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.
Safari: Local guide pick up for a full days visit to Addo Elephant National Park. Or self drive through the park or a visit to the private game reserves for a safari and dinner, only 15 min drive from us.
Wedding Venues: We do not have a wedding venue, but can supply contact for Immannual venues just 200m away from the guest house.
Conference Venues: we do not have conference facilities. sorry, but we can arrange groups for up to 15 people if they use our ferry to cruise on the river - to be received in breakfast hall.
Family friendly: Family rooms/guest house with bath facilities (any age) Baby cot and high chair. Laundry on request. Safe environment. The Sundays River Ferry is child friendly with safety equipment/jackets for children when they enjoy a cruise on the river.
Romantic: Privacy and tranquility. Double room en suite. Picnic basket and champagne on request.Romantic cruise with our ferry. Scrumptious breakfast or you can lay in and enjoy your time together without any disturbances.
Payment: 50% deposit will ensure booking Balance: cash on arrival (preferred) Check In Times: Arrival after 2pm. Depart before 10am
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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling