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The Elephant House

Main St, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa
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#10 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Addo
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See why so many travellers make The Elephant House their small hotel of choice when visiting Addo. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at The Elephant House Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Baggage storage is one of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to The Elephant House, free parking is available.

While visiting Addo, you may want to try some schnitzel at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Africanos Country Estate Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

At The Elephant House, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Addo.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Joanne M wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family stayed for one night en route to the Cape Coast and it was wonderful! We stayed in a stable cottage family unit. The decor was beautiful, it was spacious and has recently been renovated so you can self-cater if you like. Just bring your own meat - they supply firelighters and charcoal, etc. The beds were comfortable with excellent linen, and the bathroom was enormous. Breakfast was outstanding! The host and hostess were really welcoming and friendly - nothing was too much trouble and they even threw in some extras, which we appreciated. We will definitely be back in future!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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treena26 wrote a review Dec 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe12 contributions15 helpful votes
Charlene and the team at Elephant House went out Of their way to ensure we had the most perfect few days. Exceptional accommodation with so many well thought out little touches from fresh rusks to umbrellas. Delicious food and relaxed beautiful shared spaces. Elegant and the best base from which to visit Addo. Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bonnie L wrote a review Nov 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom66 contributions9 helpful votes
Elephant House is beautiful and the staff were fabulous with welcome drinks ready for our arrival. The pool was refreshing and the buffet breakfast (which also included a hot option) and set menu dinners couldn't be faulted with an amenable chef to cater for everybody's requirements. Valentine's Dinner was a highlight with rose petals and candles. The light lunches were also delicious. I would recommend anybody looking to visit Addo Elephant National Park to stay here, we has a 4x4 tour organised by EH and also took our rental car round a few times as it is only down the road. We had the family room which was enormous with very comfortable beds and had a little pool outside as well as the large pool for everybody, it also featured an outdoor shower. Definitely visit here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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helen89Lancs wrote a review Aug 2020
Lancs31 contributions58 helpful votes
Located only a few minutes drive from the entrance to the park, this hotel is ideal to do either a self drive or a guided safari. We chose to do a guided safari on the first day which was arranged through the hotel in their vehicle and this was excellent. I can't remember the name of our guide but he was really friendly and gave us lots of information. The second day we did a self drive which gave us longer to explore at our own pace. The stable cottages were spacious and the beds were comfortble. We ate in the hotel on both evenings. The food was nice but it was more expensive than the other places we had eaten on our two week trip. We ate outside in a lovely courtyard setting. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Liz M wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions
Such a relaxing place to stay. We were in one of the Stable Cottages and used the main Elephant House for breakfast and dinner. The staff could not do enough for us. They were so welcoming and hospitable. We were there on Valentine's Day which they made very special. Our cottage was very spacious and immaculately clean with a lovely veranda and close to a well cared for swimming pool close by. The breakfasts were great and we had dinner at the Elephant House 2 nights of the 3. It's about 10 mins to the gate to Addo and we went into the park late afternoon and were able to eat at the at the Camp one night when the park closed. We also did a morning game drive with Brighton which we thoroughly enjoyed and saw a variety of animals including lion. Brighton was very knowledgeable. We are looking forward to going there again before too long.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: We stayed in one of the Stable Cottages for 2 people and could thoroughly recommend it.
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US$91 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elephant House
Which popular attractions are close to The Elephant House?
Nearby attractions include Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elephant House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Elephant House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elephant House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elephant House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Africanos Country Estate Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Addo Wildlife Tangelo Restaurant, and Lenmore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Elephant House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elephant House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elephant House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.