Elephant House

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Elephant House

The Elephant House is a homely, country-style lodge in South Africa's Eastern Cape, approx. 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth and a short drive from Addo Elephant National Park.

The Elephant House is a lovely lodge situated on the outskirts of Addo Elephant National Park, in the sun-kissed Sundays River Valley. It's a colonial-era farmhouse, offering comfortable accommodation in a homely setting. The décor – Africana art, Persian rugs, African antiques – is evocative of an earlier era.

The Elephant House's proximity to Addo Elephant National Park makes it a good location for a safari, but it's equally well placed for exploring the many sights of the Eastern Cape. Tours into the Sundays River Valley are offered from the lodge, as are daily driven and horseback safaris with experienced guides. As well as Addo National Park, the game reserves of Schotia, Amakhala, Pumba and Lalibela Big 5 are all accessible from Elephant House. It's a 45 minute drive to the coast and Port Elizabeth.


Elephant House accommodates guests in eight air-conditioned and en-suite rooms with private verandas. The rooms are separate to the main house and open onto the courtyard, pool and gardens. They are spacious and generously furnished, each with a large en-suite bathroom. One of the rooms is a family suite.


The Elephant House kitchen prepares lovely light lunches on the terrace or beside one of the pools. After a sundowner in the evenings, sit down to a delicious three course candlelit dinner prepared using the very best of local produce and fine Cape wines. Meals are typically served outdoors unless the weather says otherwise.


- Two swimming pools
- Lounge area/club room
- Terrace
- Library
- Spa (open October to May)


The Elephant House offers a number of activities including:
- Guided game drives into Addo
- Helicopter trip
- Cultural, historical and agricultural tours
- Township tours
- Canoeing trip
- Mountain hike
- Day visit to private reserves nearby

Child Policy

Children under the age of 4 stay for free at the Elephant House if sharing.

Environmental Policy

The Elephant House's stated aim is to employ people from the local community only and to support local enterprises.