From what I understand Nyathi Rest Camp has opened in Addo Elephant National Park in September 2016 but besides a couple of stories about the opening I can't seem to find any reviews about the accomodation which is supposed to be open for about 7 months now which seems a bit odd for me. My wife, 17 month old daugther and myself are planning a Cape Town, Garden Route round trip this September/October and also plan to visit Addo for a night or 3/4 around 7/8 October. I already have a booking for 3 nights at the main camp for the small CH2 chalet but when I checked booking system of Sanparks I found out there is a "new" camp with luxury units in beautiful surroundings which still has full availability for my dates.
To take a long story short, has anyone experienced this new camp already and what are your thoughts? Is it worth the ZAR 1.800 per unit per night? Are there any game drive routes in the Nyathi area to drive or do you always have to go to the main game drive area? Is the camp fenced? Is the unit suitable for a small child?
Please let me know as the photos I have seen do look tempting. But on the other hand I would miss out on the waterhole at main camp and the birdhide which we could easily visit with or without my little girl