The Stable Cottages
Addo Elephant National Park
Set in 4 hectares of expansive lawns, the Stable Cottages are only 8 km from the entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park.
The Addo Elephant National Park is one of the world's great conservation success stories and embraces one of the highest concentrations of big game in Africa and thus offers some wonderful game viewing opportunities.
In addition to the famous elephants of Addo there are also lion, buffalo, black rhino, hyena, jackal and a variety of antelope species. Of the smaller animals the surricates and the flightless dung beetle are of great interest. Over 150 species of birds have been recorded in the area.
Morning and afternoon guided game drives into Addo can be arranged (at an extra cost), otherwise guests staying here can easily drive themselves into the Park.
When not exploring Addo, in front of the cottages is a large swimming pool, as well as the trendy Wine Bar and Farm Cafe where guests have their meals. The Wine Bar and Farm Cafe has (as the name implies) a fabulous wine selection - the menu is a la carte, serving great contemporary country cuisine for lunch and dinner.
The very spacious Cape Country style cottages all have reeded ceilings and private verandah. Two of them are family suites with a separate interleading bedroom for the children.
All the cottages are fully air-conditioned and heated and have stocked mini bars and tea/coffee making facilities.
The Cottages really are great value for money, offering comfort, style and plenty of space.
|Our standard rates for a Stable Cottage|
|1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014||GBP £ 31 US$ 52 ZAR 545 EUR 38||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|1 October 2014 to 30 April 2015||GBP £ 45 US$ 75 ZAR 790 EUR 56||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how The Stable Cottages can be included in you own dream holiday.
This two week itinerary for travel over the Christmas period shows that it is possible to have a good var
You start with 4 nights in Cape Town, and this will give you long enough to explore the major sites such as Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula (including swimming with the penguins at boulders beach), and still have enough time to relax at the beach or spend time browsing some of the city's shops and craft markets.
After cape town you drive to the beautiful De Hoop Nature reserve, where you will have a couple of nights in a self-catering cottage near the beach with it's huge white sand dunes and cool, clear seas. This is a great spot to visit nearby Cape Agulas, which is the southermost tip of Africa.
From De Hoop you then drive to De Zeekoe Guest Farm in the Klein Karoo, where you can visit ostrich farms and a cheetah sanctuary, or take a guided tour of the famous Cango Caves.
After De Zeekoe, it is only a short drive down to the Garden Route where you will have a couple of days to see attractions including Monkeyland, the elephant sanctuary at Plettenberg Bay, and the Knysna Lagoon.
From the Garden Route it is only a 2h 30 minute drive to The Addo Elephant National Park where you will have a 2 day safari in the second largest park in the country. Although the park has 'Elephant' in the name it is home to a huge variety of wildlife!
You end with a couple of nights by the sea in Port Elizabeth before flying home.
14 day itinerary.
Guide price valid for travel in December 2014
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
From The Garden Route/Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 from direction Cape Town/Plett/Knysna towards PE/Grahamstow n . Turn off the N2 onto the R335 (signposted Motherwell/Markman and there is also a sign right after this sign for the Addo Elephant Park). Travel approximately 50 km to Addo village. Continue through the village on the R335 in direction of Park and cross the railway line, once railway line crossed travel for a further 4 km (you will pass a crocodile ranch on the left-hand side). You will see a sign for The Elephant House on your left-hand side right after this and clearly signposted - turn in here and you will see The Stable Cottages.
From Grahamstown: Take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth/Plett/Knysna/Cape Town. Turn right onto a dirt road towards the Shamwari Game Reserve. You will see the Shamwari boards on the N2. Go past Shamwari (entrance on your right) and continue along the gravel road until Paterson. Take the R342 towards Addo, and approximately 25 km along the road you will see the Addo Elephant Park turn-off on your left. Continue past Addo park and you will see a sign for The Elephant House on your right-hand side clearly signposted - turn in here and you will see The Stable Cottages. Note that the R342 eventually changes into the R335 if you carry on straight with this road.
The Stable Cottages Map
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