De Old Drift Guest Farm

De Old Drift Guest Farm

Main Road R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa
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4.5
#2 of 13 B&Bs in Addo
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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COME AND RELAX IN OUR TRANQUIL ENVIRONMENT, WITH ONLY SOUNDS OF NATURE AT YOUR DOORSTEP... De Old Drift Guest Farm, a short distance from the little village of Addo in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape province and only 15min drive from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, with its big Seven, and numerous other species. De Old Drift is a working citrus farm, one of the smallest but most peaceful farms in the area. Relax around the pool after a long day at the Elephant Park, or take a walk through the garden and orchards, when the trees are in blossom, the smell of citrus permeates the air. Enjoy our refreshing breakfast in our thatched roof lapa overlooking the garden and swimming pool area. Your hosts Jena, Lindo & Lunga, will make sure that your stay will be one to remember.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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MollyT07 wrote a review Jan 2022
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a nice property! The rooms had a fully equipped kitchen, which was nice for us, as we wanted breakfast early, so we could get to Addo at gate opening time.
Everything in the room was top quality - even the toilet paper!
The grounds were beautiful, and you could take walks along the River.
This has been my favorite stay in South Africa so far.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are in a good location.
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pieringogie wrote a review Dec 2022
Mossel Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service, lots of privacy, security is top notch and the silence is exclusive and therapeutic. Food is really good and game drives with eats and treats make for a lasting memory. Self cateting units offer all amenities and fully stocked kitchenette. Power outtages not a factor as they have full time backup.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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pyoon23 wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at De Old Drift having booked a couple of nights, wanting to visit Addo Elephant Park, only to find that they didn't have our booking. Entirely my fault as I'd input the wrong dates when making the original booking! Lindo and team pivoted at the drop of a hat, found a great room for us at very short notice, and made sure throughout our stay that we felt thoroughly welcome. Terrific hospitality on a beautiful farm and conveniently near to Addo Elephant Park. Thank you for making our stay a warm and inviting one!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ralf S wrote a review Mar 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
De Old Drift Guest Farm offers half day game drives to the Addo Elephant park nearby. This is very convenient and the information received by the rangers was great. We saw many elephants, Zebra, Kudu, pigs, buffalos. Lions only very shortly around a bush. The offered 3 course dinner is good and can be recommended, as there are not to many other restaurants in the area. The rooms are simple but clean. The pool however was partly very dirty with dead Grasshoppers and dead frog in there. What bothered us most in terms of cleanliness was, however, that the dining tables were sticking as if they had never been cleaned. Removing a naked arm from the table causes a smashing sound. Even knives and forks were sticking to the surface. Next time we would try another place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lize Knoetze, General Manager at De Old Drift Guest Farm
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Dear Ralf Thank you for staying with us and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your game drive with us and also your meals... We do live on a farm and we have lots of different insects on our farm. We clean our pool everyday and try our best to make sure that everything is up to standard. I can definitely assure you that our lapa gets cleaned everyday after breakfast, then after lunch and then again after dinner . Our tables are definitely not as you making it out to be (never cleaned) . Some off our tables do get a lot of sun during the day and what then happens is the varnish can get sticky … maybe that's what happen to your table. We have very high standards at De Old Drift for cleanliness. Your review definitely is not putting any smiles on our faces today. Best Regards Lize Knoetze
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Edster58 wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The bedroom and bed were were comfortable, clean and met all expectations. The entire property and guest farm setting was lovely. The room was spacious and the bathroom clean too. All the facilities looked and were awesome too.

Unfortunately I have to comment on the lack of certain facilities based on it being a self-catering apartment.
1. No drying up cloths in the kitchenette.
2. No toiletries - soap, conditioner, shampoo, only some hand lotion. NO hand sanitizer
3. Food & Drink - No water, chocolate or cookies, wine or champagne as advertised!!!

The description of the unit and facilities differed totally from what was stated on Booking.com!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Arjan K wrote a review Oct 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Horrible place. Dirty and worn down(see my photos). The beds and couch are saggy no nightsleep and you can’t even sit on the couch. I don’t understand how they can charge so much money. Shower was cold. Do yourself a big favor and go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robert H wrote a review Apr 2023
Schilde, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a small boutique like resort. It is very clean, and offers spacious rooms. The rooms are quite modern but still authentic African. It has a nice pool area with sunbeds. Lunch and dinner needs to be confirmed in the morning, it offers an honest kitchen with very good flavors. Absolute good alternative in the Addo region!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Must do in region Addo
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jcharb673355 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to stay, amazing people, amazing view, close to Addo, nice food. We would recommend to any travelers even with children (we were two adults and one child). Five stars for us and one of our favorite stays in South Africa!
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Daan d wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in their family cottage for 2 nights. The cottage is great for kids as it has a large lawn, privacy and a very nice play area next door. The grounds are very green and tidy and there is a restaurant and pool on premise. The staff were super friendly and constantly playing with our kids. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lize Knoetze, General Manager at De Old Drift Guest Farm
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our farm. I must say our staff just love kids. I constantly see them playing with kids. De Old Drift is a home from home and a great place to stay for families, kids can just be and enjoy the farm. Lost of place to run around and enjoy themselves. Thank you again for staying with us and we wish you all the happiness in the world. Kind Regards
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woodie70 wrote a review Mar 2022
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a party of 3 and couldn't find accommodation in Addo for our travel dates so stayed at De Old Drift Guest Farm. It's around 15 or 20 minutes drive to Addo main camp from here. We hadn't booked a game drive with Addo but the Guest Farm accommodated us at short notice with their standard 6-hr game drive and picnic. We booked two other game drives with Addo but this one was our most enjoyable. Restaurant food is good and apartments are clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and accommodated us with a late checkout after our morning game drive.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Lize K
Addo, South Africa5 contributions
Good Morning Hope you are doing well, we are about 60km from Port Elizabeth Airport and most of our guests all hire cars in Port Elizabeth. We do not offer transfers but I'm sure that there will be transport in Port Elizabeth that would be able to come drop you on our farm and come fetch you on day of departure. Hope this information helps Have a lovely day Lize
Answer from MoccaJava
Greyton, South Africa277 contributions92 helpful votes
Hi, please can you check directly with the lodge, they have a contact email on their website. Yes, they run their own game drive schedule and their own vehicles. Not sure about the cot or special meals. Enjoy.
alanhall082 asked a question Jan 2016
Newcastle, United Kingdom26 contributions32 helpful votes
Can you book game drives from here?
Robert H wrote a tip Apr 2023
Schilde, Belgium57 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Must do in region Addo"
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marnus wrote a tip Apr 2022
Vanderkloof, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a trip with them to the Addo. They truly put you first."
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MollyT07 wrote a tip Jan 2022
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania33 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are in a good location."
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Sigrid C wrote a tip Dec 2019
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family unit 5 is comfortable, with 2 rooms (1 double, 1 twin), seating area and kitchen amenities, close to the pool and breakfast room."
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lhsteve wrote a tip Oct 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom51 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had lodge at front which was near the water...fantastic place for birds, very tranquil"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,261 - R 1,882 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoSundays River ValleyAddo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Old Drift Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre (3.9 km) and Manna Souvenir Shop (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Africanos Country Estate Restaurant & Sushi Bar, River Front Restaurant, and Marley's Breakfast Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at De Old Drift Guest Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Old Drift Guest Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
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