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Reviewed 21 January 2015

We stayed at Chrislin African Lodge whilst visiting Addo Elephant National Park and popped in before check in time as we were doing the night safari later that day so wouldn't have arrived until late. The staff were really welcoming even though we were early they showed us to our room and said we could check in early. Its a...

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Reviewed 18 December 2014

As everybody else says, Chrislin is a highly recommended place to stay. It's not only with mud huts. Delicious meals, clean rooms and well trained staff. We could feel the owners' diligent efforts trying to create all the possible comforts in the farmland, which they've succeeded. We spent there for three nights and it was a totally relaxing and joyful...

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

It warms our hearts to read such a lovely review. Thank you. Our staff work hard to make everyone's experience as wonderful as possible and it's great to hear when we get it right! It is what it is - on a farm, friendly people, tranquil setting, good food and natural! We totally acknowledge various eating choices and do try...

Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2014

We visited Chrislin for 2 nights on our travels around the beautiful garden route . We wanted to experience things away from the city ( cape town ) and beach ( knysna ) that was also part of our wonderfull holiday . I have to say we was not disappointed . The accommodation has a great "away from it all...

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cape town
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Spent 4 nights here in November while visiting Addo. The mud huts are filled with character but have all the mod cons, spotlessly clean with very comfortable beds and crisp white cotton bedding. The owners make you feel at home straight away and offer a lot of advice on what to do in the area. There is a sense of...

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

We loved reading your review and positive feedback, many thanks for your feedback! We really do try to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible, while keeping some African charm in place. The chef will be delighted about your comments on his cuisine too! We also agree about the Crisscross Canoe Safari, it is an adventure not done enough...

Banstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2014

This will be holiday to remember travelling with my daughter and her husband we were told it was going to be different! Tree houses,now mud huts! What a surprise,mud huts yes but with luxury ensuite, lovely grounds with Springbok & Zebra to watch. Very good staff and food. Come and enjoy we did.

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1Thank George A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2014

I have to confess that it was a "posh" mud hut, with ensuite! My wife booked it as a surprise and I was expecting to crawl through a hole into the hut, but no, this is luxury mud hut. Beautifully situated, lovely grounds, very nice staff, food was spot on. Can't think what else they could do hence the 5,...

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1Thank stevesmith10
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2014

We spent three really great days and nights at the Lodge. The huts are large and comfortable and the food is hearty - country cooking style. Staff were lovely and really helpful when we needed advice on the tours to the park. One bit of advice if you go to the elephant park, we suggest that you take advantage of...

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1Thank johnB2911
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We loved the rondavels. They were cool on a hot day and warm on a cold night. My son said he could live in one forever. I was very happy with the service we received. Everything was very efficient. We got our rooms early. And the dinner - the 3 course dinner was the best food I had in my...

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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Everything was really wonderfull at Chrislin African Lodge! Food & Service was amazing, BUT be aware of the bats in the Luxury room. We didn't sleep at all and when we reported there were bats in the room they said this happens once in a while.. Tip for the staff: Write a instruction for dealing with bats.

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted you had a good stay at Chrislin African Lodge. We're sorry to hear about the bats in your room, unfortunately, being in the country, it can happen from time to time. Thank you for reporting the issue to management, they did report it to our maintenance team who promptly solved the problem by finding and filling the...

Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We stayed here for two nights in the orchard hut, nice place, clean and comfortable. Food is superb, people are friendly. The setting is very nice in an orange orchard. An awesome place to be. Did a safaritrip into Addo with the open truck, what an experience, seen elephants for Africa. Well organised and affordable.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience true African accommodation when staying at Chrislin African Lodge in traditionally built mud huts located on an eco-friendly farm, just 12km from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park.The tranquil setting is described as paradise by nature and bird lovers. If not exploring one of the nearby game reserves, time can be spent relaxing along side the pool or in the lounging lapa. Being a family run lodge, emphasis is placed on friendly service, comfort and delicious South African food. Meals can be served on request during season. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chrislin African Lodge

Address: Off Valentine Road | Hermiston Farm, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: ₹ 5,824 - ₹ 7,917 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chrislin African Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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