Self-catering, Guest House or B & B?
The first thing you need to know about Addo accommodation is that within the park itself you will only find self-catering options.
So, if do-it-yourself is not your idea of a holiday or you're looking for slightly more upmarket choices you will need to look outside the Park.
However as the Addo Rest Camp offers the best value accommodation you will find, you may want to consider how much having upmarket accommodation and someone arranging your meals is worth to you! (There is a basic restaurant on site at the Camp)
The Sanparks accommodation books out really quickly, so if you don't book far enough in advance you may find the camp is full, but there are plenty of other options close to the main Park gates and you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice!
Within the Park - Addo Accommodation
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, many of the Addo accommodation choices within the Park cater for only 2 occupants, which can be frustrating for families with younger children who may not want to sleep apart from their parents.
Certainly the best value options and those positioned to overlook the waterhole are all 2 occupants at a time.So if your family is happy to be split between units, I highly recommend the rondawels. My mum and dad swear by them, they’re set right above the waterhole at Main Camp and you can enjoy perfect armchair game viewing while sipping your G & T!
Next best bet would certainly be the Safari tents – again 2 beds per unit, but they have a lovely open setting near the waterhole. The drawback for youngsters may be the use of communal ablution facilities.
Family all under One Roof - Addo Accommodation
There are two houses that can each sleep up to six. They are the newest accommodation at Main camp and the most spacious and luxurious, boasting ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning. They overlook the waterhole, though from more of a distance than the rondawels.
Other options are a couple of family chalets (one sleeps six, the other only three), and the forest cabins which have their own bathrooms but share communal kitchen facilities.
Camping and caravan sites are also offered. If this is your choice, a word of warning – the caravan sites are shaded but the tent sites are not. They are very, very hot in summer!
Away from Main Camp there are various other options, but they are not as convenient for the wildlife viewing area.
Park accommodation needs to be booked through SA National Parks http://www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/tourism/accommodation.php
I hope you enjoy your Addo experience as much as we did!
You may find the following related pages helpful:
Addo Weather and Seasons
Addo National Park information
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