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Addo African Home
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Addo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
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“nice place to stay, for a great price!”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Shame we were only here onde day. We stayed in a rondavel which was fine. Nice garden to relax. Very good breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Louvain-al-Neuve
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We have stayed there for a family trip. And it is a very good value for money. Owners (french-Swiss) are welcome and take care of their guests. The house is beautiful, breakfast amazing and the facilities are perfect ... all you need. The rooms are very spacious and clean. It is just a 5 minutes drive from shop and restaurants and 10 min from Addo. It is really the perfect place to stay to enjoy a family trip in Addo .... We highly recommend it !!!! Thank you for the friendly and helpful advises received from the owners.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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East London, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2011

My fiance and I and some friends stayed at The Aardvark and we were pleasantly surprised at the accommodation. The rooms were nice and clean with a little coffee station. We used The Aardvark as our base for a canoe trip up the Sundays River and for day trips to Addo Elephant National Park and it worked out perfectly. The braai facilities are very sociable and I met a few travelers around the braai. We stayed in both a private room and their rondavel options and both allowed for a very good nights rest. The hosts are also very friendly and attentitive to ones requests. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

A wonderful location that I can only recommend to other travellers. The location is perfect for visiting Addo Elephant Park which is only 5 minutes away. Other reviews mention the cleanliness and comfort at the Aardvark and I can confirm this - whether in the dorms or in private rooms. As well, the breakfast good value with great quality. Dani and Claude are wonderful hosts - very informative and have great ideas for short side trips and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2011

We stayed in this lovely, luxury backpackers for 3 nights during our trip to Addo Elephant Park.

We have two kids and we had two adjacent rooms inside the main building. The rooms were perfect - lovely and comfortable with great linen.

The place is beautifully furnished - we've stayed in many much less homely hotels, so don't think for one minute that you are roughing it!

There are great self-catering facilities, a lovely outdoor area to sit and a pool (although this was dry on our visit). The rondavels and tents looked great, although we didn't stay in them.

There is a pc for emails and you can have breakfast if you wish (we self catered).

All in all, we thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed January 22, 2011

We enjoyed our night at The Aardvark, it was clean, save, cosy and had friendly owners. For little money you can stay in a very nice Rondavel. There is a small shop about 2 km from the Aardvark to buy some stuff for breakfast or a braai. We had a nice braai the evening we stayed. We visited the Addo park early the next day, the Main gate is only ten minutes away! Like the title says, perfect stay before going to Addo Park, even for more nights if you don't stay the night in the Addo Park.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

Absolutely ideal, if you want to spend a few days at Addo. The accomodation was comfortable and there was a nice "family" feel to the place for people travelling alone.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Addo African Home
Address: Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Addo African Home 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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