Accommodation in Addo Elephant National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Matyholweni Rest Camp - Addo Elephant National Park

Hidden away in the thick bushveld of the Park, one can find Mathyolweni Rest camp, a satellite camp located in the new southern wedge near the small town of Colchester. Offering peace and tranquility far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The name Mathyolweni means "in the bush" in the Xhosa language.  Mathyolweni Rest camp presents a broad variety of game viewing and outdoor activities, including horse-riding, guided bush walks, game drives, 4x4 trails and serene picnic spots. Nothing could be better if you are a bush lover.

Guests can enjoy game viewing from their own vehicle as they journey through prime Wildlife country with a number of lookout points at various waterholes in the region. They can also participate in the guided game drives in open vehicles by day, at sunset or by night, which is the time when the Buffalo and black Rhino are most often sighted. For the not so feint hearted, one can embark on a walking trail into the heart of the Elephant country with experienced guides.

Room Description at :

Cottages (CO2)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people - No additional persons allowed
- Open Plan - Fan
- 2 single beds
- Barbeque Facilities
- Equipped kitchen - 2plate stove - Fridge - Microwave
- Wc and shower
- Camp reached from N2, access rd open to Main Camp - Check-in at Matyholweni itself, not Main Camp
- 2 of the cottages are suitable for people with mobility difficulties, providing ablutions with roll-in showers and grab rails.

Family Cottage (FA3)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 3 people - No additional persons allowed
- Open Plan - Fan
- 2 single beds; single sleeper couch in same room  (couch not suitable for adults)
- Barbeque Facilities
- Equipped kitchen - 2plate stove - Fridge - Microwave
- Wc and shower
- Camp reached from N2, access rd open to Main Camp - Check-in at Matyholweni itself, not Main Camp

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates include:
14% VAT, Accommodation

Rates exclude:
Conservation fees, All meals, Optional excursions

Extra information

Activities:
Self-drive Game Viewing; Nearby beach access

Visitors have access to the main wildlife viewing area of the Park via the southern access road which links to Addo Main Camp. Please note that the gate linking these two sections of the Park closes at 5.30pm and there is no access after this time. The distance from Camp Matyholweni to Addo Main Camp through the Park is 39km.

The southern access road is not accessible to buses and caravans.

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.

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

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

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014

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) ..........R50,00 per adult / R25,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R100,00 per adult / R50,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R200,00 per adult / R100,00 per child, per day


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