Elephant House - Addo, Eastern Cape South Africa

 Accommodation Elephant House - Addo

Elephant House - Location

Elephant House
is situated in the Sundays River Valley, only 8km away from Addo Elephant ParkThe Elephant House is set on a beautiful racehorse stud
farm. It is a rambling colonial farmhouse with thatched roofs, and deep verandas filled with comfortable sofas, Persian Rugs and a private art collection, built around courtyards and lush garden.

Elephant House - Accommodation

The décor at Elephant House evokes moorish, colonial & African images and is furnished with the owners' private collection of antiques, Persian rugs and Afrikana art. The 7 spacious bedrooms open onto courtyards & private verandahs. Facilities in the rooms include air-conditioning and heaters, extra long king sized beds, telephones and dial up internet access, mini bars and tea and coffee making facilities as well as 24 hour room service.

In addition to the main house there are 2 cottages (The Stable Cottages) which are on the same property, but separate from The Elephant House. They are decorated in the same style as Elephant House, and are also fully air conditioned and heated, the principal difference being that the bathroom only has a shower, there is also a stocked mini bar and coffee/tea making facilities. These are great value for people with young families!


Elephant House Addo near the Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Elephant House - Addo - Great Escapes

Elephant House - Food

The in-house chef prepares lovely light lunches at the pool and delicious three course candlelit dinners. Sip a sundowner before a sumptuous candle-lit dinner; prepared with great flair and personal attention.

Elephant House - Activities

Addo Elephant National Park embraces one of the highest concentrations of big game in Africa and thus offers some wonderful elephant viewing opportunities. In addition to elephant there are also lion, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. Of the smaller animals the surricates and the flightless dung beetle are of great interest.

Elephant House Safari Co, Addo Elephant drives: An in-house field guide, who is an elephant expert with many years experience with the elephants of Addo conducts game drives through the National Park in an open Land Cruiser daily, both departing and ending at The Elephant House.
Morning Drive - 09:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Drive - 14:00 - 17:00
Drinks and snacks are provided on the game drive.

1.       Elephant House Safari Co. Valley Tour

This tour (nicknamed the “wine route tour”) is a must! Clive takes one from The Elephant House to the historic Addo Polo Club then through the famous citrus groves of the Sundays River Valley to a beautiful look out point where pioneer Sir Percy Fitzpatrick is buried.  We then move on to have sundowners and snacks overlooking a dam on a private plantation.   The trip ends with a visit to an amazing garden and tavern in the Nomatamsanqa Township .  Departs 4pm and returns in time for a pre-dinner drink. 

Addo Elephant National Park Horse Trails: The Addo National Park offers morning and afternoon safaris on horseback through the reserve accompanied by a ranger, one often has the opportunity of viewing game close up on the trail through the elephant area. They also offer horse trails in the Zuurberg Mountains.

Addo Elephant Back Safaris and Walks

Addo Elephant Back Safaris have a base camp in a remote valley in the Zuurberg Mountains .  They offer a unique experience “Walk with the Elephants” – where one walks through the bush with the elephants and their very knowledgeable and experienced minders.   This is a wonderful way in which to learn more about these giant pachyderms   as they go about their business of walking, feeding and watering in their natural environment.

Departure times 09:00 , 11:00 and 15:00

The drive to the Zuurberg is about an hour and a half on a gravel road; however we highly recommend that you take advantage of the transfer   so that you may enjoy the spectacular scenery en route.





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Elephant House - Addo, Eastern Cape South Africa

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