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About Addo Gateway Lodge

The 3 star TGCSA rated Lodge is ideally situated close to all major game parks, in a small village, Cannonville, nestled along and the banks of the beautiful Sundays River. Surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil garden, just off the N2, 35 kilometres East of Port Elizabeth. The Lodge is only 5 kilometre from the new South Entrance of the Addo Elephant National Park (Camp Matyholweni) and is an ideal stop-over for anyone who would like to visit the this park and other Game Parks in the vicinity.

We offer B and B facilities as well as Self-catering in lodge. We have two double rooms and one family room which sleeps eight people. All rooms have their own en suite shower/toilet and bathroom facilities, own entrance, TV, fan, fridge, microwave, heater, coffee/tea facilities and indoor braai and in the thatched lapa/lounge/dining area. All this at affordable prices. Also available is The Sundays River Ferry which is designed to accommodate a maximum of 30 passengers to cruise on the beautiful Sundays River from Cannonville Slipway to the mouth and for up to 18 kilometre upstream. The ferry is fully licensed, insured and surveyed by the south African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and is skippered by a qualified Captain.

The craft boasts an upper deck with fresh water on tap with flushing toilet facility. There are sufficient seats for all passengers to be seated and it can accommodate access for wheel chairs. The ferry’s owners are committed to conservation of the environment and the ecology of the river and therefore ensure that no waste materials are released into the river. The river offers wonderful scenery from the magnificent coastal sand dunes; prawn and pencil bait mud banks to the prolific bird life and indigenous fauna and flora along its banks. It also on occasion, boasts ancient shell middens of the Strandloper/Khoisan people from a few thousand years ago who used to live in this area and in the dunes. The ferry offers a number of cruise packages for local and overseas tourists as well as educational trips for scholars. We offer cruises from one hour up to 5 hours being: 1. short cruise up and down river for one hour; 2. 2 – 2half hours full cruise up and down river with a stop at the majestic dunes at the river mouth to explore or swim in the safe lagoon; and 3. Private bookings for parties, braai’s, conferences or team building. We are confident that this experience will be the highlight of all the outdoor activities in this area. We look forward having you on board. Please note B and B on request.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Payment: 50% deposit will ensure booking Balance: cash on arrival (preferred) Check In Times: Arrival after 2pm. Depart before 10am

Addo Gateway Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Addo Gateway Lodge

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John Matthews, South Africa
21 December 2010

Our room was very comfortable and found Maggie to be an excellent host. We enjoyed our stay.

Su McGivern, South Africa
20 February 2010

Our thanks to Maggie and Les for a wonderful stay at their lodge. The accommodation was spacious and well-equipped and Maggie and Les were very helpful. Maggie arranged for my son to go quad biking and Les took us on a lovely cruise on the Sundays River ferry. He was also very informative with his knowledge of bonsai. We would definitely stay there again, and recommend the lodge without hesitation to friends. Thanks again, Maggie and Les!

Anonymous, South Africa
04 May 2008

Overall our stay was very good. The hospitality in particular was excellent and the owners are extremely friendly and kind. Breakfasts were excellent and the b&b is conveniently located to the entrance of the Addo Elephant National Park. Our room had twin beds rather than a large double bed which we would have preferred. We would highly recommend the establishment particularly if you are looking to stay for a night or two and you would like easy access to the Addo Park.

angie botha, South Africa
01 May 2008

Good hosts and lovely place

Anonymous, South Africa
03 February 2008

Thank you so much Maggie and Les for the warming hospitality. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic (so much to eat and so good!) and the rooms were nicely decorated. You can park your car off street, but it was very safe around here anyway. Addo Gateway Lodge is a nice starting point to go to Addo and the surrounding area (Sundays River Mouth).

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Addo Gateway Lodge is 2.6km from the centre of Colchester , the nearest airport 37.5km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
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