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Chrislin African Lodge
is located in the Addo
area of the Eastern Cape
of South Africa
Addo National Park is the third largest wildlife reserve in the country, unusually encompassing mountain, savanna and coastal dune habitats. The area is renowned for elephants and represents one of the lowest cost ways to combine safari with Cape Town.
Set amongst citrus groves in the scenic farmland of the Sundays River valley around 10km south of the main gate into the reserve Chrislin African Lodge is a simple place which represents a lower cost way to inject a little but of safari into a self-drive trip.
The lodge is centred on three adobe and thatch structures with modest lounge and dining areas, leading out to a swimming pool.
Guest accommodation is in four round and four rectangular cottages.
Activities include vehicle safari into the reserve, canoe trips on the river, guided walks in the Zuurberg Mountains, helicopter trips to remote beaches, elephant walks, horse-riding trails and township tours.
The main potential downsides at Chrislin African Lodge are the simplicity of the facilities, the less wild feel of the reserve, the relatively low predator sightings, the presence of self-drive vehicles and considerable traffic issues in the public access areas.