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Elephant House

Elephant House

Elephant House is a magical colonial farmhouse, earning its name due to its location at the entrance of Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa’s Sundays River Valley. In addition to some of the most frequent and thrilling elephant sightings in the world, Elephant House combines a luxurious “out of Africa” experience with the comfort and ease of a modern, country home.

Wide verandas, verdant courtyards, Persian rugs, and native African art décor from the owner’s private antique collection welcome guests. Crisp white linens, romantically draped beds, roomy suites, and thatched roofs are everything you would expect from a luxury guesthouse. Each of the house’s eight spacious rooms offers air conditioning, extra-length king size bed, bathrobes, safe, en-suite bathroom, and private veranda with panoramic views.

The main lodge at Elephant House serves light lunches on the terrace or beside the pool and nightly dinners featuring exceptional cuisine and fine wines. The refreshing swimming pools are just the place to swim, relax, read, and enjoy easy conversation.

As the highlight of any visit to the area, the elephants provide hours of enjoyment. Embark on your own self-driven safari or hire the Elephant House Safari Company to guide you into Addo Elephant National Park in an open Land Cruiser.

The park is one of Africa’s great conservation success stories and continues to retain high concentrations of wildlife. In addition to the massive elephant population, Addo is home to lion, black rhino, buffalo, hyena, jackal, numerous antelope species, and over 165 bird species. Other wildlife viewing opportunities abound through day trips to nearby private reserves, elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, and more.

Situated in the tranquil Sundays River Valley, Elephant House provides easy accessibility to and from the Garden Route, Settler Country, and the Wild Coast, making the area popular with visitors with a variety of interests. In addition to producing some of the highest-quality citrus fruit (predominantly lemons) in the world, the Sundays River Valley offers a variety of activities such as playing polo, golfing, canoeing in the local rivers, and exploring the nearby communities.

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