Addo African Home - Molo Lolo, an ecolodge in South Africa

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Electricity and/or hot water from renewable energy sources
No single-use plastics
Selective sorting at the hotel
Employment in the local community
Reasonable washing of sheets and towels
Bottle or filtered drinking water
Reasoned cleaning with eco-friendly products
Vegetable garden and/or farm for the restaurant

Welcome to Addo African Home, an ecolodge in South Africa. Just 10 minutes from Addo Elephant National Park, this peaceful haven will delight nature lovers and adventure travelers. Join a wildlife safari, sleep in a traditional Xhosa hut and experience an unforgettable stay at the southern tip of the African continent. In addition to being an active participant in the preservation of its territory, Addo African Home is committed to supporting the local population. Enjoy a complete and unique experience of sustainable tourism in South Africa!

Why come to Addo African Home - Molo Lolo? >

3 unique accommodations

Addo African Home offers 3 types of accommodation with a highly exotic atmosphere. Which exotic atmosphere will tempt you?

Would you like a nice suite with access to a private outdoor patio? Then book a Lodge Superior Room. Installed in the building of the old 20th century farmhouse, several categories of rooms with evocative names await you:

  • Bartolomeo Diaz, for 2 travelers;
  • David Livingston for 3 people offering a 2nd room with a single bed;
  • Vasco de Gama for 5 travelers, with a second room featuring 2 single beds and the possibility of adding a 3rd bed upon request.

Looking for an unusual and ecological accommodation near Port Elizabeth? Then choose a traditional Xhosa hut:

  • Deluxe Rondavel. Offering all modern comforts, including a bathroom, separate toilet, king size bed and air conditioning, this pleasant ecolodge exists for 2 or 4 people. In the second case, you have a second room with a bunk bed;
  • Standard Rondavel. Queen size bed, shower, toilet and air conditioning await you in this little cocoon nestled in a green setting.

A local and tasty restaurant

Addo African Home offers a semi-gastronomic restaurant for your lunches and dinners. Enjoy a delicious cuisine prepared with vegetables from the organic garden and local products.

Meat is sourced from a local butcher, fish is fresh from Port Elizabeth and the sorbet served for dessert is made with fruit from the garden. Treat yourself to French-African inspired dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds!

In the morning, enjoy a fine selection of breakfast items. The baguettes, croissants and pastries come from the on-site bakery, the eggs Benedict are prepared with eggs from the henhouse and the jams are homemade. Enough to fill up with energy before leaving for a safari day!

If you wish, healthy salads and sandwiches are available for your lunch.

Relaxation at the heart of your stay in South Africa

Addo African Home offers a range of relaxation services to enhance your stay and to help you relax during your vacation:

  • Massages with organic and natural care products;
  • Yoga, meditation and pilates classes (on reservation - minimum 3 participants). At sunrise or sunset, reconnect to your senses, to the sounds of nature, to the scents of citrus fruits and let your worries fly away;
  • The natural pool with water filtered by micro-organisms, guaranteed without chemicals. Take advantage of this dreamy place to relax with a cocktail whenever you want.

What to do around this ecolodge in South Africa? >

Participate in a safari

Addo African Home offers half and full day safaris. Explore in an open vehicle with a local certified ranger guide to Addo Elephant National Park, located only 10 minutes drive from the property. The mythical park is home to a rich biodiversity, including the Big 5: elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards.

A day trip gives you a better chance to see and photograph the animals. The tour is punctuated by a coffee break at a lookout, a traditional braai lunch and an afternoon snack or aperitif.

Explore Addo Elephant National Park

In addition to your safari experience, enjoy other activities to explore Addo Elephant, South Africa's 3rd largest national park. Discover an astonishing variety of landscapes, wildlife and flora that spans 180,000 hectares and is home to one of the densest populations of African elephants on the planet.

Go on a 3-6 hour hike with a local guide in the Zuurberg mountain region. Discover unique landscapes with pleasant freshwater pools along the way and reconnect with your adventurous soul.

You can also explore the coastline of Addo National Park, home to sand dunes between Colchester and Alexandria. Who knows, maybe you'll be lucky enough to see whales and dolphins that stay in Algoa Bay year-round from the shore?

Discover the local communities in their place of life. Meet the Xhosa people with our local guide for 2 hours of culture and a complete change of scenery!

The ecological commitment of Addo African Home - Molo Lolo >

Addo African Home is a tourism establishment a non-profit organization with a strong commitment to supporting local people. When you book an accommodation at Addo African Home, you will have an authentic experience while supporting the local economy, including

  • The training of young people and women in precarious situations at NUKAKAMMA, our training and apprenticeship center for the restaurant and hotel trades. French chefs come as volunteers to share their skills and knowledge. The students are welcomed for a 12-month professional training and certification program, provided with food and lodging, and learn a trade through practice. They are then ready to be employed or can join our incubator to help them set up their business.
  • The promotion of a 100% local and ethical clothing brand. Local women entrepreneurs make the safari outfits and accessories offered for sale;
  • Supporting local businesses for renovation work, with local restaurants.

So, are you tempted by a stay at Addo African Home? Book your vacation at this ecolodge in South Africa and experience a beautiful adventure in the middle of nature!