Addo Elephant National Park Hotels

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Orange Elephant Backpackers: Orange Elephant Backpackers

This backpackers is situated about 5 kilometers from the main gate to the park. I popped in and it looked very clean and the staff was very helpful

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 3, 2009
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Forest Cabins at Addo park: Forest Cabins

We opted to stay in the forest cabins. There is 4 beds, a breakfast nook and a cupboard with all the cutlery and crockery. You have your shower and toilet, but the kitchen is a communal kitchen that you have to use, but you have your own fridge at your cabin. You have your own braai at your cabin.

Affordable and extremely clean. The price we paid was R420 for the cabin

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 3, 2009
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Variety to choose from

Different options are available at the Park. I previously stayed in a chalet, which was very more than adequate.

For the different options visit:
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/

Reservations should be made vis the Central Sanparks office (website above)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism
  • Written January 11, 2008
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Orange Elephant backpackers: Addo backpackers

The Orange Elephant Restaurant, Pub and Backpackers is situated a short 45min drive from Port Elizabeth on the R335.

5min away from the main gate of the Addo National Elephant park
Accommodation offered is 2 cottages, each with two bedrooms (one double room & one single room), a small lounge and a bathroom. Book the cottage or share the facilities with others.

The restaurant offers a full al la carte menu and caters fully for “veggies”

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Study Abroad, Backpacking
  • Written March 11, 2007
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Addo Elephant cottages: under the thatch under the stars!

We stayed in a thatch-roofed Dutch-colonial styled bungalow, were the last in a row, so we had extra privacy, which was wonderful. We were so close to the animals (fenced off).

It sleeps four, so with just the two of us, it was so spacious! It has a bathroom (where I made my husband a lovely petal bath), and an open plan living are and kitchen, which led onto the veranda.

Everything was very comfortable, clean and inviting. It was serviced daily with fresh bedding and towels.

They do have a campground area where you can stay too, as well as rondavels which cater for different amounts of people..

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, National/State Park, Birdwatching
  • Written June 8, 2006
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Addo Elephant Camp Site: A great camp Site, Addo Elephant NP

The camping area at Addo is quite small. However, the lots are separated by bushes and the trees provide ample shade.
An enclosed kitchen area is provided with electric stove.

Good bathroom and shower facilities.

A petrol station is opene between 07:00 and 17:00.

A restaurant is open in the main camp from 07:00 to 22:00

A swimming pool is available for overnight visitors.

A picnic area with a braii is available for day visitors.

A shop selling curios, snacks and basic supplies is open between 08:00 and 18:00

The Red Bishop Bird Hide is close to the main office and has information out birds. The hide has many types of sunbirds.

The PPC Discovery Trail is accessible to all by a boardwalk .

Telephones are available.

Alexandria Hiking trail and the Zuurberg horse trails can be booked in the main camp.

Cost R250 (three people)

Forest hut, cottages, bungalows, chalets, and rondavels also available.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Photography, Camping
  • Written November 29, 2004
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Campground: Green tents



Fun to say in a tent, but still have a bed and other pieces of furniture that you would find in a hotel room. Those tents even have a fridge and a lovely balcony.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Theme Park Trips
  • Written March 16, 2004
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Happy Lands B&B: A Warm Welcome and Good Food

Mike and Nita are perfect hosts and they've created a wonderful and comfortable B&B on their working citrus farm. They are happy to fill you in on local restaurants nearby or Nita, who is a great cook, will make dinner on request for a very modest extra charge. Breakfasts include homemade orange blossom honey and jams. All of this is extremely reasonably priced but they don't take plastic so come prepared

The rooms are very well appointed -- we stayed in Cara-Cara, a large cottage with a fantastic double shower. The furniture is traditional Cape country and Nita has added some great touches like family portraits and lavender sachets! There is a pool, lovely garden, and lawn with a fountain. Mike is happy to give you a tour of the farm while you are there and will help set you up on game drives at some of the local private reserves if you want to see something other than elephants.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Farm Stay, National/State Park, Budget Travel
  • Written December 8, 2003
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Addo safari tent: I'll take these "tents" any time!

Wooden floors, refrigerator, a wardrobe, and crisp clean sheets. A view directly into the reserve from the porch. $55... Make reservations.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Photography
  • Written December 2, 2003
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5 tents, with decks


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Rooms: Rooms

Six-bed guest cottages, each with two bedrooms, bathrooms en suite (one with bath; one with shower), fully equipped kitchen.
Four-bed cottage, one bedroom, bathroom (bath and shower), open plan partially equipped kitchen.
Family Chalets each with two single beds, a double sleeper couch, bathroom (bath and shower), basically equipped kitchen.
Two-bed chalet with bathroom (shower), basically equipped kitchen.
Two-bed rondavels, each with bathroom (shower), refrigerator, communal kitchen facilities with basic kitchen equipment.
Two-bed forest cabins, half with bathroom facilities, half without - each equipped with cooking utensils; communal kitchen facilities.

Check In - 13:00 and Check Out - 10:00
All accommodation is serviced daily and provided with bedding, towels and soap.

Facilities
Facilities in the restcamp include:
Picnic area for day visitors.
Swimming pool for resident visitors only.
Restaurant, serving a la carte meals and light refreshments.
Only petrol is available.
Shop where curios and basic commodities can be purchased.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Safari, Camping, Family Travel
  • Written July 20, 2003

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Rooms: Rooms

Six-bed guest cottages, each with two bedrooms, bathrooms en suite (one with bath; one with shower), fully equipped kitchen.
Four-bed cottage, one bedroom, bathroom (bath and shower), open plan partially equipped kitchen.
Family Chalets each with two single beds, a double sleeper couch, bathroom (bath and shower), basically equipped kitchen.
Two-bed chalet with bathroom (shower), basically equipped kitchen.
Two-bed rondavels, each with bathroom (shower), refrigerator, communal kitchen facilities with basic kitchen equipment.
Two-bed forest cabins, half with bathroom facilities, half without - each equipped with cooking utensils; communal kitchen facilities.

Check In - 13:00 and Check Out - 10:00
All accommodation is serviced daily and provided with bedding, towels and soap.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 20, 2003

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