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Chrislin African Lodge

Off Valentine Road Hermiston Farm, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Chrislin African Lodge
Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Addo
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Dom P wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
We stayed at Chrislin a few weeks ago for a two night stop over and visit to Addo Elephant Park. Linda & Jean couldn't have made us feel more welcome. The rooms where very spacious and clean. The grounds are beautifully kept. Breakfast and dinner was excellent. They arranged a full day guided tour of Addo for us with Chriscross adventure tours. Got to see a huge amount of animals. Chrislin is located very close to the main gate at Addo and is a perfect safe place to stay if you are visiting the area. You wont be disappointed... great value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Margaret Pickels, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time with us and Crisscross Adventures.
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Moratwa wrote a review Jan 2021
Centurion, South Africa42 contributions26 helpful votes
The people are so warm, welcoming and friendly. They wanted to go above and beyond for us to have lunch when we arrived. We also ran late for breakfast and they still gave us a full service and a complete menu....with freshly squeezed juice from oranges picked from the yard. The rooms are very spacious. The lodge is very close to activities and other hotels.
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Margaret Pickels, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us:) May 2021 bring you joy and we hope that you come visit in the future again. :) Stay safe.
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Vendula L wrote a review Jan 2021
Zelezna Ruda, Czech Republic2 contributions
Highly recommending;) the staff is so nice you forgot about the annoying mosquitoes (just a few of them) :) thank you so much, if possible, we’re totally coming back :) nice clean rooms with a comfy terrace:) food was amazing as well and we had been well cared of by the nicest people :)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Margaret Pickels, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Thank you for the amazing review, it really brings us joy to know that our guests enjoyed their stay with us :) Hoping to see you in the near future again. Stay safe:)
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Butterfly015 wrote a review Dec 2020
London13 contributions18 helpful votes
Peaceful, serene, tranquil holiday with 2 small children, in beautiful surroundings with Addo Elephant Park at your doorstep. Amazing hospitality, generous breakfasts and delicious dinners. Swimming pool, play and lapa area. Braai facilities.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Margaret Pickels, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you for your amazing review. It was nice hosting you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:)
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CurbedEnthusiasm wrote a review Jun 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia103 contributions18 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the charming Chrislin African Lodge. It oozes all the charm you'd expect from a small lodge in the bush and is full of warm hospitality. Due to the popularity of the lodge, we ended up staying one night in a smaller room and two nights in a larger one, but both were absolutely lovely. I will say that our first room did not have air conditioning so it got a bit warm even with the windows open at night, but the second room had excellent A/C and we were very comfortable; I recommend making sure you get a room with A/C because the windows don't have screens. The grounds are pristine and the rooms are spotlessly clean. There are wonderful public areas like the open air seating/reading area under a classic thatched roof. There's a swimming pool that was glorious after a long day of game drives. The hospitality was absolutely wonderful. Particularly, Nadia is an amazing hostess and makes sure that every guest feels like a VIP. Breakfasts were delicious and very filling. Dinner is available each night for a fixed price; it was good but I would have liked a larger dessert. Their milk tart was delicious but I wanted more than a shot glass size. What can I say, I have a sweet tooth and their desserts are divine. There's also some good nearby restaurants so if you have a car you can change up where you eat. Connected with the lodge is Criss Cross Adventures for game drives in the Addo and other local activities and I cannot recommend them enough. They are an excellent outfit and our game drives were excellent. We did a full day in the Addo and a half day on river canoes and we were totally satisfied. In closing, I highly recommend Chrislin and Criss Cross Adventures for your stay near the Addo National Park. It was a peaceful, magical place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Margaret Pickels, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Apologies for our delayed response. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, as well as Crisscross Adventures. We will definitely make sure that you receive a bigger dessert next time :) Stay safe:)
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US$87 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoSundays River ValleyAddo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chrislin African Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chrislin African Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chrislin African Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chrislin African Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a pool view, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Chrislin African Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Chrislin African Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chrislin African Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Africanos Country Estate Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Lenmore, and River Front Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chrislin African Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chrislin African Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.