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Addo Elephant Back Safaris

Route 355 | Zuurberg area, Addo Elephant National Park 6015, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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nicolepettersen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed two nights in a fabulous treehouse style lodge with a Jacuzzi outside (they all have Jacuzzis) the staff went above and beyond for us, they provided a campcot with bedding, made us lunch and brought it to the room on the day we arrived (as we arrived late), also provided dinner for us on the second night for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a wonderful time. The place is beautiful and tranquil. Collen, the manager, was extremely helpful and professional. The elephant guides were knowledgeable and highly capable. The rooms were luxurious and had everything we wanted. My only criticism is that when we were rained in and couldn't leave because the roads were flooded, there was clearly no plan in... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Amazing hotel, in every way! The hotel suits the surroundings and you really feel like you are in the bush (but in the most luxurious way). The room was huge, and had a hot tub, and a lovely balcony overlooking the savannah and the elephants in the distance. It was full board and the food was THE BEST I had... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Do not miss any opportunity to visit Elephant back safaris – from arrival we were treated like royalty, assisted by the friendliest, most accommodating staff, a special mention to Collin – who provided us with countless information on what to do and where to go. I will never forget my experience at EBS and my first encounter with beautiful big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After a four week conservation placement in the South African bush, I was looking to relax and recharge my batteries. The lodge, staff, elephants, food and setting did not disappoint. Unfortunately, my suitcase wasn't large enough to pack the chef. I will miss those freshly baked muffins for breakfast.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Yes we loved the elephants but were disappointed with this lodge not getting the basics correct. In spite of being surrounded by citrus orchards and with a plane flying In twice a day we were aghast that they did not serve any fresh fruit for breakfast, only tinned fruit. The fruit juice was clearly oros and not fresh juice. Accommodation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Fantastic huge tents in the middle of nowhere with wooden floor. You and Mother Nature with fantastic view! You have privacy and a jacuzzi on the terrace under the stars. The staff is friendly, the food is good. You really live and experience the elephants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This place is incredible - the staff, the elephants, the lodges, the setting and the dining experience in the evenings. If you are thinking about booking here then don't think just book it! I hope to come back here one day. It was one of my favourite stays anywhere in the world. The stars of the show are the lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Addo Elephant Safari Lodge has been nothing but a unique and beautiful experience. While the tents (which are more like little luxury suites), the view, the tranquility as well as the sorounding nature is a unique experience in itselff I mostly remember (and that is the reason I actually want to thank them) is the perfect hospitality provided by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

After teaching in one of the Eastern Cape's schools for a week, we (2 British teachers) wanted to finish our trip with a bit of luxury! And we weren't disappointed! Thank you to the hosts we had the most incredible couple of days in one of the gorgeous safari lodges. The hosts tended to our every need and the chef... More 

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