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2015 Addo Elephant Trail Run

2015 Addo Elephant Trail Run

The Addo Elephant Park is hosting it’s Addo Elephant Trail Run! Why not stay at Chrislin African Lodge which is only 12km from the Main Gate to the Addo Park? Good Luck to all participants! Experience The Addo Elephant Trail Run Tackle the 76km or 44km trail runs through the…

Chrislin has the BEST ground staff!

Chrislin has the BEST ground staff!

A recent review complimented Chrislin on the beautiful grounds. We often take for granted that the hard work done behind-the-scenes happens magically. Through mud, creepy-crawly’s, thatch, plumbing, storms and flat tyres (to say the very least), David and his incredible team soldier on. Oscar, seen below in picture, is always…

Addo Rose Tea

Addo Rose Tea

As many of you know we are not holding a Rose Show this year, we feel that we would like to acknowledge the hard work, fun and determination shown by the Women of this valley in creating 30 years of floral fantasies. We will be hosting the Addo Rose Tea Party at…

21 Things Locals Love about Greater Addo

21 Things Locals Love about Greater Addo

Wondering what to do in the Greater Addo area? We are expecting you! Here are some local attractions frequented by locals and visitors alike. An Addo adventure cocktail awaits you: from Safari’s, quad biking,hiking, mountain biking, and history to zip wiring over the Sundays River! The option is yours… 21 Things Locals Love…

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…

Addo through the lens of Michael Price

Addo through the lens of Michael Price

“Listen, I’m driving down Grass Ridge from Port Elizabeth towards Addo and I’ve just received a call from River Bend Lodge saying the Elephants are close to the Lodge. Come now! I’ll meet you there!” Michael Price, a photographer amongst many talents, and I were due to meet at the…

Sisters of Mercy in Addo

Sisters of Mercy in Addo

Addo is famously associated with elephants, citrus and roses. And stunning they all are! However, as is so often the case, there is behind-the-scene work that goes unnoticed. And some Irish blood is to thank for that! Sister Martha, Breda and Patricia work tirelessly, driving up and down the length…

Mudding the Addo Mud Huts

Mudding the Addo Mud Huts

Back in the old African day, houses were made such that they could provide a cooling effect during the hot weather and warmth during the cold, rainy season. Most of the huts were cone-like in shape and were made from mud, bricks, dung, grass or stone depending on the area…

Sneezewoods is fit for a wedding!

Sneezewoods is fit for a wedding!

As many of you know, Chrislin African Lodge has been renovating our in-house Restaurant and Wedding Venue, Sneezewood’s. Well, Grant&Gemma DID get married last weekend and we did it! Sneezewood’s, the bride and groom, guests, staff, dogs and cats all had a grand time celebrating with the happy newly weds! Thank…

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…