A group of 4 of us spent 3 nights in two of the bush cabins. These are not your usual hotel rooms requiring quite a walk with heavy cases (a trolley is available to help) between the bushes down an unmade track. The result however is that the individual cabins are secluded and private with excellent views across the citrus farm to the mountains.
The cabins are very rustic but small and functional and apart from waking up with my face pressed against the mosquito net, were comfortable. Our shower and toilet were at the back of the cabin necessitating a short walk and the WC for a 6foot 2 inch male required some manoeuvring to get under the thatched canopy, but it was all part of the unique experience. The shower was very basic but with instant hot water and good pressure.
Our hosts were very welcoming and Rod's half day safari trip into Addo Ephant Park particularly enjoyable. He was full of interesting information and made a real effort to make it memorable including an additional 20 minute drive around the citrus groves upon our return.
Be warned that the Internet is flaky, but what do you expect in such an isolated location. It is all about the experience and less about the facilities.
We would certainly recommend the stay - particularly combined with the safari and Rod and Magdalena are to be commended for the effort they put into their business. Thanks both for an enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is situated 4 km from the Main Gate of the Addo Elephant National Park on a working Citrus Farm. The Citrus part of the Farm is approximately 250ha with an estimated 151 000 individual trees. We have 5 luxury chalets – B&B, then 3 Rustic Bush Cabins with Self-Catering facilities and 4 inspired Dung Beetle Suites – B&B. We are ideal for couples, parent-breakaways, honeymooners and also for small group of 10 people sharing. In our Thatched Roof Lapa we prepare traditional South African mouthwatering set meals on the fire while you enjoy a sundowner with us. We only serve in-house dining on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday; booking 2 weeks prior to arrival date is essential. ... more less
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