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Chrislin African Lodge

Off Valentine Road | Hermiston Farm, Addo, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 20 Addo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the main road close to close to Addo village and the National Park you cross the railway and drive on a dirt road to a fence. Behind it is Chrislin African Lodge located, a nice and peaceful place. The rooms (Small cute huts) at the Lodge are individual cabins, located in an orchard. They are modestly furnished with bath... More

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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Chrislin for two nights at the end of our trip to South Africa. It's the quintessentially South African lodging experience: rondevals on a farm. It's located close to the Addo entrance gate, making it an easy day trip to Addo. The rondevals were spacious and cozy (and, impressively, were built by the owners themselves!). The staff were... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful little mud huts, friendly staff and conveniently located. loved Jack the dog who would guard our mud hut! we were the only guests staying there and booked on the day of arrival with a late check-in but everything was handled smoothly.

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, always great to receive feedback. Yes, Jack is a very special addition to the Pickels family and such a wonderful guard dog/ furry friend to all! We, at Chrislin African Lodge, loved having you to stay and hope that you may return one day for more Addo adventure and hospitality. More

Moscow, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful mud hut with a comfortable king size bed, huge garden with a nice place for using Internet, clear pool. Very helpful staff and very close to Addo Elefant Park. We enjoyed our stay there and will come back very soon!

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Chrislin, much appreciated. Those king beds are comfortable! Please do come again, we'll hold you to that! More

Brisbane, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Thank you so much to the staff at this lodge. We had problems booking local attractions from home and after a quick email to Chrislin prior to arriving everything was booked by the next day. The huts are extremely roomy and comfortable. The food was great - the breakfast bread was amazing!!! Can't write this without a mention of "Jack"... More

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The place is peaceful and beautiful. Our double room was large, clean and comfortable. Nice swimming-pool. It's 20 minutes away from the Addo Park (by car). And the dinner was great !! They can pack your breakfast if you want to leave early.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Staying in a large mud hut was an experience we will never forget. It was large and very comfortable, and unbelievable warm. In the evening we had a wonderful dinner in the dining room. The breakfast was really really good and the service was 1st class. We would recommend it to others glady.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had an enjoyable short stay for 2 nights and had a very comfortable mud hut, great fun! Lovely garden, friendly staff and great breakfasts. Had a good safari trip into Addo Park which the staff organised. It was a good intro / taster to safari trips.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a beautiful place - a wonderful experience. Such a friendly staff, beautiful setting, wonderful food - be sure to make a dinner reservation, too. It was excellent. Cottages were very comfortable. We would recommend this lodge to everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Friendly staff, nice setting (with oranges almost ready to be plucked), good food, both breakfast and dinner. We really liked this place. small recommendations: create a more "terrace feeling" in front of the cottages, and provide some stuff for children to keep it more quiet for other guests :-)

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your time and kind words! Watch this space as we are in the process of building new couple and family units with all that you have mentioned! They should be ready by the new Summer Season, in October. We are so looking forward to having them filled with families to enjoy as yours.... More

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Address: Off Valentine Road | Hermiston Farm, Addo, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
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Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience true African accommodation when staying at Chrislin African Lodge in traditionally built mud huts located on an eco-friendly farm, just 12km from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park.The tranquil setting is described as paradise by nature and bird lovers. If not exploring one of the nearby game reserves, time can be spent relaxing along side the pool or in the lounging lapa. Being a family run lodge, emphasis is placed on friendly service, comfort and delicious South African food. Meals can be served on request during season. ... more   less 
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