Stellenhof Guesthouse provides comfortable, family-friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in Addo – right on the border of the famous Addo Elephant National Park.
Not that the Addo Elephant National Park is the only thing to do in Addo. The area has an amazing array of things to do from visiting citrus farms to boat cruises on the Sundays River, sandboarding, zip-lining, and watersports.
Stellenhof Guesthouse dates back to the late 1800s, when it was established by Dougal McBean after being convinced by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick – the famous author of Jock of the Bushveld, to buy land in the Addo area.
Like many farms in the area, the property on which the guesthouse remains was originally intended to grow oranges and grapefruit – today, it’s a respected dairy.
McBean, who was known for his attention to detail and love for antiques, designed this Cape Dutch Homestead to ensure tranquillity and comfort even during the hot Addo summers.
In 1960, the farm was sold and changed hands three more times before being bought by the Groenhof family in 1999, in 2018 the Ferreira family bought the Farm, better known as Endulini Fruit in the citrus community. The Ferreiras started citrus farming in 1953 with land Pietie Ferreira inherited from his dad, the citrus land is situated in Patensie and the Sundays River.
The Ferriera family decided to share Stellenhofs rich history, beautiful African landscape and amazing wildlife with visitors to the area.
The Ferreira family newly renovated the guesthouse and the facility and decided to also bring back citrus farming to the farm. They have worked hard to ensure Stellenhof Guesthouse offers among the best farm-style Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Addo.
Accommodation at Stellenhof Guesthouse
There are three clean, comfortable, family-friendly suites to choose from in addition to four Unique Earthbag Domes. In March 2020, 3 more unique rooms will be opening at the Guesthouse. These rooms will be unique in every aspect from the décor, lounge areas and the stunning wine room, hosting a maximum of 25 guests at the Guesthouse in total.
The Jacaranda Tree Suite is a cosy, spacious room that overlooks Stellenhof’s beautiful gardens and pool area. It comes with a seating area, storage, digital safe, television, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom, refrigerator with snacks and beverages, and coffee station.
Their Pear Tree Suite also provides views over the guesthouse’s landscaped gardens and pool area. It has a seating area, storage, digital safe, television, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom, refrigerator with snacks and beverages, and coffee station.
Meanwhile, the Fig Tree Suite consists of two rooms sharing the same entrance and bathroom. This makes the unit very suitable for families of up to six people. While Room 1 comes with a comfy King-size bed, Room 2 can be furnished with either twin or a King options with bunk beds. It also provides views over the landscaped gardens and pool area. It has a seating area, storage, digital safe, television, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom, refrigerator equipped with snacks and beverages, and coffee station.
The Earthbag Domes came into fruition in December 2015. They are a low cost, low impact housing offering that still offers the comforts of the main homestead. Expect comfy beds, outside private showers, Wi-Fi access and other amenities.
Breakfast is a treat at Stellenhof. They serve American and halal breakfast options every morning in their restaurant. All ingredients are sourced fresh from their permaculture garden and the farm.
They also have an on-site restaurant for all guests to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals.
Facilities at Stellenhof Guesthouse
If you don’t intend to stray too far from the farm, you can relax in their exquisite bird-filled garden. Their outdoor Lapa, braai and pool area is also the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage with friends or family. There are also sun loungers, a pizza oven and trampoline.
Enjoy a full body massage in the comfort in your own room or Garden hut. Stellenhof Guesthouse also offers a mobile spa that you can make use off, and relax in the comfort of your own room.
For your added peace of mind, the guesthouse also offers secure parking &accommodation. All linen and towels are supplied and you can make use of their daily housekeeping services.
It’s a child-friendly environment.
Activities and things to do in Addo
Join Stellenhof Guesthouse for a day out in the Addo Elephant National Park. Stellenhof is committed to showcasing Addo through their day trips, which run from 10am to 4pm in an open game drive vehicle.
It’s a relaxed and leisurely tour that allows you to see animals that include the Big Five, warthog, kudu and zebra – not forgetting birds and plants. The package includes water, tea and coffee, a lunch and entry fees into the park.
Bookings can be made at reception.
Reviews from people who have been to Stellenhof Guesthouse
Matthew Rumble wrote on Booking.com, “Unique accommodation. Loved the environmentally sustainable theme and the private outdoor shower. The entire place is beautifully designed, from the pool and gardens to the breakfast area and braai space. Friendly staff and management, great breakfast. This is an ideal spot to base yourself for a safari in Addo. Would highly recommend it to anyone – couples or families.”
Sandra added; “The staff was super nice and very accommodating. The rooms are very spacious and clean! The breakfast was simply delicious! Not far away to the Addo. Perfect!”
“The property is in the middle of a large, beautiful and well-kept park. There were big swings on the trees and springboks were romping in the back of the park. We were accommodated in a dome, which had a special flair. The whole area was secured by several gates, making it very safe. You could be on the whole site. The safari with was a great experience, The tour guide could tell us a lot of interesting facts in an unobtrusive way. He had a good sense of the time spent in one place and a good eye for finding hidden animals,” said Juliane
Stellenhof Guesthouse is located at 51 Divisional Road, Addo. You can make an online booking HERE.