Need to know
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $1022.43 (ZAR13,632), excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of ZAR10.00 per person per night on check-out and an additional resort fee of ZAR75.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include meals and game drives.
There are walking trails around the camp, and, for an extra charge, horse-riding or mountain biking are an option for those who don’t want to get too relaxed. Electricity is sporadic: charge all electrical appliances fully before arrival. Girls, take a good support bra for the bumpy game drives.
At the hotel
Valet parking, room service, library, outdoor swimming pool, barbecue, gardens, Charlotte Rhys toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the 11 tented lodges in Ian Hunter’s hotel is identical, with jaw-dropping views and attention paid to every luxurious detail, but we recommend nabbing one of the two furnished with huge canopied double beds. The enormous showers have double-heads, and are eco-friendly in style, using borehole water and gas geysers. None of the rooms has any electrical appliances – the hotel is strictly an electrics-free zone.
A camera and camcorder are necessary additions to the kitbag to capture the postcard-perfect panoramas and abundant wildlife. Lions, leopard, buffalo, ostrich and antelope – not forgetting the elephants that make Addo famous – all roam nearby.
Non-smoking tents can be arranged if required.
Not suitable for children under the age of 10. Extra beds in adult tents can be provided for 10 to 14-year-olds at half-price. Packed lunches are available on request.