Addo Elephant National Park


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Not just about elephants!

Written on: April 23, 2013   |   I visited in September 2012 Located on the Garden Route of South Africa, Addo Elephant Park, the reserve has both lush vegetation and semi-arid desert like conditions. While you may think that this park is elephants only, you can also see black rhino’s, lions, zebras, blue duikers and spotted hyenas. If you are lucky, you may even spot a leopard or two. It’s also great to track the mighty dung beetles.

On hot days, you will see elephants cooling down in the watering holes, it’s great to watch them play around in the water. If you can get accommodation near a watering hole, do so – it is worth it. There’s a number of lodges in the area ranging from uber luxury, to basic accommodations

Bear in mind that over the November to December period, the temperatures can get to well over 100 Farenheit/40 Degrees Celcius, so ensure that you dress accordingly. This area is malaria free, so there is no need for anti malarial medication like there is in the northern areas of South Africa.

There’s plenty to do at Addo, game drives morning and night are best, you can also take a horse trail. If you are self-driving, you can do a 4x4 trail, and if you go around September/October, you may even be able to spot some whales out at sea.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 04, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2014.
This is a beautiful park in South Africa with a natural beauty that will surprise you. The photo opportunities are really good and the variety of animal is quite amazing. The stay at the main camp chalets were really a good surprise and the rooms are clean and well equipped. The restaurant offers a great variety and my guests really enjoyed the stay at this park. W... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Aug 26, 2013   |   Visited: May 2013.
Entering just after sunrise the park was shrouded in a blanket of mist. Numerous kudu and zebra stood watchful beside the road, while the omnipresent warthogs continually scurried off into the grass. The mist gave the park a mystical feel and as the blanket gradually lifted and we saw our first herd, 70-80 elephants playing, eating, interacting, all just metres fro... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 25, 2013   |   Visited: Apr 2012.
If you are coming to Africa to see Elephant, the Addo Elephant Park is just the place to go! Established primarily to protect the decreasing Elephant population of just 16 animals back in 1931, the Park now has over 550 of these great creatures, so you are bound to see several during your visit. Predators have also been re-introduced so you can see all the Big 5 he... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 23, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2011.
Addo Elephant Park offers nothing short of a paradise setting. The moment you set foot in the park you will know, there is no other place like Addo on earth! Nowhere else in the world can you view Africa’s Big 7, all in the confines of one park. Bush, mountains, ocean, vast open spaces with dark nights brightened by the sounds of the African bush-veld, yet close e... read more
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It gets extremely hot in December. Always take water with you. September is the best time.

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