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Fouriesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights at The Elephant House and loved it. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from a Stable cottage to the Sidney room in the main house, with its private patio and outdoor shower. Everything around reminds me of the colonnial grandeur with all the small details of luxury. Delicious, freshly prepared food and impecable service. A...

Thank Valerie K
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 January 2014

I can honestly say that I am appalled by the negative reviews people have given The Elephant House. IF YOU EXPECT A SPOTLESS, STERILE HOTEL STAY AWAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA, its as simple as that. Yes, due to the house being open, it isn't spotless. We, however thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elephant House and will definitely be going...

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Venray, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed at The Elephant house for 1 night in the stable cottage. The cottage are quitte big, same as the bed and bathroom. Very nice decorated. All was clean and the service was good, staff where also friendly. Breakfast is also good. The hotel lays near Addo Elephant Park (10 min drive). They could improve the infrastructure (would like...

Thank Lindatjuhhh
Fleetwood, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a find this was..............Elephant House is a gorgeous place to stay..Beautiful accommodation with quality fixtures and fittings and with a very friendly welcome. I wish we could have stayed longer. A little gem!!! Thanks to all. I hope to come back one day.

Thank Kath R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The Elephant house is a wonderful little hotel on the outskirts of Addo Elephant Park. The original farm house is beautifully decorated with numerous different spots to sit and enjoy the surroundings, two swimming pools, tranquil gardens, and some of the friendliest hotel staff around. The dinner we had was very good, and breakfast across at the wine bar was...

Thank Nicole B
Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We really enjoyed this hotel, it has a delightful atmosphere with a country house feel. The rooms are wonderful, there are lots of super sitting rooms and the swimming pool areas are excellent. The main man Clive is terrific and very helpful - he even lent me his golf clubs to play 9 holes at Kirkwood! We were generally made...

Thank d_jones25
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Elephant House is not to be missed if you are visiting Addo. Set amongst lush gardens the rooms are beautifully appointed, spacious and each one unique. The hotel has loads of comfortable sitting areas which you can escape to to curl up with a book or sip a G&T! Owners Anne and Smokey have ensured the personal touch is...

Thank Scamp1307
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2013

The Elephant House has the romantic atmosphere of a 'hunting lodge' from a bygone era. The original building have thatched roofs, covered 'colonial' verandahs, and plush couches, Persian rugs and black and white photographs of earlier days. The perfect setting for a Gin and Tonic at the end of 'hard' day relaxing and ideal accommodation for a wonderfully relaxing stay...

1Thank anactbloke
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Elephant House is gorgeous. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. Breakfast was great. The staff is extremely nice and accommodating. We did the tour of Addo with Aubrey offered through the hotel and it was great. It was our first safari and it really delivered. We even got to see a lion in Addo. Beautiful. A few caveats....

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We wanted to visit Addo Elephant Park and needed somewhere nearby to stay and chose The Stables/Elephant House after looking on Trip Advisor. We were very well looked after & had a great time there. The welcome was everything you could wish for, and the accommodation was excellent - perfectly clean and very comfortable. The food was first class (although...

1Thank Mr_Candid

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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: ₹ 6,952 - ₹ 18,250 (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”
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“We loved the Stable Rooms in the garden with a generous swimming pool.”
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“If travelling with small children opt to stay in Elephant House instead of a family unit at The Stables.”
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