Laslappies Lodges – Addo, Eastern Cape
Situated right on the doorstep of the Addo Elephant National Park is a collection of popular lodges that make up the Laslappies Lodges group. They are the first group of lodges to offer travellers an opportunity to choose their accommodation from a collection of different lodges.
Three Addo establishments – the Addo Dung Beetle, Kududu Guesthouse and the new Beyond Cui Bono, which are all located within easy reach of the famed Eastern Cape National Park, make up this amazing accommodation offering.
Each one of the Laslappies Lodges offers something unique to guests, so no matter which one you choose, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. There are also numerous self-catering units available on request.
Accommodation at the Laslappies Lodges
The three Laslappies Lodges are conveniently located within a short distance of each other and offer a different experience and atmosphere.
The Kududu Guest House is a 4-Star accommodation that is hidden away in the Sundays River Valley and is located just 18km away from the Addo Elephant National Park. Kududu is situated on a working farm with a Buffalo and Sable breeding project also offering private game drives.
It has four luxury rooms and two standard rooms on offer as wells as two self-catering garden cottages.
“Our farm, known as Nooitgedacht, is measured to be 530Ha of which 70Ha is planted under a wide variety of Lemon, Navel and Valencia citrus trees,” describes Jako Visser.
“The Sundays River Valley is one of the biggest citrus production valleys in the Southern Hemisphere and we are proud to export about 20% of South Africa’s citrus. Our harvest time is mostly during winter and the season stretches from March to October each year.
“On our private nature reserve, we have quite a few different species of wildlife on the farm, including Giraffe, Waterbuck, Kudu, Duiker, Warthog, Zebra, Bushbuck, Nyala, Eland, Bush Pig, various bird species and breeding projects with our disease-free Addo Buffalo and Sables.”
At Kududu Guest House, you can follow one of our carefully marked walking trails through the bush and enjoy the thrill of watching Bushbuck, Kudu, Duiker, mountain Tortoises and a wide variety of bird life at close range.
Meanwhile, the Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is a 4-Star accommodation offering that can be found on its own mountaintop in the heart of the Sundays River Valley. The Guest Farm is a mere 4km away from the Addo Elephant National Park. They offer five luxury chalets, three bush cabins and four Dung Beetle Suites.
Addo Dung Beetle’s unique feature is that the four Dung Beetle Suites are actually shaped like the Dung Beetle the Guest Farm is named after. Great thought actually making these Dung Beetle Suites a great space to relax in – even the light features are shaped to look like the veins of a Dung Beetle.
The newest addition to the Laslappies Lodges Group is the 4-Star Beyond Cui Bono Guest House in Addo. This Guest House is situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley near the area’s citrus farms. It’s a mere 10 minutes away from the Addo Elephant National Park.
There are 14 luxury guest rooms on offer at Beyond Cui Bono – each one with its own unique style and design. A unique feature of Beyond Cui Bono is the unique artwork, which was created by the staff that can be found throughout the Guest House.
Facilities & dining with the Laslappies Lodges
Free Wi-Fi is available at all the accommodations, as well as beautiful swimming pools, free and secure parking and air – conditioning. Each lodge has its own beautiful garden that is immaculate and large; taking a stroll through them is a must for any visitor.
Breakfast is available at all three Lodges and they have a bar and a lounge available. Beyond Cui Bono and Kududu have their own Spa’s so you can destress with a nice massage during your stay.
A selection of restaurants can be found near all accommodations if you are in the mood to dine out in the town.
Should you wish to take a guided tour of the Addo Elephant National Park, each lodge has a tour facility you can utilise and customise to suit your needs.
What people say about the Laslappies Lodges
Both the Kududu Guest House and Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm have received certificates of excellence from TripAdvisor. As Beyond Cui Bono has only recently opened, they have yet to be reviewed by the public.
Rates at Kududu range from r588 to R1300, rates at Addo Dung Beetle range from R550 to R1980 and rates at Beyond Cui Bono Range from R750 to R1500.
“The hosts and all the staff excellent and friendly, always willing to help and very genuine. My wife and I stayed only a night and day however we wished we could of stayed for longer. The accommodation is top notch and the views magnificent, restaurant, food and wine amazing. We can’t honestly fault this place; great price and we can say we will come back very soon. Thanks again Dung Beetle you guys should be very proud of yourselves.” – Damien TripAdvisor
“Excellent location, 5km gravel road in good condition. Room no.5 is the best – it’s huge with private outside shower, beautiful bathroom and private veranda to watch Buffalo. Food excellent and hosts friendly. Swimming area neat and clean, Will definitely visit again. Jako made an effort to book us Christmas dinner at nearby Africanos which we appreciated. Breakfast was good. Overall the interior is excellent!” – Shalom TripAdvisor
“Magical views, pleasant and friendly staff. Very quiet and relaxed with fun activities, fantastic menus with delicious dining and just simply as dream destination which words could not sum only a stay at this beautiful place would make you understand.” – Lorenzo TripAdvisor
Top reasons for staying at the Laslappies Lodges
- Each accommodation has lovely views of the natural surroundings and has beautiful gardens you can walk through.
- Games drives can be arranged at each accommodation, and tailored to your own needs.
- Each accommodation is very well -priced for the personal service you receive and luxury of the rooms.
- The staff are welcoming and friendly, giving you information about the surroundings and the owners will even help you make reservations at restaurants nearby.
- Breakfasts at Beyond Cui Bono, Kududu as well as Addo Dung Beetle are delicious and filling.
- Within the next year Kududu will be part of the new Addo Wildlife game reserve boasting 4000 hectares making it part of the “Big Five”. Beyond Cui Bono and Addo Dung Beetle will also be benefitting from the game drives and eco tours offered.
To find out more about Laslappies Lodges and the different accommodations they have on offer, give them a call on 071 190 0192, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at www.laslappieslodges.co.za.
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