Hopefield Country House, Addo – Relax, Explore, Repeat…

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Hopefield Country House, Sundays River Valley, Addo

In the heart of the picturesque Sundays River Valley in Addo, you will find Hopefield Country House. Situated on a working citrus farm this charming country-side accommodation offers travellers the perfect place to relax and explore all that the Addo Area has to offer.

Addo Elephant National Park is just a short drive away and Hopefield Country House is also in close proximity of some of the Eastern Cape’s private game reserves. For the more adventurous quad-biking, zip-lining and canoeing on the Sundays River is also just a stone’s throw away.

Hopefield Country House has everything and more that you would expect from a 4-star establishment. Not only is the accommodation beautifully decorated both inside and out, it is set in expansive gardens where surprises lurk behind every corner. During the scorching summer days head on down to the pool and enjoy a relaxing dip or simply lounge in the gardens and soak up some sunlight with a good book in hand.

Whether you are staying for business or leisure, Hopefield Country House is your home away from home during your visit to Addo.

Accommodation at Hopefield Country House

Hopefield Country House, Accommodation, Sundays River Valley, Addo, Eastern Cape

There are nine different rooms to choose from at Hopefield Country House, each one uniquely decorated and fitted with all the amenities you would need.  Each room is spacious and has its own private entrance that leads out onto the veranda where you can enjoy views of the gardens and the swimming pool.

Bedrooms come with either a King, Queen or twin single beds, all fitted with the finest percale linen. You will find en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower, air-conditioning, a TV with DStv, safe, minibar fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Facilities & dining at Hopefield Country House

Hopefield Country House, Accommodation, Sundays River Valley, Addo, Eastern Cape

At Hopefield Country House you can enjoy a hearty, filling breakfast every morning. Choose from a variety of seasonal fruits, cheeses, muesli and cereal from their buffet. Farm bread and homemade preserves compliment a “prepared to order” traditional cooked breakfast.

Pair your breakfast with a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea, or try their freshly squeezed orange juice with oranges picked right from the farm – in season, off course!  

Dinner is a mouth-watering, relaxed affair, complemented by the finest South African estate wines and a variety of local craft beverages. The three course set menu changes daily and they can cater for most dietary requirements and allergies upon prior arrangement.

The Music Room Restaurant doubles up as a concert venue from time to time. Frequent classical music soirees are held, enabling guests, who are staying at the time, an opportunity to hear beautiful music performed in a magical setting by some of the best local and nationally acclaimed artists.

Hopefield Country House also has a small library where you can enjoy a wide variety of books to read during your free time.

Free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the accommodation and secure parking is assured during your stay.

What do people say about Hopefield Country House

“Very nice accommodation in a quiet area. Clean rooms with good quality linen. Large green garden and pool to relax. We even saw monkeys running around. Close to Addo. Staff friendly. Very good breakfast set up with a tasty breakfast. Rooms are large. Air-con for summer and heater for winter.” – Arlene TripAdvisor.

“We have previously stayed here 2 years ago and chose to stay again very last minute on an urgent trip to the Kirkwood area. We booked at 5.00pm and arrived at 7.00pm and was warmly greeted at the front reception and shown to our room. Which was large clean and had everything we needed, even when my husband messed up the safe instructions the front desk staff member came to our room to fix it even though it was late. The log fire burning in the reception is always a wonderful welcome and the breakfast by the fire in the morning is wonderful. Even the lovely workers who were cleaning the windows of our car as we came out in the morning after a cold chilly night in the area was a lovely touch. Highly recommend this property.” – Tara TripAdvisor.

“Even if we arrived late evening, we were welcomed kindly and got an amazing three-course menu served! So if you think about staying in Hopefield, definitely book yourself in for the dinner! The huge room and bathroom is well equipped and clean! The entire property is very tidy and you have a nice view of the pool area and the nature! The accommodation is just around 10km from the Addo Elephant Park, so it’s the perfect location for a day trip to the park!” – Roam TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Hopefield Country House:

  1. The accommodation is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is right in the heart of the Sundays River Valley.
  2. Addo Elephant Park is just a short drive away.
  3. The rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully decorated.
  4. The owners and staff are helpful and friendly.
  5. Dining is a delight with filling and delicious meals.

To find out more about Hopefield Country House, give them a call on 042 234 0333 or email info@hopefield.co.za. Visit their website at www.hopefield.co.za. Find them on Google Maps.

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