• Guest Rating: (10)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast
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Happy Jackal Guest House welcomes you.

The Happy Jackal Guest House offers Addo Accommodation with a choice of six luxurious double en-suite rooms, five with stunning river views, one of the garden and a short distance from Addo National Elephant Park.

The new Kouga Harbour is only 15 minutes away.

Guests may choose from ground-floor rooms with private entrances and garden patios, or impressively large and comfortable thatched upstairs rooms, each of which has its own outside thatched deck All rooms enjoy upmarket facilities and are well-furnished and luxurious.

Recline in the spacious, double-volume lounge, well-stocked with a collection of interesting books.

We try to be as Green as possible with our use of solar power, organic gardening and recycled water. In accordance with this, the Happy Jackal has a no-smoking policy for indoors.

On fine, calm mornings take time to enjoy at leisure, a full English or health breakfast, whilst watching the antics of our resident Egyptian geese and hoopoes. Bushbuck and Kudu have often been spotted across the river.Stroll with your coffee down the rolling lawns to the waters edge and plan your day.

Our breakfasts boast home-baked bread, fresh each morning: preserves and jams made from the fruit from our garden: free-range eggs and farm milk.

Visit the Addo Elephant Park in our open game-viewing Landrover with our qualified game-ranger.
Big Five game-viewing on our doorstep makes the Happy Jackal the perfect choice of luxurious accommodation.This river lodge lies on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River and only 2 minutes drive from the Addo Elephant National Park. Easily reached from the N2 it is in the best location for game, coastal or river activities.

Extensive lawns stretch down to the Happy Jackal jetty where across the river unspoilt, natural bush is the habitat of Kudu, bushbuck, water mongoose and Cape Clawless Otters. Port Elizabeth and its airport are only half an hour away, and in the opposite direction the historic, university town of Grahamstown would take the traveller a mere 45 minutes.

Happy Jackal Guest House accommodation:
All rooms have the following features:
- Satellite TV as well as a flat screen television
- Free Wi-Fi

Room 1:
- Double room with a king bed and percale linen
- Ground floor & river facing
- En-suite bathroom with large shower, complimentary soaps, shampoo & cream
- Sliding door to private patio & river bank
- Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan
- Heater & Electric Blankets

Room 2:
- Double room with a king size bed and percale linen
- Ground floor & river facing
- En-Suite bathroom with large shower, complimentary toiletries
- Sliding door to private patio & river bank
- Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan
- Heater & Electric Blankets

Room 3:
- Double room with a king size bed and percale linen
- Ground floor & river facing
- En-Suite bathroom with large shower, complimentary toiletries
- Sliding door to private patio & river bank
- Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan
- Heater & Electric Blankets

Room 4:
This is our Signature Room - It is the biggest room in the lodge at over 52 square metres.
- Luxury first floor room with stunning river views
- Sliding door to a thatched deck
- Spacious room with king-size extra-length bed and percale linen
- Kudu leather couch
- Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan
- Heater & Electric Blankets
- En-suite bathroom with bath & shower, together with complementary toiletries

Room 5:
- Luxury, thatched, first floor room, with stunning river views
- Sliding door to large thatched covered deck furnished in rustic timber
- Extra-length king-size bed with percale linen and mosquito nets
- Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan
- Heater & Electric Blankets
- En-suite bathroom with bath & shower, together with complementary toiletries

Room 6:
- Spacious thatched room with a garden view
- 3 Twin beds (King Bed Option (Double) available)
- Bar fridge, hospitality tray & ceiling fan
- Electric Blankets
- En-suite bathroom with large shower, together with complementary toiletries
Accommodate up to 3 guests.

Self Catering Garden Cottage:
This cottage has 2 rooms of which the main room has a queen bed and the second room has twin beds.
- Full bathroom
- Open plan lounge / kitchen
- Thatched lapa with built-in braai (barbeque)
- Own entrance & private secure parking
Accommodate up to 4 guests.

Lion King Cottage:
This recently up-graded garden room is open plan with a kitchenette.
- Full en-suite bathroom
- Private entrance
- Braai (barbecue) facilities
Accommodate up to 3 guests.

Happy Jackal Guest House facilities:
Great reading material is to be found in the double volume lounge along with comfortable couches and chess sets. Relax in our solar-heated swimming pool or in the shade of the thatched "lapa". We have our own floating jetty on the river from which you can spend time fishing, swimming or watching the ducks and fish. Weaver Birds make their nests here in the reeds.

Safe parking within the grounds.

Our facilities feature a private dining room and all rooms offer:
- Flat-screen TV with remote
- Free Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Fridge
- Ceiling fan
- Hospitality tray with tea, coffee etc.
- Heater
- Electric Blankets
- Valuables safe
- Percale linen
- Bathroom toiletries
- Hairdryer
- Mosquito control
- International plug
Cancellation Policy:
21 days cancellation - 100% refund: +14 days - 75% refund:
+7 days - 50% refund
less than 7 days - no refund.
Facilities & Services available:
Laundry Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Wi-Fi
English
Other Language
Swimming Pool

Happy Jackal Guest House is a Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast in Colchester Addo Eastern Cape South Africa
Directions:

From Port Elizabeth:

Take the N2. After 40 km TURN LEFT after the distance sign that says "Grahamstown 90km". You will now see the Happy Jackal signs
Only 2km away is the new southern gate (Matyholweni camp) of the Addo Elephant park.


From Grahamstown:

Take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. On the way lies the village of Colchester. Pass the petrol station and watch for the brown sign saying "Addo Elephant Camp Matyholweni" TURN RIGHT. You will now see the Happy Jackal signs.

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Rooms and Units Available at Happy Jackal Guest House

Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Amount of units/rooms available: 3
Maximum Persons per: 2
Rooms 4, 5 and 6
Amount of units/rooms available: 3
Maximum Persons per: 2
Lion King Garden Cottage
Maximum Persons per: 3
Self Catering Garden Cottage
Maximum Persons per: 4
Latest Reviews
Hospitality and reception were beautiful. Cozy rooms and generously equipped, clean place and the stream that flows at the rear position magical atmosphere.
Idit Rubin Jul 2015
The rooms was truly 4 star quality. Great food and very friendly host and staff. Will definitely go back again. Just one thing short and that is a light outside the door that leads to the river but everything else was excellent.
Luan Williams Jul 2014
Very good!
Renato de Zen Jan 2014
We had a wonderful stay at Happy Jackal, in a beautiful cottage.
Amanda Viviers Aug 2013
A thoroughly pleasant stay. Liz and Peter were awesome hosts, facilitating and friendly. Lovely rooms, lovely meals, a homely atmosphere and attention to detail.
Will Glibbery Aug 2013