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Shortest Travel Route to Addo from Port Elizabeth

Shortest Travel Route to Addo from Port Elizabeth

Driving yourselves to a new destination, in a foreign country, with no local knowledge of the area can be daunting! Especially as you may be driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road too! Shortest Self-Drive Travel Route to Chrislin Addo Lodge We have included the shortest and most direct…

Proof of Identification for Addo National Park

Proof of Identification for Addo National Park

Visitors planning to visit Addo Elephant Park during their stay with us at Chrislin African Lodge are required to show some form of identification when entering the park. This is a message from Addo Elephant National Park management” “With immediate effect all guests entering into AENP (Addo Elephant National Park) will have…

What’s for Dinner at Chrislin Lodge?

What’s for Dinner at Chrislin Lodge?

Are you planning a visit to Chrislin Lodge in Addo and wondering what food we offer for dinner? We’ve got the answer for you in this blog. Tasty and Wholesome Dinner at Chrislin Lodge We serve tasty, wholesome dinners made from mostly locally sourced or home-grown produce. The fresh fruit and vegetables from our…

Magical Addo Elephant Encounter

Magical Addo Elephant Encounter

We came across this gorgeous series of photographs taken by Pieter Venter in the nearby Addo Elephant Park. We just had to share this magical Addo elephant encounter with you. We just love the way that the elephant mother caringly looks after her calf as it slips around in the mud. ‘I loved…

Eastern Cape Safari Lodge Hospitality

Eastern Cape Safari Lodge Hospitality

There is something extra special about our Eastern Cape Safari Lodge hospitality. Those of you who have experienced it will know just what we are talking about. Hospitality in the malaria-free Eastern Cape is all about a slower pace – where welcoming guests and enjoying our tranquil garden setting is something we…

April Addo Safari Adventures

April Addo Safari Adventures

We were super excited to see our in-house Addo adventure operator featured on South African television and the great advice for holidays during April 2017. Addo Adventure Safaris with CrissCross Adventures The local travel show Authentiek, hosted by Mathys and Portia, highlighted the Addo river safari and quad biking operated by Crisscross Adventures. Watch the…

Addo Flightless Dung Beetles

Addo Flightless Dung Beetles

Addo Elephant Park is home to one of the over 800 different species of dung beetles found in South Africa. Our Addo dung beetles are special – they don’t have wings. The Addo flightless dung beetles are a subspecies named Circellium bacchu or simply called the Addo Elephant Park flightless…

Addo Elephant Park Tour in Pictures

Addo Elephant Park Tour in Pictures

We recently hosted photographer Ashley Vincent at Chrislin African Lodge. During his stay he enjoyed a full day Addo Elephant Park safari tour with Crisscross Adventures. Below are some of the stunning wildlife sightings that Ashley photographed from the open-top safari vehicle with the assistance of the professional and knowledgeable Crisscross guides. Pictures from Addo Elephant…

Addo Elephant Park in SA Monopoly

Addo Elephant Park in SA Monopoly

The popular board game Monopoly is now available in a new format. Monopoly Mzansi, South Africa’s first official version, was recently launched by toy company Hasbro. Addo Elephant Park is a Popular South African Destination We are excited because Addo Elephant Park features alongside 22 other well-known South African landmarks…

VIDEO: Why Addo is the Perfect Holiday Destination

VIDEO: Why Addo is the Perfect Holiday Destination

We love the latest Addo Tourism video titled “Sundays River Valley and the Greater Addo area – more than just elephants!” Watch it and you will get a glimpse of why Addo is a perfect holiday destination. The diversity that exists in this part of the Eastern Cape is something special….

Addo Elephant Antics

Addo Elephant Antics

Whether  you are planning a visit to Addo Elephant National Park for the first time or you are a regular who knows just how to find your way to Harvey’s Loop or Hapoor Dam, this video is sure to make you smile! Johan Swanepoel shared this video on YouTube in April 2015….

Book Direct for 5% Addo Accommodation Discount

Book Direct for 5% Addo Accommodation Discount

Chrislin African Lodge offers a true African experience in the heart of malaria-free Eastern Cape on the doorstep of Addo Elephant National Park. Our traditionally built huts are set in a large garden and surrounded by orange groves. SPECIAL 5% DISCOUNT FOR 2-NIGHT DIRECT BOOKINGS We are pleased to offer a…