Addo Elephant National Park


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Close Encounters of the Elephant Kind!

Written on: April 25, 2013   |   I visited in April 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 here. We have taken a few day-trips into the park and have always had a wonderful day with many sightings of Rhino, Wildebeest, Antelope, Lion and, of course, many Elephants (with babies!) The roads are good - you do not need a 4 X 4, and you also do not need to worry about Maleria, a big plus! Although I have not personally stayed in the rest camps, my friends tell me that the accommodation is very comfortable, clean and well-maintained, and that there are options to suit all budgets, from campsites to luxury lodges. You can even arrange to go on an Elephant Back Safari, if you really want to have the opportunity to interact with the animals on a one-to-one basis. Come to South Africa - come to Addo!
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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 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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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 23, 2013   |   Visited: Sep 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 ... read more
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If you are in the park at Midday ask directions to the Elephant Pond - they go there to cool off during the heat of the day..a great treat to see.

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