Woodall Country House & Spa

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from R 1,625
Guest House
A mere 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth, and neighbour to the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, this award-winning boutique hotel is a tranquil haven from which to explore the true African experience.
Nestled peacefully on a fully functioning citrus farm, the structure was developed from the original farmhouse built in the early 1900s. The charming ambience and character of yesteryear still permeate the atmosphere at Woodall.
Old world attention to detail blends seamlessly with contemporary African luxury and style as reflected in the raw, earthy magnificence of the architecture.
Opening on to the fresh sight and scent of rose or indigenous 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 dcor 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.
There are 6 luxury rooms and 5 ultra-luxury suites available at Woodall. The latter include separate living and dressing areas, and extra length beds.
Dining at Woodall is a culinary delight of local flavours and textures, superbly orchestrated for absolute pleasure.
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 chefs creative genius is inspired by the unique flavours of freshly picked produce from Woodalls own herb and vegetable gardens.
The Woodall wine list has earned the Platinum Diners Club Wine List of the Year Award for the past two consecutive years.
Stocked with the finest South African wines personally selected by James Miller (the owner), the private underground cellar brings forth the ideal complement to any gourmet meal.
Cocktails, moonlit dinners, and after-dinner drinks and cigars are savoured in the thatched waterside dining area.
Packed breakfasts, picnics, lunches, healthy spa cuisine and specific meal requests are keenly accommodated by the Woodall kitchen.
The Woodall spa, fringed with palms and water features, is an oasis of utter indulgence and relaxation. Here, guests are pampered by local therapists with world class skills in massage and a comprehensive range of health and beauty treatments.
Facilities include a vitality studio, single or couple therapy suites, a sauna and steam room, hydrotherapy bath, and a salt water pool area in which guests are invited to relax after their treatments.
The spacious gym houses cutting edge cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
"Mr Petrus Marais"
18 Jul 2018
By Petrus Marais
"This is the best most quiet, private and beautiful place to stay. The hospitality friendliness and food is of a very high standard. I would recommend Woodall Country House & Spa to everybody wanting a quiet getaway."
03 Jun 2013
By Samson, South Africa
"Could not ask for better. The place itself, magnificent, the staff, of the best, the food delicious. Definitely a must see again and again."
20 Sep 2010
By Anonymous, South Africa
"What a wonderful weekend away, Woodall should rather be the attraction to the area as opposed to Addo Park being the attraction to the area. Our host Eduan and his staff went out of their way to make our weekend enjoyable, no scope for email, thinking about work or worrying about whether the stove was left on at home. Just pure relaxation. Thanks to Woodall for a wonderful weekend away."
"Woodall is great for Addo Elephant Park and do take a safari drive"
06 Feb 2010
By Graham, South Africa
"Woodall is I am sure one of the best guest lodges near Addo Elephant park and makes for a perfect short stay to see the Elephants. Great facilities - pool, gym, spa and also very good restaurant which I would recommend for a evening meal - not sure where else you would go. Although there would be other lodge near by with Restaurants. It is worth taking the half day game drive that way you will see the most number of animals in a short time with an excellent guide to provide extra info on the park. Do ensure you bring Mosquito spray to keep your stay perfect & use the net provided over the beds at night. But all in all a 5 Star stay I would recommend to anyone visiting the area."
"Fantastic "
17 Nov 2008
By Ruediger, Germany
"Birdwatching excellent"
17 Nov 2008
By Ruediger, Germany
"Birdwatching excellent"
"Highly recommended"
29 Aug 2008
By Terri, South Africa
"Highly recommended"
29 Aug 2008
By Terri, South Africa
08 May 2008
By Hannes, South Africa
"Absolutely fantastic!!"
01 Feb 2008
By Anonymous,South Africa
"Atmosphere was very relaxing, massages were excellent! Food/wine was great, too. Rooms were very clean and nice. Wish we would've stayed longer!"