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Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place with the most welcoming and gracious hosts. Really went above and Beyond to make sure we had everything we could have possibly needed You wont regret staying here, as John and Eli are absolutely amazing.

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Adrian G - you were happy making guests, and the pleasure was ours. We hope this won't be the last time you visit Alicedale! Warm regards, Eli and John

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hein's Cottage at Addo Reach in the remote Alicedale is my favourite place in South Africa. It's the most comfy, clean an beautiful accomodation that got everything you need. Especially the bed is huge and most comfortable. But what makes this hidden gem a piece of heaven on earth are the lovely hosts Eli and John. They welcomed us like...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Big thank you for such a splendid review! The pleasure was ours, and I'll remind myself to send you the recipe for the Tea Loaf!! Hugs to you, please keep in touch and really hope we do see you when next you visit this amazing country of ours. Warmest Eli and John

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stayed at this beautiful homestay for a single night in January 2017 on our way to Cape Town and had the most fantastic experience. The hosts, Eli and John, were a delightful company and we had the pleasure of enjoying their company for dinner. The conversations we had shall remain etched in my memory for the rest of my...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Rajat and fabulous travel companions. Thank you for such a wonderful review! The pleasure was all ours. Seriously, though your stay was short, we felt as if we had known you a lifetime. So glad your holiday in this beautiful country of ours was so enjoyed by you all, for this means you might just return, and we hope...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My 9 year old son, Alex and I, decided to do a road trip down to Plettenberg Bay this year - something different to the annual race down to the coast. We happened upon Addo Reach & Hein's Cottage down in a small railway town, Alicedale, and had one of those experiences that makes one reflect on life, the universe...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Now see here you've given me goosebumps!!! Thank you for such a special review - makes it ALL worth while, especially if we see you again. Thanks too for the generosity - those heavy duty jump leads may well come in handy should another guest, or more likely, yours truly, needs the boost!!! All warmest to you and family for...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 31 January 2016

If you need a breakaway from your everyday lifestyle Addo Reach is the place to go. John and Eli's hospitality is the best I ever received they make you feel so at home, from the get there with her muffins and coffee on the patio, the 5 star breakfast the next morning or the drinks at the fire with them...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Riddin Family - lifts the soul when we make people happy - and then the bonus of having lovely people stay which means 'tis a win/win situation. Thank you for your fabulous review and we really do look forward to you visiting us again - the golf course gets better by the day (indeed have just had a shower...

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

John and Eli clearly run their guesthouse with genuine love and care. Beautiful rooms, no request too much, bespoke picnics, vast local knowledge, helpful phone calls to arrange visits, delicious breakfast (homemade muffins, bacon, sausages, eggs) oh and that is after the fruit and muesli. John's braai in the evening with an abundance of meat and great wine. Thank you...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Paul, THANK YOU, from us to you and Ali and Gill for such great company and for very kind words. The best part of a 'job' like this is to have guests arrive who leave as friends. Now how good is that? Hope Gill recovered from her bad cold and that Cape Town was all you hoped for. Look forward...

Hertfordshire, UK
Reviewed 13 January 2016

John and Eli run a B&B in the old railway manager’s house. Three exquisite double bedrooms, spotless and fully equipped. There is also Hein’s Cottage which is self-catering, and equally good. Your hosts are charming and breakfast is served on their dining table. Alicedale is not on the main tourist trail which is a shame. It is very convenient for...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you J and J for being such delightful guests and coming back to us for an extra visit once you had enjoyed Shamwari and all it offers! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics taken in Addo and look forward to seeing the ones you hold in drop box. Am technically dyslexic so might need help in downloading same. Take...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I can honestly say that this was the best guest house I've ever stayed in. Eli and John's hospitality is second to none and we were treated like family. There is so much to do in the area, the Addo elephant park is close by as well as Shamwari nature reserve and not forgetting the beautiful golf course they have...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

A big THANK YOU Bernie for kind words - JB thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf, and looks forward to your next visit when he says he won't let you win so easily!! Have the happiest and most peaceful 2016. It really was grand to have you stay. Warmest E and J

Conwy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We had a brilliant 2 nights with Elie and John- just wish we could have stayed longer. Ideal ground floor accommodation which suited my husband who has mobility difficulties- the rooms are tastefully decorated with all sorts of interesting features throughout the house and garden. Wonderful food, good company round the table and our hosts are very knowledgable of the...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Both - we too wish you could have stayed longer. Thanks for the laughter and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Temps here have been in the middle 40's over the Christmas Holiday period, so we would have had to import the Cape Town Jacuzzi!! Fondest, E and J.

Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We are a group of mountain bikers who enjoy multi-day rides in the back country of the Eastern Cape where there are plenty of beautiful, quiet places to visit. Recently we cycled from Grahamstown to Alicedale, taking the back road past New Year's dam, and camped at Hein's Cottage before going up the Krom River road, across the Zuurberg and...

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Eli K, Owner at Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage, responded to this review

Richard - thank you for such a splendid review. What a pleasure it was to have you guys 'in the garden' sharing your route plans (have to say it makes me tired just thinking about riding to the post office!!). We really do look forward to seeing you again, and it is reviews such as yours that help us get...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our units all enjoy ensuite facilities, with complimentary tea, coffee, and hospitality toiletries. We offer the choice of a spacious self catering cottage with private patio, sleeping two in twin beds, with all you need for your comfort. The 'main house' offers The Lotus Room, queen sized bed with full ensuite bathroom (shower over the bath), or The Aloe Room, a cozy space with two single beds, and ensuite shower and toilet. The latest addition to our accommodation is The African Violet Room, with double bed and ensuite toilet and shower. Singles can be made into King Size. The units in the 'main house' have independent access and the property is within easy walking distance of the Bushman Sands Golf Resort and Beyond Adventure Campus, and is surrounded by game reserves - Shamwari, Pumba, Scotia, the famous Addo Elephant Park, to name a few. The historical city of Grahamstown, an easy drive away, and within an hour's drive of Port Elizabeth and its international airport, we offer the best value in accommodation, with the benefit of being close to major tourist attractions. Breakfast, packed lunches, dinner, are available with prior notice and whilst Alicedale doesn't offer the 'fast life' it offers you peace, quiet, bird life and tranquility. The opportunity to kick back and relax, enjoy the clear skies, bird song and a true South African welcome! Come visit!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Addo Reach and Hein's Cottage

Address: 2 Republic Street, Alicedale 6135, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Alicedale
Price Range: RM169 - RM310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All good. The cottage is of course bigger and has basic cooking too.”
bbrt, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful and a good size. If you fancy even more space book Hein Cottage.”
TheSykes, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The cottage is great if you want self-catering, or your own TV and braai facilities. In main house, double room has attractive Asian theme.”
MichelledeB, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Heins Cottage is wonderful as self catering accommodation”
Drymen76, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Any room is perfect including the rather misnamed "Annexe"”
keiths391, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
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