About Us

Located in the Eastern Cape, within a 45 min. drive from Port Elizabeth, Addo is the only National Park hosting the big 7 and the 3rd biggest Park in South Africa. Its finely tuned ecosystem is an example for environmental management for it offers a unique variety of indigenous fauna and flora and has been a sanctuary for elephants who were almost extinguished in the area.

Today we can find over 600 pachyderms, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, sharks and whales (for the coastal section) as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in the Addo Elephant National Park.
Our Lodge, on Ceasar Ave, is a renovated farm from the beginning of the 20th century that perfectly illustrate the junction between the khosan culture and the colonial architecture with an elegant French touch (from Lolo and her husband, Pascal).

Addo African Home aims to promote local cultures by giving a chance to local artists who can present their crafts or animate guests in traditional folkloric music. Discover their works and local confectionery makings at our shop.

The environment is also a big concern for us so we gave mother nature a helping hand; all our guests can enjoy organic toiletries and locally produced amenities as well as a natural swimming pool that already attracts an incredible variety of birds and small mammals observable from our watch tower. Also, our vegetable garden strictly follows the rules of permaculture to supply our restaurant with organic food.