We stayed 3 nights in the self catering, thatched bungalow which set the scene for our first game drive and we thought that both the accommodation and facilities available were of a high standard. This was our first experience with a mosquito net and yet we found that we did not need it and in fact sat outside without any problem until late every night. The nearest restaurant also has a deli attached and we found the food there to be both excellent quality and good value. On one night we ordered dinner which was delivered to the room, Boboti, absolutely delicious. The highlight was our afternoon out with Delano otherwise our choices would have been a shortened version with a park guide or driving our own car. His raised truck allowed us to get a much better view of the animals and he was able to use his knowledge and contacts to get us to the best spotting opportunities. That trip turned out to be one of his top 3 and his enthusiasm was infectious. In fact we got so close to lions, elephants, warthogs, buffalos and kudo that although we had left the next day free to do our own thing we sat by the pool because we felt the experience couldn't be bettered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- COME AND RELAX IN OUR TRANQUIL ENVIRONMENT, WITH ONLY SOUNDS OF NATURE AT YOUR DOORSTEP... De Old Drift Guest Farm, a short distance from the little village of Addo in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape province and only 15min drive from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, with its big Seven, and numerous other species. De Old Drift is a working citrus farm, one of the smallest but most peaceful farms in the area. Take a tour through the orchards and venture down to The Sundays river, only a short 2km away, where Njala, Kudu’s and Rooibok can be seen on the ridge of the mountain. Relax around the pool after a long day at the Elephant Park, or take a walk through the garden and orchards, when the trees are in blossom, the smell of citrus permeates the air. Enjoy our refreshing breakfast in our thatched roof lapa overlooking the garden and swimming pool area. Adventure, fun and games await children, where Pumba (Labrador), Timone (Jack Russel) and Mufasa (Bullmastiff) love to make new friends and play... a little paradise for all children. Your hosts Neels, Juanita and Steffi, will make sure that your stay will be one to remember. ... more less
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