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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We very disappointed about the service in general. We didn't get any information when we got checked-in. So we had to ask through for everything and got different informations about the same question. The meals were mediocre; the service plain bad, e.g. the beverage & wine menu was presented when we were served dessert! The elephant ride in the morning...

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I am truly so sorry to hear your experience and time with us was not what was expected. Please send me your contact details and email address. It would be greatly appreciated. Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

Reviewed August 10, 2016

My sister was visiting from Australia and we did the day trip elephant experience. It was breathtaking to see those big grey animals quietly round the bend with their handlers on their backs. To be so close to an African elephant, get to feed them and walk with them was the most amazing experience. The staff were great and extremely...

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Tam M, Marketing at Addo Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review - we absolutely love getting such positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We stayed as a couple for our Anniversary at this wonderful lodge. It was a long drive from Durban but well worth it. We were welcomed with a smile, loved our chalet/tent although the fist night was too windy and it felt like it was going to blow away. We arrived after 5pm and we had a shower and went...

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This review really made me smile, Thank you so much for your great review - we absolutely love getting such positive feedback. Hopefully we see you both again soon. Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Our anniversary weekend was only meant to be a relaxed 2 night stay in a remote lodge. We ended up making new friends and riding elephants. Thanks to Harry for your excellent hospitality and to Agnus for the great service. We will definitely recommend AEBS to our friends

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Thank you so much for your great review - we absolutely love getting such positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

Reviewed May 4, 2016

We booked at Addo Elephant Back Safari for our two year anniversary. From the moment we arrived Harry and all the staff at AEBS made us feel very welcome. We were amazed by the beautiful rooms and the effort they made to keep all the guests warm and cosy during the cold weekend. The interaction we had with the elephants...

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Thank you so much for your great review - we absolutely love getting such positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

Uitenhage, South Africa
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We did not stay overnight, but did the elephant back ride. Absolutely amazing experience!! What we like too is that the elephants are treated very humanely. They do a max of 3 rides a day so the elephants don't become irritable. The rest of the time they roam free on the resort. All the guides have more than a decade...

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Thank you so much for your great review - we absolutely love getting such positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

Johannesburg
Reviewed September 8, 2015

We booked at Addo Elephant Back Safaris through Groupon. For the discounted price, it was good value for money. I'm not sure I would pay the full price, but we really enjoyed our weekend there. It's a beautiful location in the Zuurberg mountains, about 45min drive from the Addo Park. The facilities in the luxury tents are excellent, from electric...

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George, South Africa
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Canvas/log cabin situated 60 min from the Addo in the Zuurberg mountains. Rough road through the pass not ideal for daily drives to the Addo but perfect if you want peace and tranquility. This resort mainly caters for guests who come for elephant back safari rides. As we only came to visit the Addo it was a bit far and...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 14, 2015

Set high in Zuburg mountains. The trip up was a real battle because of the rains and the rivers being swollen. We took the route past the Zuburg inn and had to ring the hotel as we could not get through the water. Collin the manager phoned a guy to come and help . He drover our car through for...

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nicolepettersen
Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed two nights in a fabulous treehouse style lodge with a Jacuzzi outside (they all have Jacuzzis) the staff went above and beyond for us, they provided a campcot with bedding, made us lunch and brought it to the room on the day we arrived (as we arrived late), also provided dinner for us on the second night for...

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Thank you so much for your great review - we absolutely love getting such positive feedback, its is valued greatly. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you visit again soon! Tamlyn McMullan Marketing

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ADDO ELEPHANT LODGE AND SAFARIS Luxury Accommodation, Elephant Encounters, Game Drives & Chartered Scenic Flights in Addo, Eastern Cape Situated within the Greater Addo region, adjoining the Addo Elephant National Park, just a short distance from Nelson Mandela Bay metropole, our fully fenced game reserve is both malaria free and tourist friendly. Whether you just want to relax, or are looking for an action-packed adventure trip, we also offer you a unique elephant experience. Our lodge has been awarded 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Addo Elephant Back Safaris

Address: Route 355 | Zuurberg Mountains, Addo Elephant National Park 6015, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Price Range: $494 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Addo Elephant Back Safaris 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Loved the rooms on the top with best views as opposed to the ones in the bottom right in the forest no views.”
 of 5 bubbles Nhlangcoya, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking the small lake where the elephants splash was great”
 of 5 bubbles 993addo, Aug 3, 2015 | Read review
“All lodges /tents are great”
 of 5 bubbles 121susan, Jun 14, 2015 | Read review
“Im sure they tell you this on the website, but I would strongly recommend using a 4by4 to get to the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolepettersen, Apr 7, 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in Wild Olive. Lovely room with beautiful views.”
 of 5 bubbles AbiSalmon, Sep 15, 2014 | Read review
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