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The AardVark Guest House & Backpackers Reviews

PO Box 343, Addo, South Africa

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97%

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64 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Facilities

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94%

This was the most delightful hostel. Gorgeous building, fully equipped and pleasant kitchen, fantastic garden with hammocks. Our room was clean, warm, and cosy, and the bathroom was lovely. Roni was a wonderful host and everyone was friendly and warm. We would definitely stay here again if we were going to Addo, as it's a short drive to the main gate. We only stayed one night - I wish it could have been longer.


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97%

Wonderful place with lots of space, beautiful huts and buildings and an amazing garden

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were great. It's a nice place to stay at when you're visiting the Addo National Park. There's a restaurant right next door and the food was AMAZING! (Definitely book ahead if you can though!) Other than that the AardVark is not one of the most memorable places, but still a cozy place where you can feel welcome and safe.


97%

We've had a wonderful stay at The Aardvark. Very friendly, welcoming staff, wonderfully set up and highly recommendable.

  • 9th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Beautiful, spacious grounds right outside of Addo (10 min drive to main gate). Also, right next to Hazel's delicious restaurant!


91%

Excellent place, the dorm was very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The two private bathrooms were very nice (the best we had during our trip!) and Aardvark is in a great location for visiting Addo park. Thank you, also, for organising the sunset game drive for us- a must for anyone visiting! We will definitely be back soon!!

  • 5th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The dorp was great, Good beds, very nice and clean showers. Little comment: there was a cockroach in our room and the owner forgot that we already paid a deposit, so we paid too many.

  • 1st Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving your comment here. We are truly sorry you had to share the dorm with a bug, in order to prevent such discomfort there is can of insect killer in every room. Please forgive us overcharging you. Kindly forward us your banking details so we can pay your R24.00 deposit back. Hope to see you again. The Aardvark

100%

GREAT HOSTEL!!!!!


86%

The owners were very nice and helpfull! Very clean! :) We would definitivly like to go again!!!


94%

This is a really comfortable place with a large shared kitchen and common areas. The dorm in which we stayed is bright, clean and spaceous. The bathroom facilities are good with clean and hot water. Internet is available freely although not via wifi. I really enjoyed staying here.

  • 16th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

one of the best backpacker ever....


100%

nice big place to addo elephant park very much recommended. Nice room and friendly staff


86%

We've been there only for one night, but everything was really good there. Super clean rooms, kitchen and bathroom! We've been in the dorm, not in one of the cottages, but still everything was fine.

  • 2nd Mar 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Our top choice in RSA! The place is very nice and safe, the kitchen well equipped, rooms are nice and spacious, and tents are just great! Everything there is brand new and well kept. Convinient location for Addo Elephant Park.


91%

Great bungalows and quiet area. Helpful staff. We would love to stay longer, but travel scheme did not allow us to spend more time on this countryside spot.


89%

The guesthouse is close to the Addo national park. It was clean and one could additionally buy a rich breakfast buffet. There was a computer with internet access available, but no wireless internet connection.


100%

My family of 5 stayed here for 2 nights. We loved it. The staff was very accommodating. The facilitates were very clean and spacious with a very large kitchen and braii area. The hostel was located in the country near the Addo Elephant Park which was one of the best parts of our trip all over South Africa. It was very quiet here and we got a few great nights of sleep.


83%

The place has wonderful athmosphere. I love the garden and the staff was wonderful. It was our first, but one of the best stays in South Africa.


100%

Super place, beautiful location, fabulous room, thanks for all your help.


77%

Good place to stay in Addo, not much to do other than the elephant parkl however


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