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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:42 pm 
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We have stayed in the safari tents on three ocations.

Surely there are more than enough room for a camping cot and you don't have to fold it away during the day time because then you are not in the tent, but rather in your car at a waterhole. The cot can even fit between the two beds which mean you don't have to get out of bed during the night :)

Enjoy your stay!

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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:D Hi there :D
I have reason to smile, within 4 days I am going to stay in a rondawel at Addo for 3 wonderful nights. According to the weather forecast some (very needed in Addo) rain is forcasted for Thursday and Friday :dance:

Can anybody tell me whether the rondawels have some cover over the deck? :hmz: I am looking forward to sit and watch the waterhole most of the time. Also, is the braai far from the rondawel itself?

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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Chalet, rondavel or cottage - what do I choose?

P.S. Just saw that the rondavels have no kitchen, so it is only between chalet and cottage and which no. too :wink: , but the rondavels are closer to the water hole :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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Micetta wrote:
P.S. Just saw that the rondavels have no kitchen, so it is only between chalet and cottage and which no. too :wink: , but the rondavels are closer to the water hole :hmz:

The rondavels don't have a kitchen in the rondavel but there is a big fully equipped communal kitchen for all the rondavels. For each rondavel there is a separate stove, pots and utensils. The kitchen is very clean and all the utensils for a rondavel are in a separate cabinets which are locked.
The view of the waterhole from the rondavels is very good and I prefer the rondavels to the chalets.


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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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Thank you Madach! I had a look at the map and actually the kitchen is so close to the rondavels, that it is almost like having it in the "house". Are their braai facilities?


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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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Hi micetta,
Sorry for the late reply on your question, but I've been away on maternity leave. I hope it's still useful to you.
Yes, each rondavel has its own braai which is on the grass near to (a few paces away)the rondavels stoep/verandah. Each rondavel has its own fridge on the stoep.
The stoep does have a cover over it (the roof extends over it).

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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Congratulations Megan! If it is a female Image and if a male Image :thumbs_up:

Thank you very much, I am going only in the beginning of january :D


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 Post subject: Re: Addo: accommodation
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This is all good news :D

We usually stay in a bungalow/cottage - but have opted for our next stay, to have a rondavel, because of their location overlooking the waterhole.

We were a bit worried - about the lack of a kitchen, but now I've read these posts, I'm very pleased with the choice we've made.

Roll on August.....

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 Post subject: 4X4 with rooftoptent
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Hello,
I'd like to visit the Addo Elephant Park this summer. I will be driving a 4X4 with rooftop tent (in which I'll sleep ofcourse :)). I have visited the websites of a few camps in Addo, in which they're saying that only tents are allowed on the campsite... No cars...
Can anyone tell me in which Addo camps I can park the 4X4 on the campsite? Or do I need to book a place on the caravan site? Or does de campsite has a small parking spot?
Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: 4X4 with rooftoptent
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Hi Embee
The camp sites in the main Addo camp are very small but I was able to erect a 5 man tent and my car was parked alongside it in the road. Also there was a picnic table and bench in the site as well it was a little cramped but OK I don't think you will have much problem there, I cannot say what the other sites are like that are not in the main camp.


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 Post subject: Re: 4X4 with rooftoptent
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Hi Embee

We stayed at Addo with a rooftop tent and had no problems at all.

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 Post subject: Re: 4X4 with rooftoptent
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thanks moggiedog and jonjon!
I have booked the campsite!


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 Post subject: Family Friendly Accomodation
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Hi
I have never been to the Addo park and was wondering if anyone can tell me more about the options for accomodation for families. We have 3 kids under 7. we really want them to see animals in the wild. I noticed that there only seems to be one "family unit" which was a little out of our price range. Is it better to stay within the park, or is it easier as a family to come in as day visitors (if possible?) and find good accomodation options outside of the park? Any ideas? We plan to travel in May.


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 Post subject: Re: Family Friendly Accomodation
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Hi Mum! Welcome to the forums! Hope that you'll get all the advice you need here. Unfortunately - can't really help you a lot - have only been to Addo once for one night... :slap:

I checked Addo's accomodation - and it seems that if you are not up for camping - the "family unit" is the only way to go inside of the park. I also do know that it IS possible to stay outside the park and enter as a day visitor. I just don't know where one could stay - I'm not very familiar with the area around Addo.

I do hope someone will come around with more detailed advice soon... :whistle:

Good luck - and hope you'll get to see the lovely Addo in May! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Family Friendly Accomodation
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Many years ago I used to stay with my two kids in a rondavel, I am sure if you spoke with someone at reception they will advise you otherwise the Zuurberg Inn (now called Zuurberg Village?) is a good place that is situated about 1/2 hour away up the mountain, they have a pool and the food is OK. There are a number of B&Bs around the area that are even closer. Maybe two of the children have to share a bed if you stay in the Park, I have always found Addo Park personnel to be very helpful and will try and accommodate you.


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