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Mathyolweni Rest CampAddo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape
Hidden away in the thick bushveld of the Park, one can find Mathyolweni Rest camp, a satellite camp located in the new southern wedge near the small town of Colchester. Mathyolweni Rest camp derives it's name from the Xhosa word which means "in the bush", offering peace and tranquility far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This area does not have elephants yet, but there are plans to re-introduce elephants, buffalo, eland, red hartebeest and possibly black rhino.
At a Glance
Accommodation at Mathyolweni Rest camp consists of 12 self-catering chalets. 9 cottages which have 2 beds and sleep two people. 3 cottages that have 2 beds which can sleep two people plus a sleeper couch suitable for one or two children. Rooms are cooled by ceiling fans. 2 of the cottages are suitable for people with mobility difficulties, providing ablutions with roll-in showers and grab rails. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge and microwave. Barbecue Facilities.
Mathyolweni Rest camp presents a broad variety of game viewing and outdoor activities, including horse-riding, guided bush walks, game drives, 4x4 trails and serene picnic spots. Nothing could be better if you are a bush lover. Guests can enjoy game viewing from their own vehicle as they journey through prime Wildlife country with a number of lookout points at various waterholes in the region. They can also participate in the guided game drives in open vehicles by day, at sunset or by night, which is the time when the Buffalo and black Rhino are most often sighted. For the not so feint hearted, one can embark on a walking trail into the heart of the Elephant country with experienced guides.
Did you know that Addo Elephant National Park embraces the largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere, not only does it pride itself in the Big 7, elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark, it also protects the world's largest Cape gannet propagation on Bird Island.
Addo Elephant Park is only 72kms from Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, and can be accessed by road or flight into PE.
Children are welcome at Mathyolweni Rest Camp and is the ideal holiday getaway for families.
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.
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