We arrived at Elephants Footprint Lodge and were immediately impressed by the great hospitality that awaited us. Geoff, the owner, was extremely kind and helpful with giving us all kind of information about the surroundings.
The huge rooms have an outside shower which we loved! There is an honesty bar in the cosy main room as well as a well-stocked wine cellar. We found it a great idea to have such appliances instead of a minibar in each room. Drinking alone is not half the fun. ;)
Geoff and his wife cook for their guests in the evening. You really don't want to go anywhere else for dinner, their food is fantastic. Try the desserts!
We met a couple with a 2 years old daughter there, to which Geoff was especially warm and caring. As he also has young children he knew exactly what they could do with the girl to keep her happy and that it was for example too much for her to go on a guided safari tour.
The lodge is only a few minutes drive away from the gate of the Addo Elephant Park which makes it an excellent place to stay if you want to visit the park.
In a nutshell: You get a lot for your money there and if we are ever again at Addo we will definitely stay there. Go for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephants Footprint Lodge offers excellent accommodation with 12 en suite rooms under thatch room in a lapa style. Situated 2km from the Greater Addo Elephant National Park Southern Gate. This makes it the gateway to the Route of the Giants and the ideal getaway for an unique and unforgettable holiday. ... more less
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