Chrislin Lodge

Delicious Homemade Food

Delicious Homemade Food

At Chrislin Addo Lodge, we pride ourselves in making the most of the fresh produce that we grow in our own, sustainable gardens. We believe the delicious homemade food complements our great accommodation, friendly service. We believe our special touches make your stay more enjoyable and that the special ingredient…

Evolution of Addo Tuskless Elephants

Evolution of Addo Tuskless Elephants

When out on a safari and scouting for elephants in Addo Elephant National Park or any other African wilderness area, it would be easy to assume that all the elephants with tusks are male and all the elephants without, are female, but did you know that some female elephants are…

Can You See Kudu in Addo?

Can You See Kudu in Addo?

You can see kudu in the Addo Elephant National Park, located 15 minutes from Chrislin African Lodge. Kudu are one of the most common species of antelope in South Africa. They can be found in national parks as well as most private game reserves. Kudu prefer bush thickets, bushveld, wooded…

Noisy Bird | Hadeda Ibis

Noisy Bird | Hadeda Ibis

Chrislin African Lodge guests often ask, “What is that noisy bird?” We immediately know that the bird they are referring to is the hadeda ibis. The name is an imitation of its call, a loud and distinctive “haa-haa-haa-de-dah”. This large bird can reach over 70cm in length and can weigh…

7 Facts About Addo’s Big 7

7 Facts About Addo’s Big 7

On the doorstep of Chrislin African Lodge, a mere 12km away, is the very special and unique, Addo Elephant National Park – the only home to South Africa’s Big 7. The Big 5 Animals – lion, black rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard – was originally termed by trophy hunters who…

Top 5 Biomes in Addo Elephant National Park

Top 5 Biomes in Addo Elephant National Park

There are 5 biomes in Addo Elephant National Park. This is a major, but far lesser known or appreciated attraction of the park. Stay at Chrislin and discover the diversity of the biomes in Addo. A biome can be defined as a naturally occurring community of flora and fauna which…

Addo Elephant National Park Top Animals

Addo Elephant National Park Top Animals

The Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa and the only park home to the Big 7. We have compiled a list of the top animals to see in the Addo Elephant National Park. Elephant: Top Animal in Addo National Park African elephants are…

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 African Lodge is 20 Years Old!

Chrislin African Lodge is 20 Years Old!

It’s so hard to believe that Chrislin African Lodge is 20 years old. 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 sleeping 6 people…

Spekboom: Eastern Cape Miracle Plant

Spekboom: Eastern Cape Miracle Plant

What is Spekboom? 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....
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…