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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Myself and a friend booked a night at Elephants Footprint Lodge when we visited the Addo Elephant Park (which is literally 5 minutes drive away). Unfortunately, they were being renovated - so they arranged for us to stay in a nearby lodge. However, we had booked dinner in their restaurant and they opened especially for us. They were extremely courteous...

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Belgium
Reviewed 12 June 2016

it was really wonderful: great food, nice environment and very lovely people!! We found it a very nice price also for all the things we ate and drank. We would recommand this restaurant to everybody. We loved it very much! Greetz Lies & Brecht

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Thank huyghelies
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and fantastic hosts, really made my birthday special, locally sourced produce cooked to perfection and a great selection of drinks, the rolls where freshly baked and the passion they have for their food was obvious. Great prices in a fantastic location

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Thank Mark S
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 June 2016

It was a perfect stopover after our weekend trip through Addo Elephant Park. The Lodge is very well kept, clean and the staff are very friendly. It was great that it is situated just minutes outside of the South Gate, so that we didn't have to search long or drive in the dark after exiting the park. We can definitely...

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Thank michelek405
South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Beautiful place - was a real plesure to find it and will definately go back again when in the area - so close to Addo new gate - excellent accommodation for rate - quite and peaceful and very friendly - the manager waited until late as we were delayed on arrival - it was greatly appreciated.

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Thank EdenSouthAfrica
Herolds Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Very close to Southern gate of Addo Elephant Park, which was great for our daily trips. Management and staff friendly and helpful. Sundowner boot trip on the Sondags River as arranged by staff of lodge was a wonderful experience.

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Thank 924ellenp
Tilburg,. The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Wat a lovely people and great accommodation. It was a pleasure to be here. It was a good stay as a start for a visit to the ADDO Elephant Park, but also to visit the beach of Colchester. The dinner and buffet were als nice. I will recommend this to other people.

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Haarlem
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the Elephant Footprint Lodge in the beginning of May. We loved the atmosphere and especially the good care of the owners/management. Spike and Carin just has taken over the place, but they do a good job. Spike is a marvellous Cook. We are vegetarians and each night he prepared a special diner for us....

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Thank Nanette V
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We would definitely come back! - friendly staff - very helpful The owner have booked Game drives for us. the Addo is just around the corner, entrance south. The food was unfortunately internationally - not South African

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Thank 413birgito
Gloucester
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Fabulous location for access to Elephand Park South entrance. Isabelle - the Hotel Owner - made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They arranges a private jeep for us for a day around Addo elephant park with Derek from Dungbeetle - who was marvellous. Thanks to all at Elephants Footprint lodge...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephants Footprint Lodge offers excellent accommodation with 12 en suite rooms under thatch room in a lapa style. Situated 2km from the Greater Addo Elephant National Park Southern Gate. This makes it the gateway to the Route of the Giants and the ideal getaway for an unique and unforgettable holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephants Footprint Lodge

Address: 1 Riverside Drive | Riverside Park, Colchester 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Colchester
Price Range: $91 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephants Footprint Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for the honeymoon suites...”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaRa, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms have an "outside shower" as part of the on-suite facilities. Quirky but lovely.”
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“outdoor showers fantastic”
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