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Bergvliet, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We stayed at Matyholweni Rest Camp for 3 nights in March. It was our first stay in the park and we thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet. We saw loads of Elephant, Zebra, Ostrich and even a Caracal. We were lucky to also see an Owl one even on entering the camp and had bats frequently in our camp. The...

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dartford, kent
Reviewed 20 March 2015

The lodge at Mathyholweni is close to the south (Colchester) entrance and is very quiet. The lodge is quite well equipped, which is just as well as there did not appear to be any restaurants in Colchester. Make sure you have the makings of a meal as, apart from a small supermarket at the local garage, there is not much...

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Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Once arrived at Addo Elephant Park, we were pleasantly surprised by the cottages They are nicely tucked away and since there's only a limited number of them, you truly feel secluded. Everything needed available, only thing is to make sure you bring your groceries, since there's obviously no stores around. Braai at thr terrace, which is just great. In de...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stayed in 3 SANParks' rest camps during the winter holidays and this was the best one. Staff were great from the day I phoned to book (and had special requirements) 'till the day we left (in contrast to a very bad experience in the ADDO main camp shop). House is typical SANParks, but has everything you need while spending most...

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 19 July 2014

If you want a waterhole then Matyholweni rest camp will disappoint. It is in the bush and very close to the southern entry into Addo Elephant Park. The chalets are rustic and equipped for self catering. There is no restaurant here so you do have to make your own meals. I loved the peace and tranquility and we saw many...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 July 2014

It was our first visit to Addo Park, and the Mathyholweni Camp was a great surprise. The camp is small, and not crowded. The cottages were very well maintained and spotless! We did a few regular drives during our three day stay and saw many animals ... And of course, elephant. The Sanparks staff were well trained in their respective...

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denver
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed here in spite of it being above our typical budget, and it was worth it! The cottage was beautiful (far better than the cottages we stayed in later in Kruger Park for the same price), with a very good private kitchen and deck w/ braai overlooking the park. We also loved the fact that we could be up...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Super quiet, clean and lovely. Very well equipped. Small balcony provided an amazing view of the area with bird visiting us in the morning. Good value unfortunately they were very busy so we could only stay one night here. Camp is easily accessible through one of the park's main gates only a short drive up the road., makes a great...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I booked this through the Sanparks website and it was an excellent base for exploring Addo. The little thatched cottage had a large main room that included the bed, table and chairs, and a kitchen area. There is also a small balcony area out back. The location allows you to get a great early start in the morning, which proved...

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Kommetjie, Cape Town
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Our first visit to Addo and we really enjoyed it. Matyholweni was an absolute dream of a camp. It is small and has individual units which are well spaced so you do not feel on top of anyone. Cottages were really excellent, spacious and comfortable. The staff were all friendly, helpful and the general overview of SANPARKS is doing SA...

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Address: 3 km from Matyholweni Gate, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Matyholweni Rest Camp Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
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“You don't even know you have neighbours in the neighbouring cottages. This spesific nr 2 is wheelchair / disabled friendly!”
 of 5 bubbles snaair, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“1 night stay is sufficient.”
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“All cottages are equally good, with a nice view, lots of privacy”
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“Stock up with your own food and drinks before heading for the Addo Elephant National Park - Matyholweni has no restaurant or shop. There is a supermarket relatively close if you have forgotten anything. Don't bother with breakfast or lunch at the restaurant at the main gate - rather have a picnic at Jack's in the middle of the park.”
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