I can honestly say that I am appalled by the negative reviews people have given The Elephant House.
IF YOU EXPECT A SPOTLESS, STERILE HOTEL STAY AWAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA, its as simple as that. Yes, due to the house being open, it isn't spotless. We, however thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elephant House and will definitely be going back! I would also recommend it to anyone who isn't too spoilt to recognize local charm when it is staring them in the face.
Due to the season, we were the only guests in the hotel, and were thoroughly spoilt by Charlene and the cooks. We had a wonderful time and were extremely sad to go.
The rooms we had were HUGE, with a living-room, bedroom and bathroom, and lots of thoughtful extras such as mosquito repellent, a flashlight, a large pile of different glossy magazines and extra blankets.
They also have a wonderful local charity, where you can donate clothing or buy cute handcrafted items. We were even given a bottle of their own wine as a goodbye gift.
The food was BRILLIANT. So is the location, right near the borders of the beautiful Addo Elephant National Park.
ADDED BONUS: We left early the next day and found that our car had been washed!
Complements to the staff!
The Muller Family
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- Also Known As:
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