Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm Addo
Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is nestled on a mountain-top in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, overlooking the beautiful Zuurberg Mountains. The five luxury chalets are found on a working citrus farm only 4 km away from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park.
The elegantly decorated chalets are equipped with air-conditioners which also have a heating option and en-suite bathrooms with in and out door showers as well as a bath to suit all you needs. An ideal tranquil setting for couples, parent get-aways, honeymooners and small groups of up to 10 people.
Our three bush cabins are for those real nature lovers situated in our 240ha safari area. Each bush cabins has its own outside toilet and outside shower. You can enjoy your magnificent mountain view when you are preparing your food on your open deck kitchen or on the fire.
Bush cabin facilities
Hot and cold water
Stove (single plate)
Crockery and cutlery
Linen and toweling
Enjoy mouthwatering traditional buffets with us, all prepared on the open fire in our comfortable thatched roof lapa. Also watch the sunset from our Upper level sundowner deck while relaxing with a drink and snacks. You can cool down after a warm day in our Rock pool or enjoy our Jacuzzi with a view of the Addo Valley.
Facilities in Chalets
TV (SABC 1, 2, 3 & e-tv)
Air-conditioning (heating option)
In & out door showers
Bar fridge (mineral water and snack bars)
Coffee and tea
Facilities on site
Dung Beetle breeding station
Hiking & tree trail
Mountain bikes for hire
Upper level sundowner deck
Attractions & Activities
Tours done by our in-house tour company.
Citrus Packhouse Tours
Trips to Addo Elephant National Park
Quads bike trips
4 x4 Safaris
Cheetah Breeding Camp
Elephant Back Safaris
Oceanarium trips to Port Elizabeth
Volkswagen car tour (from the old forgotten cars to the future)
Day trip packages to various Private Game Parks
2 and 3 day tour packages e.g. to Darlington Lake Lodge
Antelope species in our safari/game park will add enjoyment to your visit, while going for a walk, game drive or mountain bike ride in the succulent valley bushveld vegetation, one of the 7 biomes. Note that the Eastern Cape is a malaria free area which will add to your peace of mind. The climate is hot in summer, mild in winter with summer rainfall and dry winters.
Conservation project for the endangered Circellium bacchus Flightless Beetle.
The Beetle is ...
22 to 47 mm long
amongst the largest dung beetles in Africa
flightless (no wings)
they favor elephant dung
Because of its once widespread but now localized distribution, this specific dung beetle has been perceived to be endangered. Both male and female beetles roll food balls, but only the female constructs brood balls. The males are never far behind. This behaviour has not been documented in any other ball rolling species.
A guided visit to The Addo Dung Beetle Breeding Station on our premises will teach you more about this unique beetle and we gladly share our efforts to conserve one of the little African rarities of our country.