Happy Jackal Guest House in Colchester
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests16
  • Rooms/Units7

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Happy Jackal Guest House is a 4 star graded B&B offering Colchester accommodation in 7 guest rooms.

About Happy Jackal Guest House

Big Five Game-viewing on our doorstep. Visit the Addo Elephant Park, just a short distance away, in our open game viewing vehicle with our experienced game ranger. Easily reached from the N2, Happy Jackal Guest House is in the perfect spot for game, river or coastal activities. Extensive lawns stretch down to the riverside while unspoilt, natural bush is the habitat of kudu on the opposite banks.

Port Elizabeth and its airport is only half an hour away and in the opposite direction, the historic, university town of Grahamstown would take the traveler a mere 45 minutes. The Happy Jackal is therefore in the perfect position for a wealth of day trips.

Accommodation

This river lodge offers a choice of 6 luxurious en-suite rooms, 5 of which have stunning river views. There is also a semi-self-catering room (King room), that sleeps 3 people. Guests may choose from ground floor rooms with private entrances or impressively large thatched upstairs rooms each with its own private deck.

All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has a flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.

Cuisine

Breakfasts cater to all tastes and include English and Health breakfasts. Home-made bread, marmalades and jams and, of course, our own blend of strong filter coffee always feature. Dinners will be available from November 2022, at an additional cost.

Experience

We have our own Ranger and an open Game Viewer for our guests that offers a full day tour to Addo Elephant National Park, which includes your park fee, a packed lunch and a great Safari, at an extra cost.

We also do a Sunset Boat River Cruise at an extra fee, which includes a Finger Supper (enough not to still go out for dinner afterwards).

Facilities & Local Activities

• Game drives and Safaris at nearby Game Parks and private game reserves.
• Fishing rods - the river abounds with fish.
• Beach towels and umbrellas on request
• Viewing deck on the river bank and steps down to our floating jetty
• Take our steady, 2-man canoe out on the river, complete with lifejackets .
• Boats can be hired locally - take a cruise up river - birds and river and sky.
• Swimming and water sports - the river is tidal - safe and clean, with nothing to bite you
• Extensive first-aid box
• Walking is safe around the village and further afield e.g. The Woody Cape Reserve and dunes
• The river mouth is breathtakingly beautiful, park and walk across the dunes to beaches that stretch for miles and miles! Pure bliss.
Addo Elephant National Park is only 2km away - elephant sightings guaranteed. It has a restaurant and super gift shop too.
Port Elizabeth and the city lights is only 30 minutes away - cinemas, casino, seafood restaurants, whale-watching, day cruises, etc.
• Friendly pub down the road
• Great selection of reading material in our double volume lounge.
• Airport shuttles can be arranged (Port Elizabeth Airport).

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Room 1

Lovely river facing room with en-suite bathroom with a shower. All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.;

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Standard Room 2

Lovely river facing room with en-suite bathroom with a shower. All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Standard Room 3

Lovely river facing room with en-suite bathroom with a shower. All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Luxury Room 4

Beautiful large bedroom with river view and a full en-suite bathroom and a balcony. All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has Persian rugs, flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.;

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Luxury Room 5

Beautiful large bedroom with river view and a full en-suite bathroom and a balcony. All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has Persian rugs, flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Triple Room 6

This room has a double bed and a single bed plus en-suite bathroom with a shower. All beds are of the highest quality and dressed with percale linen. Each room has Persian rugs, flat-screen TV with satellite, free wi-fi, ceiling fans, safe, bar fridge, hairdryer and complimentary soaps. The rooms are serviced daily.;

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Open plan semi-catering room furnished with a King-size bed and a single bed. The bathroom is fitted with a shower, bath, toilet and basin. The room is equipped with a table and chairs, microwave, bar fridge, suitcase storage room, small private yard, small patio and a weber braai.;

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Beach towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

10 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Aux portes de Addo elephant park nous avons passé deux jours chez Liz et Peter. nous avons été très bien accueillis dans cette grande maison. Liz est une personne très agréable, très pétillante avec une joie de vivre communicante et pleine d’humour. La maison est située le long de la rivière dans un endroit très calme. Quelques aménagements de confort, de bien être et de modernité pourraient être envisagés tels que des espaces détentes extérieurs pour les chambres ne disposant pas d.accès direct au jardin. Une mention spéciale pour le petit déjeuner qui est au top avec des produits faits maison et bravo à Peter pour son pain.

March 2022

Borderies S. (Lisboa)

Verified reviewvery good

Very comfortable. Large airy rooms with wonderful African bush feel. Hosts welcoming kind friendly. Lovely breakfasts and homemade goodies, homemade bread and fruit from the garden.

February 2022

Chistopher R. (Gloucestershire)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren by arrangement only.

Closest airport(s)Port Elizabeth Airport - 40km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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Listed on SA-Venues.com since November 2007

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