The Green Tree Guest Cottages

If you are a discerning traveller looking for self-catering accommodation in a country setting, with fine touches in hospitality, you need to look no further be our guest at The Green Tree Cottages. Your host and hostess, Datie and Lezl van Niekerk will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience in service and sincere South African farm hospitality. The Green Tree Guest Cottages is situated on a working dairy farm, centrally situated to the Addo Elephant Park with magnificent elephants to see, Schotia Safaris where you get up close and personal with the lions and Big 5, Amakhala Game Reserve, the Frontier Country filled with history and the beautiful unspoilt beaches and moving sand dunes of the Sunshine Coast. The two cottages are spacious, beautifully decorated, all with own entrances, private patios and barbecue facilities. The cottages are tastefully furnished with Cape cottage furniture, to create a tasteful Southern African interior which exudes the warmth that only farm life can offer. The cottages are serviced once daily from 10 am onward. Regret no laundry service.Self-catering guests can get wood on the farm should they wish to braai. All other produce can be bought in Port Elizabeth which will have your wider variety when it comes to fresh produce. The Spar grocery store at Colchester (26 km from The Green Tree), also on your way, is also a possible stop, but with a smaller variety of things to get. Colchester also has a cosy restaurant, which is renowned for its steaks. The Nanaga Farmstall is also close by, with a day restaurant that is good for breakfast and lunches. Homemade bakes and family size pies can also be bought there. The restaurant in the Addo Elephant park also supplies meals daily.

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Reviews

  • "very very nice stay on the farm"

    10 March 2016

    "We got a big house of 110 m2. It was a nice stay and very pleasant in the middle cows, sheep, gooze and many other animals.<div>Friendly and lucky stay</div>"

    Jos Van Buijten, Netherlands
  • "Bokkie Pretorius"

    25 January 2016

    "<p>Ons het heerlik gebly. Baie skoon, netjies en al die geriewe met vriendelike mense. Kan die Nessie aanbeveel vir enige een wat in die aea moet tuis gaan</p><p>Bokkie en Johann van Pretoria</p>"

    Bokkie Pretorius, South Africa
  • "Great place!"

    18 January 2016

    "Thank you very much for a really relaxing stay in a truly spacious and well-appointed cottage! Friendly welcome and great hospitality! And the donkey and dogs just as friendly!"

    Marion Grussendorf, Germany
  • "Greeen Tree Guest Cottages - Addo"

    09 October 2013

    "Lovely setting - beautifully maintained cottages and grounds, exceptionally clean and neat. We highly recommend Green Tree Guest Cottages for their accommodation, location, exceptionally good value and very friendly service."

    Gregory Malakou, Australia
  • "Nice stay"

    04 November 2012

    "After a long trip from Bloemfontein with heavy rainfalls we were very pleased to find such a beautiful, comfortable and clean cottage in that old South African "farm house style". Lezl prepared us a delicious supper and we felt immediately at home. This is a nice place for people who love animals (Lezl's son Reinhard runs a "Touch Farm"). Also interesting for visitors to Addo National Elephant Park."

    Norbert Bahre, Germany
  • "Ideal for children"

    26 March 2011

    "This is a beautiful place with a friendly host. The children enjoyed the pool and trampoline. Sehr schöne Anlage mit sehr freundlichen Leuten. Die Kinder liebten das Trampolin und das Pool."

    Bernhard Egli, Switzerland
  • "What a wonderful place!"

    24 March 2011

    "We've had three lovely days and will most certainly be back. Liezl, thank you so much for the most delicious breakfast and the wonderful dinner you prepared for us. You are a wonderful host. The cottages are very conveniently located, an easy drive to Schotia, Addo and Pumba. Don't miss the sand dunes in Colcester, they are most certainly worth a visit."

    Jackie Ahnert, Germany
  • "To be recommended"

    11 September 2010

    "Thank you Lezl for your hospitality and friendliness. You made us feel completely at home, and your accommodation was great. I will definitely return if passing that way again."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Great hide away"

    14 February 2010

    "We stayed for 3 nights, very quiet but good location for game safari's which is why we where there. The cottage was very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The owner was great help and her good suppers made up for lack of restaurants near by."

    Fidelma Lynchehaun,
  • "What a fantastic place to stay"

    24 January 2010

    "My wife and I live in SA, and were travelling with friends from Jersey C.I. and we used Green Trees as a base to tour the area, Addo etc. We stayed in two separate chalets self catering, which were imaculate and well appointed. We have stayed on working farms before and this was the best by far. Nothing was too much trouble for our Host's who even did some shopping for us in Port Elizabeth, and one evening cooked us a fantastic meal. We were extremly pleased by the lovely gardens and swimming pool, that we took time out from travels just to spend time in the gardens and pool. We had a great stay and would recommend Green Trees to anyone with or without children. When my wife and I visit the East Cape again we will certainly stay here again, so to our hosts Thank you for a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon."

    Phil Nicholson,South Africa
  • "WONDERFUL STAY"

    19 September 2009

    "We stay 3 nights with my husband and my 4 children (1, 3, 5 and 7 years old).The place is really nice (farm life with animals, nice little dogs, a lot of space and trampoline for the children), the cottage very pretty, Lezl was really nice, she cooks very nice meals... It was PERFECT !!! My children cry when we left !We wish we could stay longer !!THANK YOU"

    Aron Aurelie,France
  • "Would highly recommend this establishment."

    14 April 2009

    "Wonderful rooms and lovely atmosphere.The food was excellent and Lizel is an excellent hostess.She couldn't do enough for us during our stay.My 3 and 5 year olds had a ball and especially loved the touch farm and the new calf which was born during our stay.We stayed 3 nights and wish we could have stayed more - it was definitely good value for money."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Absolutely Perfect!"

    03 February 2009

    "My wife and I recently spent six nights of our honeymoon at The Green Tree Guest Cottages and it was absolutely perfect! The cottages are well equipped, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. The service is outstanding from the thoughtful and friendly hostess Lezl who gave us a bottle of Champagne on arrival to celebrate, packed us numerous picnic baskets for our early morning adventures into Addo elephant park and even made us breakfast in bed (!) to the efficient cleaning fairies who somehow manage to keep the rooms spotlessly clean in the blink of an eye (who knows where they come from or went, but they do a damn fine job of it). I would recommend The Green Tree Cottages to anyone wanting to spend time in the Eastern Cape as it offers a good balance of peaceful farm life perfect for relaxing, it is close to Addo for day visits and is in easy travelling distance from PE should one wish to go shopping or attend the fantastic dolphin shows at Bayworld. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thanks again to Lezl and her staff for making our honeymoon time with them so special.Ryan Weaver2009/01/06"

    Jenna Gough,South Africa
  • "True farm experience"

    22 January 2009

    "What a fantastic stay - incredibly relaxing with all the elements of a true farm experience as well as the most amazing hospitality from Liezl."

    Janine Popper,South Africa
  • "Excellent stay"

    06 May 2008

    "Excellent stay, comfortable and very spacious room and Lezl was most accommodating. A home away from home!"

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Relaxing"

    05 May 2008

    "Excellent accommodation in a farm environment. Quiet, tranquil, nice walks. Very clean and well furnished. The biltong and "roosterkoek" offered by Liezl was very tasty and a nice homely touch."

    Geoff Maud,South Africa
  • "Very good"

    22 February 2008

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and a good experience too to stay on a working dairy farm too and see all the animals at different times of day.We stayed at Green Tree as it was convenient for visits to Addo Elephant Park and to Pumba Game Reserve where we went on a Day Safari and saw numerous animals.We saw 4 of the Big 5"

    Guy Follett,Canada
  • "Very good"

    01 November 2007

    "Wow, the rooms are beautiful, very pleasant stay."

    neil Volschenk,South Africa
  • "Fantastic place and hospitality"

    04 March 2007

    "We enjoyed our stay at the Green Tree Cottages tremendously. What great hospitality ! We will certainly try to come back to this place, which could hardly be more different than Hong Kong, where we live."

    Jacobus Blijdorp,Hong Kong
  • "Fantastic"

    15 January 2007

    "The owners are wonderful, they make you feel very special and the food they prepare is awesome.It is very quiet relaxing and very clean environment, Lezl has thought of everything in the rooms and has decorated them beautifully.Very well worth the stay, wish we could have stayed longer.Will definitely recommend this to friends."

    Mandy Tilbury,South Africa
  • "Away from it all."

    08 January 2007

    "We recently spent 2 nights at the Green Tree Cottages, and were truly impressed. Definitely 4 star living, the unit was beautifully decorated, down to the nougat on the pillows. Plenty of space for our kids to run around and enjoy farm living. Very friendly and accommodating hosts, and delicious food. We had a great day at Addo... about 30 mins away. An experience not to be missed."

    Clare Cooper, South Africa
  • "Away from it all."

    08 January 2007

    "We recently spent 2 nights at the Green Tree Cottages, and were truly impressed. Definitely 4 star living, the unit was beautifully decorated, down to the nougat on the pillows. Plenty of space for our kids to run around and enjoy farm living. Very friendly and accommodating hosts, and delicious food. We had a great day at Addo... about 30 mins away. An experience not to be missed."

    Clare Cooper,South Africa
  • "Sehr schner Aufenthalt"

    07 November 2006

    "Wir haben uns sehr wohl bei Lezl gefhlt. Vor allem das leckere Frhstck und das gute Abendessen im gemtlichen Kaminzimmer hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Unser Cottage war sehr geschmackvoll und leibevoll eingerichtet, sauber und gemtlich.Vielen Dank nochmal fr alles.Fr einen Besuch im Schotia Park und Addo sehr sehr zu empfehlen!"

    Nadine Schenke, Germany
  • "Sehr schöner Aufenthalt"

    07 November 2006

    "Wir haben uns sehr wohl bei Lezl gefühlt. Vor allem das leckere Frühstück und das gute Abendessen im gemütlichen Kaminzimmer hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Unser Cottage war sehr geschmackvoll und leibevoll eingerichtet, sauber und gemütlich.Vielen Dank nochmal für alles.Für einen Besuch im Schotia Park und Addo sehr sehr zu empfehlen!"

    Nadine Schenke,Germany
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