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Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve

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C O N10 And Alicedale Turnoff Bellevue Forest Reserve, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6130 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/01/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/01/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 8 Speciality lodging in Paterson
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Calm tranquility, healing nature! Bellevue Forest Reserve in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape is a family-owned property comprising 2500 hectares of mountainous virgin forest with free-roaming wildlife within the Greater Addo area. Here, 165 bird species, buffalo, leopard, giraffe, eland, kudu, and other wildlife find refuge among some of the most scenic and wholesome landscapes to be found anywhere. We know you will too. A short drive from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, guests are offered two significantly different experiences in the heart of nature – the gracious and elegant 4-star rated Elephant Lodge or the wildly romantic Stargazer Camp. The remarkably moderate climate and perfect orientation of the lodge ensures that cooling breezes keep the rooms airy, fresh, and comfortable even in the midst of summer. On hot days, a refreshing dip in our earth pool with its mineral-rich waters does wonders for the skin. Bellevue Forest reserve is more than a destination. We offer an immersive, connected experience – a discovery of the multi-faceted bounty of nature and a soul connection to the world around us. Our part of the Eastern Cape is water-scarce, and each raindrop is precious. Every care is taken to be as eco-friendly and water-wise as possible without sacrificing comfort, and to treat nature with extreme gentleness and respect. At Bellevue, we embrace ecologically friendly principles and responsible tourism for the benefit of our community, our country, and our future. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing this with you!
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C O N10 And Alicedale Turnoff Bellevue Forest Reserve, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6130 South Africa
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paulnM7169QX wrote a review Aug 2021
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Visited Bellevue FS with several VIP guests, and we all had a great time. Many animals, beautiful scenery and a great lodge & friendly staff to come back to in the evenings! We all look forward to visiting Bellevue again in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your great review Paul. We loved having each of you here and hope to see you again soon in the future. Travel safe, and thank you for your support.
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Lizette K wrote a review Jul 2021
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What a awesome experience, peaceful & quiet. Beautiful surroundings, Roger our guide took us on a unbelievable Giraffe walk, a experience of a lifetime The owner made us the best Eland steak! Will see them again very soon!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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angeladell555 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Great service, friendly staff, delicious meals. Luxurious rooms. Attention to detail makes one feel very special. Immaculate garden. Free wi fi is a bonus. Great curio shop. Thank you all at Bellevue Forest Lodge.
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Sarah V wrote a review Jun 2021
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A stunning place, very comfortable room, great interaction with the staff, especially with Moria, thumbs up. A fantastic giraffe experience with guide Rodger, very knowledgeable. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience. Thumbs up for Lood and Staff. Doyle and Sarah
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Responded 05 Jun 2021
Hello Doyle and Sarah! Thank you for your warm review, we are glad that you enjoyed staying with us and hope to see you in future again. Safe Travels!
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Passenger394673 wrote a review May 2021
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Bellevue is a delightful spot with wonderful potential but it was expensive for what we received. The lodge is average yet some of the accommodation has been recently upgraded. The staff were pleasant. The food lacked finese opting for massive plates of food over good quality. Walking with the giraffes was a lovely experience but at the cost of R2600 for the expereince alone (this was for a family of 4) it works out to be very expensive for locals. I really wish the Bellevue team the greatest success and I hope that we see them grow from strength to strength in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 03 May 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we value all input. We would love to get in touch with you, to see how we could better our gastronomy experience for our guests. Please reach out to book@bellevueforest.co.za so that we can be in contact. Kind regards.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Is Elephants Lodge Bellevue Forest Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.