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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you like country houses, romantic rooms with a mosquito net and a distinct colonial interior design (complete with early 1900's photos albums) feel, then this is the RIGHT place for you, as it was for us. Perfect (or almost) in every way. The air was filled with orange blossoms' divine smell as this is spring in SA, just like...

1Thank Nelda68
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was the place I was desperate to visit when we booked our trip. It even had a 'special mention' in the guide book as a favourite. To be honest it was nice but, there were a few things that spoiled it. On arrival they didn't know who we were and it took ages for them to work out if...

1Thank Welsh_Bev
magyver_10, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. Please accept our sincere apologies for the mix up on your arrival. Your booking was made through an automated, on line, booking system by the ground handler your travel agent uses. The booking pulls through automatically into our live system and for some reason the name that was entered under ‘guest names’ was Stella...

Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was so excited to stay at The Elephant House for our honeymoon and I was not disappointed, this place is beautiful! Our room was just lovely, the dinners were delicious and the staff were very accommodating with adapting menus. They run their own game drives into Addo Elephant Park and helped us organise some fantastic activities during our stay....

1Thank Lynsey A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We made a return 3 night stay and didn't regret it. Well located for the main gate of the Addo Elephant Park we had a lovely room overlooking one of the pools, great hospitality from Clive, the owner, and all the staff and also much enjoyed the breakfast and dinners.

1Thank Philip W
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this b&b right near the park. Staff, rooms, service and food we were all outstanding. They arranged great tours of the park, the local settlement and area history, a very nice canoe trip on the Sunday River and a local private game reserve. We hope to come back in the summer when we can enjoy the pool.

1Thank Jeffreycrigler
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

close to addo park Clive and his team provide a new/old African dream lodge even in winter. the food is excellent and even vegetarians can survive. Romms are clean and air conditioning is working bathrooms include an outdoor shower. Clive was a perfect gentleman host for us - we very much appreciated staying in the lodge.

2Thank bschoser
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The room (we had stable cottages) were super spacious and very clean. They lacked a bit of cosiness but that might just be me. The staff were all lovely, especially Charlene, who was very open, always had a smile and kind word. The main house ist full of old world charme. The breakfast is lovely, especially the mushroom tower deserves...

1Thank birgitfaustmann
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Elephant House is wonderful - beautifully decorated, homely dining room and sitting room and lovely verandas with comfy couches to wile away your days in peace. The breakfasts were excellent, but the dinner we had, wasn't as good as we expected. We stayed in the family units at The Stables, which were superbly clean and nicely decorated, but a family...

1Thank AngieEllse
Concord West, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at Elephant House and loved it. The rooms were seriously large, which was good as we are a family with 2 small children. The beds were seriously comfortable and we slept so well. The house is well located just outside the wonderful Afdo Elephant Park. Meals at the house were delicious. If love to visit...

1Thank Livia M
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I don't think I have ever been looked after so well on my holidays! All those little attentions to detail add to a big welcome. Hot water bottles at night, our car washed each day, a lovely cottage to stay in with good free WiFi all helped make it special. The breakfasts were the best we have had in south...

3Thank Sarah H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The Elephant House

Address: P.O Box 82, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: ₹ 6,876 - ₹ 17,018 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“the staff will give you what you require”
 of 5 bubbles JANEFLOWER11, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Stable Rooms in the garden with a generous swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles AvrilFD, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If travelling with small children opt to stay in Elephant House instead of a family unit at The Stables.”
 of 5 bubbles AngieEllse, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All lovely.”
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