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Elephant House Addo
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 on the R335 around 10km south of the main gate into Addo Elephant Park, Elephant House Addo is a reasonably high quality guest-house which represents a lower cost way to inject a little but of safari into a self-drive trip.
The lodge is centred on a large main building under thatch, with comfortable lounge and dining areas adorned with antiques, collectables and artworks, leading out to gardens with a swimming pool.
Guest accommodation is in eleven rooms arranged in various converted buildings.
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 Elephant House Addo are the position alongside the main road, 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.