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Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

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Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is situated 4 km from the Main Gate of the Addo Elephant National Park on a working Citrus Farm. The Citrus part of the Farm is approximately 250ha with an estimated 151 000 individual trees.
We have 5 luxury chalets – B&B, then 3 Rustic Bush Cabins with Self-Catering facilities and 4 inspired Dung Beetle Suites – B&B. We are ideal for couples, parent-breakaways, honeymooners and also for small group of 10 people sharing. In our Thatched Roof Lapa we prepare traditional South African mouthwatering set meals on the fire while you enjoy a sundowner with us. We only serve in-house dining on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday; booking 2 weeks prior to arrival date is essential.
Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is situated 4 km from the Main Gate of the Addo Elephant National Park on a working Citrus Farm. The Citrus part of the Farm is approximately 250ha with an estimated 151 000 individual trees.
We have 5 luxury chalets – B&B, then 3 Rustic Bush Cabins with Self-Catering facilities and 4 inspired Dung Beetle Suites – B&B. We are ideal for couples, parent-breakaways, honeymooners and also for small group of 10 people sharing. In our Thatched Roof Lapa we prepare traditional South African mouthwatering set meals on the fire while you enjoy a sundowner with us. We only serve in-house dining on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday; booking 2 weeks prior to arrival date is essential.

Luxury chalets (B&B) – 2 children extra (up to 11 years), we add 2 x single stretcher beds with linen and towels or baby camping cot.
Our 5 Luxurious Chalets are nestled on a Mountain top over looking the magnificent Zuurberg Mountains.
Each of our Chalets has a mountain view. We have Chalets with 2 twin beds or a queen size bed. The chalets are equipped with the following: TV (SABS 1, 2, 3 and e-TV), air-conditioners with a heating and fan option, mini bar fridge, hairdryer, microwave, coffee & tea, safe and hangers. Each Chalet has an en-suite bathroom with 2 hand basins, in-side shower, outside shower, bath, toilet and all the towels are supplied.
All our bedside tables and headboards are made up from a combination of local wood species found in the area. (Yellow woods, Oaks, Sneeze woods, Black Wood) The Sneeze wood chandeliers found through the Chalets and Lapa were used as fence posts on the farm until a few years ago. They are termite prufe. The porcupine quill lamp shades found in the bathrooms and the lapa were hand made by the owner.

Bush Cabins with self-catering facilities – unfortunately not child friendly

3 Self-catering facilities.
Bush Cabins – minimum stay of 2 nights

Our 3 private wooden bush cabins are for those real nature lovers situated each on different levels on the hillside in our safari area. Walking distance from the main lodge and parking area. Each bush cabin has its own private out-side flushable toilet and out-side open air shower adjacent to the cabins. You can enjoy your magnificent mountain view when you are preparing your food on your open deck kitchen or on the fire. Not really suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Guests may make use of the other Addo Dung Beetle facilities at the main lodge area such as the swimming pool and more.

Bush Cabin facilities:
Electricity
Hot & Cold water
Bar Fridge
Kettle
Stove (single plate)
Crockery and Cutlery
Linen and Toweling (2 single beds)
Fan & mosquito net
Braai facilities (firewood and firelighters available at additional cost)

4 Dung Beetle Inspired Suites (B&B) – Newly build in 2015

The only, true dung beetle inspired accommodation in South Africa!
The Dung Beetle suites are situated in the succulent valley bushveld vegetation with no view as dung beetle are always hidden, thus leading to a beautiful tranquil surprise in the bush. Walking distance from the main lodge and parking area. Not really suitable for those with walking difficulties. Guests may make use of the other Addo Dung Beetle facilities at the main lodge area such as the swimming pool and more.
Dung Beetle suites: Minimum stay of 2 nights

Background information.
“Miskruier” the name of our working Citrus farm is not only just a name the owner, Mr. HHJ Potgieter, decided upon years ago when he bought the property in 1996. He already had the idea so save this special flightless dung beetle. After developing the farm into a highly productive commercial citrus farm, exporting 14 varieties to approximately 60 countries world wide. Mr. Potgieter then decided to build five chalets with a lapa overlooking the Zuurberg Mountains and with this development he wanted to give something back to nature and so built a 50 x 50 m enclosure for the protection of these flightless dung beetles. Incidentally we also started off with 11 dung beetles on the 19th July 2006. 150 Cubic meters of soft sand was off loaded into the enclosure to provide the dung beetles with a suitable environment for their activities. The Conservation Project’s purpose was to breed and re-introduce the dung beetles back into nature. We also wanted to create an awareness of Conservation outside a National Park. BUT, unfortunately we had difficulties in succeeding with breeding this little special beetle. We had to release all off them we had due to that we could not source enough fresh dung on a regular basis. We SUCCEEDED in creating awareness for the dung beetles as we wanted. We still do talks and have a lovely awareness page on our website.
The owner have developed 100 ha of our 240ha Succulent Valley Bush Veld (one of the 7 biomes), into citrus land and have sold all the game. In the 140ha Succulent Valley Bush Veld, guest can still enjoy hikes as some of the natural wild life that naturally still accure in the area.
Contact / ReservationsAddo Dung Beetle Guest Farm


Alternatively contact the TOURISM call centre on +27 (0) 41 582 2575

Type :
Bed & Breakfasts, Chalets, Farm Stays, Guest Houses, Honeymoon Venues, Self-Catering

MAP

Latitude : -33° 26' 51.07" S | Longitude : 25° 41' 18.07" E

Directions
Take the R335 from Port Elizabeth and drive thru to the main entrance gate of the Addo Elephant National Park. 1.4km Before the Park’s entrance you turn left on the gravel road Zuurberg Mountain Inn/Addo Dung Beetle. Turn left at the signs boards Slagboom/Addo Dung Beetle. From the turn it is 3km to our gate on the left.

Take the N2 from Grahamstown and drive thru to Colchester. Take the N10 towards Paterson and turn left onto the R342, the road to the Addo Elephant National Park’s main gate. 1.4km After the Parks entrance you will turn right onto the gravel road Zuurberg Mountain Inn/Addo Dung Beetle. Turn left at the signs boards Slagboom/Addo Dung Beetle. From the turn it is 3km to our gate on the left.

Services

Groups Accepted Yes
Max Group Size 10
Min Group Size 6
Group Description Our luxury chalets can accommodation 10 adults sharing, 2 person per chalet. Our bush cabins with self-catering facilities can accommodate 6 adults sharing, 2 per bush cabin.
Car Parking Available Yes
Car Parking Fee Free
Curio Shop Yes
Smoking Areas Yes
Children Allowed Yes
Minimum Age Any age

Experience

Accommodation

Type
Bed & Breakfasts
Chalets
Farm Stays
Guest Houses
Honeymoon Venues
Self-Catering

Utilities

Business
Guest Lounge
Internet access
WiFi

Catering
Bar
Braai facilities
Catering - functions
Continental Breakfast
Diabetic by arrangement
English breakfast
Gas cooking
Ladies / licensed bar
Liquor license
Picnic baskets by arrangements
Self-Catering
Vegetarian – by arrangement

Financial
Cash
EFT
Master Card
Visa Card

General
Arranged activities / programs
Curio shop
Gardens
Guided tours
Gym / fitness centre
Jacuzzi
Lounge for Guest use
Nature walks
Owners live on premisis
Swimming pool -outdoor

Room Attributes
Air conditioner in room
Bath
Drinks / bar in rooms
Electrical points
Fan in room
Ground floor rooms
Heaters in rooms
Honey moon suites
Microwave
Non Smoking Rooms
Safety deposit boxes
Separate entrance
Shower
Tea / coffee in rooms
Television in rooms
TV - SABC connection

Services
Cots
Daily cleaning service – no charge
Laundry
Linen at no charge
On site security
Parking
Showers
Toilets

Languages

South African
Afrikaans
English