We had the great fortune of staying at The Happy Jackal Guesthouse for 3 nights, whilst visiting Addo National Park. Colchester is not the prettiest town we have visited, but the Happy Jackal is a real haven.
Liz and Peter were perfect hosts. They made us feel very welcome and could not do enough for us. Peter made his delicious bread every morning, and the home made jams, were a treat. A full English breakfast followed which included home made suasages. On the first morning we made mention that we like Green Tobasco sauce, on our eggs, The next morning there stood , a brand new bottle of green tobasco. ! This is an example of how much care and attention Liz and Peter put into the running of their Guesthouse.
The building had a wonderful Thatched roof, great African decor, and was very spacious inside. Our room was upstairs, large and overlooked the river. It was very well appointed and immaculate.The bed was very comfortable and there was tea and coffee making facilities. A small bar frdige was in the room too.
We had a large balcony to sit out on, morning and night. The Happy Jackal is only minutes to the South Gate of Addo National Park. We are so glad we stayed here and not in the park.
One evening we walked to a nearby restaurant for a good quality dinner.This was recommeded by Liz and Peter.
Another night we went on a Game drive at Schotia reserve, and this included an evening BBQ, which was excellent, and included in the prce of the game drive.
LIz recommended this game drive, and I would second this. Another day, Liz arranged for Derek from Dungbeetle Tours, to take us on a Game drive into Addo National Park. This was probably one of our best days spent during our one month stay in South Africa. Derek and his 4 WD Land Cruiser found herds of elephants, lots of other animals, and even a lion. We did not get around to having our luch until 4.00 pm, as we were having such a great time with him. Thanks to Liz and Peter again.!! for recommending Derek and Dung Beetle tours.
We would have no hesitation in recommending The Happy Jackal Guesthouse to anyone who is in the Addo Nationaal Park area. Liz and Peters expertise with running this beatuful Guesthouse and with recommending fantastic activities, will assure you of a memorable stay in South Africa.
Thanks Liz and Peter
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