Spekboom Tented Rest Camp - Addo Elephant National Park| safari.com
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Overview

Spekboom is one of Addo National Park's most gorgeous tented accommodations, situated right in the middle of the park's main game area, and stilted to provide some of the most breathtaking views of this wonderful natural area. Soak in the bushveld ambiance at night from the deck of your charming tent, or watch as indigenous animals congregate around the nearby watering hole - safari character and authenticity combine to create a memorable, unique camping experience.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Spekboom is provided in five tent units, each complete with two beds, solar powered lighting, cutlery and crockery, as well as kitchen utilities, an outdoor braai (barbecue) unit and communal hot water showers, toilets and a sink.

Activities & Facilities

Activities at Spekboom include animal spotting at nearby watering holes, self-drive trips out into the park, and the opportunity to spot an assortment of nocturnal animals, snuck out to drink at the watering holes under the cover of dark.

Facilities include wash-up facilities, boxes of cutlery, and crockery, cooking utensils and bedding available for hire. As there is no electricity in the units, guests are urged to bring their own flashlights. 

Important Information

No booking is required for a day visit, other than for guests wishing to take in organised activities. Day trips to outlying areas of the park can be arranged, and guests must note that that the swimming pool is for overnight visitors only. Pets are not permitted in the park. Firearms are to be declared at the entrance gate, sealed, and the seal broken upon departure. No citrus fruits are also not allowed in the wildlife viewing area, and insect repellant is recommended, especially in summer. Immunisations are not needed for travel to this park.

Wildlife

The main game area of the Park, Addo Elephant National Park hosts the sought after Big Five, as well as red hartebeest, eland, kudu, common duiker and grysbok, spotted hyena and Burchell’s zebra, warthog, vervet monkey, bushpig and various other small mammals. This area of the park is also home to around 250 species of bird. Covered with Albany Thicket, patches of this grassland also show the area's history as a farmland before it was incorportated into the park.

Directions

The Spekboom Tented Camp is situated in the Spekboom Hide which is accessible via the Southern Access Road in the Main Game Area. The camp is located about 12km drive away from Addo rest camp.

Reviews


Really enjoyable bush experience for our British visitors.

Alan Pontin

I had a phenomenal time at Addo, the camp was nicely organised. Thanks a million, will definitely come back.

Denise Mager

Lovely private, quiet accommodation, comfortable and clean. (Only suggestion is that fridge a little small for all 5 sites.) Stunning setting - You really feel as if you are in the bush

Carol Taggart

We only spent one night at Spekboom but I can't wait to go again. Checking in was so simple and the staff were very friendly. We were so impressed with the quality of the crockery, bedding and braai facilities and everything in the camp was spotlessly clean. The night sky and total silence were just amazing.

Sue Bromley

This is where you should stay to enjoy a real bush experience - tent wonderfully equipped - ablution facilities very comfortable and clean - will visit again

J. G.Raats

A fantastic camp. Total tranquility. Very well equipped and spotless. (Just the fridge wasn't working and the temperature that day was 39 degrees Celsius!)

KIM JONES

We had a wonderful time at Spekboom. It is very rugged and you feel one with nature. The tents were well equipped and ablutions clean. We will definitely return to Spekboom.

Lucy Bendle

Never been to Addo before. Was a excellent first experience. Except hole in tent. Rat got in kept us awake whole night. Next night we blocked it so no prob. But unforgettable ellies are stunning. Easy to see.

Jeanine Ferguson

Loved the accommodation. Simple, clean, comfortable, sufficient and secure. Loved being so close to nature. Though the communal fridge did struggle to keep up with the heat.

Lesley Chorn

Loved the seclusion and stillness of being in the heart of nature. Definitely worth a visit and far nicer than Addo Main Camp.

Cheryl Jackson

Spekboom is one of Addo National Park's most gorgeous tented accommodations, situated right in the middle of the park's main game area, and stilted to provide some of the most breathtaking views of this wonderful natural area. Soak in the bushveld ambiance at night from the deck of your charming tent, or watch as indigenous animals congregate around the nearby watering hole - safari character and authenticity combine to create a memorable, unique camping experience.

Accommodation at Spekboom is provided in five tent units, each complete with two beds, solar powered lighting, cutlery and crockery, as well as kitchen utilities, an outdoor braai (barbecue) unit and communal hot water showers, toilets and a sink.

Activities at Spekboom include animal spotting at nearby watering holes, self-drive trips out into the park, and the opportunity to spot an assortment of nocturnal animals, snuck out to drink at the watering holes under the cover of dark.

Facilities include wash-up facilities, boxes of cutlery, and crockery, cooking utensils and bedding available for hire. As there is no electricity in the units, guests are urged to bring their own flashlights. 

No booking is required for a day visit, other than for guests wishing to take in organised activities. Day trips to outlying areas of the park can be arranged, and guests must note that that the swimming pool is for overnight visitors only. Pets are not permitted in the park. Firearms are to be declared at the entrance gate, sealed, and the seal broken upon departure. No citrus fruits are also not allowed in the wildlife viewing area, and insect repellant is recommended, especially in summer. Immunisations are not needed for travel to this park.

The main game area of the Park, Addo Elephant National Park hosts the sought after Big Five, as well as red hartebeest, eland, kudu, common duiker and grysbok, spotted hyena and Burchell’s zebra, warthog, vervet monkey, bushpig and various other small mammals. This area of the park is also home to around 250 species of bird. Covered with Albany Thicket, patches of this grassland also show the area's history as a farmland before it was incorportated into the park.

The Spekboom Tented Camp is situated in the Spekboom Hide which is accessible via the Southern Access Road in the Main Game Area. The camp is located about 12km drive away from Addo rest camp.

Really enjoyable bush experience for our British visitors.

Alan Pontin

I had a phenomenal time at Addo, the camp was nicely organised. Thanks a million, will definitely come back.

Denise Mager

Lovely private, quiet accommodation, comfortable and clean. (Only suggestion is that fridge a little small for all 5 sites.) Stunning setting - You really feel as if you are in the bush

Carol Taggart

We only spent one night at Spekboom but I can't wait to go again. Checking in was so simple and the staff were very friendly. We were so impressed with the quality of the crockery, bedding and braai facilities and everything in the camp was spotlessly clean. The night sky and total silence were just amazing.

Sue Bromley

This is where you should stay to enjoy a real bush experience - tent wonderfully equipped - ablution facilities very comfortable and clean - will visit again

J. G.Raats

A fantastic camp. Total tranquility. Very well equipped and spotless. (Just the fridge wasn't working and the temperature that day was 39 degrees Celsius!)

KIM JONES

We had a wonderful time at Spekboom. It is very rugged and you feel one with nature. The tents were well equipped and ablutions clean. We will definitely return to Spekboom.

Lucy Bendle

Never been to Addo before. Was a excellent first experience. Except hole in tent. Rat got in kept us awake whole night. Next night we blocked it so no prob. But unforgettable ellies are stunning. Easy to see.

Jeanine Ferguson

Loved the accommodation. Simple, clean, comfortable, sufficient and secure. Loved being so close to nature. Though the communal fridge did struggle to keep up with the heat.

Lesley Chorn

Loved the seclusion and stillness of being in the heart of nature. Definitely worth a visit and far nicer than Addo Main Camp.

Cheryl Jackson

Accommodation options

Spekboom Tent (TC2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
14 Jun 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 78 - - 2 people
From $ 78

For 2 people

- 2 single beds - A torch or any battery operated light is essential - Barbeque Facilities - Bedding and utensil box supplied - Check in time strictly between 11h00 - 17h00 - Check out time 10h00 - 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