Happy Jackal Guest House  Verified Listing

Addo > Eastern Cape > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.2 / 5
Based on 4 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 3 June 2009

Rooms & Prices

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Breakfast included
Bath towels
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Safety Deposit Box
Bar fridge
Ceiling fans
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

We are ready to welcome you!!
All the Protocols regarding safety is not new to us, as we have always been very cautious about safety and hygiene for all our guests and ourselves.
Yet, we have improved in many areas, and we are all good with the PPE (Safety equipment).
Happy Jackal awaits your booking, so that you can come and stay as safe as possible in social distancing, yet have the time of your life at our beautiful establishment.

Big Five Game Viewing on our doorstep makes the Happy Jackal the perfect choice of luxurious accommodation. This river lodge lies on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River, only 2 km from the Addo Elephant National Park, and as close as ten minutes away from a selection of prestigious private game reserves. Easily reached from the N2 , it is in the perfect spot for game, coastal or river activities.

Experience a game drive, in our vehicle, with our own qualified and experienced game ranger on a full day safari.

Extensive lawns stretch down to the Happy Jackal jetty while unspoilt bush is the habitat of Kudu, Bushbuck and Goliath Herons on the opposite banks. Port Elizabeth and its airport is only half an hour away and in the opposite direction the historic, university town of Grahamstown would take the traveller a mere 45 minutes.

We offer a choice of 6 luxurious, en-suite rooms, 5 of which enjoy stunning river views. Guests may choose from ground floor rooms opening onto private patios and the river bank or impressively large thatched upstairs rooms, one of which has its own thatched deck. Breakfasts cater to all tastes and include both a full English and health breakfast. Home-made jams and preserves and bread freshly baked are to be found on the breakfast table each morning.

Dinner is available on request. Prior arrangement is essential, as our food is freshly prepared.

We will plan and book your game drives, safaris and boat trips, offering guidance and suggestions to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

* Rates are constant year round with winter specials advertised.
* Free WIFI
* Malaria-free area
* 24hr security – crime free
* Game Drives & Viewing
* Bird Lovers Paradise
* Boat Cruises
* Dune Sand-boarding
* Boat Mooring jetty

For hire
* Canoes
* Cycling Bicycles
* Fishing rods


Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Game Lodge
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Liz Paull
02 May 2019

I know it is not the norm as a new Lodge Manageress to write a review, but in this instance it is, as I have been to many Lodges in my lifespan. I rate this Lodge as the Top in Colchester, which is situated 2 minutes away from the Southern Gate of the Addo Elephant National Park. Not just that here is an Open Game Viewer and a world class Ranger, but for the hospitality one receives right from arrival to check out. Breakfast is a story on it's own, as the owners, Peter bakes a homemade loaf of Bread for each table daily while Liz ensure you enjoy her own home made Jam, with a scrumptious warm Breakfast.

The warmth and quality accommodation one receives at Happy Jackal makes me a proud member of Staff to greet the guests, ensure they enjoy their stay and knowing we are part of their great memories!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lou Nissen
15 February 2016

Perfect place to go to the Addo park!
We stayed in the cottages and were invited for breakfast in the main building!
This how they are at Happy Jackal, the most friendly people with the most amazing breakfast. Included homemade jam and fresh bread just coming out of the oven!
Included best entertaining and laughing!
Thanks a lot! Was a pleasure to stay with you!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Chloe Greece
01 June 2010

Peter and Liz are very helpful and great hosts, the location is perfect, breakfast is delicious (especially the bread ) and the bed very comfy. Only thing that is not quite working is the TV. So if you don't plan on watching any then you re fine :)
Overall it was a great stay

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
albert rsa
01 April 2010

Peter and his wife a lovely couple, let you feel at home at arrival, provides a excellent breakfast (with homecooked bread). Can improve on the maintenance of their garden though.

Okay. 3 out of 5

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Addo Reviews

Sarah Van vuuren
18 December 2020

What an amazing haven to unwind and relax. Everything is Eco friendly and the staff are living examples of this. All the food was organic and delicious. The rooms are clean and comfy, The natural pool was beautiful and the location is close to the Addo Elephant National Park. We would definitely come back! Thank you for our amazing stay🙏

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lize-Mari Rautenbach
19 November 2020

Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Henning Van Aswegen
15 August 2018

The animals are not scared of the vehicles travelling near them. We experienced some real magic moments in Addo.

Superb. 5 out of 5