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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    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