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Lupus Den Country House
Ranked #3 of 8 Sunland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria
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8 reviews
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“Exceptional Guesthouse”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent 4 nights at this lovely, peaceful guest house which was truly a highlight of our 4 week trip to South Africa. Priscilla and Noel have done a remarkable job of making Lupus Den such an exceptionally comfortable and relaxing place.

We stayed in the Kingfisher Suite which provided us with everything you might expect from a guesthouse of this high quality. The suite was suprisingly large, immaculately clean, very bright and such a delight to stay in. The bed was amazing, the shower so large and the patio so nicely done with comfortable chairs and tables in a very serene setting just steps from the citrus groves. Our breakfasts were sumptuous and delicious as were the dinners that we were provided with during our stay.

Priscilla is a very caring and charming hostess and from our very first contact with her, we knew we would be staying with someone who would truly ensure that our stay and our experiences in the area would be everything we wanted them to be. She made all our arrangements for Addo Park, Schotia Game Reserve and Amakhala Game Reserve before our arrival and provided us, on arrival, with a terrific map showing us all the directions, roads and distances to these places. We found this map so helpful that we never ventured out without it.
If you want to take a tour of Addo, I would highly recommend that you ask Priscilla to book Sorita for your tour as we had the most amazing day with this lovely person.

We will always remember our stay at beautiful Lupus Den and we would,without hesitation, most highly recommend.a stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I spent a lovely 4 nights here in April while visiting Addo & Scotia game parks as it is a relatively short distance from both places. Priscilla is an excellent host and chef providing a very nice 3 course dinner three of the four nights we were there,
This extensive lodge with swimming pool is a great choice if you want a place to chill out between safari's, Priscilla's husband Noel even gave us a very informative tour of their fruit growing operation.
Little touches like free Sherry in the room and being able to watch my favorite sport of football made this a really enjoyable stay for us, we have no hesitation in giving it our highest recommendation. Thank you Priscilla & Noel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights in February this year. We had a wonderful stay and Priscilla's hospitality was simply fantastic! Our room was comfortable, we slept very well and the house and garden is restful and peaceful. The house is a bit off the beaten track in the most delightful way, and even though is lovely and quiet - all the parks and things of interest are a short drive away. We ate at Lupus Den every night - the food was varied and totally delicious, with good choice of wine to accompany. A really good find and VERY good value for bed, breakfast and dinner too. Thank you!! We miss you! Kellie and Amber.

  • Stayed February 2014
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George, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had a lovely stay with Priscilla and Noel; so peaceful and the hospitality and food were outstanding. We felt completely at home with a very relaxed atmosphere. We met some very nice people who were also very emamoured with with Lupusden.

Room Tip: We had a lovely room (room1) and we were shown the other rooms which were also beautiful. Priscilla...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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George, South Africa
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Priscilla and Noel Walton are the most wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make one feel at home. A tea tray and milk tart was served to us on arrival -such gracious hospitality is indeed rare today. As restaurants are quite far from this guesthouse, Priscilla offers a three course dinner to her guests as an extra. For us, this just added to the complete enjoyment of unwinding and relaxing. Her food is absolutely delicious. As much as we enjoy eating out at good restaurants, there is nothing that beats a really wonderful home-cooked meal. Priscilla has a flair for hospitality, and it shows in all that she does - the fresh flowers on the tables and in the rooms, the presentation of her meals, and her gracious engagement with all her guests. Home-baked rusks, and tea and coffee are set out in each room on beautifully laid trays, and drinking tea out of a fine bone china cup, just adds to the enjoyment.The beautiful shaded lush garden provides welcome protection from the scorching sun in the summer, and added to that, all the rooms are air-conditioned. The Walton's have different rooms to accommodate different pockets and groups. Would we return? Absolutely.
For people wanting a base to work from while visiting Addo, I highly recommend Lupus Den.
Just one word of advice: please follow Priscilla's directions on how to get to Lupus Den, and do NOT use Google maps/GPS to guide you. Somehow, Google have planted this guesthouse in the middle of the nearby township and despite Priscilla trying to remedy this with Google, she has not come right. We are going to try and lodge this with Google as well.

Room Tip: There are three rooms in the homestead and three out in the garden. We stayed in the homestead and f...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

I cannot say enough about Priscilla and Noel and our wonderful 3 days at Lupus Den! Besides the fabulous rooms, beautiful old home, grounds , helpfulness in making suggestions and bookings for us, classy meals with a healthy touch ... etc, etc.... Priscilla was a thoroughly warm and kind woman who shared her time with us and made our time at Lupus Den so very special. I consider her a friend and sincerely suggested she visit us in Canada when she visited her son on her next visit. We would love to host them in return!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

My group of 8 German friends, my wife and I had the most wonderful stay at Lupus Den. Noel and Priscilla Walton are wonderful hosts, paying attention to the finest detail. Luxurious accommodation, a property kept in immaculate condition and a wonderful three course home cooked dinner, as well as a sumptuous, appetising breakfast contributed to an unforgettable experience and stay. We will go back! Thank you ever so much.

Room Tip: All rooms offer very good value for money, but Kingfisher is the flagship apartment.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Lupus Den Country House

Property: Lupus Den Country House
Address: Lupus Den | Enon Road, Sunland, Sundays River Valley 6115, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Sunland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Sunland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lupus Den Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect place to unwind in a warm & friendly atmosphere, Lupus Den Country House is situated on our working citrus & cattle farm in the Sundays River Valley, approximately 25 minutes from the Addo Elephant Park. We offer comfortable to luxury accommodation in our Homestead & Garden Cottage set in a tranquil garden with large, sparkling pool, shaded by many beautiful trees. When not out exploring the local attractions, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural setting. In the evenings, on request, we serve a set 3-course candlelit, home-cooked dinner - a delicious way to end a day of exciting game-viewing. The enjoyment of our guests is a top priority so we will help where we can with bookings for safari outings to various game reserves in the vicinity or arrange the services of a private guide to the Addo Park. ... more   less 

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