Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant Park in South Africa is found in the malaria free region of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province. It was gazette in 1931 to protect just 11 of the African Elephants that wandered in the Eastern Cape.

It is the third largest National park in South Africa now home to more than 350 Addo elephants, 280 cape buffalos, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, springbok, gemsbok, eland, kudu, waterbuck, reedbuck, warthog and very many other animals to mention a few. There are also mountain Zebras, rock rabbit, dung beetles, aardwolf, black backed jackal, baboons and others.

The Sunday’s river flows in the deep valleys over which Addo Elephant Park reigns. The 75km drive from Port Elizabeth to Addo region will give you sight of the blooms of the springtime, different birds, citrus tree with fruits and the like.

Getting there

The park is actually 75km from Port Elizabeth with 3 alternative routes-from Grahamtown to Motherwell, another from Grahamtown to Paterson (120km) and from Grahamtown , crossing Sundays river bridge to Addo Main Camp. The park is open from 7h00 to 19h00 every day.

Activities

Some of the activities within Addo Elephant Park South Africa include scheduled 2 hour game drives for the morning, mid-day, evening and night game viewing. Prior Booking is essential. Horse riding is another fascination way to tour Addo Elephant sanctuary with 2 daily schedules for the morning and early afternoon. Horse trails are led by experienced guides with departures from Nyati main camp into the abundant wilderness.

Bird watching is good in the park with more than 170 species of birds in the Red Bishop Bird Hide opposite the main camp water hole. The host of other interesting activities include 4X4 trails, hiking and out door camping

Addo Elephant Accommodation

There is enough accommodation in Addo Elephant Park with options like Game lodges like River Bend Five star Lodge, Addo Elephant Safari Lodge, Grand Elephant Luxury camp, the Long Hope luxury Villa at River Bend, Kuzuko Luxury safari lodge, the Green tress Guesthouse, Woodall Country House and other options near the park’s bordering reserves of the Greater Addo.

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