Priscilla and Noel Walton are the most wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make one feel at home. A tea tray and milk tart was served to us on arrival -such gracious hospitality is indeed rare today. As restaurants are quite far from this guesthouse, Priscilla offers a three course dinner to her guests as an extra. For us, this just added to the complete enjoyment of unwinding and relaxing. Her food is absolutely delicious. As much as we enjoy eating out at good restaurants, there is nothing that beats a really wonderful home-cooked meal. Priscilla has a flair for hospitality, and it shows in all that she does - the fresh flowers on the tables and in the rooms, the presentation of her meals, and her gracious engagement with all her guests. Home-baked rusks, and tea and coffee are set out in each room on beautifully laid trays, and drinking tea out of a fine bone china cup, just adds to the enjoyment.The beautiful shaded lush garden provides welcome protection from the scorching sun in the summer, and added to that, all the rooms are air-conditioned. The Walton's have different rooms to accommodate different pockets and groups. Would we return? Absolutely.
For people wanting a base to work from while visiting Addo, I highly recommend Lupus Den.
Just one word of advice: please follow Priscilla's directions on how to get to Lupus Den, and do NOT use Google maps/GPS to guide you. Somehow, Google have planted this guesthouse in the middle of the nearby township and despite Priscilla trying to remedy this with Google, she has not come right. We are going to try and lodge this with Google as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect place to unwind in a warm & friendly atmosphere, Lupus Den Country House is situated on our working citrus & cattle farm in the Sundays River Valley, approximately 25 minutes from the Addo Elephant Park. We offer comfortable to luxury accommodation in our Homestead & Garden Cottage set in a tranquil garden with large, sparkling pool, shaded by many beautiful trees. When not out exploring the local attractions, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural setting. In the evenings, on request, we serve a set 3-course candlelit, home-cooked dinner - a delicious way to end a day of exciting game-viewing. The enjoyment of our guests is a top priority so we will help where we can with bookings for safari outings to various game reserves in the vicinity or arrange the services of a private guide to the Addo Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lupus Den Country House South Africa/Sunland