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“Excellent B&B, great for visiting the Addo Elephant Park”

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De Old Drift Guest Farm
Ranked #2 of 21 Addo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vlissingen, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Excellent B&B, great for visiting the Addo Elephant Park”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We had a great stay at De Old Drift Guest Farm, where we were warmly welcomed by Steffi and the other staff. Fortunately we had the opportunity to stay one night more than we had booked for. We wish we'd had more time to spend at your place, for example for a swim in the pool. Thank you very much for your help with booking of the safari trip in the AEP and a dinner in a restaurant in the Addo village, and most notably for even mailing us some goods we left behind!

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

It was a pleasure staying again at this B&B, our 3rd time already. Its location is close to the Addo Elephant park and other game reserves. Welcomed this time by Steffi who manages this B&B together with Neels and Juanita, who are the owners. We had a wonderful stay, met some very nice people and evening meals are on request nowadays. Occasionally they arrange a "braai". Nearby there is a good restaurant (Lenmore). The rooms are spacious and well equiped, new family rooms are available. Various gamedrives can be arranged via Steffi, Neels or Juanita and we stayed an extra day and enjoyed an excellent gamedrive with Schotia Safari's, we can recommend this! Of course the elephant park is around the corner and you can drive with your own car in this park We advise to check the website of De Old Drift where we found all the necessary info there. Otherwise an email will solve your questions. We guaranty that Steffi and her staff make your stay a very pleasant one. We'll be back in the (near) future!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Cephalonia, Greece
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We enjoyed our stay very much and wished we could have stayed longer. Our 2 bed-roomed cottage was very clean with plenty of room. Breakfast was excellent and served in the delightful rondavel type building by the pool. We enjoyed the walk around the well kept gardens and down to the river and were accompanied by the owners friendly dogs who were adorable.
Steffi was very friendly and most helpful and booked us a wonderful trip to Addo elephant park and Schotia Safari reserve with a fantastic guide called Pete- a must do.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We have enjoyed our stay in the De Old Drift Guest Farm as we have been warmly welcomed by Steffi and staff working there! We stayed in the self Catering unit which was very clean and quite big and very well equipped as well. There is even a big bbq facility! It was close to the Addo Elephant park but a car is required as it is set in a quiet nature place and the next village is a few km away. If we ever go back to Addo we will definately stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beernem, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

we were very, very, confortable in the self catering unit. Also the owners, let us feel extremely, that we are very welcome and did the most possible, to make us cosely and confortabel...
we enjoy it there very much : the view, the garden, the house, the BBQ, and the stillness...

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Doha
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Our little Family spend 3 nights in this lovely place. We had the best time at the Guestfarm from our hole four weeks vacation in South Africa. Everybody been always helpfull and did everything to make our stay just perfect. If we ever go again we would definitely stay there!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Zaandam
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

This is a casual guest farm where you immediately feel at home. We were greeted by Steffi who was very helpful indeed. The owners also made us feel very welcome and we very much enjoyed the wonderful bbq they organized for all the guests. The location is ideal if you want to visit Addo National Park and they go out of their way to help you with organizing your trip to the parks in the vicinity. This is an ideal place to either stay with families or as a couple. Clean accommodation and lovely to stay at a working citrus farm. Breakfast is also very good.We will certainly return next time!

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Property: De Old Drift Guest Farm
Address: De Old Drift | R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — De Old Drift Guest Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COME AND RELAX IN OUR TRANQUIL ENVIRONMENT, WITH ONLY SOUNDS OF NATURE AT YOUR DOORSTEP... De Old Drift Guest Farm, a short distance from the little village of Addo in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape province and only 15min drive from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, with its big Seven, and numerous other species. De Old Drift is a working citrus farm, one of the smallest but most peaceful farms in the area. Take a tour through the orchards and venture down to The Sundays river, only a short 2km away, where Njala, Kudu’s and Rooibok can be seen on the ridge of the mountain. Relax around the pool after a long day at the Elephant Park, or take a walk through the garden and orchards, when the trees are in blossom, the smell of citrus permeates the air. Enjoy our refreshing breakfast in our thatched roof lapa overlooking the garden and swimming pool area. Adventure, fun and games await children, where Pumba (Labrador), Timone (Jack Russel) and Mufasa (Bullmastiff) love to make new friends and play... a little paradise for all children. Your hosts Neels, Juanita and Steffi, will make sure that your stay will be one to remember. ... more   less 
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