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    The Elephant House

    P.O Box 82, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
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    • Excellent61%
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    • Average9%
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    Reviewed 8 April 2015

    This is a beautiful old colonial house, all shady verandahs, courtyards and big old comfy sofas under shaded rooves, plus 3 swimming pools! they used to keep race horses here over 100 years ago and they have converted the old stable blocks into gorgeous cottages,...More

    Thank Nick R
    Reviewed 29 March 2015

    This is an unusual and charming place, a mere 10 minute drive from the entrance to Addo Elephant Park. The main house is a rambling affair with several sitting rooms, loggias, little gardens, 2 swimming pools, bougainvillea and large sofas everywhere, lots of interesting old...More

    Thank 19lenny
    Reviewed 20 March 2015

    We stayed in rooms 5 and 6 which are located some 100 metres from the main house. Check before you book which rooms are available. The chap who greeted us on arrival gave us very little information on the facilities. On the first morning we...More

    2  Thank mikut276
    Reviewed 10 March 2015

    We have stayed in the Elephant House on previous occasions and continue to love it. The Colonial style gives a feeling of heritage, but modern comforts are not compromised. The service is personal and friendly. I have read a few negative comments about the set...More

    Thank judi_lomas
    Reviewed 5 March 2015

    What a beautiful and tranquil place!!!! The service is more than excellent and the colonial atmosphere gives you the impression of being part of the movie "Out of Africa". At this place, you finally feel like far from home and you are diving into a...More

    Thank Elisabeth K
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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$144 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Eastern Cape >
    • Greater Addo >
    • Sundays River Valley >
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    Claire M
    7 March 2017|
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    Response from Marsha F | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not Clive. We were in contact with Anne. TripAdvisor does not allow me to put in her email address. I don't know how to advise you about this. We never had a problem contacting her or other people on her staff. Anne... More
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    Hi Claire...thanks for your message, no the emaiol hasnt come through...could you try again? look forward to hearing from you. All the best Clive
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    Response from magyver_10 | Property representative |
    Hi Claire Thanks for your note - yes it is advisable to pre-book safaris. We can easily cater to your dietary requirements - our gardener grows amazing fresh organic veg! For some reason this site does not allow me to give... More
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