At the SANParks Addo Spekboom Tented Camp you can spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you.
This self-catering camp offers 5 canvas tents, each containing 2 single beds with mattresses, a solar-powered light, and a small patio deck with 2 camp chairs and a table, as well as a braai facility. Bedding and towels are provided.
A utility box is provided at each tent. Each utility box contains a cooking set of 2 pots and 1 pan, a kettle to use on the fire, braai tongs, a corkscrew, 2 metal wine glasses, 2 metal long glasses, 2 plate, 2 breakfast bowls, 2 forks, 2 steak knives, and dishwashing liquid and a drying up cloth.
The tents have shared use of 2 communal hot showers, 2 toilets, and a washing-up sink just a short walk away from the tents.
The Spekboom Tents are located in the fenced area of Spekboom Hide in the Park’s main game area. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy being away from it all.
SANParks Addo Narina Bush Camp offers a rustic and secluded experience in a magical forest. The Narina Bush Camp is located at the foot of the Zuurberg Mountains and on the banks of the Wit River.
The camp is approximately 25 km from the Addo Rest Camp, and is not situated in the Big 5 area, so no large wildlife species occur here. Narina offers a tranquil getaway in a forest rich with birdlife. Smaller species such as duiker, bushbuck and bushpig do occur in the area.
Accommodation is offered in 4 canvas tents that each contain 2 single beds. There is no electricity, and lights in the camp are solar-powered. The tents have shared use of a paraffin-powered shower and separate toilet. There is central thatched camp kitchen with a gas-powered fridge and gas stove, and cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided. The camp also has a lapa with a firepit braai area.
The road to Narina is a gravel road of approximately 25 km and even though it is not necessary to have a 4×4 to access it, a high ground clearance vehicle is needed to travel this road.
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.
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