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.
The SANParks Addo Rest Camp is the popular main rest camp of the park, and offers a wide variety of accommodation units to suit all tastes and plenty of activities to keep visitors busy.
Accommodation units are situated within easy walking distance of each other, and of the camp facilities such as the swimming pool, an a-la-carte restaurant and a shop selling curios, snacks and basic supplies. A picnic and braai area is available for day visitors.
A unique feature is the waterhole lookout point, floodlit at night, within the camp as well as the underground hide, allowing close encounters with wildlife at the waterhole. The evenings are punctuated with the calls of lion, spotted hyena and jackal, while francolin and bokmakierie herald each dawn.
The main game area of the park is home to the Big 5 as well as antelope such as red hartebeest, eland, kudu, common duiker and grysbok. Spotted hyena and Burchell’s zebra occur as well as warthog, vervet monkey, bush pig and small mammals. About 250 bird species occur in this area of the park.
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