The Green Tree Guest Cottage Guest House Addo
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Award wining farm cottages close to the Addo Elephant Park, Schotia Safari's, Amakhala Game Reserve and the Sunshine Coast. Experience personal service and sincere South African farm hospitality.
- Price from 420 ZAR / Day / Per person
- 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
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Last updated: 04/22/2010
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If you are looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further - be our guest at The Green Tree Cottages. Your host & Hostess, Datie & Lezl van Niekerk will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience in personal service and sincere South African farm hospitality.
The Green Tree Guest Cottages is situated on a working dairy farm, centrally located to visit the Addo Elephant park with the Magnificent Elephants to see; Schotia Safari's where you get up close and personal with The Lion, Amakhala Game Reserve for Big 5 Game Viewing, the Frontier Country filled with history and the beautiful unspoilt beaches and moving Sandunes of the Sunshine Coast.
The cottages started when the potential was realized in the safe and central location of our farm, for visits to the Game Reserves around us, and for the joy of sharing good food and great accommodation with friends all over the globe.
We invite you to enjoy farm life, good game viewing, sun & sea, with quality personal service, and would love to welcome you as our guest at The Green Tree Cottages.
We offer bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation, at The Green Tree Cottages.
Our 4 Cottages are graded with 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Superior Accommodation by the AA and was a Finalist in the 2007/8/9/10 AA American Express Accommodation Awards Category Farm Stay.
ROOMS AND FACILITIES
All four the cottages are very spacious, beautifully decorated, all with own entrance, private patios and barbeque facilities. The cottages are tastefully furnished with Cape cottage furniture and a hint of Africa, with rich earthy colors, to create a tasteful Southern African interior, which gives you the warmth that only farm life can offer. All the rooms has, air-conditioners, Television/ DSTV, Mini Bars, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and swimming towels to ensure a most comfortable stay.
THE PORCUPINE COTTAGE
The Cottage consist of Double bed and 2 Twin Beds, suitable for a family of Four, or it can be booked as a couples room or twin room. The bathroom consists of a bath, shower and basin, done in stone to give it that earthy, organic feel. Enjoy watching the fields from your veranda, and also see the cows passing in the distance on the way to the dairy. The cottage is equipped as follow: Bathrobes, cot(on request) small kitchen with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, air-conditioner cold and warm, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, dining table, ceiling fan, private patio, braai at the Cottage under the big tree.
THE SPRINGBUCK COTTAGE
The cottage can be booked as family room or a couple's room, with one double bed and bunk bed for children. The room has a nice view on the garden, also able to watch the calves, playing in the nearby fields. The cottage is equipped as follow: En-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin, large dining table, fully equipped small kitchen, stove, cutlery, air-conditioner cold and warm, bar fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, private patio, braai facilities under roof on the veranda.
THE BUSHBUCK COTTAGE
The Cottage is a Couples room with double bed with en-suite wet room (huge shower). The cottage has a lovely view, and from the patio you can view guinea fowl and farm animals while enjoying the calm of the Eastern Cape sunsets. The cottage is equipped as follow: Kitchenette with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, air-conditioner cold and warm, ceiling fans, bar fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, Dining table, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, private patio, braai facilities under roof on the veranda.
THE KUDU COTTAGE
The Cottage is also a couples room or ideal for honeymooners, with King-size bed, spacious en-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin. The cottage is equipped as follow: Kitchenette with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, air-conditioner cold and warm, ceiling fan, bar fridge with condiments, tea & coffee facilities, television / DSTV, hairdryer, clock radio, private patio, braai facilities under roof on the veranda, and a view over the garden and pool. As all the other cottages, has a great view, and gives you enough space, to ensure a very comfortable stay.
If the cottages are booked on a Bed and breakfast basis, a healthy breakfast is served in the Inviting Dining room by Lezl, who prepares all meals her self and well known for her great cooking.
Should you wish to leave early or want to picnic at the Addo Elephant Park, a breakfast basket can also be supplied. Light Suppers are served by prior arrangement, on the veranda of your cottage, where you can enjoy watching the magnificent sunsets and listen to the chatter of the guiniefowl. Suppers normally consist of true South African dishes, such as Bobotie, Homade Chicken Pie, Tomato Stew (Tamatie Bredie) and fresh garden Salad and something sweet.
Self-catering guest can get wood on the farm as well as braai baskets (by prior arrangement) should they wish to braai. All other produce can be bought from the Spar grocer store at Colchester. Colchester also has a cosy restaurant, which is popular for their steaks. For Lunches, or tee time treats, the Nanga Farm stall is the place to be, 13 km from us.
THINGS TO DO:
RELAXING /Take full advantage of our South African weather and sunbath around our swimming pool on those warm summer days, or simply catch up on your reading (and napping!) time under the trees of our lush, peaceful garden. Children can explore the farm, make use of the mountain bikes, or have fun on the trampoline and swings.
HIKING & SIGHT SEEING / Guest are also welcome to take a walk to the dairy and see how the cows are milked, on your way you will also see some chickens and sheep. If you enjoy walking, you can explore the farm, for the area is the natural habitat for bushbuck , kudu, duiker and porcupine. You also have a good chance to see monkeys in the fields. If time allows it, you might get lucky and get a night drive, and see the thousands of Springhare around - (they look like mini-kangaroo!) The Woody Cape Nature reserve and forest close to Alexandria (part of the Addo Park) is also a gem to visit for the Nature Enthusiast.
For the bird lover, there is also plenty of bird life around the farm or you can visit the Nukakamma Canoe trail (26 km), and do bird watching from a Canoe on the Sundays River, or take a walk along the beach at Colchester and see the beautiful moving sand dunes of the Eastern Cape.
For the more adventurous Quad bikes can also be rented for exploring at Colchester.
BEACHES/The Golden Beaches of the Sunshine Coast, within 25 minutes' radius:
Kenton on Sea
Whether you are looking for bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation, we hope to receive you as our guests in the near future!
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 420 ZAR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 580 ZAR
- Cleaning fee:
- Charging Method:
- Per person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
The Green Tree is situated in the Nanaga valley, in the Greater Addo Region, Eastern Cape. Approx 60 km from Port Elizabeth, just off the N2, suirrounded by the game Reserves of the Eastern Cape.
- P.O.Box 13, 6185, Addo, South Africa
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, near fishing area, near game reserves, village!
Amenities & services
All four the cottages are very spacious, all with own entrance, private patios and barbeque facilities. All the cottages are tastefully furnished with Cape cottage furniture and a hint of Africa to create a tasteful Southern African interior, which gives a warm, homely, contemporary feel. The Cottages are all equipped with:
En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, bathrobes and basin, Kitchen, with microwave, mini stove, cutlery, Bar fridge with condiments, Tea & Coffee facilities, Air conditioner, cold & warm, Television/ M-Net, Hairdryer, Bed clock radio, Private Patio, Braai Facilities.
# of Units: 4... and each unit includes:
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Single beds: 2
- Double beds: 4
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