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3 km from Matyholweni Gate, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Once arrived at Addo Elephant Park, we were pleasantly surprised by the cottages They are nicely tucked away and since there's only a limited number of them, you truly feel secluded. Everything needed available, only thing is to make sure you bring your groceries, since there's obviously no stores around. Braai at thr terrace, which is just great. In de... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed in 3 SANParks' rest camps during the winter holidays and this was the best one. Staff were great from the day I phoned to book (and had special requirements) 'till the day we left (in contrast to a very bad experience in the ADDO main camp shop). House is typical SANParks, but has everything you need while spending most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you want a waterhole then Matyholweni rest camp will disappoint. It is in the bush and very close to the southern entry into Addo Elephant Park. The chalets are rustic and equipped for self catering. There is no restaurant here so you do have to make your own meals. I loved the peace and tranquility and we saw many... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

It was our first visit to Addo Park, and the Mathyholweni Camp was a great surprise. The camp is small, and not crowded. The cottages were very well maintained and spotless! We did a few regular drives during our three day stay and saw many animals ... And of course, elephant. The Sanparks staff were well trained in their respective... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed here in spite of it being above our typical budget, and it was worth it! The cottage was beautiful (far better than the cottages we stayed in later in Kruger Park for the same price), with a very good private kitchen and deck w/ braai overlooking the park. We also loved the fact that we could be up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Super quiet, clean and lovely. Very well equipped. Small balcony provided an amazing view of the area with bird visiting us in the morning. Good value unfortunately they were very busy so we could only stay one night here. Camp is easily accessible through one of the park's main gates only a short drive up the road., makes a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I booked this through the Sanparks website and it was an excellent base for exploring Addo. The little thatched cottage had a large main room that included the bed, table and chairs, and a kitchen area. There is also a small balcony area out back. The location allows you to get a great early start in the morning, which proved... More 

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Kommetjie, Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our first visit to Addo and we really enjoyed it. Matyholweni was an absolute dream of a camp. It is small and has individual units which are well spaced so you do not feel on top of anyone. Cottages were really excellent, spacious and comfortable. The staff were all friendly, helpful and the general overview of SANPARKS is doing SA... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

All the other camps were fully booked on the Easter weekend, except for the unit we found in the Matyholweni rest camp. This turned out to be a good choice, as it served as a very quiet, comfortable base from which to travel onto the different park roads during the day. In the evenings our chalet provided the perfect environment... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great camp and accommodation, far better than any camp in Kruger. We had the last chalet at the end so no cars passing and very little carrying noise from neighbours in the stillness. The chalet was clean and well maintained. Easy driving to waterholes or hides with over a hundred elephants with babies at the one waterhole. We also saw... More 

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Address: 3 km from Matyholweni Gate, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Matyholweni Rest Camp Hotel Addo Elephant National Park

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