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Addo Elephant National Park

Places to Stay

Accommodation Bookings and Availability

Please book through SANParks CENTRAL RESERVATIONS office:

Telephone and Fax number
  • Pretoria: +27 (0)12 428 9111
  • Cape Town: +27 (0)21 552 0008
  • Durban: +27 (0)31 304 4934

  • Fax: +27 (0)12 343 0905
E-mail reservations@sanparks.org
Postal address
  • South African National Parks
    PO Box 787
    Pretoria 0001
    South Africa

You can check availability of accommodation on the SANParks website: go to www.sanparks.org then select the "Availibility" page, then "Addo Elephant National Park" and the accommodation type and dates you wish to check. This system is updated once per day in the morning.

For bookings less than 24 hrs in advance ONLY or for Kabouga house, Mvubu campsite or the 4x4 trail contact the park directly:

Main Rest Camp

Hapoor Guest House
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The main rest camp is situated near Addo. 80 accommodation units of various types are available here. Tariffs and descriptions for all these units are shown in the table below.
All of the cottages and chalets are close to the main waterhole which is illuminated at night, affording a memorable window into the real nightlife of Africa!
There is a privately-run, licensed a la carte restaurant and shop in the restcamp while for those who wish to self-cater, all units are fully equipped or have communal facilities. The restaurant also runs a lapa to cater for large groups and special functions.


Camp Matyholweni

Safari tent
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Camp Matyholweni, opened in October 2004, is the new satellite rest camp in the park. Matyholweni (which means "in the bush" in the Xhosa language) is situated in the new southern block of the park near the small town of Colchester.
Access to the camp is very convenient, with the N2 highway (between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown) a mere 3 km from the camp.
The camp has 12 self-catering chalets, nine of which sleep two people. Three of the chalets sleep two people plus a sleeper couch suitable for one or two children.

Contact details
+27 (0)41 468 0916 - E- mail: Matyholweni@sanparks.org

Narina Bush Camp

Darlington Lake Lodge
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The Narina Bush Camp, situated next to the Witriver and overlooking crystal clear natural pools, has four dome tents sleeping two people each. The camp is very rustic, however tents are provided with linen, firewood is available for campfires at night and paraffin lanterns are available for overnight use.
The camp is named after the exquistely beautiful Narina Trogon bird, which frequents the forests of the Zuurberg.

Kabouga Camp

Kabouga Guesthouse
The Kabouga guesthouse is a self-catering cottage sleeping six people. Situated in a magnificent natural amphitheatre setting along the route of one of the challenging mountain 4x4 trails in this section of the park, the guesthouse house sleeps six people with bedding, cutlery and crockery provided. A gas stove and fridge are also available. An old reservoir has been converted into a swimming pool with a braai lapa in close proximity.

Mvubu camping site
The rustic Mvubu bush camp is situated on an idyllic stretch of the upper Sundays River and provides an overnight base for 4x4 enthusiasts. There are ablution facilities and braai sites but no electrical power. Fishing is allowed at the campsite but not at any other place.

Darlington Lake Lodge

Darlington Lake Lodge
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The Darlington section is situated at the most northern extreme of the park. This section is to a large extent covered by succulent Karoo with a very low rainfall. The vegetation in this section is dominated by succulent species with the Noors plant being the most dominant.
The Darlington Lake, which is a man-made system, takes up a large area within this section.
Accommodation is available at the privately-run Darlington Lake Lodge, which also offers game drives and boat cruises.

Tel.: +27 (0)42 243 3673 - E- mail: darlington@eastcape.net

Other images of the accommodation structures

Mathyolweni Rest Camp Mathoyolweni Rest Camp Safari Tent Cottage

More info about accommodation within the Park offered by concession holders