Addo Elephant Park
is a finely tuned ecosystem that is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle - found almost exclusively in Addo.
Matyholweni, which means “in the bush” in Xhosa is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth, 3km off the N2 highway.Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp
is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Park. Amenities such as shops, restaurants and a fuel station are available in the nearby town.
Visitors have access to the main wildlife viewing area of the Park via the southern access road which links to Addo Main Camp
. The road travels through the southern block of the park and join up with the existing tourist roads in the park.
The distance from Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp to Addo Main Camp through the Park is 39km. This road is not accessible to buses and caravans.
Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp has 12 accommodation units. Three of these units sleep 3 people and the rest can only sleep two persons. Two units are adapted for wheelchair users. 5 Things to seek at Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp:
• Stanley’s bustard
• Malachite sunbird
• BuffaloPlease note:
- Each unit has its own braai stand.
- Public toilets.
Camp Matyholweni does not have a restaurant, shop or swimming pool facilities situated at the rest camp. Shop and fuel station facilities are available in the nearby town of Colchester.
Matyholweni reception is open from 07:00 to 17:00 daily, while the gate is open until 18:30.View Room Types and RatesImportant Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees
which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations
of National Parks before making a booking.
Gate opening and closing times:
The entrance gate is open from 07:00 to 19:00 but is staffed by a security guard between 19:00 and 07:00.
Should visitors need to enter or leave before 07:00 or after 19:00, please contact reception to inform staff.
The wildlife viewing area is open between 06:00 – 18:00 in summer and 07:00 – 17:30 in winter. Times vary according to season - please check with Reception.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Parking (open and off-street)
Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 31
reviews. - View all Guest Reviews
An exceptionally well-run and managed National Park, with an excellent road network and very good staff.
Rating: Reviewed by John Hanks on 26 July 2018
We had a nice stay, clean and tidy, although in the bush they could spray repellent in and around the chalet for the spiders and scorpions. We stayed in chalet no 12 and the bushes just need a bit of trimming down as we could see nothing in front of us. Thanks to the staff that came and helped to jump start our vehicle one morning!
Rating: Reviewed by Debbie Thomas over a year ago
Rating: Reviewed by Mark Williams over a year ago
We had a wonderful surprise arriving. The accommodation was far beyond our expectations as everything was clean and worked with great feeling of being in the bush. Bird life abundant. Reception was helpful and informative. Will recommend it to others.
Rating: Reviewed by Gayle MacWhannell over a year ago