ACTIVITIES ON OUR RESERVE
(PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

Elephant Encounter / Walk
A once in a lifetime experience - at one with nature. Guests can enjoy an elephant encounter / walk through the diverse valleys, plains and forests of the bushveld, whilst delighting in the beauty of the flora and fauna. Walk with, observe & feed our majestic giants, Thaba, Mukwa and Duma in their natural environment among the trees and grassland. Enjoy in-depth interpretation with their trained handlers who will share their specialized knowledge into their behaviour and the area’s unique eco-system. Walk with them through the bushveld, ravine and forest habitat. At the conclusion of the walk, enjoy rewarding the elephants with their favorite treats.

Elephant Encounter / Walk Rates Duration: ± 1 ½ hrs

08h00, 11h00 and 15h00

Please ensure arrival 15 minutes prior to encounter / walk time allocated above.
Jan 2019 - Mar 2021 (per person): R990
Children between 4 and 12 years of age: R495

Above rates Include: Elephant encounter / walk, feeding the elephants; a light meal, tea coffee or water.

Excludes road transfers. Road transfers can be arranged through our lodge. Rates on request.

Please be advised that no meal is served with the 15h00 elephant encounter / walk. Tea, coffee, juice, biscuits or a muffin is offered.

Photographs of your elephant encounter can be purchased at an additional cost. (USB stick)

Child Policy: Children are allowed on the walk with a parent, accompanied by an elephant handler. Child rate is 50% of the adult price for children aged between 4-12 years. Children 3 years and under - no charge.

What to bring: We recommend that you note the following in order to maximize your comfort during your encounter / walk:


  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Long trousers / slacks
  • Good walking shoes (running / tennis shoes are suitable)
  • Warm jacket for the winter months (May to September)
  • Light rain gear
  • Sun block
  • Bird & Botany Guided walk (per person): R390
    Duration: 2hrs
    As traversing the bush on foot provides an entirely new perception into nature’s mysterious wonders, we offer a leisurely bush walk suited to young and old alike. The walking trails are conducted within our reserve and take place in the company of a knowledgeable guide. This valley bushveld region encompasses habitats ranging from semi-arid Karoo areas, across Fynbos-covered slopes which merge with impenetrable thickets and forests, extending into rolling grasslands which stretch all the way to the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape. Blessed with this natural biodiversity the reserve is able to support a wide range of approximately 91 tree species, various birds of prey, canopy birds, song birds, nocturnal birds, ground birds and grassland birds.

    Game Drive on our property (per person) R450
    Duration: 2hrs
    Our experienced rangers create every opportunity to ensure exceptional viewing during your game drive on this 1000 hectare wildlife property. Excellent sightings, of amongst others, eland, waterbuck, blesbuck, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra can be enjoyed across the reserve’s biomes which are made up of fynbos, sub topical thicket and forest. Our reserve is situated in the pristine valleys of the Zuurberg Mountains bordering the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, regarded as Southern Africa’s most biologically diverse Park as it supports 5 of the 7 recognized biomes, or eco-regions of Southern Africa. Your guide will offer information on all wildlife, botany and also give you the historical background of the area.

    WE HAVE 10 UNIQUE SPACIOUS LUXURY UNITS,
    EACH EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING:
    • En-suite bathroom with a spacious shower, twin hand basins, dressing table with large mirror, gas heater, separate toilet and in-room safe
    • Generously sized, wooden deck with private spa bath
    • King- or twin-bedded option
    • Well stocked mini bar on request
    • Tea and coffee making facility
    • Large glass sliding doors opening on to the deck (No nasty zips)
    • Both indoor and outdoor showers
    • Solar powered hot water geyser
    • 220V electricity
    • Hairdryers
    • Energy efficient wood burning fireplace
    • Overhead fans
    • Family suites available (5 units have bunk beds to cater for families)
    LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AND FULL BOARD PACKAGE (10 UNITS)
    R1 990 pppn (Dates valid: 01/04/ 19  –  31/03/21)

    Includes accommodation and all meals, excludes all activities, transfers and beverages.

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    ACTIVITIES OFF OUR RESERVE
    (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

    Addo Elephant National Park

    Half day tour
    Per Person: R2 500
    3 - 12 years of age: R2 000

    Full day tour
    Per Person: R3 500
    3 - 12 years of age: R3 000

    *Rates subject to change without prior notice

    Price includes:
    Transfers to & from Barefoot Addo Lodge; conservation fees, lunch & refreshments. This is a private tour through the National Park with an accredited guide. Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant 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 Zuurberg Mountains, through the Sundays River valley and south to the coast between Sundays River mouth and Bushman’s river mouth, Addo covers about 180 000 hectares (444 700 acres) and includes the Bird and St Croix Island groups. This finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, a variety of antelope species as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

    Some of its unique features include:

    • The park conserves no less than five of South Africa’s seven biomes
    • It is home to one of the densest African elephant populations on earth
    • It is home to the unique flightless dung beetle
    • It incorporates the largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere
    • The park boasts the Big Seven, (elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark)
    • It protects the world’s largest Cape gannet breeding population on Bird Island
    • It protects the world’s largest Cape gannet breeding population on Bird Island
    • Antelope species abundant in the main game area of the park include red hartebeest, eland, kudu and bushbuck, whilst Gemsbok, black wildebeest, springbok, buffalo and black rhino are found in the arid nama-karoo area. The Burchell’s zebra, Cape mountain zebra, spotted hyenas, mountain reedbuck, baboons, blue duiker, aardwolf and red rock rabbit are some of the other game species found in the Park

    Crisscross Adventures: River Safari: *R1 600
    Duration 2.5 - 3hrs
    08h30, 14h30, 17h30

    Birdwatchers and Nature Lovers Paradise: Explore the Sundays River. Includes transfers to & from Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge, drinks and snacks, custom canoes & life jackets.

    The guided Addo River Safari allows guests to explore a different side of Addo and view game and birds on the riverbank while you drift down some of the most scenic parts of the Sunday’s River in a custom designed, comfortable and safe canoes (no paddling experience needed). The popular Addo River Safari offers guests the best bird watching experience in the Eastern Cape, where one can find countless water birds, 7 different species of kingfisher and the chance of sighting the magnificent fish eagle. The Custom canoes are ultra stable and provide excellent photographic opportunities to wildlife photographers- especially bird watching enthusiasts.


    *Rates subject to change without prior notice

    Addo Elephant National Park & Schotia Safaris
    (Per person) R3 950


    Price includes a 4 hour game drive in the Addo National Park with transfers to and from the Lodge, lunch and conservation fees, then on to Schotia for the full afternoon Tooth & Claw Safari.

    The Schotia Tooth & Claw Safari is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover or Land Cruiser with a short refreshment and toilet break at the halfway point.

    After an amazing experience, where you will view more animals than you thought possible, enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire.


    *Rates subject to change without prior notice

    Schotia Safaris: Tooth & Claw Safari

    Per Person: *R3 800
    Children 4 & under: *R1 900
    Duration: 6 hrs

    *Rates subject to change without prior notice

    The Schotia Tooth & Claw Safari is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover or Land Cruiser with a short refreshment and toilet break at the halfway point. After an amazing experience, where you will view more animals than you thought possible, enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire. Schotia tries to show guests as much as possible on a drive and concentrate on the popular sightings like Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, Giraffe and the King of the Beasts – Lions!! A short, spot lit night game drive providing the possibility of more nocturnal animals completes your experience as you return to the reception area.

    Arrival from 14h30: Report to reception (sign indemnity; make sure bookings are correct etc.) Meet your guide/ranger. Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Make sure you have all your cameras, batteries, jackets, binoculars etc. Please inform the office if you have any special requirements e.g. wheelchairs, frail, children, fears, allergies, dietary requirements etc. Please make sure that you have absolutely no fruit in any bag, handbag, packet or jacket pocket. The reason for this is that the elephants can smell food, whether open or closed and they will try to get it.

    From 15:00 to about 18:30: you will view many Antelope, Wildebeest, Zebra, Crocodile, Giraffe, Rhino, Hippo, Elephants, Lions, etc. At around 16:30: you will have a toilet and refreshment stop.

    At about 19:00: you will go to the Lapa for a lovely cooked meal around the fires. The usual menu is venison or beef stew/roast, chicken casserole, roast potato, rice, mixed vegetables in cheese sauce, mushroom sauce, home-made bread, dessert, tea / coffee.

    TESTIMONIALS

    Addo was an amazing experience! The elephants were awesome! The staff were very hospitable and made us all feel welcome.

    Mika Häkkinen

    Thanks for that fantastic experience at Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge – it was really unique and my family loved the 2 days on your reserve!

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Best experience of my life at Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge.

    Maria Hofl-Riesch

    Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge is a unique and fantastic place and I had a wonderful time which I will not forget.

    Gerhard Delling

    Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge is absolutely magical. Each day spent there was memorable and I look forward to my next visit.

    Til Schweiger