The Kraal Addo is situated just 11 km from the main gate of the word famous Addo Elephant National Park. This now-fully restored hotel built in 1844 retains its colonial charm and acts as a gateway to the National Park.
Each unit at The Kraal Addo is fully Air Conditioned and the modern bathrooms are equipped with spacious power showers and free WiFi in all of the rooms. Toiletries and hairdryers are also provided in the rooms for our guests comfort.
We offer a free full english or continental breakfast, served in our the dining room every morning, while the pub is a frequent favourite watering hole for locals and visitors alike in the afternoon.
Guests can spend their free time relaxing in our comfortable TV room, or exploring our large beautiful wild flower gardens before refreshing themselves with a swim in our outdoor pool.
The Kraal Addo also offers a shuttle services at a surcharge to and from Port Elizabeth International Airport which is 58 km away, while Grahamstown is within a 1 hour, 30 minutes’ drive of the property.
* Braai Area.
* Secure Parking.
* Free Wi-Fi.
* Conferencing Facilities.
* Swimming pool
* Restaurant on premises
Completely overshadowed by the world-renowned Addo Elephant Park, there is actually a little town about an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, called Addo.
This small citrus farming community serves mainly as a supplement to the park, offering accommodation and a place to shop before visiting the main attraction - the elephants.
Addo lies in a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by contrasting dense thickets of Spekboom, open grassy patches and the odd wooded kloof. The area is alive with citrus estates, roses and an amazing bird life. The town lies in the Sundays River Valley surrounded by the Zuurberg Mountains that offer some spectacular hiking and horse riding trails, and this part of the world is also a malaria free area, which adds to its attraction.
The 350 elephants in the park are what people travel for from as far afield as Germany to see. Eleven elephants were saved from the brink of extinction in 1931 when the situation in the valley, rife with clashes between farmers and elephants, reached a dangerous level. Crop damage and night raids were the reasons sited for the killing of these beautiful beasts.
Today Addo Elephant Park is also home to Cape buffalo, black rhino, a range of antelope species and sightings, when you find the time to look at your feet rather than scanning the horizon, of the rare flightless dung beetle. In fact the park markets itself as South Africa’s first ‘Big Seven’ reserve. The rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo’s numbers have swelled to include the southern right whale and great white shark, since the park now extends to the sea and some offshore islands.
In Room Facilities:
Facilities included in all rooms are air-conditioning and a TV in selected rooms that has selected DStv channels, as well as tea-and coffee-making amenities. Start your day in the spacious dining and breakfast room with soothing sounds of classical music and the sounds of running water from the adjacent tropical atrium. Relax in the gardens or in one of the comfortable lounges.
Meet the locals in the on-site Sports Bar for a fun time and great games. The 'Purple Tiger Lounge' is a special place to enjoy a nice glass of wine and something to eat. The friendly staff are always happy to assist you with booking 1 of the many activities that are on offer in and around the Sundays River Valley including game drives, horse riding, and adrenaline-pumping canoeing and zip-lining.
* Horse Riding.
* Big Five.
* Bird Watching.
* Game Drives.
* Game Viewing.
* Addo Elephant Park.
* Bushman Sands Game Reserve.
* Groendal Wilderness Area.
* Kamala Game Reserve.
* Koffylaagte Game Reserve.
* Addo Dung Beetle Breeding Station.
* Addo Market.
* Addo Raptor Reptile Centre.
* Alexandria Hiking Trail.
* Daniell Cheetah Breeding Project.