Accommodation in Addo Elephant National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Addo Main Camp - Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Camp is the popular main rest camp in the Addo Elephant Park. This camp offers a wide variety of accommodation units to suit all tastes and plenty of activities to keep visitors busy.

A unique feature at the Addo Camp is the waterhole lookout point which is floodlit at night and the underground hide, allowing close encounters with wildlife at the waterhole.

The evenings punctuated with the calls of lions, spotted hyenas and jackals while francolins and bokmakieries herald each dawn.

Accommodation units are situated within easy walking distance of each other and of facilities such as the swimming pool, restaurant and shop.

Room Description at :

Domkrag Guest House (GHD6)
- Base rate 4 people - Max  6 people - Overlooks a floodlit waterhole
- 1 En-suite bedroom with 2 single beds
- 1 En-suite bedroom with 4 single beds
- Wc and bath - Wc and shower
- Airconditioned bedroom - Beds can be pushed together to form three doubles
- Lounge - Fan in lounge
- Open plan kitchen - Stove, microwave, fridge, utensils - Television

Hapoor Guest House (GHD6)
- Base rate 4 people - Max 6 people - Overlooks a floodlit waterhole
- 1 En-suite bedroom with 2 single beds
- 1 En-suite bedroom with 4 single beds
- Wc and bath - Wc and shower
- Airconditioned bedroom - Beds can be pushed together to form three doubles
- Lounge - Fan in lounge 
- Open plan kitchen - Stove, microwave, fridge, utensils - Television

Chalet with double sleeper couch (CH2/4Z)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 3 people
- Open plan lounge / kitchen area - Aircon
- Lounge with 2 single beds & 1 dbl sleeper couch(not suitable for 2 adults) 
- Kitchen with stove, fridge, utensils (cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils)
- Wc, shower and bath
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged (Two chalets are adapted to accommodate paraplegics)

Semi-detached Chalet (CH2S)
- 2 single beds (can be put together)  - No additional persons allowed
- Semi Detached - Aircon
- Open plan kitchen - Hotplate, Microwave, Bar Fridge, Utensils (cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils)
- Wc and shower

Cottages (CO2) 
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people - No additional persons allowed
- 2 single beds
- Fan - Television
- Open plan kitchen - Hotplate, Microwave, Bar Fridge, Utensils (cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils)
- Wc and shower

Rondawel (HL2)
- Base 2 people - Max 2 people - No additional persons allowed - Overlooks a floodlit waterhole
- 2 single beds - Aircon
- Fridge
- Wc and shower
- Communal equipped kitchen (four plate electric stove (hob), utensils (utensils are shared with other huts), sink)

Forest Cabin (HF4)
- Base 2 people - Max 4 people - No additional persons allowed
- 4 single beds
- Fan - Fridge - Utensils (cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils)
- Wc and shower
- Communal kitchen with electricity, hob and sink

Family Chalet No. 16 (FCH4) 
- Base rate 4 people - Max  6 people
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- Airconditioned lounge
- Lounge with 2 single beds & 1 dbl sleeper couch (not suitable for adults)
- Fan in bedroom
- Kitchen - Stove, fridge and utensils
- Wc, shower and bath

Chalet No. 15 (CH2)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people
- 2 single beds
- Open Plan - Aircon
- Mini kitchen (stove, fridge, utensils) 
- Wc and shower

Caravan Sites (CK6CP)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 6 people
- 1 Caravan with a side tent and 1 vehicle / 1 Auto villa / 1 Motorised caravan permitted per site
- Gravel ground cover - Powerpoint (220v)
- Communal ablutions
- Communal kitchen with electricity, hob and sink

Tent Sites (CK4T)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 4 people
- 1 tent and 1 vehicle permitted per site
- Powerpoint (220v) - Very small sites (3.5 x 4.5m)
- Communal ablutions
- Communal kitchen with electricity, hob and sink

Safari Tents
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people
- 2 Single beds
- Fan & Heater
- Fridge
- Barbeque Facilities
- Communal ablutions (can also use the big ablution block in the camping area which is equipped with a bath)
- Communal equipped kitchen (hob, utensils, sink)

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates include:
14% VAT,  Accommodation

Rates exclude:
Conservation fees, All meals, Optional excursions

Extra information

Activities:
Guided Game Drives (day and night), Guided Horse Trails, Bird Hide, PPC Discovery Trail, Underground Hide, Waterhole Viewing Point, Self-drive Game Viewing

Facilities:

  • A fuel station selling petrol and diesel is available between 07:00 and 17:00.
  • A shop selling curios, snacks and basic supplies is open between 08:00 and 18:00 (Please note: times vary according to season, please check with park staff).
  • An al-la-carte restaurant is available in the main camp and is open for all meals from 07:00 to 22:00. Bookings are advisable, especially for dinner. Telephone: +27 (0)42 233 8674.
  • A swimming pool is available for overnight visitors. A picnic and braai area is available for day visitors.
  • The SASOL Red Bishop Bird Hide The PPC Discovery Trail is accessible to all, including the visually and mobility-impaired.
  • There is a public telephone and a post box near the reception. Post is collected for delivery every week day morning at 09:00. A post office is situated in the town of Addo, approximately 15 km from the park.
  • Credit cards are accepted for payment of accommodation, activities (except for the Alexandria Hiking trail and the Zuurberg horse trails), shop purchases and restaurant meals.
  • A First National Bank with ATM is situated in the town of Addo, 15 km from the park. Other banking facilities are located in the town of Kirkwood, 35 km from the park and Port Elizabeth, 75 km from the park.

Climate:
Temperate to mild to warm, with annual rainfall of 450mm occurring throughout the year.

Handy Hints:
Bring along binoculars, camera walking shoes and wildlife reference books. Road maps of tourist routes within the park are available at the reception area.

Take Note:
Pets are not allowed in national parks. Firearms to be declared at reception where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. No citrus fruits may be brought into the park. Medical, vehicle repair and police services are available at Addo Village and Sunlands (15km).

Gate Hours:
Addo 07:00 – 19:00 throughout the year
Zuurberg: 07:30 – 16:30 throughout the year

Check-in and check-out times:
Check in time is 13:00 for all accommodation. Check out time is 10:00 for all accommodation. Check out time for campsites is 12:00.

Wheelchair Access:
Addo currently has 2 accommodation units adapted for use by people with physical impairment.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R54,00 per adult / R27,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R108,00 per adult / R54,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R216,00 per adult / R108,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R58,00 per adult / R29,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R116,00 per adult / R58,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R232,00 per adult / R116,00 per child, per day