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About Elephants Footprint Lodge

This cosy lapa-style lodge, nestled under the Addo Heights foothills, offers 12 luxury suites with semi-open plan bathrooms and our Special Feature: open air ‘rock face’ showers, all under thatch.

Unwind on the deck next to our woodland style plunge pool; with a glass of wine chosen from our cellar. Full Continental /English breakfast included in our rate.

We are situated 1km off the N2, 30 km from Port Elizabeth & 2km from the Southern Gate (Camp Matyholweni) of the Addo Elephant National Park, close to the Alexandria Dunes, and the village of Colchester, close to the beach and the mouth of the charming Sundays River Valley.

Weather can change from hot in the day to cool in the evening - a warm jacket to be kept handy at all times.

Swimming costume and sunblock essential. Long trousers for evenings. Warm jacket for boat cruises in Autumn and Winter, sometimes in Mid Summer.

The East Cape weather is notoriously variable but the Sunshine Coast is so called as this area boasts the most sunshine hours in S.A.

The temperatures are very mild all year averaging 25 c in summer and 20 c in winter

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Grading

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

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Reviews for Elephants Footprint Lodge

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Corinna Vogel
04 October 2017

Spacious rooms, the host was very nice, I felt very welcomed, the bathroom is quite fancy with a huge bathtub and outdoor shower.

Deborah Bentley-Buckle, South Africa
26 February 2016

Elephants Footprint Lodge is a comfortable small Lodge with easy access to Addo Elephant Park. This was my second visit, and although the rooms still remain clean and comfortable, I found that the quality of the food was not what it was a year ago. Room for improvement were that is concerned.   I would definitely consider staying again, but should the food not improve it will be my last stay.  The proximity to Addo is the big advantage.

Riana Mackenzie, South Africa
07 October 2015

We had a lovely stay. Beautiful room and outside shower!Staff was very friendly.  Honesty bar, which makes it great!Definitely would suggest you visit this place if you in the area.

Per Linander, Sweden
13 January 2013

We, a group of 10 people, stayed only one night at the lodge but would have liked to stay longer. Nie and clean rooms and a very friendly service from the nice owners couple. Good value for money!

Manus Minnie, South Africa
08 June 2009

Very enjoyable, great host, will recommend

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Elephants Footprint Lodge Map

Elephants Footprint Lodge is 2.5km from the centre of Colchester , the nearest airport 38.3km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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