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Matyholweni Rest Camp

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Addo National Park is a delightful place to visit. One of the HUGE shortcomings is the fact that except for the two restcamps, there is exactly one toilet out there in the northern half of the tourist area, while in the southern half you have to be a camel to be comfortable. Come on SANParks, you can do better than...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This sanparks camp has nice clean free standing cabins with kitchen facilities set in thick scrub just inside the park boundary. Access from main coastal highway is quick and easy and much better than if trying to reach the main camp late in the day. From this camp you can then drive inland, through the park as one of your...

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The facilities at this camp are superb. We stayed in a family cottage with sufficient crockery and cutlery, a two plate electric stove, a microwave and even satellite television. The unit is also equipped with air-conditioning. The Rest Camp is located in what is popularly called the southern end of the park. It is a relatively new less commercialized,area of...

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We visited last year and found this to be the best accommodation we stayed in at the park. It's a lovely quiet spot and the cottages are very well appointed - we enjoyed a fab barbeque on the balcony though did have to find off the cheeky monkeys! The game viewing was excellent in the southern area of the park...

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Luxury living in the bush in well-equipped secluded bungalow. It's great being able to dawdle through the Addo park and then overnight in your own air conditioned self-catering bungalow in thick bush, with only the birds for company (and monkeys, so keep your doors and windows closed when out of the room). Staff at the gate are friendly and professional....

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Bergvliet, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We stayed at Matyholweni Rest Camp for 3 nights in March. It was our first stay in the park and we thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet. We saw loads of Elephant, Zebra, Ostrich and even a Caracal. We were lucky to also see an Owl one even on entering the camp and had bats frequently in our camp. The...

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dartford, kent
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The lodge at Mathyholweni is close to the south (Colchester) entrance and is very quiet. The lodge is quite well equipped, which is just as well as there did not appear to be any restaurants in Colchester. Make sure you have the makings of a meal as, apart from a small supermarket at the local garage, there is not much...

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Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Once arrived at Addo Elephant Park, we were pleasantly surprised by the cottages They are nicely tucked away and since there's only a limited number of them, you truly feel secluded. Everything needed available, only thing is to make sure you bring your groceries, since there's obviously no stores around. Braai at thr terrace, which is just great. In de...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stayed in 3 SANParks' rest camps during the winter holidays and this was the best one. Staff were great from the day I phoned to book (and had special requirements) 'till the day we left (in contrast to a very bad experience in the ADDO main camp shop). House is typical SANParks, but has everything you need while spending most...

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 20 July 2014

If you want a waterhole then Matyholweni rest camp will disappoint. It is in the bush and very close to the southern entry into Addo Elephant Park. The chalets are rustic and equipped for self catering. There is no restaurant here so you do have to make your own meals. I loved the peace and tranquility and we saw many...

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Additional Information about Matyholweni Rest Camp

Address: 3 km from Matyholweni Gate, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Matyholweni Rest Camp Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
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“You don't even know you have neighbours in the neighbouring cottages. This spesific nr 2 is wheelchair / disabled friendly!”
snaair, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“1 night stay is sufficient.”
FrizzyFrosty, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This review is not a hotel but self catering cottages.”
S1402HKdianac, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All cottages are equally good, with a nice view, lots of privacy”
batear, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Stock up with your own food and drinks before heading for the Addo Elephant National Park - Matyholweni has no restaurant or shop. There is a supermarket relatively close if you have forgotten anything. Don't bother with breakfast or lunch at the restaurant at the main gate - rather have a picnic at Jack's in the middle of the park.”
665EdR, 3 May 2015 | Read review
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