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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 22 February 2014

On the way to Addo National Park we spent a night at Chrislin African Lodge. It was so nice to stay in the huts made of mud and the staff was so friendly en gave us a warm homely feel. The evening meal was great! We did enjoy our stay and recommend it everywhere!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Chrislin African lodge was one of the best stays of our little road trip in January. We loved the mud huts!! very comfortable the staff were extremely welcoming friendly and helpfull. The restaurant served excellant food - highly recommend you have their eveing meals. I was travelling with 3 other girlfriends and we all wish wish we could have stayed...

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chrislinafricanlodge, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about Chrislin! You ladies certainly embrace life and it was wonderful all that you were planning and doing. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your adventure and come back again one day! Kindest regards, All at Chrislin African Lodge

Reviewed 30 January 2014

The highlight of this place is the friendly service and the fantastic breakfast. It is a well maintained and peAceful area with a lovely pool. The accommodation is quite unique and good fun athough a little stuffy in the huts even with air con. Mind you, it was 38 degrees when we were there. Nice bathrooms and clean rooms. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014

The place is highly recommendable and two nights are definitely not enough. The warm welcome and the excellent service was really unexpected and we felt very well looked after. Thank you girls for your hospitality!

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Margaret P, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hugo, Thank you for your kind words and comments. We loved having you and ensuring some of your happiness! Kindest regards, The Girls!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We and our son (5 years) spent a wonderful holiday time at Chrislin. We enjoyed the game drives and the river tour and our son really had fun playing with the other kids at the pool and before and after dinner. The food was great and it was really nice sleeping in the mudhuts. We can recommed this place very...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We had a wonderful start of our SA trip at Chrislin, with two children in a mudhut. The kids got the sleeping couch (complained a little about th comfortness..) and we were very warm welcomed, had great dinners and perfect organisation of an ADDO Tour. Very pieceful and relaxing place, the people are absolutely nice, kids are welcome, WiFi only...

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Margaret P, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation, we are delighted you had a good time! We love having little families stay with us, especially having families ourselves. We are aware of the sleeper couch comfort level and are addressing the issue. Our two new Family Mud Huts are in the planning phase, which will be lovely for future families coming to visit...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We spent New years at this wonderful authentic lodge and really enjoyed our stay. The management and staff were very helpful and friendly. We loved the food prepared by Elvis the chef and found the lovely huts comfortable and clean. The swimming pool and lounge area is very relaxing in a stunning setting. Chrislin is great value for money and...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We and our 3 children stayed at Chrislin Lodge for 2 nights just before Christmas. We had a wonderful stay and we felt so relaxed being there. The accomodation was perfect, traditional yet comfortable. The arrangement of the mudhuts around the pool was very well done with a central covered area overlooking the pool with wifi and soft sofas to...

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Margaret P, Manager at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Deverell's, It warmed our heart's to read your lovely message. We loved having you at Chrislin, we just wish it could have been for even longer! From birthday celebrations, river safari's and impressive afternoon runs and swims, it was great to show you parts of the Sunday's River Valley! It would be lovely to see you again one day......

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The road from the R335 pretty rough with more potholes than tar. They have a beautiful setting, we booked the " luxury" Orchard hut for two nights I was extremely disappointed with what was inside, as I expected much more. The hut had a tertible musty smell, and in need of a good clean. Cockroaches came out after we turned...

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Margaret P, Owner at Chrislin African Lodge, responded to this review

It’s with great concern that we’ve read your negative review. We are really sorry that you were disappointed in your stay at Chrislin. Just to address a few of your points: We agree that the road to Addo isn’t the best, but unfortunately that’s out of our control, although our tourism committee does put pressure on the local municipality to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed a couple of nights ay Chrislin lodge including christmas Accommodation is very authentic - nice rooms in mudhut and good value for the price! The food is really very nice - great chef ! every evening there is a different dish proposed and also a buffet choice. The swimming pool area and lounge is so relaxing - very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience true African accommodation when staying at Chrislin African Lodge in traditionally built mud huts located on an eco-friendly farm, just 12km from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park.The tranquil setting is described as paradise by nature and bird lovers. If not exploring one of the nearby game reserves, time can be spent relaxing along side the pool or in the lounging lapa. Being a family run lodge, emphasis is placed on friendly service, comfort and delicious South African food. Meals can be served on request during season. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chrislin African Lodge

Address: Off Valentine Road | Hermiston Farm, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: $108 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chrislin African Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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