Chrislin African Lodge

Renovations – we’re at it again!

Renovations – we’re at it again!

We’re at it again, renovating! In these quieter Winter months, we’re focusing on the Orchard Huts, replacing the thatch roofs and floor tiles. The Garden Huts also needed some attention. We’re also replacing the thatch roofs and adding a verandah to each hut. And, of course, being Winter, it’s Citrus Season!…

Chrislin’s NEW Sunset Huts

Chrislin’s NEW Sunset Huts

The Sunset huts are ideal for families and couples travelling together as they are made up of 2 en-suite rooms joined by inter-leading doors (for some privacy) but sharing a verandah with beautiful Sunset views! There are 3 units, each sleeping 2×2 people with the possibility of an extra person…

14 Days Wedding Countdown!

14 Days Wedding Countdown!

Click on the link and watch the Youtube video: 14 Days to Go to Grant&Gemma’s Wedding! Grant & Gemma’s Wedding Day is round the corner. The wedding venue, Sneezewoods, is thatched but not complete. Rarely do I witness such hard work, dedication, professionalism and agility in the building industry, especially in…

Sneezewoods Youtube Countdown

Sneezewoods Youtube Countdown

As previously mentioned, Chrislin African Lodge is really undergoing a facelift. (Read June Newsletter) We are building three family units, also ideal for couples travelling together. They will be aptly named ‘Sunset Huts’. And these Addo sunsets are quite stunning at the moment! Sneezewoods, out in-house restaurant and wedding venue, is…

Chrislin June Newsletter

Chrislin June Newsletter

Read Chrislin African Lodge’s June Newsletter for some news, information and exciting new plans! Chrislin June Newsletter I’ve also just uploaded PART 2 of Sneezewoods being thatched and renovated for Grant & Gemma’s wedding on the 5th July. 25 days to go today… Will the Addo wedding bells peal?! Check…

Can we finish thatching before the wedding?

Can we finish thatching before the wedding?

Sneezewoods, Chrislin’s in-house Restaurant and Wedding Venue, is being re-thatched and a upgraded. Grant & Gemma are getting married on the 5th July… 33 days to go. Can we do it?! Keep watching the progress as Addo wedding bells get ready to peal! Click on the picture below and watch…

Maintaining a thatch roof

Maintaining a thatch roof

Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates.  Here, at…

Chrislin African Lodge offers Winter Specials!

From the 1st May to 30th June 2014 Chrislin is offering Addo accommodation guests nights free of charge! When booking 3 nights, get a 4th night free and when booking 2 nights, get a 3rd night half price. All offers include a traditional and authentic African style Mud Hut, delicious…

Remembering Chris Pickels

Remembering Chris Pickels

Today, on 29 January, we remember Chris Pickels, the creator of Chrislin African Lodge who sadly passed away three years ago. He is greatly missed by all who knew him. Read a short story of his life, written by his eldest son, David… My dad was born in Port Elizabeth,…

Addo Elephant National Park

Introduction Discover…Experience…Explore a world of diversity in one Park… Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide diversity of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. Stretching from the semi-arid karoo area in the north around Darlington Dam, over the rugged…