Elephant House is situated in the Sundays
River Valley, only 8km away from Addo Elephant Park. The 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
(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
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
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
Elephant Back Safaris have a base camp in a remote valley in the
.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 pachydermsas they go about their business of walking, feeding and watering
in their natural environment.
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 transferso that you may enjoy the spectacular scenery en route.