Other than airport hotels, Addo was our last stay of our 7 week trip. We had already spent 6 nights in Kruger, been to Pilanesburg, plus spent 3 nights at Etosha Nat. Park in Namibia. Neither of us were quite sure of what to expect. Was this going to be as fantastic an experience as the others? What would the Nat. Park facilities be like?
Well Addo did not disappoint on any level. We stayed in the family chalet #16 for 2 nights and to say it was spacious given that there were only the two of us, is understating. In addition to the two photos that I've posted there was also a separate bedroom that is not shown. The accommodations were clean and tremendous value and would be even more so if you came with a family. The bed in the bedroom had a better mattress. We never slept on the bed in the main room but the mattress looked worn. The kitchen was well equipped. But bring food supplies before you arrive at Addo. We chose the restaurant for our meals, but enjoyed the terrace immensely with a glass of wine while watching elephants make their way to the waterhole.
We self drove at Addo and we loved it. Addo does not have the variety of animals that other parks have. So if you're hoping/expecting to see lions, leopards, rhino or giraffes you will be disappointed. However if you love elephants along with various antelope, zebra, ostrich, and smaller animals as we do, you will very much enjoy Addo. The website indicates that they have lion, rhino and cape buffalo but in four self drives we never saw any. You might be luckier.
The restaurant was reasonably priced and provided very good dinners. We would definitely return to Addo and would recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Addo Park Rest Camp Hotel Addo Elephant National Park