It says 4 star on the guides but this should be changed to 6 star! Molly and Conor are the perfect hosts and they welcome you into an idyllic location where the suites are out of this world. We had dinner one night and it was superb, the breakfasts were first class. Conor took us on a game drive at Addo and this was the best game drive of our lives (including when we went on to Shamwari!). There was of course Zack who is a star in his own right and probably the friendliest dog in the world. To cap it all off we even had our car washed in the morning. You couldn't ask for more - Molly even got recommendations for meals in Franschoek and booked us dinner for later in the week. I just wish that we had based our entire stay around The Colonial.
Dave & Jacke (Frodsham, England)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the name suggests, "Colonial Africa" is the theme in architecture, decor, setting and atmosphere of The Colonial on Arundel. Nestling in citrus orchards on a working farm, only 10 minutes from the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, this 4 star 2-suite facility offers understated luxury, coupled with relaxed, friendly attention, and is enhanced by highly acclaimed cuisine. Each suite has private entrance, its own private lounge and private swimming pool. Attention to detail in the suites is a trademark of Molly’s personality...luxury guest amenities, toweling gowns, tea & coffee facilities, safes, swimming towels, coffee table books and magazines, alarm clock. In-house safaris with Conor, the owner and a registered guide, to the Addo Elephant National Park, will enhance your African adventure. These tours are undertaken in a Landrover Defender and offer the visitor an experience in wildlife, culture and unforgettable scenery. Conor and Molly have created a truly special place that goes to the very heart of relaxation and comfort. The establishment is complimented by a poolside outdoor lounge and an outdoor bath. Within easy reach are mountain walks, horse-riding, elephant back safaris, farm excursions, cheetah breeding farm tours and visits into nearby private reserves. The Colonial is truly a place where our guests leave as friends, to return time and time again. The warm welcome feeling extends right down to our Head of Public Relations, Zack the Labrador, who successfully creeps into everyone’s heart. Within a 45-minute drive of Port Elizabeth Airport and the beaches, and also the gateway to the Karoo, as well as to the Garden Route to Cape Town, The Colonial on Arundel is truly the desirable Eastern Cape place to be in every respect. Welcome to the real Africa. ... more less
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