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Addo – Citrus Paradise

Addo – Citrus Paradise

Our valley is more than just a home to over 600 elephants it is also an evergreen Addo citrus paradise! Here are some interesting facts about the citrus in our area: The varieties grown in our Addo citrus paradise include: satsumas, clementines, novas, mandarins, lemons, minneolas, navels, cara cara, maltaise…

Addo is Full of Vitamin C

Addo is Full of Vitamin C

When we think of Vitamin C, the first fruit that comes to mind is an orange. While our Addo valley is full of citrus trees, the orange is not the biggest source of vitamin C – it is a guava! A guava has four times more vitamin C than an…

Eastern Cape Winter Accommodation Specials

Eastern Cape Winter Accommodation Specials

As winter (May to September) in the Eastern Cape approaches, we get excited about the abundance of fruit on our citrus trees, freshly squeezed orange juice with our breakfast and decadent desserts with a citrus twist made by our creative chef Jean. We also get excited about the awesome game…

Video: Chrislin Lodge Addo

Video: Chrislin Lodge Addo

Chrislin Lodge in Addo offers comfortable, private, en-suite accommodation in African huts set amongst the orange and lemon groves of our family farm. We are located 12 km from the main entrance to Addo Elephant National Park and have a number of private safari reserves on our doorstep. Our facilities…

Delicious Addo Meals

Delicious Addo Meals

Guests at Chrislin African Lodge enjoy delicious and freshly prepared meals at our on-site restaurant. We have an extremely creative and passionate chef who goes out of his way to ensure that all meals at Chrislin are both tasty and satisfying. Breakfasts are included in the price and dinner and…

Addo Wildlife: Spotted Hyena

Addo Wildlife: Spotted Hyena

The spotted hyena, also known also as the laughing hyena, is a nocturnal mammal that can be seen in nearby Addo Elephant Park. These dog-like animals are incredibly intelligent and are the second largest carnivore in Africa. Know best as a scavenger, the spotted hyena is also a skilled hunter…

Official Guide for Addo Big 5 Safari

Official Guide for Addo Big 5 Safari

Addo Elephant Park is one of South Africa’s 19 national parks and is home to over 600 elephants, the Big 5 and a variety of other wildlife and birds. It is the most popular activity for Chrislin African Lodge guests. Be sure to ask for a copy of the official…

Photo: Top Addo Wildlife Image

Photo: Top Addo Wildlife Image

We love this photo taken at nearby Addo Elephant National Park. For us it captures the essence of a safari. Setting off into the park always brings with it a sense of anticipation and wonder. Sightings are never guaranteed and there is always the thrill with any wildlife encounter. Perhaps…

Tour Addo Elephant Park

Tour Addo Elephant Park

We are super excited to announce that you can now tour the Addo Elephant National Park on Google Street View. According to SANParks, a team of more the 200 South African volunteers from across the country were involved in the project. The project co-ordinator Andre Van Kets commented: “The Trekker camera is a…

Eastern Cape Safari Highlights

Eastern Cape Safari Highlights

Visitors to South Africa often choose to enjoy a tour including Cape Town, the Garden Route and a safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Chrislin African Lodge is perfectly located in the Eastern Cape at the end of the Garden Route and offers guests comfortable accommodation close to the Big…

Summer Addo Holiday Accommodation

Summer Addo Holiday Accommodation

We love the arrival of the warmer summer months in the heart of our malaria-free Addo region. This time of year is filled with big blue skies, freshly mowed lawns, chirping birds and of course hours of fun in the swimming pool.   We recently completed some upgrades to our…

Addo Adventure Activities

Addo Adventure Activities

If you have a trip planned to the malaria-free Eastern Cape but haven’t finalized the details of your trip then you are in the right place! These videos will give you a glimpse of a few of our favourite adrenalin pumping activities in the Addo region. If something a little…