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Nyathi Rest Camp

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Zuurberg mountain range and surrounded by hills, Nyathi Rest Camp is the newest and most exclusive accommodation offering at Addo Elephant National Park.

The name of the camp means “buffalo” in isiXhosa, which is something guests are sure to see here. Situated only 12km from the Main Camp, Nyathi offers guests the seclusion and isolation that only nature can bring.

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Only 12km from the main camp, Nyathi offers guests the seclusion and isolation that only nature can bring. Set on the banks of a floodplain, each unit has been built on stilts and provides a spectacular view from the bedrooms, lounges and even some bathrooms thanks to wide open glass panels.

The rest camp consists of eleven units: eight two-sleeping units, one four-sleeper unit and two-family units which sleep six each.

Each unit is inspired by the African culture with the architecture reflecting the dome styled and thatch homes of old. The décor inside the units takes its cue from the round leaves of the spekboom – which is abundant throughout the park. The copper pipes and taps also give the units a more authentic feel and make you feel right at home.


A slow and steady drive through the Big Five Nyathi section of Addo will have you hoping for a glimpse of the king of the jungle or the elusive lazy leopard. The seasonal river flowing just beneath the camp brings relief to many animals that are found in this section: be on the lookout for Baboons, Kudu, Warthog and the main star, Elephants.

For a more relaxed viewing experience, guests can visit a waterhole that is accessible on foot inside the small camp. A variety of game and birds frequent this area so if you want to enjoy all that Addo has to offer, from a more secluded section of the park, Nyathi Rest Camp is ideal for you.

Guests can participate in the activities offered at the Addo Rest Camp and Zuurberg. However, this is only applicable to activities between Nyathi’s gate opening hours: 06:00 – 18:00 daily. After-hours activities are not possible if checked in at Nyathi.

See the Park’s Activities for a comprehensive list.


See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.

5 Things To Seek

  1. Elephant
  2. Lion
  3. Leopard
  4. Cape buffalo
  5. Flightless dung beetle (which has right of way on the roads!)


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