Reviews of Addo Gateway Lodge


"Exceptional Stay at Addo Gateway"

(South Africa) Jim | 23 October 2018

" From the moment we arrived, owner Maggie Mann could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Our accommodation was in her spacious cottage, with a number of nice touches to make us feel at home. It is in a very quiet location with safe parking and the dawn chorus had to be heard to be believed!..."

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" From the moment we arrived, owner Maggie Mann could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Our accommodation was in her spacious cottage, with a number of nice touches to make us feel at home. It is in a very quiet location with safe parking and the dawn chorus had to be heard to be believed! For our evening meal, Maggie directed us to Grunter's Pub in the village where we sat round the fire, chatting with other guests and enjoying an excellent meal. Somehow we still managed to eat the generous breakfast provided the following morning and then we were on our way, fully refreshed and restored. We would definitely like to return to Addo Gateway, both to stay there as a base for the Park but also to take a river cruise. "


"Cannonville"

Bennedette Boshoff | 3 April 2018

"Friendly service. Walking distance from river.

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Dear Bennadette

Thanks for the lovely review and we do hope you will visit us soon

It was great meeting you and Andre

Hope you had a great weekend-away

Warm reg..."

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"Friendly service. Walking distance from river.

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Dear Bennadette

Thanks for the lovely review and we do hope you will visit us soon

It was great meeting you and Andre

Hope you had a great weekend-away

Warm regards

Maggie and Les

ADDO GATEWAY LODGE"


"seeing a Brown Hyena in Addo Elephant Park"

Orme Johnson | 7 February 2018

"The self catering accommodation was perfect for our requirements, except the TV/Dstv was not working."


"Friendly hosts"

Johan Fourie | 16 October 2017

"The payment release from SafariNow to the hosts before our checkin could have made our stay more pleasant as the hosts were worried that they would not be paid since we have stayed already and they were not paid as yet."


"This place was a real eye-opener"

Tony Kent | 18 March 2017

"Maggie the hostess is an amazing person. So bubbly, full of energy, always attentive and a very nice lady to boot. I have nothing negative to say about our (too short) stay. Everything was tip-top, the accommodation is huge and will cater for a family very well, breakie was magic, an okay pub/grill ..."

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"Maggie the hostess is an amazing person. So bubbly, full of energy, always attentive and a very nice lady to boot. I have nothing negative to say about our (too short) stay. Everything was tip-top, the accommodation is huge and will cater for a family very well, breakie was magic, an okay pub/grill place is just down the road. The setting is just a 1 minute walk to the river. Great place!"


"Adkins"

(South Africa) Michelle Adkins | 16 December 2016

"I would recommend the lodge - Maggi is a very friendly and helpful hostess and the accommodation was very comfortabel - would definitely stay there again, should I need to overnight in the area"


"Perfect stop over"

(South Africa) Christine Coope | 5 April 2016

"Lovely unit and very welcoming. Breakfast was amazing and the location was perfect - walked along the river and close to Addo.
Establishment Response:
Dear Christine and familyThank you so much for the kind message/review and it was great to meet you and the familyHuggs to Katrina and Matthias..."

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"Lovely unit and very welcoming. Breakfast was amazing and the location was perfect - walked along the river and close to Addo.
Establishment Response:
Dear Christine and familyThank you so much for the kind message/review and it was great to meet you and the familyHuggs to Katrina and Matthias and regards to Isle and Joan all the way in Manchester.Please visit us again, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay.Warm regardsMaggie and LesADDO GATEWAY LODGE"


"Maggie, the great host"

(South Africa) John Matthews | 21 December 2010

"Our room was very comfortable and found Maggie to be an excellent host. We enjoyed our stay."


"Great stay at Addo Gateway Lodge"

(South Africa) Su McGivern | 20 February 2010

"Our thanks to Maggie and Les for a wonderful stay at their lodge. The accommodation was spacious and well-equipped and Maggie and Les were very helpful. Maggie arranged for my son to go quad biking and Les took us on a lovely cruise on the Sundays River ferry. He was also very informative with hi..."

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"Our thanks to Maggie and Les for a wonderful stay at their lodge. The accommodation was spacious and well-equipped and Maggie and Les were very helpful. Maggie arranged for my son to go quad biking and Les took us on a lovely cruise on the Sundays River ferry. He was also very informative with his knowledge of bonsai. We would definitely stay there again, and recommend the lodge without hesitation to friends. Thanks again, Maggie and Les! "


"Convenient getaway for Addo Elephant National Park"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 4 May 2008

"Overall our stay was very good. The hospitality in particular was excellent and the owners are extremely friendly and kind. Breakfasts were excellent and the b&b is conveniently located to the entrance of the Addo Elephant National Park. Our room had twin beds rather than a large double bed which..."

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"Overall our stay was very good. The hospitality in particular was excellent and the owners are extremely friendly and kind. Breakfasts were excellent and the b&b is conveniently located to the entrance of the Addo Elephant National Park. Our room had twin beds rather than a large double bed which we would have preferred. We would highly recommend the establishment particularly if you are looking to stay for a night or two and you would like easy access to the Addo Park. "


"Excellent, "

(South Africa) angie botha | 1 May 2008

" Good hosts and lovely place"


"Lovely! "

(South Africa) Anonymous | 3 February 2008

"Thank you so much Maggie and Les for the warming hospitality. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic (so much to eat and so good!) and the rooms were nicely decorated. You can park your car off street, but it was very safe around here anyway. Addo Gateway Lodge is a nice starting point to go to Ad..."

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"Thank you so much Maggie and Les for the warming hospitality. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic (so much to eat and so good!) and the rooms were nicely decorated. You can park your car off street, but it was very safe around here anyway. Addo Gateway Lodge is a nice starting point to go to Addo and the surrounding area (Sundays River Mouth). "


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Bilqees Samodien | 21 January 2008

"It was absolutely amazing, will definitely stay at Addo Gateway Lodge."


"Friendly"

(South Africa) Meyke Tengku | 4 January 2008

"One of the friendliest place to stay. The room is clean and tidy. The village also feel safe with a friendly bar and restaurant near by. Also really enjoy the boat trip and walk on the dunn. The house is fully equiped the only down side is the lack of privacy because we have to share the house with ..."

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"One of the friendliest place to stay. The room is clean and tidy. The village also feel safe with a friendly bar and restaurant near by. Also really enjoy the boat trip and walk on the dunn. The house is fully equiped the only down side is the lack of privacy because we have to share the house with other people. Not recommended place for honeymooners but best for family. "


"The home away from home experience"

(South Africa) Christel Gemurr | 17 September 2007

"Maggie, Thanx so much for making our stay a very enjoyable one. Everything was superb, from the friendly greeting to the sad goodbye.We really had a fantastic time. I would recommend your lodge to everyone I know.

Hope you are feeling better after the operation."


"Unexpectedly, perfect"

(South Africa) Andri Beukes | 14 July 2007

"5 star reception, a warm welcome by a very pretty small framed blonde lady; for every weary traveller fresh orange juice in champagne goblets, little hot facecloths for the face and hands, heated rooms, little flowers on neatly backfolded toilet paper and soaps, friendly furnishings and pictures tak..."

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"5 star reception, a warm welcome by a very pretty small framed blonde lady; for every weary traveller fresh orange juice in champagne goblets, little hot facecloths for the face and hands, heated rooms, little flowers on neatly backfolded toilet paper and soaps, friendly furnishings and pictures taken of each group of guests pasted into the guest book! We were really surprised because we have been around a lot, also in other countries and nowhere except 5 star hotels like the Palace at Sun City did we receive so much special attention.

Professional handling of finances and administration as well. Within the next couple of months the guest house will be able to take more people and the use of an indoor pool as well. It is near where the river runs into the sea, lovely and peacefull although between other houses. "


"Great location!"

(United States of America) Stephanie Hosmer | 11 July 2007

"We enjoyed staying with Maggie and Les. The location is literally across the road from Addo Elephant Park and just 30 minutes from Port Elizabeth. Very convenient and they are such nice and friendly people. It was very affordable as well."


"Wonderful Experience"

(Germany) Horst Koeppel | 29 March 2007

"Staying with Maggie was just the dream service we always admired in our SA round trip. All recommendations worked out exactly as promised. The new south entrance to Addo make this Lodge ideal for all visitors. All we missed was a door to the en suite shower/toilet."


"Brilliant"

(South Africa) Carolyn Haven | 16 March 2007

"A warm welcome, orange juice and a face cloth to freshen up. Maggie went out of her way to ensure everything was perfect for us - every request could be satisfied. Such easy access to Addo and a wonderful safari with Schotia close by. We had a great time."


"Fantastic"

(Canada) Sandy Poole | 5 March 2007

"Thank you so much Maggie and Les for making our stay a very memorable one. Your hospitality and knowledge of the area and it's attractions were great! Thanks for making us feel a part of your family."


" Uitstekend"

(South Africa) louise bezuidenhout | 7 November 2006

"Angename verassing en hope gasvryheid"


"FABULOUS"

(South Africa) Sandra Jemaar | 2 October 2006

"A very big thank you to Maggie and Les for making our stay such a wonderful experience. The kids really had fun."


"Home away from home"

(South Africa) Cindy | 20 December 2017

"What a wonderful stay. Maggie and Les went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They make you feel like you are part of their family and they take very good care of you. It is a very beautiful part of the this beautiful country, and we will most def..."

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"What a wonderful stay. Maggie and Les went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They make you feel like you are part of their family and they take very good care of you. It is a very beautiful part of the this beautiful country, and we will most definitely be back for a visit."


"Pleasant Place To Stay"

(Netherlands) anonymous | 26 August 2017

"Very friendly and helpful people. Great breakfast. 2 km from Addo.
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"Beauty and Quiet at Addo Gateway Lodge"

(South Africa) jacob | 21 September 2016

"Even though it was a short stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for a superb accommodation and for making us feel really welcome to stay in the most beautiful place, which none of us had seen before.
I met up with my nephew, who stays about 500 meters from your facilities and he ..."

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"Even though it was a short stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for a superb accommodation and for making us feel really welcome to stay in the most beautiful place, which none of us had seen before.
I met up with my nephew, who stays about 500 meters from your facilities and he was able to inform us quite a lot about the area.
You have a wonderful place there and I hope that many people will come to experience the beauty and quietness of the place.

Kind regards
Jaap Mol
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"Very good value for money!"

(South Africa) Rene | 3 May 2016

"The place where we stayed was nice and clean, and we could self-cater if we wished. Thanks Maggy for wonderful breakfasts! Les, thanks for the trip on the river ferry and the experience of sliding down the dunes on your very stable boards. Will definitely recommend AGL."


"Short but enjoyable stay"

(South Africa) anonymous | 27 May 2015

"Decent and clean rooms and a very obliging host ."


"Addo Gateway Lodge"

(South Africa) Mrs Saunders | 13 February 2014

"We were met by a charming Maggie and shown to our twin room. The room was adequate and clean. Lovely view over the river and lovely evening spent on the wooden deck. The breakfast was really good. "


"Lovely"

(South Africa) anonymous | 8 January 2014

"Lovely - Friendly hospitality. The Ferry Ride is a must-do when staying in this area."


"Warm & hearty"

(South Africa) Ms Meyer | 25 April 2010

"We arrived as late as 20:30 at Addo Gateway Lodge. Our host and her husband were very friendly and noticed we were tired - they made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was made by the host herself while she chatted to us. It almost felt as if we were visiting family.

We would definitely stay t..."

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"We arrived as late as 20:30 at Addo Gateway Lodge. Our host and her husband were very friendly and noticed we were tired - they made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was made by the host herself while she chatted to us. It almost felt as if we were visiting family.

We would definitely stay there again, as it is so close to Addo Park as well as Alexandria dunes. We were not aware that they also take people out on a boat trip. Unfortunately we only stayed one night - much too short!
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"Friendly and helpful"

(United Kingdom) Mr Cavell | 26 August 2009

"Maggie and Les were first class hosts, nothing was too much trouble, they were wonderful with our 3 children who all had a great time. Rooms were clean and comfortable with games and travel info all supplied. Would definitely go back again."


"Friendly stay"

(Italy) Ms Giusti | 18 January 2009

"The place is very beautiful. The view of the river is like the time was stopped. The lady has been very kind, the house clean, hospitable, there's only one thing: the bathroom very small but there's the essential.
In any case my stay there it has been very pleasant. There are the most beautiful..."

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"The place is very beautiful. The view of the river is like the time was stopped. The lady has been very kind, the house clean, hospitable, there's only one thing: the bathroom very small but there's the essential.
In any case my stay there it has been very pleasant. There are the most beautiful Bonsai I've never seen. The lady takes care of them in a wonderful way.
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"Addo Gateway Lodge"

(Netherlands) Mr van Hoogdalem | 2 December 2008

"We had a wonderful stay with Maggie and Les. The breakfast was splendid. The positioning towards the Sunday River, the highest dunes of South Africa and the south entrance of Addo Elephant Park is unique. Les offered us a wonderful excursion on the river and made it possible to mount the dunes. Magg..."

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"We had a wonderful stay with Maggie and Les. The breakfast was splendid. The positioning towards the Sunday River, the highest dunes of South Africa and the south entrance of Addo Elephant Park is unique. Les offered us a wonderful excursion on the river and made it possible to mount the dunes. Maggie provided us with drinks on the boat and both had interesting stories about the landscape, plants and animals.
When traveling to Addo Gateway lodge I typed Addo instead of Colchester in my Car navigator, so we had to drive more than an hour over sandy roads to arrive in Colchester. This adventurous journey ended with a warm welcome and a cold beer from Maggie.

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"Close to a great Pub!"

(United Kingdom) Mr Hudson | 1 December 2008

"The accommodation was excellent, with Maggie hosting us very well. It is in a nice quiet village with a river walk and a great pub which welcomed us as visitors and had very good food."


"Very friendly and nice place"

(Netherlands) Mr van Asperen | 11 November 2008

"Very friendly en nice place to stay. Near the new entrance of Addo Nat. Park."


"Surprise at Addo Gateway Lodge"

(South Africa) Roelf Coertze | 21 October 2008

"What a pleasant surprise. A warm friendly reception made us feel wanted. The luxurious space made us feel at home. Everything was there even some very enjoyable suggestions about beach walking and dinner. We enjoyed every moment and will surely make use of this oasis again."


"Excellent Stay"

(Austria) Mr Sedlacek | 23 February 2008

"Well situated on the Sundays River. Beautiful rooms, clean and extremely friendly."


"A very pleasant stay in home & ferry."

(Italy) Mrs Martinasco | 1 February 2008

"We are four senior Italian ladies touring in South Africa. We had a really exciting experience in Addo Gateway Lodge: the hospitality was excellent: the rooms are small but comfortable, the breakfasts good and copious and we could take away what we couldn't eat; Maggie gave us a lot of good suggesti..."

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"We are four senior Italian ladies touring in South Africa. We had a really exciting experience in Addo Gateway Lodge: the hospitality was excellent: the rooms are small but comfortable, the breakfasts good and copious and we could take away what we couldn't eat; Maggie gave us a lot of good suggestions and Les brought us on a cruise with his ferry. The Addo National Park is really nearby and the exploring of the high dunes along the river Sundays is also very pleasant. Ratio quality/price: excellent.
Quite a pity that we could not stay longer!
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"Wonderful, warm, friendly owners!"

(United Kingdom) Mr Bloomer | 29 August 2007

"My three young daughters and I enjoyed the warm South African hospitality! The accommodation is superb and well-equiped, the owners enthusiastic and friendly, and the location spectaculary beautiful. The convenience of the cottage being just a stone's throw from Addo's south entrance is just one of ..."

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"My three young daughters and I enjoyed the warm South African hospitality! The accommodation is superb and well-equiped, the owners enthusiastic and friendly, and the location spectaculary beautiful. The convenience of the cottage being just a stone's throw from Addo's south entrance is just one of the many attractions of this setting. Highly recommended."