Addo Elephant National Park
Woodall Country House lies tucked away on a peaceful citrus farm and offers 5* luxury and standards of service, leaving you unwilling to leave and eager to return.
It is only a 10 minute drive to the world-famous malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, home to around 400 elephants who roam freely among the 125,000 hectare reserve alongside black rhino, buffalo, kudu and red hartebeest, the extremely elusive and rarely seen leopard, and over 400 bird species. Lions have also been re-introduced to the Park.
Guests can enjoy an early morning or sunset guided game drives through the Park on an open Land Rover. Game viewing tours are guided by highly qualified guides whose passion for the area is inherent and infectious.
During the day, escape the African heat in the full size pool, fringed with palms and a waterfall.
Or take a quiet moment to sit peacefully on the expansive sundowner deck and view rare South African waterfowl.
The Cape-style bedrooms are all elegantly furnished and open onto beautiful rose or indigenous gardens. Three luxury cottages overlook a private dam. Some of the rooms have an outside shower.
The candlelit dinner (on request) will be some of the finest gourmet cuisine you will taste on your holiday to South Africa.
The in-house spa includes a massage and therapy room, steam room, sauna and hydrotherapy bath. There is also a fully equipped gym.
|Our standard rates for a Luxury Room|
|1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023||GBP 69 USD 85 ZAR 1,603 EUR 79||per person sharing||Contracted FIT Rate||1+ nights|
|1 September 2023 to 30 April 2024||GBP 129 USD 159 ZAR 2,989 EUR 148||per person sharing||Contracted FIT Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2024 to 31 August 2024||GBP 73 USD 90 ZAR 1,689 EUR 84||per person sharing||Contracted FIT Rate||1+ nights|
|1 September 2024 to 30 April 2025||GBP 135 USD 167 ZAR 3,140 EUR 155||per person sharing||Contracted FIT Rate||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. Guided game drives into the Addo Elephant National Park are available at an additional cost - rates on request.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Woodall Country House and Spa was particularly fine, with wonderful rooms, service and meals. Woodall is excellent value.
I thought you might appreciate some feedback on the guesthouses you booked for us last November. Bloomestate in Swellendam is wonderful. The accommodation is first class, very comfortable, clean and nicely furnished. Our hosts were charming and attentive and highly professional; they are very nice people. The breakfast was fantastic. You can recommend Bloomestate with complete confidence. Woodhall, near Addo is fabulous. We could have stayed there for ever. You would be pushed to find anywhere better. This was definitely the high spot of our holiday. Thank you so much for looking after us. We will be in touch again - we are hoping to return to South Africa in November
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Directions For Drivers
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). The Elephant House will be on your left-hand side right. Turn into here, and then turn immediately right again in front of The Elephant House and continue along this road for 1.3 km to Woodall.
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 The Elephant House on your right-hand side. Turn into here, and then turn immediately right again in front of The Elephant House and continue along this road for 1.3 km to Woodall.
General Information For Guests
The luxury rooms and cottages are private and spacious. In addition, there are 2 family units, which include a main room with annex, made up with a sleeper bed, and a shared bathroom.
The suites offer understated refinement in spacious bedrooms, separate sitting and dressing areas, expansive bathrooms complete with double outdoor showers and private pools. There is a family suite with 2 separate en-suite bedrooms and a private pool.
Stylish regional cuisine by prior arrangement is served in the distinctive thatched waterside dining room with views of resident herons, cormorants and other South African waterbirds. Complementing the menu is the private underground cellar, boasting a unique and comprehensive cross section of fine South African wines. We suggest you call the day before to arrange dinner on your first night if you require this.
Simple, stylish lunches can be enjoyed on the deck, at the pool, or on your private patio. Picnic baskets are available on request.
An onsite health spa offers a wide range health and beauty treatments, and also has a steam room, sauna, Vichy shower and a hydrotherapy bath. In-room treatments can also be arranged (additional cost).
The gym is available exclusively to guests and includes cardio-vascular and strength training equipment.
Game drives into the Addo Elephant Park can be arranged (additional cost). The additional package includes transfers to/from Woodall, entrance fee, drinks and snacks, and a 3-4 hour drive with highly qualified, top class guides (minimum age for children 6 years). Morning drives depart at 07:30 and afternoon drives depart at 14:00.
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Each tented luxury suite is built on a raised wooden porch and is furnished with a huge canopied double bed, modern en-suite bathroom, cosy sitting areas and private deck with panoramic views across the Addo plains.
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