Welcome to Woodall Country House & Spa on SA-Venues.com, offering 5 star graded accommodation in Addo, Greater Addo.
The establishment was developed from the original farmhouse built in the early 1900’s and the charming ambience and character of yesteryear still permeate the atmosphere. Old world attention to detail blends seamlessly with contemporary African luxury and style as reflected in the raw, earthy magnificence of the architecture. This award-winning boutique hotel caters for the discerning traveller by offering five star luxury and standards of service, reflected in attention to detail and spacious accommodation. It is the ideal base from which to explore the adjacent Addo Elephant Park, and nearby game reserves such as Schotia, Amakhala, Pumba, Kwantu and Elephant Back Safaris. Honeymooners are specially pampered in an environment of peace and privacy.
Opening on to the fresh sight and scent of lush gardens, the rooms at Woodall are as seeped in luxury as they are in comfort. Each room is spacious, private, and equipped with every convenience from climate control to internet access. Other features include private verandas, en-suite bathrooms, invigorating outdoor showers, mini-bars, sumptuous furnishings, crisp percale linen, bathrobes, telephones, electronic safes and CD players. Each room is individually designed, making use of natural materials, raw silks, and fascinating décor items collected by the South African owners, on their world travels. Some rooms reflect a bygone era of indulgent romance, some echo authentic colonial style, while the more modern suites boast an Afro-chic feel that blends traditional colours and styles with sophisticated contemporary flair.
Honeymooners are specially catered for at Woodall Country House & Spa. The beautiful King suite is ideal for honeymooners. Extras include flowers, sparkling wine fruit, gift and romantic turndown.
This exclusive hideaway is renowned for its gourmet cuisine, which is inspired by the flavours of local ingredients. Karoo venison, freshly caught East Coast fish, home-made stocks, newly-baked bread, and local cheeses all form part of the irresistible menu on offer. The chef’s creative genius is inspired by the unique flavours of freshly picked produce from Woodall’s own herb and vegetable gardens. Complementing the menu is the Diner’s Club Platinum award winning cellar, boasting a unique and comprehensive collection of fine South African wines, personally selected by the owner. The thatched waterside sitting and dining area creates an enchanted mood for savouring sundowner snacks, cocktails, moonlit dinners and after-dinner drinks and cigars, with glimpses of rare South African waterbirds. Packed breakfasts, picnics, lunches, healthy spa cuisine and specific meal requests are keenly accommodated by the Woodall kitchen.
Breakfasts: Sumptuous Farm breakfasts, either full South African Style or extensive Continental, both served with home-made jams, preserves, scones, croissants or muffins.
Dinners: Excellent gourmet cuisine served by candlelight in the thatched African style dining room overlooking the reed dam. Gourmet six course meals accompanied by fine wines.
Spa and Gym
The Spa, a sanctuary for utter relaxation, rejuvenation and indulgence flows onto a salt water pool, fringed with palms and a waterfall. Enveloped in a warm cocoon of soft music and calming fragrances, guests are thoroughly pampered and gently coaxed into a state of absolute well-being. Local therapists with world class skills offer a comprehensive range of massage, health and beauty treatments, and every detail is dedicated to 5 star luxury and comfort. Refreshing beverages, such as home made lemon juice, and healthy cuisine complement the totally rejuvenating experience. Facilities include vitality studios, a couples therapy room, relaxation room, nail bar, steam shower, sauna, hydrotherapy bath and spacious double showers. The spacious gym houses cutting edge cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
Other hotel facilities include a saltwater pool, indoor and outdoor lounges, TV lounge, library, home theatre, CD and DVD library, curio cabinet, internet and fax facilities.
Game Drives and Activities
A plethora of wildlife experiences, adventure activities, natural landscapes, and cultural delights are available in the Addo area. Woodall’s private safari vehicle departs daily to Addo Elephant Park, treating guests to an up close and personal game viewing experience. Excursions to nearby private game reserves such as Schotia, Amakhala, Pumba and Kwantu are easily arranged. Guests can meander through the scented citrus orchards; walk with the elephants in the mountains, enjoy a game of golf; soak up local history on a valley tour or experience a horse back safari. In addition Woodall offers a number of tailor-made game and spa packages.
Woodall Country House takes a keen interest in benefiting the community, and has a policy of only employing local residents wherever possible. In addition local artists and contractors are commissioned, and many of the unique décor objects, pieces of furniture and items in the curio shop have been fashioned by local crafts folk. Woodall is an active force in the Church Feeding Scheme, providing crèches in the local communities of Nomathamsanqa, Langbos and Valencia with basic foodstuffs, donations of clothing and other essential items. Woodall is also proud to sponsor “Elephant City”, one of the top soccer teams in Nomathamsanqa.
Awards and Accreditations
Woodall Country House & Spa has been the recipient of numerous awards and prestigious accolades. Awarded 5 Star grading by the South African Tourism Grading Council. A member of the “Good Cooks and their Country Houses” and the Portfolio Retreats Collection.
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