Imagine sipping on a refreshing drink as the elephants and buffaloes of Addo Elephant National Park peacefully drink from a waterhole mere metres below you while the sun sets behind one of the country’s majestic mountain ranges. This is a possibility at the SANParks Addo Nyathi Rest Camp.
SANParks Addo Nyathi Rest Camp is nestled at the foot of the majestic Zuurberg Mountain range surrounded by hills, and offers exclusive self-catering accommodation. The name of the camp means ‘buffalo’, which is something you are sure to see. A slow and steady drive through the Big 5 Nyathi section of Addo will have you hoping for a glimpse of the king of the jungle or the elusive lazy leopard. Only 12 km from main camp, Nyathi offers guests the seclusion and isolation that only nature can bring.
The rest camp offers accommodation in 11 self-catering units: 8 2-sleeper units, and 1 4-sleeper unit as well as 2 family units which sleep 6 each. Set on the banks of a floodplain, each unit has been built on stilts and provides a spectacular view from the bedrooms, lounges and even some bathrooms thanks to wide open glass panels. Each unit is inspired by the African culture with the architecture reflecting the dome styled and thatch homes of old. The décor inside the units takes its cue from the round leaves of the spekboom, which is abundant throughout the park. The copper pipes and taps also give the units a more authentic feel and make you feel right at home.
The seasonal river flowing just beneath the camp brings relief to many animals that are found in this section, be on the lookout for baboons, kudu, warthog and the main star, elephants.
For a more relaxed viewing experience, guests can visit a waterhole which is accessible on foot inside the small camp. A variety of game and birds frequent this area so if you who want to enjoy all that Addo has to offer, from a more secluded section of the park, Nyathi Rest Camp is ideal for you.
SANParks Addo Matyholweni Rest Camp is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth. Matyholweni means “in the bush” in Xhosa, and being just 3 km off the N2 highway, Matyholweni is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Addo Elephant National Park.
Accommodation is offered in thatched open-plan self-catering cottages, each with their own equipped kitchen, private bathroom, and a TV with limited DStv channels.
The Matyholweni area of the Park is home to wildlife such as kudu, bushbuck, caracal, bushpig and warthog as well as smaller mammal species and birds. During 2009, the introduction of larger wildlife species such as Burchell’s zebra, red hartebeest and buffalo commenced. Elephant, lion and ostrich will be introduced in the future and eventually, the area will be joined with the main game area to allow natural movement of wildlife.
Visitors have access to the main wildlife viewing area of the Park via the southern access road which links to Addo Main Camp. The distance from Camp Matyholweni to Addo Main Camp through the Park is 39 km, however this route is not accessible to buses or caravans.
Amenities such as shops, restaurants, ATM’s and a fuel station are available in the nearby town of Colchester or Cannonville, approximately 3 km away.
Known as the “Place of Glory”, Kuzuko Lodge is built high upon a hill in a private section of the northern part of the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park. God has created few places on earth as awe inspiring as Kuzuko.
Our Cosy, lapa-style lodge under Thatch offers 12 luxury Suites. 25 minutes from Port Elizabeth and only 1 km off the N2 the lodge is accessible from civilisation while being only 2 km from the southern gate of Addo Elephant Park, the second largest wildlife reservation in South Africa.
The Elephant House is an exclusive nine-bedroomed lodge situated near the Addo Elephant National Park in the fertile sun-drenched Sundays River Valley. The wide verandas, filled with comfortable sofas, forms a series of courtyards are a defining feature.
Woodall Country House and Spa is set amongst peaceful citrus orchards, close to Addo Elephant Park, and only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth in the malaria free Eastern Cape. This boutique hotel caters for the discerning traveler by offering 5-Star luxury
Addo African Home is a 10 minute drive from the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, and offers comfortable accommodation on a renovated farm from the beginning of the 20th Century. The farm has kept all its charm, and is surrounded by the fresh fragrance of citrus from the fields.
The Kraal Addo Country Estate is the gateway to Addo, only 11 km from the main gate to the Addo Elephant National Park, and close to all the things Addo has to offer. It offers comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere for that perfect getaway.
Accommodation comprises 20 bedrooms, that are categorized into Standard, Luxury, Family and Cozy suites. These comfortable rooms offer a sense of home in a luxurious setting. The Luxury Suites are just that, with an extra touch of elegance, equipped with a large, extra-length, 4-poster bed and crisp white linen, with an en-suite bathroom that has a shower. Facilities included in all rooms are air-conditioning, tea- and coffee-making amenities. TVs with selected DStv channels are available in some of the rooms.
The latest additions to the accommodation facilities include 4-sleeper Dorm Rooms and a 2-sleeper Self-catering unit. Please note that the Dorm Rooms may be shared with other guests if not booked entirely by 1 group of guests.
Start your day in the spacious dining and breakfast room with soothing sounds of classical music and the sounds of running water from the adjacent tropical atrium. Relax in the gardens or in one of the comfortable lounges.
Meet the locals in the on-site Sports Bar for a fun time and great games. The ‘Purple Tiger Lounge’ is a special place to enjoy a nice glass of wine and something to eat. Cool down in the warm summertime in our swimming pool. The friendly staff is always happy to assist you with booking 1 of the many activities that are on offer in and around the Sundays River Valley including game drives, horse riding, and adrenaline-pumping canoeing and zip-lining.
Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, you’ll find a haven of comfort and luxury. Offering superior service with unashamed flair,
River Front Estate offers self-catering units and is situated on a privately owned farm, on the banks of the Sundays River in Addo. Ideal for guests looking for a tranquil breakaway, away from city life.
Come and relax in this tranquil environment, with only the sounds of nature at your doorstep. De Old Drift Guest Farm, a short distance from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa’s malaria free Eastern Cape