• Guest Rating: (32)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Game Lodge
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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:
Stanleys bustard
Malachite sunbird

Please note:
- Reception
- 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 Rates

Important 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.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days or less prior to (or on) arrival will result in cancellation fees according to a sliding scale (based on the total reservation cost) which varies between 50% and 100%.

In the event of a non-arrival, the accommodation will be held until 9:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the full amount paid for the reservation will be forfeited.
Pay particular attention to deposit due dates provided and keep bank processing delays in mind when considering EFT as payment option. No extension of payment due dates will be granted.
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.

• Cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of cancellation made between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival.
• Cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of a cancellation made between 29 days prior to and date of arrival
• 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival/no-shows
• Reservation made within 45 days prior to arrival is payable within 24 hours from the day reservation is made.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Self-Braai / Barbecue

Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp is a Self-Catering and Game Lodge in Addo Elephant Park Addo Eastern Cape South Africa

Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown, pass Coega harbour on your right. Cross the Sundays River bridge. Turn off to your left at the sign that says Camp Matyholweni. Follow this road for about 3 km until you enter Matyholweni Gate at Camp Matyholweni.

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Rooms and Units Available at Addo Elephant Park Matyholweni Camp

Cottage (CO2) (CO2Z)
2 single beds, Barbeque Facilities, DSTV (Limited Channels), Equipped kitchen, Fan, Fridge, Microwave, No Smoking, Open Plan, Wc and shower (Z-unit accessible to the mobility challenged)
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Cottage (FA3)
Barbeque Facilities, couch not suitable for adults, DSTV (Limited Channels), Equipped kitchen, Fan, Fridge, Microwave, No additional persons allowed, No Smoking, Open Plan, Queen size bed, Wc and shower
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
Very clean.
Chris Opperman Mar 2020
An exceptionally well-run and managed National Park, with an excellent road network and very good staff.
John Hanks Jul 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!

Debbie Thomas Dec 2015
Ideal location.
Mark Williams Sep 2015
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.
Gayle MacWhannell Jul 2015