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Chrislin African Lodge

Off Valentine Road Hermiston Farm, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa
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#3 of 14 B&Bs in Addo
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Experience true African accommodation when staying at Chrislin African Lodge in traditionally built mud huts located on an eco-friendly farm, just 12km from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park.The tranquil setting is described as paradise by nature and bird lovers. If not exploring one of the nearby game reserves, time can be spent relaxing along side the pool or in the lounging lapa. Being a family run lodge, emphasis is placed on friendly service, comfort and delicious South African food. Meals can be served on request during season.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Harald Katz wrote a review Jan 2023
Sehnde, Germany18 contributions4 helpful votes
A very nice place to stay in Addo. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The cabins are very nicely decorated in African style. The breakfast is delicious and the dinner was excellent. The Addo Elephant Park is only twelve kilometers away. We like to come here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Feb 2023
Hi, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased to read that your enjoyed our establishments with our African Style cabins :) We hope to see you in the near future again.
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Ran O wrote a review Nov 2022
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What can we say except thank you so much 🙏 First of all Linda is an amazing person She welcomed us with a wonderful smile and a warm welcome and immediately gave as the the feeling of a vacation and took care of everything we needed. We got the room immediately when we arrived The staff is always nice and will serve you with pleasure and a big smile The location is a key ! Close to all best attractions that Addo has to offer located minutes from the Addo national park We booked crisscross adventures that was just great and showed as the best palaces and made sure we will have an unforgettable holiday The lodge is big and full of space perfect for private romantic or a family & friends vacation Everything is clean and top level the gardens are amazingly green and beautiful and the pool area is so lovely and inviting so you can hangout and spend the day in the sun The rooms are self build with the finest African style,modern ,big ,comfy , clean and quite ( the bed was amazing ) Jean the chef cooks amazing dishes that we found to be so tasty ( we couldn’t stop eating 😂) and all the vegetables and fruits are so fresh because they are growing it in their farm Honestly we had are doubts coming first time from Israel to south Africa But it was beyond all expectations This place is the best value for money that you can find in Addo and the nicest people that there is no price for Highly recommend Thank you for everything Linda it was a real pleasure!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Arend V wrote a review Apr 2022
Mechelen, Belgium2 contributions
The lodge is an oasis of peace and quiet. For us, this was the sixth and final stop of our trip. We even booked an extra (third) night here, because we found such peace and quiet in the lodge's huge garden among the citrus groves. With our three children, we stayed in a hut with two adjoining rooms. The word hut is an understatement for the very luxurious feeling of the rooms. This is due to the sober but tasteful decor, the great king size beds and the beautiful bathroom with spacious shower. The huts are cleverly arranged, giving you a great sense of privacy, while both the restaurant (where you can have breakfast and dinner) and the pool and playground (highly appreciated by the kids) are all close by. The lodge has a very family atmosphere because of the friendly presence of owner Linda and her son Chris (who organizes day activities and can take you to unique places that you would never be able to see or do on a regular guided tour - check out his company Criss Cross Adventures). If there is one place in SA where we would come again, it is this one.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Roger H wrote a review Feb 2022
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After our last visit what was perfect ,3 years back,we found now on a new trip a completely service’s less and aged ,non mentained lodge. Nobody helping with luggage.,in the lodge,lots of animals,beetles and other insects , comming probable from the roof what needs urgently maintenance. The kichen choice of 5 dishes,every day the same,serviced in the restaurant by a so called chef in swimming short and slippers. Choice of 3 wines (due to covid,he had to trow wine away whyle it was to old !!!) Then the payment,no card machine option ..(to expensive due to covid !!) Only positive point was the breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Margaret Pickels, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge
Responded 21 Feb 2022
It comes with great disappointment reading your review and that you did not enjoy your stay with us like the last time. We had to stop operating for a long while when Covid hit, and we tried very hard to keep our staff and our business going. We had to scale down on everything hence our card machine was returned as it was too expensive to maintain, however you are still able to pay with a card via our Paygate link, make an electronic bank transfer or a cash payment. When we were allowed to operate again it was with skeleton staff only and having all the Covid protocols in place. With the decline in business, we had to make our menu smaller, to prevent wastage. When business picks up, we will return to “normal” again. We have made a note about the animals and will try and control them better, but they are there for your safety also. We are however pleased you enjoyed breakfast and even decided to stay one night extra. We were very happy to host you again and sincerely hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip.
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Bart D wrote a review Nov 2021
Mechelen, Belgium13 contributions4 helpful votes
Chrislin African Lodge * 10/10 * Great, spacious Room (Sunset Huts) * Reasonably Good Wifi, although we were on the edge of the network-range * All buildings really well maintained * Really nice breakfast * Friendly staff * Good location * Nice play-area for kids in the restaurant * Kids-chair available in the restaurant Bart, Katrien, Wout & Leon
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Feb 2022
Dear Bart, Katrien, Wout & Leon, Thank you so much for your kind review :) It was really great hosting you. We hope to see you in Addo soon again:)
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Keith R wrote a review Oct 2021
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Our family recently spent four lovely nights at Chrislin. We were self catering all our needs were met the staff were really superb. We enjoyed breakfast in their dining area it was really most enjoyable and a good way to start the day. One night we ate in their restaurant another excellent meal. The staff and hostess made our stay enjoy. Would we return OF Course It was a perfect place to explore Addo and the region
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 1 Nov 2021
Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. See you and your family soon again :)
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Dom P wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
We stayed at Chrislin a few weeks ago for a two night stop over and visit to Addo Elephant Park. Linda & Jean couldn't have made us feel more welcome. The rooms where very spacious and clean. The grounds are beautifully kept. Breakfast and dinner was excellent. They arranged a full day guided tour of Addo for us with Chriscross adventure tours. Got to see a huge amount of animals. Chrislin is located very close to the main gate at Addo and is a perfect safe place to stay if you are visiting the area. You wont be disappointed... great value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 5 Jul 2021
Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time with us and Crisscross Adventures.
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Moratwa wrote a review Jan 2021
Centurion, South Africa46 contributions27 helpful votes
The people are so warm, welcoming and friendly. They wanted to go above and beyond for us to have lunch when we arrived. We also ran late for breakfast and they still gave us a full service and a complete menu....with freshly squeezed juice from oranges picked from the yard. The rooms are very spacious. The lodge is very close to activities and other hotels.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 7 Jan 2021
Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us:) May 2021 bring you joy and we hope that you come visit in the future again. :) Stay safe.
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Vendula L wrote a review Jan 2021
Zelezna Ruda, Czech Republic3 contributions
Highly recommending;) the staff is so nice you forgot about the annoying mosquitoes (just a few of them) :) thank you so much, if possible, we’re totally coming back :) nice clean rooms with a comfy terrace:) food was amazing as well and we had been well cared of by the nicest people :)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Jan 2021
Thank you for the amazing review, it really brings us joy to know that our guests enjoyed their stay with us :) Hoping to see you in the near future again. Stay safe:)
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Butterfly015 wrote a review Dec 2020
London13 contributions18 helpful votes
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Peaceful, serene, tranquil holiday with 2 small children, in beautiful surroundings with Addo Elephant Park at your doorstep. Amazing hospitality, generous breakfasts and delicious dinners. Swimming pool, play and lapa area. Braai facilities.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you for your amazing review. It was nice hosting you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:)
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£69 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoSundays River ValleyAddo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chrislin African Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chrislin African Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre (1.0 miles) and Manna Souvenir Shop (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chrislin African Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chrislin African Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a pool view, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Chrislin African Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Chrislin African Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chrislin African Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Africanos Country Estate Restaurant & Sushi Bar, River Front Restaurant, and Hopefield Country House & Guest Farm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chrislin African Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chrislin African Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.