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Happy Jackal is conveniently located 1.2 mi from the South Gate to Addo National Park. This guest house features an outdoor pool and the spacious rooms come with satellite TV, and a refrigerator.

All rooms at the Happy Jackal Guest House have a bright décor with rustic touches. Each has a bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. It also has a refrigerator and a satellite TV. Some rooms have a patio with river views.

The Happy Jackal serves guests a free breakfast each day. BBQ facilities are available and the property offers guided game drives, in a game viewing vehicle, at an additional cost.

The guest house offers a range of facilities, including solar heated outdoor pool and free parking. Laundry facilities and safety deposit boxes are also offered.

Activities such as sand boarding, sunset river boat cruises can be arranged in advance.

Dinner is also to be booked in advance, as it is on request certain days only.

Game viewing vehicle, at an additional cost, which is to be paid in CASH on arrival.

The Happy Jackal Guest House is 25 mi from Port Elizabeth.

Happy Jackal is a beautiful establishment, where you would return to, once you have visited.

Management and staff will look after you that you would not want to leave.

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

Happy Jackal Guest House has been welcoming guests since Mar 15, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

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

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
3 twin beds
1 king bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
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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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  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    We are situated 5 minutes drive from an amazing private beach, Sand dunes and the Sundays River.
    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?
    It could be arranged, providing it has availability
    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • Hi we are looking to book for weekend of 8-10 April do you have braai facilities (for private use)?
    Good morning, We only have a communal braai at the lapa and swimming pool Warm regards Suzette Happy Jackal Guest House Manageress
    Answered on 1 April 2022
  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?
    We are 5 minutes drive from the Beach, but the River with our own Jetty is 100 metres from our Lodge
    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • Hi there. Looking to book in with 5 friends for the evening. Is this available ? We would be looking to book in from lunch time. Kind regards Matt
    No problem Matt. See which rooms you would like.
    Answered on 28 October 2021
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Managed by Happy Jackal Guest House

Company review score: 9.6Based on 155 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Be reassured, we have already made a few changes to the way we operate and are continuously updating our safety requirements, listening carefully to advice from the government as well as our Department of Health and The World Health Organisation. We have always put the health and safety of our guests first, but now more so than ever. We would like to thank you for your ongoing support through this challenging time. Peter spoils all the guest with a freshly baked loaf of bread for each table daily at Breakfast, while Liz has all her different home made Jam to choose from. All of this is followed by a Full English Breakfast, just before you leave to go and enjoy the day with our Guide at Addo Elephant National Park, which is situated a mere 2 minutes away from us.

Property info

Happy Jackal Guest House Welcomes You Visit the Addo Elephant Park in our open game-viewing Landrover with our qualified game-ranger. Big Five game-viewing on our doorstep makes the Happy Jackal the perfect choice of luxurious accommodation. This river lodge lies on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River and only 2 minutes drive from the Addo Elephant National Park. Extensive lawns stretch down to the Happy Jackal jetty where across the river unspoilt, natural bush is the habitat of Kudu, bushbuck, water mongoose and Cape Clawless Otters. Port Elizabeth and its airport are only half an hour away. We offer a choice of bed and breakfast rooms in the Lodge or self-catering units. Guests may choose from ground floor rooms opening onto private patios and the riverbank or impressively large, thatched upstairs rooms, each with its own thatched deck. Please note that no children are allowed inside the lodge for accommodation, but welcome to book either King room, Self catering cottage or the Davenport House. Breakfasts cater to all tastes and include both a full English and Health breakfast. Home-made jams and freshly baked bread daily. Dinner is strictly by booking only, 72 hours in advance. So check that you make the booking, when you do your booking reservation. Game drives are to be paid in CASH only! Unfortunately Addo Park is not always online with credit card payments, due to signal, so to allow us into the park, we only accept cash to pay over. Laundry is only wash and dry. Please note here are no irons for your usage, as we a bed and breakfast

Neighborhood info

Addo Elephant National Park (Southern Gate- Matyolweni) is a mere 2 minutes away from Happy Jackal. The Sundays river flows right in front of our Guest House all the way down to the estuary and sand dunes. A River Boat Cruise will take you there, or take a short drive in your car.. Abundant and varieted Bird Life. Sand Boarding and sand-sledding (yes 2 different things!) also by booking only. 2 Local Restaurants (No booking needed), 5 min drive away, or walk right next door for a Buffet Dinner (By appointment). Situated only 40kms from Port Elizabeth airport along a main highway.

Languages Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of Happy Jackal Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8
Most popular amenities
Outdoor swimming pool
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Airport shuttle
Family rooms
Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beach area
    Additional charge
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

Happy Jackal Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM



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.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 300 per child, per night
Crib upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 300 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash Happy Jackal Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Happy Jackal Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Happy Jackal Guest House

  • Happy Jackal Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Swimming pool
    • Private beach area
    • Beach
    • Game drives

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

  • Room options at Happy Jackal Guest House include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple
    • Vacation Home

  • Happy Jackal Guest House is 0.6 miles from the center of Colchester.

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

  • Check-in at Happy Jackal Guest House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free