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Outdoor Pool (seasonal), Grounds, Sun Deck
Hiking, Cycling, Massage, Bikes Available (free)
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 2:30 PM
Until 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child under 12 years is charged ZAR 255 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged ZAR 382 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Situated on the banks of the Sundays River, Sundune Guest House offers a garden with terrace and free BBQ facilities. There is also a mini bar as well as a shared lounge and kitchen.
Score from 17 reviews Very good
Offering daily game drives into Addo Elephant National Park, 8 km away, this Colonial-style house has 2 outdoor pools. With free Wi-Fi, its stylish rooms are in thatched cottages in the garden.
Score from 32 reviews Excellent
Situated on the amongst citrus trees on the banks of the Sundays River, Casa Mia offers a health spa including an outdoor pool, hot tub and gym. The guest house features Mexican-style décor.
Score from 12 reviews Very good
Happy Jackal is conveniently located 2 km from the South Gate to Addo National Park.
Score from 136 reviews Excellent
Not a lot
The lodge itself has few amenities - if it was a lot cheaper it might be acceptable but it doesn't compare well against the several other B&B's we booked for our holiday. On the day we arrived we were advised that the on-site restaurant was closed (the alternative suggested in the area was poor in the extreme), several of the plugs in the room didn't work (resulting in them having installed several extension leads across the floor), the room heater was tiny (and its replacement had yet to be made operational) and one of the lights didnt work and there was no offer to replace the bulb when we raised this. In addition the walls are very thin and noise from the next room was intrusive. Overall I thought it poor and can not recommend it.
Closeness to Addo Elephant Park. Outdoor showers.
well-placed for a visit to Addo Elephant National Park. Spacious room located on veranda overlooking small pool and garden.
Room was dingy and poorly lit. Thin walls so could hear neighbours. The second night of our stay the restaurant only offered a buffet meal which was not great value for money for us.
We loved this place! We had an excellent stay with our little boy. The hotel is very close to Addo, so he could have his afternoon sleep and as soon as he was awake we coul enter the park for a second trip. We had dinner at the hotel every night and really loved it. They have a very good cook! The most amazing thing to do here, is to take a shower outside under the stars.
Friendly and helpful staff
The price - particularly for that time of year.
Being near Addo Elephant Park
You couldn't even get a sandwich or a snack and the wine by the glass came out of a box! You could hear guests in the room next door. There was no indoor shower and it was too cold to use the outside shower. There was no television in the room.
The facilities were excellent,the manager (Jeni) and Linda were always helpful and enthusiastic and our stay at the Lodge was very enjoyable.
As we were traveling without our own car, we were a little restricted in our movements. However Jeni was always ready to oblige, thus making our stay a very good experience.
Staff very friendly and hospitable. Comfortable relaxed environment Beds are very comfortable
No fridge in room.
Easy to travel to the Addo Park and Colechester dunes.Excellent breakfast. Nice bath and shower. Very comfy bed. Easy to find and very safe. Very helpful staff especially Jenny and also all the other lady at the desk that showed us our room and all the other staff that helped us. We will be back Corlia
Staff were fantastic
No Wi-Fi and problems with electricity
Decor, proximity to Addo, excellent fresh breakfast
At the time too quiet, poor wifi signal.
So impressed! Jeni and Dave took excellent care of me! Would totally go back if I ever get the chance!
Ideal for our visit to Addo National Park, located close to its south entrance gate. Very comfortable accommodation with all meals provided. Having all meals provided was very important because of the rural location. Very helpful staff who arranged that Derek Hewett would act as our guide for our enchanting day in Addo Park. Derek was wonderful - without him we would not have got the full benefit of the Park visit.
Location: 2 minutes to south entrance of Addo Elephant park Confortable beds and sofa African decor Outdoor shower Secure parking
Dinner was so-so
Very comfortable room , staff lovely & extremely helpful, great location for Addo
Only 5 minutes from the Elephant Park which was therefore easy to access. Very African décor. Very helpful staff. Enjoyed outside shower. Varied choices for both breakfast and dinner.
Hot water unobtainable on one occasion (but not a major problem)
Nice rooms. Very clean. Intimate resort. Cute outdoor shower. Close to Addo park. Free wifi and safe parking
No sound insulation so you hear your neighbors. Located in an area that is not attractive - doesn't feel you are close to a safari park. Breakfast canbe improved upon. Good for a night.
Very friendly and efficient manager. Fantastic location for visiting Addo Elephant Park. Just 2 minutes to south gate. Very easy drive from Port Elizabeth airport.
This was a last minute plan on New Year's eve when my husband and I decided to "make time for ourselves, away from family for a change". We were fortunate to get a booking for 2 nights at Elephants Footprint Lodge so close to Addo park which is one of our favorite game parks to visit. We arrived late at night but we were received very well. Staff was courteous and accommodating of our needs. Lodge is secure as safety was a concern for us as we reside in the US. Room was comfortable and decor favourably interesting as we usually stay at hotels. We loved the concept of "Honesty Bar" where patrons serve themselves drinks at any time without a bartender and write their consumption on a logbook. This showed class and treating paying patrons as mature adults!!
Nothing really. In fact, we found the Lodge location to be central for us to enjoy Blue Water's Bay as well within driving distance; as well as Addo Park. We definitely will return next year when we take our annual vacation to South Africa.
The accommodation was good - Comfortable and clean with interesting features. We appreciated the honesty bar and the attractive sun deck and pool.
We had a few minor issues with non-working lights and fan which were not addressed by the manager. The food - much praised by earlier visitors - did not live up to expectations and this disappointed as it was what made us choose Elephant's footprint as our first port of call. We were booked for two nights and were not told in advance that there would be no meals available on our second evening - December 29th. This establishment is some distance from the nearest village which only has a single pub serving indifferent food.
The "waterfall" showers in the rooms are nice to look at but are not convenient to use. The pool needs cleaning. One child missing on the booking, probably due to incorrect information on booking.com.
We stayed here on our honeymoon and Jeni (host) helped us make the most of our short stay on the fringes of Addo Elephant Park. Nothing was too much trouble, the facilities were good and the accommodation was lovely with great attention to detail.
The location to Addo Elephant Park. The accommodation.
Nothing but the closeness to the South entrance of Addo Elephantpark. The breakfast is ok, special wishes are catered for.
The Elephant Footprint Lodge boosts itself with a friendly and hospitable atmosphere due to its French owners, who would not only help with all kind of information but also ran a good restaurant with a well stocked winebar. Nothing of that was true, when we arrived December 31. Instead we learnt from the obviously overchallenged manager, that the restaurant was closed that night. She sent us to the only pub in the close by village, which was more than basic in terms of food and service. The lodge itself has a rather claustrophobic atmosphere: the windows to the outside open to walls, the windows to the inside to the gated patio with an artificial waterfall, which causes a stressful noise and despite the promise of the manager to shut it down at night, went off two times in the middle of the night. The cleaness of our room was rather poor. There is neither a tv set nor a fridge or a ac in the rooms and suites, though the lodge is ratet 4 stars! The area is remote and rather bleak, the nearest village has nothing to offer but a petrolstation, a supermarket and the already mentioned pub.
Room was beautiful and clean
The staff presence was basically non-existant, during the day nobody was around and at dinner our food took 2.5 hours. We were told the chef had quit that night but this was not well communicated and all we were given was a complimentary drink. The honesty bar ran low on the one drink my partner likes, we had to keep knocking on the kitchen door for service. The staff basically just ignored us. We also tried to book a game drive and were told it was full. I called the park and was able to book directly with no problem at all. I've never been somewhere that has such a lack of resources or any staff presence, if we had any questions there was literally nobody around to help us. Bizarre is the only way I can describe it.
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