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Kirkwood Wildlife Festival 2014

Kirkwood Wildlife Festival 2014

The annual ABSA Kirkwood Wildlife Festival or Wildfees is next month! Come and join the festivities on the 27th June to the 29th June 2014. This festival is the fastest growing festival in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This is the  13th year and provides a real commitment to nature conservation….

Memories of the Early Addo Elephant Park

Memories of the Early Addo Elephant Park

Sipping tea in the tranquil setting of Chrislin African Lodge, Dr. Peter Bunton and Mrs. Ruth Woolley reminisce of growing up in bygone Addo when elephants roamed free, polo was the weekend social event and the mode of transport to school was horse. Dr. Bunton arrived in Addo, aged one,…

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…

Kirkwood Wildsfees

Kirkwood Wildsfees

The ABSA Kirkwood Wildsfees is raising the bar on its winning recipe of wild activities, including live performances by top South African artists, a wine, jazz and gourmet food lifestyle expo, Kids Zone fun, adrenaline rides, 300 specialist stalls, a massive beer tent, the Isuzu 4×4 Extreme Challenge, a premier…

Addo Rose Show

Addo Rose Show Accommodation Only 5mins from the Addo Rose Show, Chrislin African Lodge is the perfect Bed & Breakfast option. Originally established by the Sunday’s River Women’s Institute in 1983, the Addo Rose & Garden Show is set to attract gardening enthusiasts and rose lovers to the stunning Addo…

IRB 7’s Rugby South Africa

The South African leg of the IRB Sevens Rugby World Series, is taking place in Port Elizabeth during December at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium a short 40 minutes drive from Chrislin Guesthouse. Chrislin’s Rugby supporting guests can buy tickets online via Computicket or nationwide at kiosks in Shoprite and…