Chrislin Lodge

Autumn is Awesome in Addo

Autumn is Awesome in Addo

During the autumn months of March, April and May, after our hot Addo summer, comes our cooling-off season of autumn. Night time arrives earlier, the sun arrives a little later in the morning, temperatures begin to drop slightly and most vegetative growth decreases. In Addo, autumn is the start of…

Chrislin is 20 years old!

Chrislin is 20 years old!

It’s so hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Chrislin African Lodge was born. What a wonderful and exciting journey it has been. We have met the most extraordinary and amazing people from all over the world, many of whom have become personal friends. We have grown from…

Spekboom: Eastern Cape Miracle Plant

Spekboom: Eastern Cape Miracle Plant

The Spekboom, also known as Porkbush or Elephant’s Food, is an Eastern Cape miracle plant. You will definitely see some at Chrislin as well as in the nearby Addo Elephant National Park. The Spekboom is a miracle plant and vital to our ecosystem for a number of reasons. It is a…

Safari Addo: Help Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

Safari Addo: Help Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

The Addo Elephant National Park is home to some of Africa’s most endangered animals. The conservation fee paid to South African National Parks (SANParks) during your Addo safari will help conserve Africa’s endangered wildlife. The animals listed below are all endemic to the Addo area and we need all the…

Family Safari Holiday at Chrislin

Family Safari Holiday at Chrislin

If you are planning a family safari holiday and looking for family-friendly accommodation you should know that at Chrislin African Lodge we love hosting families! We have a big yard, a large outdoor pool, friendly pets and two play areas – one outside and one in our restaurant. Our accommodation is…

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…

Top TripAdvisor Addo Accommodation Reviews

Top TripAdvisor Addo Accommodation Reviews

While the unknown can excite some people, it can be intimidating for others. Trying new things is not everyone’s cup of tea and some travelers need a bit more information before making their final accommodation decisions. Many guests rely on the opinions of others and a great website to find…

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…

Family Safari Holiday Checklist

Family Safari Holiday Checklist

Our large gardens with spacious and well appointed accommodation and our close proximity to Addo Elephant Park make Chrislin African Lodge an ideal family safari holiday destination. Our lodge is well equipped to provide families with all they need for a memorable safari holiday. The jungle gym and swimming pool…

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…

Do Elephant Graveyards Exist?

Do Elephant Graveyards Exist?

The existence of an elephant graveyard is certainly a much disputed subject. Whilst there is no evidence to support this theory, there are definitely a few facts that might explain the birth of the myth. Elephant Graveyards: Myth or Fact? Did you know that elephants have very unique teeth? In…

2018 Addo Accommodation Specials

2018 Addo Accommodation Specials

We are offering excellent Addo accommodation specials from May until the end of September 2018. Stay in our Sunset Huts between 1 May until the end of September 2018 and receive a 20% discount for a two night stay and 25% discount for a three night stay. Enquire now to check…