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  • Guest Rating: (10)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast
  • Minimum stay: 1 Day/s
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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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 air cons and 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.  Most fruits and Vegetables are used in Breakfast and Dinner meals.  Home cooked delicious dinner is also offered in house to all our guests.  Bookings in advance is essential.

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 traveler a mere 45 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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 and ceiling fan
- Heater and Electric Blankets
- En-suite bathroom with bath and 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 and ceiling fan
- Heater and Electric Blankets
- En-suite bathroom with bath and 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 and 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 and 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 television with remote
- Free Wi-Fi
- Satellite television
- Fridge
- Ceiling fan
- Hospitality tray with tea, coffee etc.
- Heater
- Electric Blankets
- Valuables safe
- Percale linen
- Bathroom toiletries
- Hairdryer
- Mosquito control
- International plug
-  Air con in only the Standard rooms

Area Info:

-  Happy Jackal is situated 1 minute from the Southern gate (Matyolweni) from Addo Elephant National Park.
-  5 minute drive from two local Restaurants, a Kwik Spar grocery shop, a BP Service Station and 2 ATM’s.

Activities:

-  We have our own Game Ranger and an open Game Viewer at an extra cost for a full day Addo tour, which includes the park entrance fee, a packed lunch and a great Safari.
-  We offer in house home cooked Dinners.  Bookings in advance is essential.
-  Sunset River Boat Cruises, including a Finger Supper (enough not to still go out for dinner afterwards)
-  All of the above activities is to be paid in CASH on arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

-  21 days cancellation - 100% refund
-  14+ days - 75% refund
-  7+ days - 50% refund
-  less than 7 days - no refund

Facilities & Services available:
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Xhosa / Zulu
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 90 km”. You will now see the Happy Jackal signs
Only 2 km 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

Standard rooms all have Air cons.  View of the Sundays River.  3 lovely down stairs rooms.  Offers King size bed or twin beds.

Luxury rooms have a deck with a view of the Sundays River.  Offers King size bed or twin beds.

Triple room offers 3 single beds, or a King size and a Single bed.  No view.

King Cottage offers King size bed or three single beds.  Small garden and little patio, situated close to the Swimming pool.

Self-catering Cottage - A small house with its own entrance, outside patio and outside braai, situated next to the Swimming pool.  Consists of a Lounge open plan Kitchen, two bedrooms (Queen size bed and Twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, one full bathroom.  This unit is situated for 2 adults and 2 teenagers.

Lion King Garden Cottage
Sleeps 3 Adults

Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rooms 4, 5 and 6
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Self Catering Garden Cottage
Sleeps 4 Adults

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
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