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Good Hope Farm Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation - Addo - Eastern Cape

Addo is a hamlet on the edge of the Addo Elephant National Park and offers a host of accommodation including Bed and Breakfasts, hotels, guest houses, chalets and camping.

The village itself is rather small and is limited to a petrol station, grocery store, police station, post office and a few banks.  However, the surrounding area is home to a thriving farming community.

Interspersed amongst the orchards, fields and irrigation canals are some wonderful places to stay, most of which are just a few kilometres away from the entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park.

Many of these guest houses and hotels offers tours into the park in in open sided vehicles driven by a knowledgeable tour guide.

Addo lies on the banks of the Sundays River and the entire valley, including the villages of Kirkwood, Sunlands and Colchester, make this area a pleasant place to visit.

The valley has a number of other attractions too.  Good restaurants, adrenaline activities, boat cruises and bird watching making it an interesting place to visit.

Below are a list of places to stay that we at Home Food and Travel can recommend.

Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris

addo elephant lodge and safaris

While Addo elephants are accustomed to safari vehicles, there is nothing more thrilling than a close encounter with a curious elephant – tusks raised and trunk sniffing around, while your heart races with sheer delight.

However, it is tracking lions or other carnivores, which usually spend most of their day sleeping, which offers the best thrill – even more satisfying if you happen to chance upon them on the hunt.

 The chance for a totally unexpected encounter with animals in their wild habitat is what keeps me returning to 4-Star Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris (AELS), a private game reserve, situated in the Greater Addo Region.

Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris offers their guests a remarkable safari experience, and guided day trips into the Addo Elephant National Park.  Read more…

To book a stay for your family or group, call 083 283 2359 or visit: www.addoelephantlodgeandsafaris.co.za.

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.  Read more…

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.

Good Hope Farm Bed & Breakfast

Situated in the beautiful region of Addo in the Eastern Cape, Good Hope Farm Bed & Breakfast is a peaceful accommodation offering that allows you to relax and feel rejuvenated.

Just an hour away from Port Elizabeth and 15 minutes away from the Addo Elephant National Park, Good Hope Farm is popular with both locals and tourists.

Good Hope Farm B&B is surrounded by a luscious garden with large, beautiful trees. Driving towards the accommodation you will pass through a romantic lane of trees into the working citrus. Spot the young baobab tree far from their normal habitat.

You will find that spotting local bird life from the wooden deck is easy and the tranquil atmosphere allows you to lie back and experience total relaxation in nature.  Read more…

To make a booking at Good Hope Bed & Breakfast, give them a call on 082 447 7043 or emailinfo@addo-goodhope.co.za. Visit their website atwww.addo-goodhope.co.zaFind them at R336, Addo, 6105.

Laslappies Lodges

Laslappies Lodges accommodation Addo

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.  Read more…

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 info@laslappieslodges.co.za. Visit their website at www.laslappieslodges.co.za.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.

Adventure!

You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!

 

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