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About Happy Jackal Guest House

The Happy Jackal offers a choice of five luxurious double en-suite rooms, all with stunning river views. Guests may choose from ground-floor rooms with private entrances and garden patios, or impressively large and comfortable thatched upstairs rooms, one of which has its own outside thatched deck. All rooms enjoy upmarket facilities.
Recline in the spacious, high-roofed lounge, well-stocked with a collection of interesting books. Enjoy a game of chess or a board game by the cosy open fireplace on those chilly winter evenings. The Happy Jackal has a no-smoking policy for indoors.
Breakfasts cater to all tastes and include both a full English and Health breakfast. Home-made jams and freshly baked bread are to be found on your table every morning. On fine, calm mornings take time to enjoy your breakfast at leisure outdoors, whilst watching the antics of our resident Egyptian geese and hoopoes. Stroll with your coffee down the rolling lawns to the water’s edge and plan your day.
Big Five game-viewing on our doorstep makes the Happy Jackal in Colchester the perfect choice of luxurious accommodation. Visit the Addo Elephant Park, only 2 mins away, in our open game-viewing Landrover with our qualified game-ranger.
This river lodge lies on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River, is easily reached from the N2 and is in the best location for game, coastal or river activities.
Extensive lawns stretch down to the Happy Jackal jetty where, across the river unspoilt, natural bush, is the habitat of Kudu, bushbuck, water mongoose and Cape Clawless Otters.
Your hosts will plan and book your game drives, safaris and boat trips, offering guidance and suggestions to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

Safari: Let us take you into Addo Elephant National Park in our open safari vehicle with our qualified game ranger.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 31 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


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

Happy Jackal Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Happy Jackal Guest House

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Ben Jordaan
21 December 2018

Friendly and warm service. Real customer service!Special breakfast and home made bread and jam.

Hannes Hammer
24 January 2017

Super, friendly, personal.Very comfortable and the pool was wonderfully clear and warm.

Ulrich Feiter, South Africa
04 July 2016

Delightful hosts - warmly welcomed - the room perfect - the breakfast outstanding - highly recommended!Thank you!

Bennie Bredenkamp, South Africa
22 April 2016

Home from home! Owners feel like family after the stay. Lovely area and great breakfast

Tamar Briggs, South Africa
12 November 2014

Liz gave us a very warm welcome like we were old friends. Our room was spacious, light and fresh and the setting is beautiful, peaceful with a lovely swimming pool that we swam in and relaxed around. Breakfast was like no other we've had with an introduction to other guests, greeted with homemade bread by Peter and jams by Liz. A perfect strqrt to our day in Addo National Park which is literally around the corner. The perfect location to relax in with a view of the river after a long day in the park. Will definitely be back on my next visit.

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Happy Jackal Guest House is 2.6km from the centre of Colchester , the nearest airport 38.1km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling