• Guest Rating: (9)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Located within Addo Elephant Park, the tented camp consists of five fixed tents on decks with two beds each inside the Spekboom Hide in the Parks Main Game Area.

Spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy being away from it all.

The Spekboom Tents are located in the fenced area of Spekboom Hide in the Parks Main Game Area.

Each tent, surrounded by pristine thicket bush, has two beds, two camp chairs, a braai unit, a table and a solar-powered light. There are communal showers and toilets as well as a wash-basin a short walk away from the tents.

Visitors staying in the tents can either bring all their own equipment or can hire a box of cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and bedding. There is no electricity available at the tents and visitors are advised to bring their own torches.

Facilities at Addo Elephant Park Spekboom Tented Camp
- Communal kitchen.
- Communal bathrooms.
- Each tent site has its own braai stand.

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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.

3. Visitors must bring their own firewood and flashlights. Tents are only serviced on departure. The hide is fenced with electrified fencing.

Main Camp Reception is open from 07:00 to 19:00 daily.
Main gate: Open 07:00 Close: 19:00

Health and Climate:
The climate is temperate to hot and temperatures in summer (November to February) may reach over 40 degrees Celsius.

Winter days are mild but cold at night with frost occurring at times. The average annual rainfall is 450 millimetres and is spread throughout the year, although peaks do often occur in March/April and September/October.
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.

Addo Elephant Park Spekboom Tented Camp is a Self-Catering in Addo Elephant Park Addo Eastern Cape South Africa
Directions:

Directions from Port Elizabeth to Addo Main Camp
1) Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown. Take the turnoff to the left signposted Motherwell and Addo Elephant National Park. Turn left at the top of the off-ramp and proceed through Motherwell. Follow this road until you see the entrance to the park on the right. Distance: about 72 km or one hour travelling time.

2) Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown and carry straight on until the N2 splits off to the left from the N10. Carry straight on, following the N10 towards Cradock/Cookhouse. Take the R342 to the left when you get to the intersection with Paterson on your right. This will be sign posted Addo Elephant National Park. Follow this road, looking out for the entrance to the park on your left. Distance: about 120 km or one hour, 15 minutes travelling time.

Main Camp Reception is open from 07:00 to 19:00 daily.
Main gate: Open 07:00 Close: 19:00

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Rooms and Units Available at Addo Elephant Park Spekboom Tented Camp

Spekboom Tents (TC2): Five tents are available, each with two beds and mattresses.

Each tent has two camp chairs, a table, a braai unit and a solar-powered light. There are two communal hot water showers, two toilets and a washing up sink a short walk away from the tents. A utility box is provided at the tent. The box contains:

Cooking set (two pots, one pan) & kettle to use on fire
Barbeque tong, cork screw
Two wine glasses (metal), two long glasses (metal)
Two plates, two breakfast bowls
Two forks, two steak knives
Dish washing liquid and cloth
Bedding and towels are provided.

Guests staying at Spekboom Tents cannot access the Restaurant in Addo Main Camp for dinner or take the Sundowner, Night or Sunrise Guided Game Drives.

Spekboom Tent (TC2)

Spekboom Tent (TC2): 2 single beds, A torch or any battery operated light is essential, Barbeque facilities, Bedding and utensil box supplied, Communal ablutions, Communal gas fridge & stove plates, Communal wash-up facilities, Kettle to use on fire, No access to Addo Main Camp Restaurant for dinner, No access to after hour drives at Addo Main Camp, No kitchen facilities, No smoking, Table & 2 chairs, Tents are only serviced on departure.

Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
We stayed one night in the camp and it was really amazing. We ate dinner at the lookout-point, where we could watch Elephants at a waterhole.
There is just one negative thing: we couldn't take part in the night-game-drive because we weren't allowed to leave the park at night. But otherwise, it was a really nice stay in the camp.

Lea Baumann Dec 2018
Spekboom camp at Addo was excellent. Clean, well supplied and no complaints at all. Will go there again, anytime.
Michael Soroczynski Apr 2018
We enjoyed our stay at Spekboom very much, lovely secluded situation and enjoyed bonding with nature. One complaint the sliding security gate has a faulty wheel and was very hard to use. We will recommend the camp to our friends.
Rob wiltshire Mar 2016
The tented camp was very good. Having elephants at just a few meters from your tent at night making noices was fantastic.
A few minor remarks however. The electric wiring at the back of the tent lied in an open box; not very safe certainly not after rainfall.The ablution block was fine and cleaned every day. However the refrigerator was not stable through which the door could not be properly closed. And one fridge for 6 tents is certainly not enough. The service at the reception was very good and helpful.
In general we had a very good week in the camp.

Hendrik Zwartepoorte Dec 2015
We had a great time at Spekboom. Accommodation great, facilities clean, privacy excellent. Highly recommended.
Susan Winchester Apr 2015