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 Post subject: Addo: accommodation
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:33 am 
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What number safari tent in Addo would be the best to go for - the view would be more important than the proximity to bathrooms or kitchen.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Addo
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:14 pm 
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When are you wanting to go Carolynn? I will be there next weekend, so if you do not get a reply here by then, I can have a look for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Addo
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:29 pm 
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Thanks so much Dinky Bird, but we are going this Friday. It is the first time that we have ever been able to get a safari tent - always had the cottages - so am quite excited!

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Addo
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Hi carolynn

All the safari tents have a good view, so any old one will do. WRT the bathroom, there is not really that much of a difference in distances from each tent to the bathroom, may a few meters, one would not really notice it.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Addo
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Senyetse is right - all is excellent, but maybe no 1 is tops. It is the one on the left as you face them from the back and therefore have a slightly better view of waterhole and you only have neighbours on one side which is also a benefit sometimes. (It is also approxiametely 2,5 m closer to bathrooms :D )

I envy you - ST are tops!

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Addo
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I stayed in number 1 last September. I would stay in it again. None of them has a direct waterhole view, but you can see what comes and goes over the hill.

The bathrooms are 'quaint'.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents Addo
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Thanks for all the replies. We ended up getting number 5 which was lovely - peaceful and more private than the others I think. I would suggest 1 or 5 as the best, as the others are quite close together. The view is beautiful, tents well equipped and we had a visit from a very tame genet in the evening! Lovely.

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 Post subject: Addo : accommodation
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:21 pm 
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Hi
I am looking for some accomodation in the Addo which is something between the self catering, budget ones and the four/ five star lodges - which cost an arm and a leg. I cannot seem to find something inbetween. I Live in Sweden -getting married in January in Cape Town and would like to stay myself and refer my overseas guests to the Addo as it is the closest "real " park from Cape Town ( in my opinion :- ) ) Any recommendations

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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation in the Addo
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Hi and welcome Erlanda!

First of all, congratulations! :dance:

The accommodation you describe is actually very much like what you can get in Addo. Not having been there I don't know if there is a restaurant there, but someone will soon come with that answer.
The bungalows are priced very nicely, especially for us Europeans, so won't cost you an arm and a leg, yet are very comfortable.

Have a look at Availability, there is a link on the left, and be quick about it! Addo is the park with the highest occupancy of all SANParks, so may be booked solid for the period you want.
If there is something free, the little picture on the right of the type of accommodation will show you photos of the bungalow. I think you'll like what you see....

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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation in the Addo
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All the accommodation is very nice.

The restaurant is great. Just don't sit under the nesting red wing starlings that took a liking to some of the rafters!

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 Post subject: Help choosing accommodation in Addo
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I'm going to stay 3 nights in Addo as part of my honeymoon, I was already on the website looking to book something but don't know what type I should go for, there will only be the two of us of course and its our first safari so we'd like something nice but also close to where the animals will be, there are different codes for example cottage(co2) and HL2 and other codes, I haven't a clue what they mean so if anybody can just reccommend one to stay in I'll just go ahead and book that, close to all the action would be our preference, the waterhole, main camp, restaurant , pool etc. By the way I presume the Addo Rest Camp is the main camp,correct? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing accommodation in Addo
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The rondawels offer a view of the floodlit waterhole at night - fantastic. My first choice for accomodation.

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing accommodation in Addo
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I also love the view from the rondawels.

Should you want a little more privacy :twisted: (But still a view of the waterhole and be close to the restaurant) the Domkrag and Hapoor guesthouses are ideal.

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 Post subject: Three in a rondavel?
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Hi,

We'll be going to Addo, there are an odd number of us, so I wonder - does anyone know if it's possible to throw an extra person in the rondavels, making it 3 (either with a cot or sleeping bag) to save a little money?

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 Post subject: Re: Three in a rondavel?
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Hi There,
I know that KNP has got 3 bed rondavels. If Addo doesn't. I'm sure it's not a big trainsmash. Just call sanparks and ask them if you can put another person is. I've heard of other people doing it before. They will charge you for the extra person though....

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