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Spekboom Tented Rest Camp

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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Amazing place to stay in Addo Elephant. Not a standard camp but a bush camp of 5 tents surrounded by animals. Everything is quite clean for this kind of camp, including the common toilets and bathroom. Finally the cache is excellent with this water hole. It was amazing to see buffalos and a rhino coming to drink!

Thank Pierre R
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night... We were pleasantly surprised by this camp!!! Beautiful surroundings, right IN the bush! We had to walk through a maze of plants to find our tents! Well maintained, spotless hot showers and toilets! Basic cutlery, pots etc supplied... Tent 5 was right next to the game fence a few meters from the waterhole/hide, very convenient for sneak...

Thank Dorianne G
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We prebooked Spekboom after our first choice , Addo Rest camp was full. We spent one night at the rest camp and moved on the next day to Spekboom. Spekboom hasa only 5 tents.in an area not much bigger than a Football penalty area. Each tent is quite separate and surrounded by Bush. The toilet block and kitchen is reach...

1Thank Matt47Coventry
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We booked to stay here for a wedding anniversary.The tented camp is a basic facility with 2 single beds,a solar light and braai/barbecue.You have to bring your own firewood,matches and torch.The room was clean and everything was in good order when we arrived.There are extra blankets for cold nights.We sat outside under the stars for dinner and made frequent trips...

Thank Lynne R
Hennef, Germany
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed two night at spekboom and it was the highlight of an amazing trip to South Africa. Perfect for those who like to get back to nature and away from the madding crowds. We loved cooking on our braai and listening to the sounds of elephants roaring and hyenas shrieking in the night.

Thank Rusu21
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a night at the Spekboom tented camp - it was a wonderful experience being in a basic tented camp in the 'bush' - very simple yet adequate. The tents are comfortable and have the basics to make your stay a relaxed one, as long as you are prepared for camping and arrive with all your necessary 'stuff'. The...

1Thank mikeatitisa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My first visit to the Addo Elephant park was arranged on short notice and I spent one night at Spekboom and one night in Matyholweni camp in the south of the park. Tented accommodation allows the feel of camping while not having to set up a tent by oneself. At around R800 for the night it represented good value. Beds...

Thank PraneshLuckan
Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Such a great place, the tents are pretty luxury for 'camping' they have nice beds with fresh linen, there are hot showers a short stroll away, its all very clean, and there is a fridge to keep things cold. The highlight of course is the location. The tents are right next to a watering hole (there is an electric fence...

Thank Kirk P
Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous experience started off a 2 week break with a few days in Addo camping in Spekboom What a treat As long as you accept the rough of the wild you will love this place Only 5 tents hidden in a hide, over 10km from the nearest people Absolutely loved it Remember to pack plenty of braai-wood, food...

2Thank Mike E
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Lets get the elephant out of the room by saying when we arrived we found the cleaner/ranger sleeping in our bed...... Hard to come back from that. Camp was neat and tidy thou. Right next to a watering hole. Saw elephants and heard a lion in the morning! Customer service is not great in Addo but that can be expected...

1Thank Johan V

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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are only 5 tents.Each tent is privately situated,but tent 5 has good access to the ablution blocks and to the hide.”
LynneR476, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tents are pre-assigned but if you are given the choice avoid tent 1 as the sound of the gate opening and closing is quite jarring”
PraneshLuckan, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Tent site 5 is right next to the fence and closest to the kitchen and facilities (although not too close).”
701kirkp, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“tent 5 is next to the fence with the best views”
manley1, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
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