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“Best hostel in our trip along the garden route”
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Addo African Home
Ranked #4 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Addo
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Best hostel in our trip along the garden route”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Hi,
it was the placed we stayed while visiting Addo National park and Scothia Game Reserve.
The place was perfect, we stayed in the shared room and it was even better that some private rooms we stayed before. We also went to the restaurant by the hostel which was great.
Really nice people, if I come back to Addo, I will stay here.
Regards.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed in a very traditional Rondaval (round hut) for two nights. The place is conveniently located to the entrance of Addo Elephant Park and was way less expensive than anything comparable inside the park. Unfortunately the restaurant next to it was closed so we had to look for another place to eat which turned out to not be so easy as most restaurants seem to be inside the park.

Anyway, The main house has a communal kitchen and lounge which we didn't sue but could have. They also had a good laundry service which we appreciated a lot after being on the road for a while.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

The rondawels were comfortable and appealing. The roof however traps the hot air and one has to use a fan throughout the night to cool down despite the outside ambient temperature being cool. Also, no soap was provided in the bathroom so we had to use the hand soap. The continental breakfast needed some savoury items other than cheese and the cornflakes were stale which was a pity. Nevertheless despite the negatives we would come back for the value, good accommodation, lovely gardens and the proximity to the Addo Elelphant Park main gate.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

My Wife and I had a lovely stay here. We stayed in the Rondawel accommodation which was spacious and very tastefully decorated. It had its own shower and bathroom. The grounds were huge and a bonus was the hammocks....I had a really great nap here one afternoon. The main house had plenty of space with a large kitchen and a TV room with DSTV. The outside braai facilities also came in handy if one didn't want to cook a meal in the communal kitchen. Daniel, one of the owners was very friendly and helpful. He gave us a great tip about visiting a Cheetah rehab place nearby. Otherwise, the gate to Addo Elephant Reserve is only 10 km away so you can quickly get there.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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USA
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Went there on recommendation of a S. African friend and we were delighted. Stayed in one of the Rondevals which was clean, nicely decorated in theme with the area. The main guest house is very nice - living room, breakfast room. I peeked in one of the family rooms and it was wonderfully outfitted with bunk bed, queen bed and easy chairs including a child size. Enjoyed the hammock (a bit of a nap) and had breakfast there and dinner both nights at the organic restaurant next door (with Wifi and the "talking menu" - make reservations if you can). Very convenient to Addo.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The place is very nice in the forest, the double rooms are really pretty in African style and decorated with a lot of love. A nice braai area outside and good breakfast.
Owners were friendly but more in a guesthouse than in a backpackers way.
There were not many people there during our stay so there was not a lot going on in the evenings. It's more a place to relax than to socialise and party that much, but of course it always depends on the other guests.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

After a long day's driving, this is certainly a welcome oasis! Ronnie made us feel welcome in no time. The communial cooking facility is fully equipped and spacious. Just wash up and put away as you found it! It is conveniently situated +- 10km away from the main gate at Addo Elephant Park! Much easier on the pocket! See you next year again!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Addo African Home
Address: Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Addo African Home 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self-catering accommodation offering the discerning budget traveller a comfortable and sociable stay. Stay in our en-suite rooms in the main house or our traditional thatched en-suite rondawels or dorm rooms. Relax in our stylish lounge or enjoy refreshments on our deck outside. Prepare your meals in the well-equipped communal kitchen or enjoy our outdoor braai facilities. ... more   less 
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