Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Addo Elephant Park
The 145,000-hectare Greater Addo National Park surrounds our hotel. As the third-largest National Park in Southern Africa, the variety of wildlife found in the Park is astounding. With 417 species of birds, 95 kinds of mammals, including the Big 5, and, of course, our 600 elephants that roam there, it’s an absolute treat for nature lovers. Mountain zebra, eland, kudu, bushbuck, duiker, red hartebeest, and other endemic game of the area can be encountered, as well as prolific birdlife. Our wilderness drive traverses the Zuurberg section of the Greater Addo National Park. The trip is very scenic, and you’ll have expansive views of the mountains and far into the Karroo. The route goes through 5 different biomes with a great variety of beautiful flora and fauna.
Zuurberg Mountain Village is a 160-year-old haven of historical delight situated high up on the Zuurberg Pass in malaria-free Addo. We are an exclusive mountaintop hotel, set in 160 hectares of indigenous vegetation with breathtaking views of the famous Addo Elephant National Park. Only an hour’s drive from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), we offer our guests nature, wildlife, and tranquillity in the most majestic African setting.
Nestled within the historical embrace of The Manor, an integral part of our hotel’s legacy dating back to 1861, are four generously proportioned family rooms. These rooms inherit the essence of timeless hospitality, extending an invitation to embrace tranquility and leisure. Each space is meticulously adorned, offering an array of features that ensure utmost comfort. Unwind on either a plush double or twin bed and indulge in the well-appointed full bathroom, complete with a shower, bath, complimentary toiletries, plush towels, and a hairdryer.
Thoughtful amenities encompass a wardrobe, a functional desk, and a cozy sitting area, providing both practicality and relaxation. Satisfy your senses with the offerings of a well-stocked mini-bar or prepare your preferred brew with the in-room tea and coffee maker. Step outside onto your private patio, where panoramic vistas of the Zuurberg mountain range paint a breathtaking backdrop. Positioned in proximity to the lounge, spa, dining areas, and the refreshing pool, every aspect of your stay within The Manor echoes a seamless fusion of heritage and contemporary comfort
For our most discerning guests, we offer the pinnacle of luxury – the Edwardian Village Cottages. Set against the backdrop of breathtaking mountain and valley views, these cottages are designed to elevate your experience to the extraordinary. Each cottage presents a realm of exclusivity, featuring a private entrance that leads to a world of indulgence. Choose between double or twin beds that promise restful nights.
Thoughtfully appointed with a wardrobe, desk, and a comfortable sitting area, these cottages seamlessly blend functionality and relaxation. With two patios strategically positioned on the east and west sides, you can bask in the enchantment of both sunrise and sunset. Inside, discover modern amenities like a well-stocked mini-bar and a tea and coffee maker, complemented by the timeless charm of black-wood floors.
Your comfort is paramount, with climate control and under-floor heating in each cottage, ensuring a pleasant stay throughout the year. The bathroom is a sanctuary in itself, boasting a freestanding bath and the luxury of indoor and outdoor showers, promising an unforgettable sensory experience. The Edwardian Village Cottages redefine opulence and offer a haven of serenity where every detail is meticulously curated for an unparalleled retreat.
Embark on an unforgettable wildlife adventure with game drives from Zuurberg Mountain Village into the renowned Addo Elephant National Park. Our expert guides will lead you through the park’s diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to arid plains, providing you with the opportunity to encounter an incredible array of wildlife. Keep your camera ready as you may witness the iconic African Big Five, including elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffaloes, along with numerous other species such as zebras, antelopes, and a rich variety of birdlife. With morning and afternoon drives available, you can choose the best time to explore this remarkable wilderness and capture memories that will last a lifetime.