Overview of Long Hope Villa

Long Hope Villa is a graciously restored farmhouse with a fantastic setting, tucked away inside a 14 000ha private concession of Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. Dating back to the early 1900s, Long Hope is a combination of old-world elegance and charm fused with modern amenities.

The villa is part of by Riverbend Lodge but is situated some distance away. Take a stroll along the garden path which leads through an indigenous garden to a private swimming pool; further along takes you to a sunset deck where you can spend a lazy afternoon relaxing. A perfect safari destination for families or small groups, Long Hope provides a private guide to take you on game drives or walks, while other activities on offer include birding trips, horseback safaris, citrus tours and picnics, elephant encounters, astronomy, cultural and historical excursions.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in a private Addo National Park concession
  • Malaria-free area - great for small kids
  • Private, exclusive-use safari villa
  • Beautifully restored original farmhouse
  • Perfect for adventurous families & groups
  • Personal chef, guide & game viewing vehicle
  • Do try the walking with Giraffes activity

Animal tracking experience

Bird watching

Cultural visits

Full-day safaris

Game drives

Guided walks

Helicopter flights

Historical tours

Horse riding

Night drives

Private game-drives

Specialist guides

Rooms at Long Hope Villa

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Exclusive Use

    The three luxurious bedrooms at Long Hope Villa come complete with added extras such as percale linen, soft furnishings and even a pillow library to ensure a sumptuous and exclusive home-away-from-home experience. Each room has a walk-in cupboard as well as a spacious bathroom which include a large bathtub and shower.

    General Facilities

    The cosy lounge is furnished with comfy sofas, satellite TV and a DVD player, and opens onto a private patio and garden with mountain views as a backdrop.

    There is a stylish dining area for large family meals, dishes that are prepared by your personal chef in the villa’s kitchen.

    The peaceful garden features a swimming pool and the garden path leads to a secluded sunset deck with magnificent views.

    Barbeque facilities


    Private balcony or deck

    Private chef

    Private garden

    Private guide

    Swimming pool



    At Long Hope Villa your personal chef will prepare delectable meals for you in the interactive kitchen, and you’re welcome to join in the preparations. Meals are served at the large dining room table or you can also enjoy outdoor barbecues and dine alfresco under the stars on the patio.

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