As the end of the year approaches rapidly and the “silly-season” starts, we look forward to getting away from all the madness and escaping to a place where we can all reconnect, recoup and unwind. What better place to do so than at one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in the country coupled with olde world charm? Yes, the Greater Addo Elephant National Park lies on the doorstep of the Zuurberg Mountain Village.
An interesting combination; the splendid African scenery and an English styled country-resort meeting international standards of accommodation.
The Zuurberg Mountain Village is just that, a beautiful little Edwardian village of houses on the Zuurberg mountain-side with a splendid manor on the top of the mountain. that takes you away from the norm. Each cottage is arranged so that you can enjoy the most breath-taking mountain and valley views. You will thoroughly enjoy the magnificently magically sunsets and sunrises from your private patio. Enjoy the comforts of modern living as well with the climate control, under-floor heating in the bathroom as well as the indoor and outdoor showers.
Should a little mountain cottage not be your thing, then why not stay at the Manor House situated on the top of the mountain. The hotel has its roots in the 1850’s and the original Manor House was built in 1861. There are 8 suites in the Manor House, 4 of which are family suites. There’s lots of activities at Zuurberg with facilities that include and English pub, all-weather tennis courts and function facilities.
The beautiful lounge is the ideal place to relax with your favourite book after a long day. The Cycad. Which is the hotel’s main dining area has a counter which was handcrafted by the 1820 settlers. French doors and fireplaces lead you to a pool where you can enjoy Al Fresco dining outside on those romantic summer nights. Enjoy refreshments at the genuine English, Woodifields Bar and enjoy your meals at the Terrace where you will be served a country breakfast or a classic 5 course meal.
Your kids will enjoy the safe and serene environment just as much as you. There’s a kiddies’ playground area, hiking and horse-riding. Add bird-watching and the Greater Addo Elephant National Park to the list of activities and it is a nature lovers dream come true. Even if you are not a nature lover, you will fall in love with this experience.
No trip to Zuurberg Mountain Village would be complete without a trip into the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. There are a few packages available from the resort itself that will accommodate you as per your suitability. There are game drives at different times of the day which afford you the opportunity to see many of the animals in the park. You should see elephants, buffalos, zebra, kudus and elands amongst them. The chance of seeing the predators such as lions, jackals and hyenas amongst them is very good as well.
When booking to stay at Zuurberg Mountain Village, you can take a package that includes a game drive or should you could just opt to stay at the resort and be just as happy with option to change your mind and venture from “England” into Africa…