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Long Hope Villa
in Addo Elephant National Park
Long Hope Villa
Unique to the Addo Elephant National Park, Long Hope Villa is a beautifully restored Eastern Cape Farmhouse set in an incredibly tranquil and private location. Long Hope is nestled between the breath taking Zuurberg Mountains with exquisite vistas and is home to the Big 5 and over 300 bird species. This beautiful villa offers a high standard of accommodation throughout and provides a peaceful retreat for families or small groups looking to get away.
Room Description at :
Stylishly furnished in a colonial style throughout, there are three en-suite bedrooms each with a walk in closet.
The villa can accommodate up to six guests and is a delightful hideaway, ideal for families or small groups.
The beautiful interactive farmhouse kitchen encourages interaction between the guests and the chef as he prepares your meals exactly to your liking. Doors from the open plan lounge lead out to a spacious veranda providing a you with an African oasis where you can enjoy fabulous barbeques on a cool summer evening, or dine al fresco under the stars.
From the veranda a beautiful indigenous garden leads up to the lookout deck on the hill providing beautiful views across the valley and not forgetting your own private pool to complete your stay.
Inclusions / Exclusions
LONG HOPE VILLA RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
-Quoted per night in South African Rand (ZAR)
-VAT, Tourism levies and SANParks levies
-All meals, teas and coffees, all soft drinks, house wines, sparkling wines, local beers and spirit
-Two game drives per day
-Mini-rangers course for children
-Photographic support (Booking essential)
-Introduction to SA wine (Booking essential)
-Walking With Giraffes
-Private chef & guide
LONG HOPE VILLA RATES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF:
-Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
Road transfers (60 min): available on request at an additional charge.
Interactive farmhouse kitchen
Open plan lounge and dining room
En-suite bedrooms with walk-in-closet
Private swimming pool
Guests staying at Long Hope Villa are provided with their own private chef and personal guide to ensure they have the ultimate exclusive African experience.
For the kids
Children of all ages are welcome at Long Hope Villa. We provide family accommodation and various age applicable child friendly activities to ensure that even our youngest guests have a memorable experience. We recognise too that parents occasionally need their own time and offer complimentary child minding service.
The Nyathi concession on which Long Hope is situated is home to the Big 5 and over 300 bird species and offers its guests a variety of unique and individual game experiences. Each game drive at Long Hope Villa is tailored to suit each guest’s specific interests and schedule.
Whether you’re marvelling at the magnificent elephant herds walking past your game vehicle, tracking the movements of game on foot to learning about the medicinal values of the bush and history of the land there is never a dull moment. Long Hope Villa is one of the few game reserves in the Eastern Cape where you can view all of the Big 5 in one wilderness area.
River Bend Lodge, our neighboring lodge, is home to the luxurious Plumbago Spa where guests can be treated to a variety of indulgent and pampering treatments. After a treatment with our skilled therapist you will leave our haven feeling totally rejuvenated.
The Plumbago Spa offers a wide range of treatments such as Full Body Massages, Pregnancy Massages, and Kiddies Manis and Pedis. Plumbago Spa uses only the finest products from Lillian Terry, OPI and Ahava.
Walking with giraffes
There are simply no words to describe the surreal experience of walking with these magnificent and graceful creatures. This exclusive Long Hope Villa experience provides you with a once in a life time opportunity to mingle with one of Africa’s most beautiful animals. Spend a few hours walking amongst these majestic creatures and basking in their graceful presence.
Due to our unique climatic area and 5 different biomes, Long Hope is home to over 300 bird species – an extensive list by any expert’s standards. Our guides are all trained bird watchers and should you wish to spend the day away from the Villa, our guides will take you on a private birding trip with a packed lunch.
Long Hope is an important contributor to SA Bird Society and many first time sightings have been made by our specialist guides.
Long Hope Villa employs a full time photographer to help you get the best out of the photographic opportunities you will have during your stay.
Basic Introduction to photography
“Going Beyond Auto”-This module is designed to teach you more about your camera and provide you with the technical and compositional skills required to capture wildlife photographs like a professional.
Editing and Manipulation
Using the pictures from your stay at Long Hope Villa, our photographer will provide you with a beginner’s introduction to the world of digital image manipulation using Photoshop CS5, Elements 8 and Lightroom 3 in his studio.
Practical Field Assistance
Our photographer will accompany you on a private game drive lead by one of our qualified guides to assist you with your choice of lens, settings, composition and positioning
Food and Wine
Long Hope Villas "Introduction to South African Wines" is a wine tasting and food pairing created by our executive chef and hosted by our very own resident wine enthusiast. The tasting consists of a brief history and introduction to the wines of Southern Africa, the tasting of four wines and food pairing recommendations with canapés.