Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm \ Accommodation in Addo

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.

Accommodation

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.

Self catering
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
• Electricity
• Hot and cold water
• Bar fridge
• Kettle
• Stove (single plate)
• Crockery and cutlery
• Linen and toweling

Dining

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
• Microwave
• Bar fridge (mineral water and snack bars)
• Coffee and tea
• Hairdryer
• Digital safe
• Hangers

Facilities on site

• Dung Beetle breeding station
• Curio shop
• Bar facilities
• Hiking & tree trail
• Mountain bikes for hire
• Safari/Game viewing
• Bird watching
• Splash pool
• Dining lapa
• Citrus tours
• Rock pool
• Upper level sundowner deck
• Lounge
• Jacuzzi
• Massage Room
• Gym

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
• Health Spa
• 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

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.

Related / Useful Pages

• For Accommodation in Addo, click here
• For Addo Bed and Breakfast, click here
• For Addo Guest Houses, click here

Price Range

R690 to R900 per person sharing per night
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Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
4 Star Graded
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