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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

If you need a breakaway from your everyday lifestyle Addo Reach is the place to go. John and Eli's hospitality is the best I ever received they make you feel so at home, from the get there with her muffins and coffee on the patio, the 5 star breakfast the next morning or the drinks at the fire with them... More 

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Thank stellagriebenouw
Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

Dear Riddin Family - lifts the soul when we make people happy - and then the bonus of having lovely people stay which means 'tis a win/win situation. Thank you for your fabulous review and we really do look forward to you visiting us again - the golf course gets better by the day (indeed have just had a shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

John and Eli clearly run their guesthouse with genuine love and care. Beautiful rooms, no request too much, bespoke picnics, vast local knowledge, helpful phone calls to arrange visits, delicious breakfast (homemade muffins, bacon, sausages, eggs) oh and that is after the fruit and muesli. John's braai in the evening with an abundance of meat and great wine. Thank you... More 

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

Paul, THANK YOU, from us to you and Ali and Gill for such great company and for very kind words. The best part of a 'job' like this is to have guests arrive who leave as friends. Now how good is that? Hope Gill recovered from her bad cold and that Cape Town was all you hoped for. Look forward... More 

Hertfordshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

John and Eli run a B&B in the old railway manager’s house. Three exquisite double bedrooms, spotless and fully equipped. There is also Hein’s Cottage which is self-catering, and equally good. Your hosts are charming and breakfast is served on their dining table. Alicedale is not on the main tourist trail which is a shame. It is very convenient for... More 

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

Thank you J and J for being such delightful guests and coming back to us for an extra visit once you had enjoyed Shamwari and all it offers! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics taken in Addo and look forward to seeing the ones you hold in drop box. Am technically dyslexic so might need help in downloading same. Take... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I can honestly say that this was the best guest house I've ever stayed in. Eli and John's hospitality is second to none and we were treated like family. There is so much to do in the area, the Addo elephant park is close by as well as Shamwari nature reserve and not forgetting the beautiful golf course they have... More 

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

A big THANK YOU Bernie for kind words - JB thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf, and looks forward to your next visit when he says he won't let you win so easily!! Have the happiest and most peaceful 2016. It really was grand to have you stay. Warmest E and J More 

Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had a brilliant 2 nights with Elie and John- just wish we could have stayed longer. Ideal ground floor accommodation which suited my husband who has mobility difficulties- the rooms are tastefully decorated with all sorts of interesting features throughout the house and garden. Wonderful food, good company round the table and our hosts are very knowledgable of the... More 

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Thank Hilda J
Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

Dear Both - we too wish you could have stayed longer. Thanks for the laughter and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Temps here have been in the middle 40's over the Christmas Holiday period, so we would have had to import the Cape Town Jacuzzi!! Fondest, E and J. More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We are a group of mountain bikers who enjoy multi-day rides in the back country of the Eastern Cape where there are plenty of beautiful, quiet places to visit. Recently we cycled from Grahamstown to Alicedale, taking the back road past New Year's dam, and camped at Hein's Cottage before going up the Krom River road, across the Zuurberg and... More 

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

Richard - thank you for such a splendid review. What a pleasure it was to have you guys 'in the garden' sharing your route plans (have to say it makes me tired just thinking about riding to the post office!!). We really do look forward to seeing you again, and it is reviews such as yours that help us get... More 

Denbigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We've just had a brilliant road trip from Cape Town to Addo. We've stayed in some fantastic five star hotels and apartments but the best of experience of all was at Addo Reach and Hein Cottage. We were travelling with friends. We stayed in Hein Cottage and they had two beautiful rooms in the main house. Eli and John are... More 

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

TheSykes - thanks for the splendid words and even more for your visit to us again. A little bird tells me we might see you again in February. Please give warm regards to Bernie, Helen and Pete, those mad folk you brought along with you. Look forward to seeing them again, and tell Bernie John getting into training for their... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

A fabulous place to stay with really welcoming and friendly hosts Eli and John. We stayed in the cottage which was really private, comfortable, homely and clean. Great breakfast and picnic lunch provided and really made to feel welcome and part of the family. Perfect location for Shamwari Game Reserve and the Born Free Foundation which is a stunning place... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Eli made us feel at home right from the start, and her welcome every evening made it feel like we were coming home. And as if that wasn't enough, we got treated to delicious meals eaten in the cosy farm-style kitchen, great braai fires and had beautiful rooms decorated with flair and attention to detail. Eli and her team were... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We're a film crew from Germany and had the pleasure to spend a couple of nights with Eli - who took such good care of us! The rooms are cosy, spacious and make you feel like home, Eli's breakfast was delicious and we were not treated like guest, but like friends. If you ever go to Alicedale, that's the place... More 

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach, responded to this review

Thank you Maja and Team - and congratulations on the documentary you produced during your stay with us show-casing this beautiful part of the world and the wonders of MOHAIR!! Thanks also for the link http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051485-016/360-geo-reportage. Not sure how we will be able to view and enjoy, but if all else fails, perhaps we could organise a copy on DVD?... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer the choice of a spacious self catering cottage with private patio, sleeping two in twin beds, with all you need for your comfort, or The Aloe Room, queen sized bed, large full ensuite bathroom or The Spekboom, a cozy space with two single beds, and ensuite shower and toilet. Singles can be made into King Size. Within easy walking distance of the Bushman Sands Golf Resort and Beyond Adventure Campus, and surrounded by game reserves - Shamwari, Pumba, Scotia, the famous Addo Elephant Park, to name a few. The historical city of Grahamstown, an easy drive away, and within an hour's drive of Port Elizabeth and its international airport we offer the best value in accommodation, with tbe benefit of being close to major tourist attractions. Breakfast, packed lunches, dinner, are available with prior notice and whilst Alicedale doesn't offer the 'fast life' it offers you peace, quiet, bird life and tranquility. The opportunity to kick back and relax, enjoy the clear skies, bird song and a true South African welcome! Come visit!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Addo Reach

Address: 2 Republic Street, Alicedale 6135, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Alicedale
Price Range: $39 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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