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The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two very nice round houses and could use extra facilities in the nearby lodge. Nice staff and good breakfast. The road was nearby and sometimes a lot of noice, otherwise it was nice to see which (strange) vehicules were driving by

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a family room (for four) in the main house. Very comfortable room and nice to have the shared lounge with fireplace. Very friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast. Hope the transition to new owner will it impact quality.

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Really nice place a couple of minutes from Addo Elephant Park. BBQ and kitchen available for guests. Garden and rondavell rooms are enjoyable. Can be cold during the night. Strongly recommended. There is a shop quite close.

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AardvarkAddo, Owner at The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers, responded to this review

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The best about this self catering establishment is its close proximity to Addo. It is very basic and run in a very environment-friendly manner. They like to recycle. Well stocked but the building work was done on a strict low budget and unfortunately it shows. Friendly owners and clean rooms, but expect most to be low budget.

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AardvarkAddo, Owner at The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope you had a comfortable stay with us, unfortunately it is not easy to offer reasonable rates and build expensive buildings.... Perhaps should have stayed at the referral accommodation ;) More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located just outside of Addo, this place provides a pleasant alternative to camping. Large braai pit, kitchen, and multiple common areas. Beautiful landscape. Perfect for groups or families looking for a getaway.

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AardvarkAddo, Owner at The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers, responded to this review

Many thanx for your review ;) More 

Tasch, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Beautifully located just 15 minutes from Addo Elephant's Main gate. The property is secured by a fence and you can only pass the gate when entering a code. On arrival er just honked and they opened the gate immediately. The c/i was quick and friendly with a Short tour. It is a beautiful place with a cozy Living Room area(TV,... More 

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AardvarkAddo, Owner at The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers, responded to this review

Amny thanx for your review. Hope you had a nice journey through South Africa. The Aardvark Team More 

Lindau, Germany
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Basically, I'm ambivalent at all to write this review. The predominant clientele: retired, esoteric teachers and organic food backpackers, but to each his own! But ultimately there is an obektive view: what do I get for the price i pay, considering the competitiors. From the perspective of a former frequent traveler is - what is offered - "appalling". For 50... More 

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AardvarkAddo, Owner at The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for spending time reviewing our guesthouse, several things come to mind after reading it: Clientele: we welcome a wide variety of clients, students, retired people, professionals, hikers, cyclists, ambassadors, mostly happy travelers. Ecology: we try to do our part, we ask our guests to sort out their garbage in order to bring it to the recycling companies. We... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Very friendly hosts. The rooms are clean and equipped for basic needs. Space for Parking and a very nice garden-area are rounding up the accomodation. We would stay there again for a few nights while being around Addo :)

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AardvarkAddo, Owner at The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come and see us when you're back in the neighborhood. The Aardvark Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We stayed at The Aardvark for one night before going to Addo Elephant Park. The guesthouse is very close to the park, which is very nice. Besides the park and a few restaurants, there's not much to do in the area. The guesthouse is very nice and cozy and there is a nice atmosphere. The garden is huge and very... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

What a great spot this is! From the rooms to the outdoor space - it was brilliant. One night was not enough but we made full use of the fire pit with an evening braai. Loved it all and will hopefully be back before too long! Thank you for a great stay!

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Many thanx for the review. Hope to see you again soon The Aardvark team. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-catering accommodation offering the discerning budget traveller a comfortable and sociable stay.Stay in our en-suite rooms in the main house or our traditional thatched en-suite rondawels or dorm rooms. Relax in our stylish lounge or enjoy refreshments on our deck outside. Prepare your meals in the well-equipped communal kitchen or enjoy our outdoor braai facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers

Address: PO Box 343, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: $10 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The AardVark Guesthouse and Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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