After a hot day in the Addo Elephant National Park there is nothing as soothing as washing off the dust and cooling down in the rock feature pool at the lodge. This we followed up with a romantic sunset walk over the historic Mackey Bridge spanning the Sundays River next door to the lodge.
We kept the best for last. The Cooking Monster, also know as owner Geoff Applewhite, runs a restaurant from the lodge with a menu that includes kudu and ostrich steak as well as a wide variety of other dishes. We both settled for Geoff's 300 gram rump steaks served with chips and salad. The Damselfly followed it up with cheesecake and I had pancakes with apple and cinnamon. The food was so good, I nearly chewed my lips off. Elephants Footprint Lodge comes highly recommended.