverdene is a very intimate lodge and has a nice feeling of space. The pool is huge and dominates the front of the lodge. I think this is a really nice option if Eagles Crag is not in your budget.


The rooms at Riverdene are large. Each room is slightly different but all have a decor of dark woods and overstuffed cushioning - very comfortable. The bathrooms are also large and finished in light colors. The lodge does have a more traditional feel as the rooms are all accommodated in one building with a wide open hallway connecting the rooms to the main lounge areas of the lodge.

bedroom living room bathroom

Public Rooms, Spa and Dining

The pool here is truly oversized and dominates the front of the lodge. If you enjoy a pool, then you should certainly consider staying at Riverdene. The public rooms are furnished in dark woods with overstuffed cushioning. The covered patio is the scene for many meals and has a huge barbeque area with a delightful view overlooking the pool and the bush. The formal dining room is spacious and set with white table cloths that off set the dark woods of the chairs and furnishings. There is no spa at Riverdene.

pool area entry way covered patio

Website: Riverdene Lodge