Tours and Activities

Charihandra Guided Game Drive

Experience the beautiful landscape while viewing nature and free-roaming animals from an open safari vehicle. Learn from your knowledgeable guide as you make your way through the game farm. Beverages are included to make this a most enjoyable experience. Guided game drives are weather dependent.

Duration: 2 Hours. Available as a Sunset or Morning drive.

What to bring: Sunglasses, sun-block, hat, camera, warm sweater in winter or cooler weather.

Rates: POA. Please enquire with reception.

Schotia Safari (“Tooth and Claw” Safari)

The Schotia Tooth & Claw Safari is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover with a brief stop for refreshments and a toilet break at the halfway point. After an amazing experience, where you will view more animals than you thought possible, you can enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire, followed by a short spotlit night game drive providing the possibility of seeing nocturnal animals completing your experience as we return to our reception area.

Duration: ±6 Hours

What to bring: Sunglasses, sun-block, hat, camera, warm sweater in winter or cooler weather.

Rates: POA

Guided Addo Game Drive

Our experienced and enthusiastic Guide will locate as much game as possible during your drive. As the drive is all day, you will likely have the opportunity to see most game species. The first few hours are usually good to see antelope, zebra and lion. At 10h30 we will stop for a tea/coffee and a rusk break, we then continue with the drive. Usually, we have good sightings of elephants and buffalo in the late morning near the waterholes. At lunchtime, we’ll stop again and serve a delicious South African “braai”, consisting of 3 types of meat, salads and rooster brood. A delicious vegetarian option is available on request. Refreshments include; red & white wine, beer, tea or coffee, fruit juice and mineral water. After lunch, we continue with the game drive and leave the park at around 17h30 and return to the lodge.

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off from the lodge
  • Entrance fee into Addo Elephant National Park
  • South African Braai
  • Mineral water available throughout the drive

Duration: Full-Day Safari – Pickup (07h15-08h30)

What to bring: Sunglasses, sun-block, hat, camera, warm sweater in winter or cooler weather.

Rates: POA. Half-day Safari is also available. Please enquire with reception.

Game viewing from your own vehicle

Addo National Park
The main artery through the park is tarred and the various loops off it are well-maintained gravel roads. Explore more than 75 kilometres of road through prime wildlife country. There are several lookout points at waterholes.

Open hours change according to season. No reservation is required. Park entry/conservation fees can be paid at the main gate. Restaurants and toilets are available within the park.

Sundays River Sunset Cruise

Inhale in the fresh ocean air while cruising along the serene Sundays River, watching out for indigenous birdlife and marvelling at the towering Alexandria Dune Sea which is the largest and least degraded coastal dune field in South Africa, close to the Addo Elephant Park.

The river cruise includes a stop at these magnificent dunes, from the top of which you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views in Nelson Mandela Bay, the vast blue sea and sky and the islands of the coastal section of Addo National Park.

What to wear: Anything you feel comfortable cruising in. A jacket is necessary on cooler days.

Duration: 1.5-hour and 2.5-hour cruises are available.

What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars for the bird lovers, a camera, jacket or something warm, and a cooler box with plenty of ice.

Drinks can be pre-packed and purchased at Charihandra Lodge. Snack platters can also be pre-booked with us.

Rates: POA

Adrenaline Addo

Zip Line: A short hike up to the edge of the valley finds the starting platform of the highest, longest and fastest double zip-line in the country! Fast, fun, and safe, this exhilarating ride begins from a vantage
point 60 meters above the Sundays River, overlooking a valley of lush citrus orchards. Zip for 500m over the valley and finish off with a refreshing drink at the picturesque café next to the river.

Giant Swing: The first of its kind in South Africa and guaranteed to swing you to new heights. After being hoisted up 18 metres high, the rest is history as they say. A release into oblivion, the sky your limit, this is the ultimate feeling of freedom and a fantastic activity for the energetic “adrenalin junkies”.

Rates: POA

Eco Quad Biking

Crisscross Adventures
Exhilarating quad biking tours, off the beaten track through Addo’s spectacular environment, from Valley Bushveld and the Sunday River to beautiful citrus orchards. The tracks vary from scenic routes on open roads and citrus orchards for beginners to technical routes which have sneaky twists and inclines along the Sundays River.

Times: 09h30, 11h30 and 14h30

Rates: POA. Rates include parking fees, snacks, and drinks (minimum 2 people). Excludes Transfer.

Sundays River Sandboarding

Experience sandboarding or sandsledding on the famous Alexandria Dune Field, the largest and least degraded coastal dune sea in Africa. The fresh ocean air will embrace you as your board skips across the sand on your way down to the Sundays River- it’s one wild ride!

You’ll depart from the dock at Colchester, Addo, with a short boat cruise along the Sundays River to the soaring dunes. There’s time to take in the beauty of the river, birdlife and the coastal section of the Addo National Park before the fun starts.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sand boarder, our guides will have you boarding like a pro in no time! Excursions are available in 2 or 3-hour tours, which will give you enough time to get into your groove, master some new skills and cool off in the river.
To suit a variety of boarders, we have standing boards (like snowboards) or a belly board upon which you can sit or lie down. The variety of our offerings makes sandboarding in Addo perfect for a family and all who are wild at heart and looking to have an all-around good time.

We bring the equipment, you bring your sense of adventure, along with:

  • Your own sneakers/takkies
  • Loose-fitting clothes
  • Swimming gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Cameras/action cameras

Duration: 2-hour and 3-hour trips are available

Rates: POA

Woodall Country Spa

The Citrus Spa offers a unique range of treatments inspired by the surrounding lemon, orange and grapefruit orchards. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising approach to wellness. Our dedicated and professional therapists are on hand to make the spa experience as memorable as possible. The latest techniques are meticulously combined with age-old remedies to create an unforgettable African experience in an exceptional environment where relaxation comes easily.

Rates: Please enquire with reception regarding treatments and rates.