About Addo Reach & Hein's Cottage
Alicedale, a sleepy Hamlet in the heart of 1820 Settler country, is a safe, secure and malaria‐free environment
with superb game viewing opportunities. Addo Elephant Park and the Shamwari, Pumba and Schotia Parks (to
name a few) are within easy driving distance, on excellent roads. The historic and picturesque towns of
Grahamstown, Salem and Sidbury are also within easy driving distance, and the renowned Grahamstown Festival
in June and July of each year, with the cream of local and international arts, crafts and theatre, is but 52 km away.
The more energetic (we enjoy a very low almost non‐existent crime rate) will find the mountain bike, walking,
and running trails both challenging and rewarding.
Add the bonus of being within a five minute walk of the Bushman Sands Golf Resort – boasting an 18‐hole Gary
Player Golf Course (loved and tended by a greenkeeper with the word ‘golf’ engraved in his very bones), then you
have the ideal place to find peace and quiet, away from the madding crowd.
In short, whether you want to cycle, walk, run, play golf, sleep late, read books, paint, write, listen to the early
morning birdsong or enjoy a glass of wine or two on the patio, your privacy and comfort assured.
The name ADDO REACH is given to the ‘Main House’, and if friends are spending time together, a pathway of
some 20 metres leads you to the door of HEIN’S COTTAGE.
Under the ‘Rooms’ tab, you’ll find a full description of the ‘Main House’ where we have three comfortable and
well‐appointed rooms, as well as what we call the Loft Library. These rooms have independent access, so there
are no ‘curfews’ as far as coming home is concerned – you just let yourself in!! Hein’s Cottage (named after the
splendid young man who with great love and patience helped us turn a rather dilapidated garage into what we
believe is a place of sanctuary), is given full description under the ‘Rooms’ tab too.
Included in the rate is a full room service each day of your stay (basic washing up of dishes, cleaning out the braai,
drying/replacing towels etc). This happens, with the help of cheerful and reliable staff, around 9.30 each
morning, but if you need a lie in, we can make a plan!! A laundry service is available too (at your own risk) but at
an extra cost.
The rate also includes complimentary bottled water, tea, coffee, biscuits, and hospitality toiletries, replenished
where necessary on each day of your stay.
As well as the TV facility in the Loft Library, our home pub has the full DSTV package. You are welcome to join us
there, especially if catching a particularly resounding sports event would make your day!
Catering ‐ If you don’t feel like cooking, meals are available on request at reservation. We offer a full 'English'
breakfast at R70.00 per person and a 2‐course dinner at R150.00 per person and would talk about dietary
preferences once your reservation is confirmed. Nothing fancy you’ll understand, and it will often be in the
company of neighbours who share thoughts, ideas, and good conversation. Braai packs, wood and bread can be
rustled up too if you prefer to do your own braai on one of the patios. Louis' Pub and Grub is usually open on
Fridays and Saturdays with the best steaks and pizzas and splendid atmosphere
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