Colchester was named after the oldest town in England. Historically Colchester was rivalling Port Elizabeth as main harbour town for the region. Today the small town is surrounded by nature and hasn’t been affected by urban expansion. The famed sand dunes can be dated back 100,000 years and are home to a great variety of wildlife. The dunes are also a great place to go sand boarding. A boat trip on the Sunday River is an excellent way of exploring the surrounding area and enjoying the local birdlife. Colchester is situated very close to Addo Elephant National Park and is therefore the perfect base to explore the park.
Addo Gateway Lodge
Addo Gateway Lodge is a 3-star guesthouse in Colchester, just 4km from the southern entrance of Addo Elephant Park. There are three double rooms available with private entrances and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge is surrounded by a beautiful garden where guests can unwind; a family self-catering cottage is set in these lovely gardens. The open deck and braai area give a great view of the river and the sand dunes. Bed and breakfast and self-catering options are available at Addo Gateway Lodge. Due to its location on the Sunday River bank it’s a beautiful base for Addo Elephant Park, boat cruises are available on the Sunday River. Children of all ages are welcomed at Addo Gateway Lodge.