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THE ELEPHANT HOUSENear the Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape
The Elephant House is an exclusive 9 bedroomed lodge situated near the Addo Elephant National Park in the fertile sun-drenched Sundays River Valley. The Elephant House Safari Co. is the in-house safari division where qualified guides conduct excellent daily game drives into the Addo Elephant Park on open Land Cruisers as well as cultural, historical & agricultural tours in the valley. Other options include horseback safaris into Addo, a helicopter trip to the beach and day visits to the various private game reserves in the area.
At a Glance
9 spacious bedrooms are beautifully decorated opening out onto courtyards and private verandas. Sip a sundowner before a sumptuous candle-lit dinner; prepared with great flair and personal attention. After a hot day in the bush, return for a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or retreat to one of the deep verandas or to the map room.
Wildlife Game Drives, Self Drive and walking trails are available. Photography and birding day tour can be arranged. The Guest House has a swimming Pool.
In the high season (October to May), Monday to Friday Lana Cloete, the in- house masseur is able to offer our guests a complimentary pampering session in her purpose built "treatment room and boma"
Addo Elephant National Park is one of the world's great conservation success stories and embraces one of the highest concentrations of big game in Africa and thus offers some wonderful game viewing opportunities. In addition to the famous elephants of Addo there are also lion, buffalo, black rhino, hyena, jackal and a variety of antelope species. Of the smaller animals the surricates and the flightless dung beetle are of great interest. Over 150 species of birds have been recorded in the area.
The Elephant House is only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport. Road transfers can be arranged from Port Elizabeth Airport and air transfers in light aircraft can be arranged from Plettenberg Bay.
Children are most welcome and baby sitters are available on request. Children also have full use of the "Club Room" which has games, a TV with a DVD library, and a laptop computer. Children under 4 years stay free.
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.