We chose this place for a bit of luxury during our 2 week fly drive of SA, and were not sure if it would live up to its rating or cost.
We needn't have worried - it delivered everything and more, and is good value for money.
All the little extras and attention to detail that transcend a place from a bog standard hotel to somewhere where you are made to feel special - from the little ferns placed on the pillows to the sorbets brought to you at the poolside!
Food (gourmet tasting menus in the evening and mega brekkers spread) and accommodation superb, and the friendly staff cannot do enough for you. The guide who took us on safari (Ruan) was chatting to customers in the dining area in the evening when off duty and even went to his room to get some fieldbooks to answer a question we asked him later in the evening.
Even the dogs are friendly, and anyone who calls their dogs Merlot, Shiraz and Bubbles is bound to be on our wavelength!
This place really does what it says on the tin (or its website, which doesn't even mention the lake teeming with birdlife that the dining veranda overlooks).
Nothing bad to say - go there!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodall is a beautiful property, situated on a peaceful citrus farm, 65km from Port Elizabeth and adjacent to the Addo Elephant Park. It is ideally suited for nature lovers, food and wine connoisseurs, as well as those seeking time out in the spa. Accommodation is private with exceptionally large rooms, especially the suites which have their own pools. There is a wide choice of relaxation areas, including indoor and outdoor sitting areas, library, sundowner deck and chill room. This award winning boutique hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the adjacent Addo Elephant Park, and nearby game reserves such as Schotia, Amakhala, Pumba, Kwantu and Elephant Back Safaris. Honeymooners are specially pampered in an environment of peace and privacy. Stylish, regional cuisine is served in the thatched dining room with views of resident herons, cormorants and rare waterbirds. The cuisine is inspired by the flavours of local ingredients and freshly picked herbs and vegetables. Complementing the menu is the Diner's Club Diamond award winning cellar, boasting a unique and comprehensive collection of fine South African wines, personally selected by the owner. The Citrus Spa offers a unique range of treatments, inspired by the surrounding orchards, and includes a sauna, hydrobath, steam room, Vichy shower and couple's therapy room and gym. Safaris to Addo Park depart daily Experience game at close quarters from Woodall's open Landcruiser. Five Star Country House (TGCSA). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodall Country House Hotel Addo