Where to Stay - South Africa

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Hopefield Country House & Guest Farm
Addo Accommodation

Guest House Accommodation in Sundays River Valley

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Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, you’ll find a haven of comfort and luxury. Offering superior service with unashamed flair, Hopefield Country House is the ideal spot for a quiet weekend away or as your home base when you explore the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape.

Experiencing Africa is easy in Addo. You can ride or walk with elephants at Addo Elephant Back Safaris – have close encounters with members of the BIG 5 in the Addo Elephant National Park – visit some of the Eastern Cape’s wonderful private game reserves or even experience canoe trips or ferry rides on the beautiful Sundays River – and this is but the tip of the iceberg!

Various safaris and other excursions can be arranged to suit most budgets – from the magnificent Addo Elephant to the humble Dung Beatle the Greater Addo Area abounds with nature’s splendour.  Horse riding, hiking trails and 4X4 routes are situated in close proximity and expert guides can be arranged to personalize your excursions. Your schedule can be as relaxed or as active as you want it to be!

Spend a relaxing day sunbathing by the swimming pool or take a leisurely stroll through the citrus orchards on the farm. Wander around in our garden where surprises lurk behind every corner. Various species of bird make their home here and fascinating hours can be spent watching their behaviour. The rose garden boasts more than 50 rose varieties, continuously providing an array of colour from spring to autumn.

Scrumptious breakfasts and mouth-watering dinners will ensure that your stay at Hopefield Country House remains a highlight of your holiday or business trip.

For those guests lucky enough to be staying over at the time of one of our frequent classical music soirees Hopefield Country House offers an opportunity to hear beautiful music performed in a magical setting by some of the best local and nationally acclaimed artists.

Slightly elevated above the green orchards of the citrus farm, Hopefield Country House offers unobtrusive views of the natural beauty of the Sundays River Valley.

The homestead offers spacious areas in which to relax whilst listening to the sounds of everyday country living or the relaxing sounds of classical music. You might even want to borrow a must-read novel from the library to enjoy during your stay. Wi-Fi internet access is available through-out.

Seven , individually decorated, en suite bedrooms will envelope you in luxury. Crisp percale linen on our king, queen or twin single beds will ensure a peaceful nights sleep. Bedrooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, Satellite TV, personal safe, bar-fridge, CD player and radio, coffee and tea facilities as well as all bathroom amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable and care-free. A limited laundry service is also offered.  Rooms have private entrances that lead onto spacious verandas with wonderful views of our gardens and swimming pool.

Check-In/Check-Out Times

  • Check in time: 14h00 – 18h00
  • Check out time: 10h30

Dining at Hopefield Country House & Guest Farm

Breakfast at Hopefield is a hearty affair. A buffet choice of fresh seasonal fruit, cold meats, cheeses, muesli & cereals together with freshly baked pastries and breads complement our traditional cooked breakfast. In season freshly squeezed orange juice from our orchards will crisply start your day. Add a steaming cup of filter coffee or tea and you are ready for your adventures in Addo.

After an active day, nothing beats sitting down to a leisurely dinner with stimulating conversation, great food and lovely South African wine, reflecting on the excitement of the day. Light Meals At Hopefield - we take care to use fresh local ingredients to create a dining experience that leaves you satisfied and relaxed. Being a reflection of rural hospitality our approach to food is unpretentious and passionate. Our three course set menu changes daily and we can cater for most dietary preferences and / or food allergies if we have some advance notice.

Hopefield Country House has a fully licensed bar with a variety of cold drinks, alcoholic beverages and estate wines.

Directions to Hopefield Country House & Guest Farm from Port Elizabeth

  • N2 – Port Elizabeth – Grahamstown
  • Left – R335 – Markmann / Addo
  • +/- 40km to Addo
  • Left – R336 – Kirkwood (1.5 km after Addo)
  • 6km – Hopefield brown Guest House sign
  • Left gravel rd – cross railway line +/- 150 m
  • Right Hopefield Country House

Visit Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park offers the best elephant viewing in the world and with a little luck most visitors to the park will be entertained by family groups of elephant engaging in mud fights and other playful activities. The park is home to the Big 5 and with the addition of the Marine section in Algoa Bay the Big 7 (great white shark and southern right whale). Most visitors to the Addo Elephant National Park prefer to leisurely drive through the park by themselves, however a number of guided tours are on offer.

Visit a Private Game Reserve

There are numerous Private Game Reserves in close proximity to Hopefield Country House. Many  of these Reserves offer daytrips giving a fascinating glimpse into the habits and behaviour of various species of game. Availability is limited and booking in advance is essential. Private Game Reserves close by include:

  • Schotia Safaris
  • Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • Kwantu Private Game Reserve

Take an Excursion

  • Addo Elephant Back Safaris (+/- 1 ½ hour from Hopefield)
  • Bushman Sands Golf Course (+/- 1 ¼ hour from Hopefield)
  • Daniell Cheetah Breeding Project (+/- ½ hour from Hopefield)
  • Addo Raptor & Reptile Centre (+/- 15 min from Hopefield)

Crisscross River Tour - Guests are collected at Hopefield Country House and taken for a scenic canoe paddle down the Sunday’s River. Explore a different world down  the river, viewing game and birds along the riverbanks – especially the riverain bird-species including various King Fisher, Goliath Herons and African Fish Eagles.

Morning Paddle: 09:00 - Afternoon Paddle: 14:00

Hiking in the Zuurberg Mountains - In the beautiful Zuurberg section of the Addo Elephant National Park there is a scenic hiking trail through the valleys and onto the fynbos ridges of the mountains. Normal park entry fees apply.

When are you arriving?

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Please send an email booking enquiry to ask about any current specials that are running.
Off R 336 Addo-Kirkwood, Addo,

GPS: -33.506701, 25.636784 Map

Unless otherwise specified a 50% deposit will secure your reservation

All refunds due to cancellations are subject to a 15% administration fee
Cancellation 31 days or more prior to arrival, full refund on deposit less 15% administration fee
Cancellation 15 to 30 days prior to arrival, 25% of full accommodation payable
Cancellation 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, 50% of full accommodation payable
Cancellation 7 days prior to arrival, full as reserved accommodation as quoted payable
In the event of premature departure or a 'no-show', the full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed, will be payable

  • Bar on site
  • Air-con
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing
  • Childrens Fun