Offering daily game drives into Addo Elephant National Park, 5 mi away, this Colonial-style house has 2 outdoor pools. With free Wi-Fi, its stylish rooms are in thatched cottages in the garden.

Opening onto a private veranda or courtyard, each individually decorated room at Elephant House features a wooden ceiling. All are air conditioned and include a seating area with Persian rug.

Breakfast is served daily and light lunches can be taken on the terraces or by a pool. In the evening, 3-course candlelit dinners are accompanied by Cape wines. 24-hour room service is available.

Several covered terraces overlook the garden, each with sofas and antiques. There is a children’s play area and Club Room with a DVD player and games. Elephant-back safaris can be arranged.

In the Sundays River Valley, Elephant House is 21 mi from Kirkwood Golf Club. Transfers are available from Port Elizabeth Airport, 36 mi away. On-site parking is free.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Elephant House has been welcoming guests since Aug 3, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, Do you offer full day game drives? What time do you start in the morning? Whats the price for a full day game drive? Thank you
    Hello, thank you for your enquiry. Full day game drives are offered at R2500p.p and starts at 8.30am. Best wishes
    Answered on 21 December 2022
  • Hi there we are looking to book for 20-22 October and wondered if you would be offering dinner at that time? Thanks
    Hi, thank you for your enquiry. we aren't serving dinners - most of our guests prefer to go out to one of the nearby restaurants - 3 of them are v close to us. If you prefer to stay in we can make you a delicious snack platter. Best rgds Clive
    Answered on 18 September 2022
  • Please state the cost for meals and game drives. thanks, Freda
    Hi Freda Our game drives are currently R1360pp including park entrance fees, snacks and drinks. From 1 September 2022 the price will be R1550pp. We only serve breakfast but we have 4 great restaurants within a 5km radius of Elephant House
    Answered on 21 April 2022
  • Do you organise game drives/tours and if yes, how much are game drives in Jan 2023 ? Are they full day or half day and what are the start and finish times approximately, please
    Hi, Yes our in house guide takes 2 drives a day into Addo Morning drive from 08:30 - 12:30 Afternoon drive from 14:00 - 17:30 Both R1600pp inclusive of park entry fees, drinks and snacks.
    Answered on 21 August 2022
Hotel area info *
Amenities of Elephant House
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Playground
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Full-body massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM


8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Elephant House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Elephant House

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Elephant House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Elephant House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Game room
    • Canoeing
    • Manicure
    • Swimming pool
    • Neck massage
    • Horseback riding
    • Body treatments
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Full-body massage
    • Beauty services
    • Pedicure
    • Game drives
    • Couples' massage
    • Back massage

  • Guests staying at Elephant House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • Elephant House is 1.8 miles from the center of Addo.

  • Room options at Elephant House include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Chalet

  • Check-in at Elephant House is from 8:00 AM, and check-out is until 1:00 PM.