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Addo Rest Camp

36 km from Matyholweni Gate, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
Addo Rest Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Addo is not Kruger but it is a very nice place to visit. Not as many animals to see but you are virtually assured of elephant sightings. Only seen Lions once but heard them loud and clear during the night near our camp! Did see black rhino and the photo's proved it to friends who have been visiting for 40... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traveled to the Main Rest camp with friends from Alaska. Being return visitors it is very apparent that Addo has improved over the years and yet maintained it's charm. The rest camp is always clean and well maintained. The Rondavels we were in are still standard SAN Parks basic and rustic. The air-con is still noisy, the shower small... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to camp, giving u the advantage of being in the park an hour before the main gates open. The area is clean, there is a communal kitchen with kettles, fridges, stoves and boiling water for coffer on tap. Each camp site has a table and chair, so no need to shlep that along too. The camp has resident... More 

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dublin ireland
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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Addo has always been a favourite rest camp,with very good and reasonably priced accomodation and plentiful sightings of elephants and other animals in a natural habitat. However,like most Sanpark camps the catering was not good with grumpy staff and very poor quality.What a great surprise to find the restaurant managed by Cattle Baron,a very high quality restaurant chain and the... More 

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Aarschot
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had chalet number 35 close to the fence and saw a lot of elephants , warthog, kudu, and on a morning even 2 passing cheetahs just from our porch. The room has everything you need to make your own lunch or dinner (braai and fulle equiped kitchen). Nice and clean for the rest. Restaurant on the premises does a... More 

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Nijkerk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at the family chalet for just one night; nice private chalet with a nice porch with a beautiful view over Addo park and lots of birds in the morning. Great base to enter the park very early. We did several self drive safaris and saw lots of animals including lots of elephants and two lions.

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halesowen
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed in a self catering chalet and the position and facilities were good. There was a good restaurant and a shop which had good souveniers but the food selection could have been better for the self catering guests.We did several self drive safaris and saw lots of animals we also took on very reasonably priced guided safari and spotted... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The accomodation is more basic but totally sufficient if you stay for a few nights. The spacious chalet had a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. They could renovate the bathrooms soon, but they are 100% clean. The camp has a little shop and a mediocre restaurant, but we would recommend to do your own barbecue (all chalets have barbecue... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have recently returned from a trip to South Africa where we stayed in Addo for one night in the forest huts. This was excellent value for 8 people. We had wanted a family chalet but only the forest huts, with a shared kitchen, were available. And what a gem they were! It's like glamping. All bedding and towels provided.... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Good restcamp, with a store and restaurant (food is okay, not great). Book a rondavel overlooking the floodlit waterhole: we saw elephants from the comfort of our porch. We did a self-drive, so can't comment on the guided game-drives. The chances of seeing all the Big Five in Addo are second to none, but it is still a beautiful park... More 

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