Sundune Guest House

The tranquil setting nestled on the banks of the Sundays River, in the village of Colchester, Sundune Guest House is a paradise for water sport and nature lovers alike. The dunes which run parallel with Sunday’s River are estimated to be between 6000 to 10 000 years old and rest upon even older, compacted dunes that could date back as many as 100 000 years.

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Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

The ideal Addo Elephant Park Accommodation situated a mere 3km’s from the Matyholweni or South Entrance to the Malaria Free Addo Elephant National Park and an easy 40km drive from Port Elizabeth.

Sundune Guest House allows for quick and easy access to the majority of activities and attractions in and around Addo and is the perfect gateway to the Garden Route and Sunshine Coast.

Recognized as a top holiday destination, the Greater Addo area offers premium game viewing, fishing, walks along the beach, boating and kayaking.

Wonderful climatic conditions abound all year round complementing the magnificent sandy beaches, where one can walk for miles on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean and may see the whales and dolphins at play. Colchester presents endless choices of activities which can be arranged by Sundune Guest House, such as, enjoying an early morning game drive in the Addo Elephant Park, taking a stroll along the endless white sand beach or casting a fishing line in the afternoon and finally toasting the setting sun amongst friends on the rolling lawn.

The Sundays River is ideal for canoeing, sandboarding, river cruises, angling trips, fishing, bird watching, walking on endless unspoilt sandy beaches and the Nukakama Canoe Trail, all of which can be arranged through Sundune Guest House.

SAND BOARDING:
The Colchester Dunefield is part of the Alexandria Dunefields which are the biggest coastal dunefield in the Southern Hemisphere and is the ideal play ground for sand boarding.

KITE BOARDING:
Sunday’s River is one of South Africa’s largest tidal Rivers and the wide river section at the mouth is mostly calm with good wind and offers kiteboarding beginners a great practice area.

TOURS & SAFARIS:
Sundune Guest House is also close to the many private wildlife reserves of the Greater Addo Region and trips can be arranged on request: Addo, Amakhala, Pumba, Schotia, Shamwari and Lalibela private game reserves.

THE ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK:
Hunting for ivory resulted in hunters had exterminated most of the elephants and other game in the Eastern Cape and only isolated herds remained – the largest of these in the Addo region (140 Elephants). Agricultural growth in the region led to conflict with elephants as they damaged crops and competed with farmers’ needs for water. In 1919 Major P.J. Pretorius was tasked to shoot the remaining Addo Elephants. He shot 114 elephants between 1919 and 1920 until his activities generated publicity and sympathy for the elephants and in 1931 the Addo Elephant National Park (about 5 000 ha) was proclaimed when only eleven Addo elephants remained.

Today there are more than 550 Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, a range of antelope species and the rare Flightless Dung Beetle in the 1,640 km² Addo Elephant National Park. The Park is South Africa’s first ‘Big Seven’ nature reserve, with inclusion the southern right whale and great white shark, after the park expansion to include offshore islands.

SUNDUNE ACCOMMODATION:
Situated on the waters edge of the prime watersports paradise, Sundays River. Sundune Guest House offers Bed & Breakfast Accommodation to the Business Person or the discerning traveller alike.
The beautiful Sundune Guest House offers safe and secure holiday accommodation with on-site parking and the bedrooms are spacious, airy and very well equipped. The bedrooms are available as king or twin sized beds with en-suite bathrooms and include sleeper couches for the children in certain rooms. All rooms are equipped with electronic safes.

Accommodation Options:

The Fish Eagle Executive Suite:
A spacious and airy luxury king sized suite on the top floor. The double en-suite accommodation features a large full bathroom (bath & separate shower), television lounge, kitchenette with tea/coffee station. The Private lounge leads onto a balcony which overlooks the beautiful garden and Sunday’s River.
– Television
– En-suite Bathroom
– Fully Serviced
– Sleeper Couch (ideal for the children)
– Tea / Coffee Facilities

The Kingfisher Family Room:
This ground floor room offers a king sized bed as well as a single bed in an inter-leading room. This room features a full en-suite bathroom and has easy access to all the amenities.
– Television
– En-suite Bathroom
– Fully Serviced
– Tea / Coffee Facilities

The Weaver Room:
A ground floor twin room with easy access to all of the amenities. The room offers 2 3/4 beds and features an en-suite bathroom (shower only). This twin room can be converted into a double room on request. A sleeper couch is available in the room which is ideal for children.
– Television
– En-suite Bathroom
– Fully Serviced
– Sleeper Couch (ideal for the children)
– Tea / Coffee Facilities

The Swallow Room:
A ground floor twin room which offers 2 twin beds. The room features an en-suite bathroom (shower only) This twin room can be converted into a double room on request.
– Television
– En-suite Bathroom
– Fully Serviced
– Tea / Coffee Facilities

The Sunbird Room:
This ground floor self-catering unit has a separate entrance. The room offers a single bed, a well-equipped kitchenette and features an en-suite bathroom (shower only) This room can be booked on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis.
– Television
– En-suite Bathroom
– Fully Serviced
– Tea / Coffee Facilities

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK TOURS:
The third largest National Park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide diversity of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. Stretching from the semi-arid karoo area in the north around Darlington Dam, over the rugged Zuurberg Mountains, through the Sundays River valley and south to the coast between Sundays River mouth and Bushman’s river mouth, Addo covers about 180 000 hectares (444 700 acres) and includes the Bird and St Croix Island groups. Today Addo Elephant National Park is sanctuary to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
Only 16 Addo Elephants remained, leading to the proclamation of the park in 1931. The original size of the park was just over 2 000 hectares. Conflicts between elephants and farmers continued after proclamation as no adequate fence enclosed the park. Finally in 1954, Graham Armstrong (the park manager at the time) developed an elephant-proof fence constructed using tram rails and lift cables and an area of 2270 hectares was fenced in. There were 22 elephants at the time. This Armstrong fence, named after its developer, is still used around the park today. Although the park was originally proclaimed to protect a single species, priorities have now changed to conserve the rich biological diversity found in the area.

Addo Elephant Park Game Drives:

Sunrise Drive:
Departing 06:00 (summer) or 07:00 (winter) – dress warmly and watch the bush come alive for the day. Lions may still be active from the night’s hunting, buffalo may be seen and kudu are plentiful.

Day Drives:
Departing 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00 – viewing may include herds of elephant, antelope, zebra , warthog and ostrich.

Sunset Drive:
Departing 16:00 (winter) or 18:00 (summer) – enjoy late afternoon viewing, snacks & drinks as the sun goes down and then some night time viewing – black rhino, buffalo, lions and antelope may be seen.

Night Drive:
Departing 18:00 (winter) or 20:00 (summer) – dress warmly and discover the secrets of nighttime in the bush: springhares, porcupines, genets

Activities:

Greater Addo Activities:

Sandboarding & Watersking:
The Colchester Dunefield is part of the Alexandria Dunefields which are the biggest coastal dunefield in the Southern Hemisphere and the ideal play ground for sand boarding.
Sunday’s River offers quality water siking The river is mostly calm and peaceful with the high banks and sand dunes offering good wind protection.

Beach Walks & Hiking:
Colchester offers wonderful climatic conditions all year round complementing the magnificent endless white sandy beaches, where guests can walk for miles on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean. Capture stunning panoramic views over the Algoa Bay from the incredible sand dunes. Enjoy a chance sighting of small game on the nature walks and trails, available at the adjacent Pearson Park Resort.

Mountain Biking:
Explore the quite Colchester while taking a leasuly ride around the town or enjoy a chance sighting of small game on the nature walks and trails, available at the adjacent Pearson Park Resort.
The Pearson Park Resort road runs along the river bank all the way to the Sunday’s River Mouth and offers easy fun access to the endless beaches.

Fresh & Saltwater Fishing:
Sundays River is a very versatile angling river with guests enjoying success on either dropshot, rapalas, lures or bait. The Sundays River is known to produce very big Cob while trolling and fishing with live bait. Spotted Grunter are a good fish to target and are caught all year round. Leerie (Garrick) is another fish often targeted with success. If you fishing from a boat, one of the canoes or our jetty, Sundays River is produces excellent fishing rewards.

Kayaking or Canoeing:
The scenic Sunday’s River is one of South Africa’s largest tidal Rivers and offers guests the oportunity to drift with the tides while exploring the small game and bird life along the river banks.
The river is mostly calm and peaceful with the high banks and spectacular sand dunes offering relatively good wind protection.

River Cruises:
Cruise the Sunday’s River with a spectacular view of the dune fields and river birds along the banks of the river. Our cruise is either two and a half hours or one hour long and is ideal for birdwatching and chilling to the max. With an upper and lower deck, you can experience the beautiful Sundays River and the surroundings from all levels. Passengers are welcome to bring snacks or drinks or catering can be arranged on request.

Addo Weather:

The Addo & Colchester Climate:
Colchester normally receives about 281mm of rain per year, with rainfall occurring throughout the year. Colchester receives the lowest rainfall in July and the highest in March. The average daily maximum midday temperatures for Addo range from 20.7°C in July to 28.2°C in February. The Greater Addo region is the coldest during July when temperatures drops to 7.3°C on average during the night.
While on Safari in Addo Elephant National Park and Private Game Reserves, it is wise to choose clothing in neutral, camouflage colours such as brown, khaki, stone or beige which will make you less visible and able to get closer to the wild animals you may want to see. It is advisable to layer your clothing as this provides more warmth when necessary and allows you to remove clothing during the hottest period of the day.

What To Pack:
While on Safari, it is wise to choose clothing in neutral, camouflage colours such as brown, khaki, stone or beige which will make you less visible and able to get closer to the wild animals you may want to see. It is advisable to layer your clothing as this provides more warmth when necessary and allows you to remove clothing during the hottest period of the day.

Essential Clothing To Pack:
Neutral coloured clothing
Protective hat or cap
Warm sweater or jacket for cooler evenings
Light weight rain jacket
Swimwear
Comfortable walking shoes
Comfortable shorts & T-shirt (daytime)
Long sleeve shirts and trousers (night time)
Essential Personal Items To Pack
Insect repellent
Suitable Sunblock (SPF 15+) and after sun lotion
Moisturizer, lip balm
UV Protection sunglasses plus protective case
Camera, film or memory card and spare batteries
Binoculars
Reading and writing material (journal)

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