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Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Ranked #16 of 57 Greater Addo B&B and Inns
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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“Very recommendable, friendly staff and perfect for nature lovers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We received a very warm welcome from Laura and Emilio. Our lodge and the rooms were designed with loving attention to detail and very african-like and authentic! Impressive!
There is also a swimming pool.
As it is a self-catering accommodation, do not forget to bring something to cook - we forgot it, but were helped instantly by the nice hosts! They provided us with ingredients for spaghetti bolognese, which was really very nice! :)
The Addo Palace is located in full nature, about 1 hour 20 min away from the place, where our game drive began.

If you like some silence and peace, you should not miss this place! We can only recommend this guesthouse! The hosts are very nice and helpful! Absolutely worth it!!
Thank you again, Emilio and Laura - muchísimas gracias otra vez por la ayuda y por el tiempo maravilloso que hemos pasado allí!!

Saludos cordiales desde Suiza,
Jenny & Désirée

Room Tip: Ask Emilio, he surely loves to help you! :)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Elaine E, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Hi there friends from Switzerland.
Unfortunately I did not meet you personally, as I took over as Manager in May 2013.
I would like to thank you for your positive review. It is great to hear that the guests enjoyed their stay.
The Palace has been upgraded and now we have a feminine touch in the Palace.
If you ever return to South Africa, please visit us again. I would love to meet you.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were totally blown away by this hidden gem hidden right under our noses. We stayed in the main lodge and it was simply amazing. Addo Palace makes one feel like they are in a home away from home rather than at a guest house. Service was second to none. Facilities are top notch. Totally recommend it to any and everyone. We are already discussing a return with a whole bunch of friends.
Thank you for making our getaway memorable.
Anees and Nicole Mohamed

Room Tip: If in the main lodge try and get a room facing the same direction as the lounge/braai area.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you so much for your response. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

What a wonderful experience! It is so beautiful, and the lodge is stunning inside.
We were received with such a warm welcome! great hosts! wish we could stay longer !
Very relaxing, amazing views, beautiful decor inside the lodges, and a absolute must to stay over if ever in that area.
Thank you Addo Palace for treating us like royals, we would defnitley be back for more!
Highly recommended.

Ansone Stoffberg & family.

Room Tip: All 3 lodges are beautiful.
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Elaine E, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Hi there!
Thank you for your positive review - it is much appreciated.
I have taken over as Manager in May 2013.
I invite you to come and visit us again, as the Palace has gone through an upgrading which I think you will appreciate.
Hope to see you soon.
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Property: Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Address: | Kromrivier Valley, Paterson, 6105, South Africa (Formerly Addo Palace "Ndebele Bush Lodge")
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Greater Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Addo Bush Huts are environmentally friendly as they use just solar power. The mud huts are located on the side of a mountain with superb mountainous and valley views. Perfect for adventurous heart, real bush experience. ... more   less 
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