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Woody Cape Guesthouse

The Alexandria hiking trail provides accommodation for hikers in a guesthouse.

The Woody Cape Guesthouse is situated at the trail base, providing accommodation for the beginning and/or end of the hike. The guesthouse is ideally located of the edge of the Alexandria Forest, close to the Woody Cape offices/reception. It offers three bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds (no bedding is provided) - sleeping a maximum of 12 people, with one bathroom and separate toilet. A fully-fitted kitchen is available, as is an open plan lounge and dining room area.

Langebos Huts

Set within the picturesque Alexandria Forest in the Woody Cape Section of Addo Elephant National Park, a new, exclusive accommodation offering is set to be a hit with birders, those who enjoy escaping to a private destination under a canopy of trees and others who just wish to "get away from it all". Prospective visitors with a special interest in botany, trees, ferns and mushrooms will also delight in using this accommodation as their base from where to explore the forest.

The two Langebos Huts are booked "simultaneously", meaning visitors have the entire camp to themselves - even if they don't book the second hut. Each hut sleeps up to four people and is cleverly laid out with an open plan lounge (with a sliding door leading onto a wooden deck) and fully-equipped kitchen. There are two bedrooms, with the main bedroom with double bed also leading onto the deck through a sliding door, while the second bedroom offers two single beds. Views from the lounge and main bedroom onto the magical forest are idyllic. A short wooden walkway leads from the kitchen to an adjoining, spacious bathroom with toilet, shower and sink.

A central braai area provides the perfect setting for a good old South African braai at any time of day or night.


All seasons: R1 455
(For the base rate of 4 guests)
Additional adult: R260
Additional child: R130

Umsintsi Cottage

This one of a kind, double story cottage accommodates two people and overlooks the Alexandria Forest in the Woody Cape section of Addo Elephant National Park – about one-and-a-half hours from Addo Main Camp. It consists of a fully equipped kitchen with dining facilities downstairs, while the upper level houses the bedroom with a double bed and en suite. A wooden deck provides the perfect vantage point from which to overlook the coral trees below, from which the accommodation gets its name - “Umsintsi” is the isiXhosa name for coral tree. A braai stand is available below the wooden deck on the ground level. Towels and bedding is provided. No additional guests are allowed. Check-in is at the Woody Cape Section office.


(For the base rate of 2 guests)

Community Fund

A community fund of 1% will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations arriving on or after the 1st of June 2012.


Bookings are made through Camp Matyholweni on or Tel: +27(0)41 468 0916/8.

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