Elephant House

The charming patio at Elephant House not far from the Addo Elephant National Park.

Elephant House provides four star guest house accommodation near Addo Elephant National Park.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Guest House
Level:
Standard Four Star
Star Rating:
Four Star
Location:
Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
No of Rooms:
9

Elephant House is situated close to the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park just 40min from Port Elizabeth Airport. Addo is found in the spectacular Sundays River Valley. Guests are sure to see elephant on a safari in this area, as it is home to over four hundred of these extraordinary mammals. A large number of other mammal species may also be observed, not least being the rest of Africa's legendary "Big Five".

Accommodation at Elephant House consists of nine en suite bedrooms. Each bedroom opens onto a courtyard and private veranda. Decorated in a colonial African theme, the guest house features antique furniture and African art. On warm summer days, guests have a choice between two swimming pools to cool off in - a feature that appeals to all ages. The in-house chef prepares delicious light lunches and scrumptious three-course candlelit dinners. Dinners are accompanied by a selection of award-winning wines from the Cape. Children are welcome at this lodge, which hosts two cottages ideal for accommodating families.

Safari activities on offer include day trips to nearby reserves, horseback safaris, canoeing, helicopter trips, historical and agricultural trips and tours in the valley. Complimentary massage sessions are available in high season. Golf fanatics will be pleased to hear that Elephant House is only 45 minute's drive from prestigious golf clubs such as Kirkwood Club, Bushman Sands, PE Golf Club and Humewood Golf Club.

Upon arrival at the Port Elizabeth Airport (via Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport), guests will be transferred to the epicurean Elephant House, poised in the vibrant green gullies of the Sundays River Valley. After a light lunch enjoyed poolside or porch-side, hop into the open-air land cruiser for a three-and-a-half hour guided game drive in the nearby Addo Elephant National Park. The Eastern Cape is tusker country, and the House's elephant expert will be present to acquaint you with the folk tales and facts surrounding these grey giants. Lions, black rhino, hyena and a variety of antelope may also color your safari experience.

Your safari package's evenings are flavored with three-course candlelit dinners, enhanced by aromatic bouquets of local Cape wines. Optional day excursions range from the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of an elephant-back safari and horse trails through Addo to exploratory hikes in the scenic Zuurberg Mountains and paddling expeditions along the bird-beset Sundays River. Alternatively, simmer down beside one of the guest house's sparkling pools with a book and spirituous beverage or catch up with acquaintances online.

Starting Date:
Any date specified by clients
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Duration:
3 Days/2 Nights
(More nights can be added at an additional charge)
Flights:
  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth round trip
Transfers:
  • Port Elizabeth to Elephant House round trip
Additional:
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Flights as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Two open 4x4 game drives daily
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
Excluded:
  • International airfare (to South Africa, and home)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Premier drinks not included at the lodge
  • Gratuities

Riaan's Review

Elephant House offers accommodation superior to that of the national park camps in Addo Elephant National Park. This guest house is not located inside Addo, but still offers easy access to the park. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service personal. The guest house provides comfortable four star accommodation in tastefully decorated rooms. It offers good value for money and fine safari experiences. I can recommend a stay at Elephant House.

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