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Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve

Kromrivier Valley, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa
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Addo Push Palace offers guests a real African Bush experience situated in the peaceful and spectacular Kromrivier Valley, bordering on Addo Elephant National Park. Our Lodges, brightly painted in the Ndebele Tribe colors, are located in the lap of nature with superb mountain views, surrounded by our own wildlife (Giraffe, Zebra, Blesbok, Kudu, Nyala, Waterbuck, Warthog, Baboon, etc.) Perfect for the adventurous at heart and those seeking a peaceful and relaxing environment. An ideal place to chill and unwind as well as walk/hike around our stunning 2500 hectare private reserve. Beautiful star gazing at night and on a clear night you can see The Milky Way from our Reserve. Excursions and activities within the Addo area include thrilling Safari Game Drives and encounters with Giraffe and Buffalo. Andy and Jackie (Lodge Managers) will gladly assist with any information and booking for these activities.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Hiking
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Special diet menus
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Languages Spoken
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Kromrivier Valley, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa
Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
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Port Elizabeth Airport
47.7 mi
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UGER31 wrote a review Oct 2023
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution
The dust road to the Palace is tricky but when you arrive it is superb! The houses and rooms are nicely decorated in Afrcan stile. Antilopes are jumping in and around the Site. Managers and staff are very friendly and supportive. They light a chimney fire if it is chilly You get a Dinner if needed. You can get a bush walk on demand. Only thing is wifi is not very stable as the site is far of other houses.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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QMBarcelona wrote a review Sept 2023
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Our two night stay in this wonderful place was a holiday inside of our holiday! The accommodation, food and staff were just great. We particularly enjoyed the walk with Emilio and all the information he provided about the animals, the area and its culture. GRACIASSS!!!!!! Quim & Mireia (Barcelona)
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Annelize Zietsman, General Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 12 Sept 2023
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! WE ARE HAPPY THAT YOU ENJOYED OUR LODGE AND SERVICE...GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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morriesss wrote a review Aug 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Thanks Addo Bush Palace, our family enjoyed our stay! And thanks to Chris and Annalise you guys are loving caring hosts. But, for the extra star this place needs a cash injection to renovate and update the rooms, bathrooms, main house, facilities and also maybe to get horses or quad bikes to explore the farm easily.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: 4x4, stay longer than 2 nights because it’s far to drive with small kids, hiking shoes, warm...
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Response from Annelize Zietsman, General Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 25 Aug 2023
Thank you for your positive review. You are wonderful people
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Kerstin_Kalea wrote a review Mar 2020
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Had a great time at Addo Bush Palace. Received really good vegan meals! Enjoyed the bush walk very much! This place is just so beautiful with all its animals! And the staff is amazing! I'll miss them! And also Andy and Jackie took care of me and made my stay round! Thank you all. I recommend a stay at yours deep from my heart.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you Kerstin for a lovely and positive review! It really was a pleasure meeting and hosting you. Warm regards and hello from all of us, Jackie, Andy and the Addo Palace Team
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Philip W wrote a review Jan 2020
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Many thanks Alan and Jackie, loved our stay at Addo. For what initially seems off the beaten track we had a great time enjoying the view from the deck and next time will stay much longer. Woke up to donkey and then enjoyed kudu, baboons, and warthogs in close proximity.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Hi Philip Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Addo Palace. Kind regards Andy and Jackie
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Shane T wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
We chose this location as it was close to Addo Elephant Park and was very reasonably priced. Andy, Jackie and the Team were very hospitable and provided great suggestions for activities and also helped make bookings for us. We really appreciated our laundry being done for us daily at no additional cost. Our stay was very pleasant and excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you for the very positive review Shane! It was great meeting and hosting you and your son. We appreciate the feedback and are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Kind regards Andy and Jackie And the Addo Palace Team
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Neesha R wrote a review Dec 2019
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When you are doing the garden route or hopping around a bit it becomes really impactful to have a space where you can relax, no formalities, rigidity. This place is filled with calm, ease and personality. The staff are hands on, so warm yet chilled. As for Jackie and Andy they have been incredibly hospitable and helpful since day 1 helping us with our plans and bookings, even coming down to the house in the evenings to help us with queries and get us sorted. Dinner was home cooked, lovely and served with smiles. Acommodation unique, filled with character, cultural and you feel close to nature. Views amazing! And the vibe of this place calming. Stars on a clear sky are incredible here and you can indulge in a Brai or sit by the fire pit.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Hi Nik and Neesha Thank you for the amazing compliments. It was a pleasure to have you and your husband here, even if but for a short time. We enjoyed the conversations and were glad to have been of some assistance. We wish you the greatest of luck with your new ventures there in Dubai, and hope you have many more adventures in the years to come. Who knows we may even see you in the, hopefully , not to distant future. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. All the best. Jackie & Andy And the Addo palace team
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PARKER1114 wrote a review Sept 2019
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A friend had recommended Addo Palace to us as an alternative to staying at the Addo National Park. We were so impressed by the friendly Management and staff, they made us feel so welcome. The guided nature walk was very interesting and my 2 boys were fascinated by what they learn from the guides. We had the perfect end to the day by having a braai outside....in the most spectacular surroundings. Addo Palace will most definitely see us soon.
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 19 Sept 2019
Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate the time taken to provide feedback. We would love to see you all again soon. Warm regards Andy and Jackie and the Addo Palace Team
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JYO wrote a review Aug 2019
Rotterdam6 contributions1 helpful vote
The lodges at Addo Bush Palace are wonderful but beautiful surroundings. Also the food was very very very delicious! And the show was so much fun. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you Andy, Jacky and the rest!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting and hosting your beautiful family and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to practice your "dance moves". Warm regards Andy and Jackie And The Addo Palace Team
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Adryo1967 wrote a review Aug 2019
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During our stay in august 2019 we were so overwhelmed by the warm welcom at Addo Pallace. Andy end Jacky took time for us to tell us all about Addo Pallace and the beautifull surroundings with the wildlife. Jacky and Andy ar so proud of their Pallace and share their pride with several local employees. The served our maels and surprised us with local songs and dances. We enjoyed our stay and we wil remember thius place (and Ponco) vor a long time. During our travels (7 weeks) trough South Afrika we can say this was one of the most beautifull guesthouses in the country. Special is the wildlife that you can see and hear….
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Thank you for such a special review, we really appreciate the time taken to provide such positive and heart-warming feedback. We are so happy that you made such good memories here and would love to see your family again one day. Warmest Regards Andy, Jackie and the Addo Palace Team
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PRICE RANGE
£116 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Addo Palace "Ndebele Bush Lodge"
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoSundays River ValleyPaterson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.