The Elephant House

  Guest Houses - Addo Park and Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA




The Elephant House is an exclusive thatched lodge set in the Sundays River Valley, only minutes away from the Addo Elephant National Park.


Rates Indication From: ZAR 1400.00

DETAILED RATES: The Elephant House



The Elephant House Location
The Elephant House guest house is only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport. Road transfers can be arranged from Port Elizabeth Airport and air transfers in light aircraft can be arranged from Plettenberg Bay.

The Elephant House Activities
Wildlife Game Drives Self Drive Walking Photography Birding Day Tour Guest House Swimming Pool Malaria Free Price Range - Southern Africa: $050 - $200 Child Friendly

The Elephant House Attractions
Addo is situated in the beautiful Sundays River Valley, only 40 min from Port Elizabeth airport. The accessibility of this area coupled with its close proximity to the Garden Route and Cape Town makes the Addo Elephant Park and its surrounding areas an extremely desirable destination that is already very popular with international visitors. The Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931 and today this finely tuned ecosystem is home to over 300 elephants. This makes the Addo Park the most concentrated elephant reserve in Africa thus giving one a good chance of experiencing some of the best elephant viewing in the world. Apart from elephant, this park is home to black rhino, buffalo and various antelope species. Addo is only a half an hour drive from the famous Shamwari Game Reserve, which is home to "the Big 5". Shamwari offers excellent day trips that include lunch, a game drive and a visit to the Born Free Foundation and a traditional village. This costs R850 per person in season. After widespread hunting in the 1800's and an extermination program in the 1920's the Addo National Elephant Park was proclaimed in 1931 as a sanctuary for the remaining 11 elephants. This herd has build up to over 360 making it one of the densest populations of the giant herbivores in the world. The reserve is also home to a wide range of other species including buffalo, black rhinoceros, eland, kudu, red hartebeest, zebra, other smaller antelope species, more than 165 bird species as well as being the last refuge of the flightless dung beetle. The South African National Parks have successfully formed long term partnerships with donor organisations one being the International Fund for Animal Welfare. With these funds they are busy buying additional land and recreating key migratory corridors and expanding the Park to a proposed area of approximately 400 000 hectares including a 60 000 hectare marine reserve - this will make it the most biologically diverse park in Africa conserving 6 of this country's 7 biomes, a total of 12 vegetation types and South Africa's second largest elephant and black rhino populations. The Sundays River Valley is world famous for its citrus fruit production - the Sundays River Citrus Co-op alone exports an excess of 6 million cartons of fruit to Northern Hemisphere Countries every year. The valley is reputed to produce some of the finest quality lemons in the world.

The Elephant House Facilities
Eight spacious bedrooms and six cottages are beautifully decorated opening out onto courtyards and private verandas. Sip a sundowner before a sumptuous candle-lit dinner; prepared with great flair and personal attention. After a hot day in the bush, return for a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or retreat to one of the deep verandas or to the map room. Two kilometres away from the Elephant House is the Addo Polo Club where Polo is played in the cooler winter months and cricket in summer. Plettenberg Bay and Knysna are only 3 hours away and Cape St Francis, which has beautiful beaches, is only an hour and a half.

The Elephant House Additional Information
Elephant House Safari Company offers:- * Addo Elephant Drives * “Wine Route” Tour * Piet’s Bush Braai’s * Schotia “Tooth & Claw” Safari * Shamwari Game Reserve Day Trip * Bukani Tours Addo Night Drive * Addo Elephant National Park Horse Trails * Helicopter trip to beach

The Elephant House Children Policy
Children under 4 years stay free.

Nearest City: Port Elizabeth
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM




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