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“Great hospitality and a good base for Addo”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bydand B & B

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Bydand B & B
Ranked #15 of 22 Addo B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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“Great hospitality and a good base for Addo”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Stayed here for two nights in October 2012 and loved it. The room was large and airy, and the bathrooms bright and clean. No TV, if that's your thing but we found the wildlife a few miles away to be far more entertaining. Margaret is a wonderful host and takes exceptionally good care of her guests (she even stays up until they are all home and accounted for!). Lovely breakfast and a huge fruit farm to wander round if you want. Margaret is particularly good at recommending things to do apart from the obvious trip into Addo. We benefitted from her excellent suggestions and visited Schotia (a private reserve) and Daniell cheetah sanctuary. Bydand farm is tucked away 4 mins drive from the main road to Addo and relatively isolated; but that adds to the environment. There are restaurants 5-10 mins drive away. Particularly good if travelling with kids, as a lot of (safe) space. That said, I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

My hubby and I and our 2 kids (5 and 1) were up from Midrand to visit our best mates in PE in December. While they were still working we decided to have a little family getaway just the 4 of us.

Often it can be quite difficult to judge a place just by looking at the pictures on the website, I think what helped us make our decision was chatting to Margaret via email and she just seemed so hospitable. Well we made the right choice!!!

We felt so at home the minute we arrived and we were pleasantly suprised with a lovely spacious room and what was fabulous was that the kiddies were on one side of the room and we were on the other side with the bathroom seperating us. We had our privacy.

We spent a whole day at the pool and just lazed around, the water was so warm.

Bydand is a bed and breakfast but Margaret organised a braai and wood for us and made sure we had plates and knives and forks. So in true SA style we were able to have our braais. The rest of the time we ate at Lenmore which is a restaurant closeby, it was a lovely place with a jungle gym and the food was delicious.

We truely enjoyed our stay and would reccomned this place to all!!! Very good value for money and a lovely getaway from it all.

P.S Margaret even went and bought a baby feeding chair especially for our little one, another thing that was awesome is that all the mess he made did not phase Margaret at all, that was very refreshing and we did not feel like we had to keep the diningroom spotless and get all stressed about our little one making a mess.

THANK YOU BYDAND, OUR STAY WAS PERFECT!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2008

This is a great place to stay in Addo. Superb value for money. The guest bedrooms are brand new, tastefully furnished and incredibly comfortable. There are lovely wooden floors in the bedrooms and the bathroom was spotlessly clean. You get a terrific welcome from the family. There is a lovely little pool here, which would be a great place to relax when the sun is shining... again this looked new as well.
They also offer quad bike tours around their working citrus farm. The breakfast was fatntastic, as well as fruit, yoghurt and toast, which you could help yourself to, we were offered a full English breakfast - which was cooked to perfection. Tea, coffee and fruit juice also available.
I looked at a lot of B&B's in Addo and none filled me with much confidence. We decided to take a gamble on Bydand as there were no previous reviews about it. We were so glad we did. We really liked Addo - it felt a bit more like the 'real' South Africa. We were glad to have visited this thriving community. Also, we fully endorse Bydand's recommendation of Lenmore's restaurant - the food was of a superb quality, and the shop attached to it sells great home-baked treats.
Bydand Farm B&B comes highly recommended from us!

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bydand B & B

Property: Bydand B & B
Address: Valentine Road, Addo, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bydand B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bydand is situated on a working citrus farm in the heart of the beautiful Sundays River Valley. It is only 12km. from the main gates of the Addo Elephant Park.Accommodation consists of 3 large, tastefully furnished en-suite double rooms and 2 large en-suite family units that can sleep Mom and Dad and up to 3 children.All our rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and bar-fridges.Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.Guests are welcome to walk about and explore as they wish. Some might prefer to swim or laze on a lounger next to the sparkling pool.At Bydand we pride ourselves on personal service and on going the extra mile to nsure that your stay is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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