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Addo Elephant National Park

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This small game reserve is a definite must for any traveler passing through this area. We did a day trip on our way from Port Elizabeth entering at the bottom south gate. We saw so many elephant. The elephant are so calm and peaceful unlike...More

Thank Maggie2212
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I did the Garden Route with a hired car. We started at Cape Town, made our way across to the Addo, then left our car at Port Elizabeth airport, flying back to Cape Town. It was a fabulous holiday, full of highlights,...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a small game reserve, but very achievable in a day. Drive in and follow the map with your eyes on stalks. There are often Elephants within feet, Kutu, Lions, Warthogs etc. You would be unlucky to not see some large animals and be impressed...More

Thank lox95
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot for self-driving game drive. Good quality roads, generally good maps, although a couple more distance/locations indicators and/or indicative drive times would be helpful. We entered at the NW end (Main Camp) - lots of useful information and amenities here - and drove out...More

1  Thank AbitCrisp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Addo elephant park booked this from our hotel Addo Wildlife hotel the Ranger pick us up and drove us to the park our first site of elephants was within 5 minutes there must have been round 50 elephants walking across the road the...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, spend a night here and you won't regret it. we stayed in the safari tents which are the cheapest accommodation option but are lovely. So nice to sleep to the sounds of nature. we had a balcony which overlooked the park...More

1  Thank KaylaWoodhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Addo park, it is calm, beautiful and the roads are very good. We are locals and love to go there to"switch off" and explore the best part of Addo. The staff is friendly and helpful, especially Chad at the Game Drivers office....More

Thank botha2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful experience in Addo Elephant National Park. It’s not only elephants but we met with lions, African buffalo, pigs, zebras, deers and many birds. A 2 hours drive with Headman, our guide who stop every now and then to give us a brief...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ,absolutely wow! We were lucky enough to get close (very close) to elephants on both self drives in space of two days. Huge bull came right up to us on day one. And day two we had 2 Cows with calves passing vehicle within...More

Thank Petrus N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Addo has two distinct areas, the first is the loop as you enter the main gate where you always see kudu, zebra, and other antelope, and the second is hapoor dam where the elephants drink in large numbers, up to 80-100.

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Virginica E
28 November 2017|
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Response from CorneyCoetzee | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to drive your self around Addo National Park, and it will give you a little more freedom. Personally I like driving into the park early morning, follow some of the upper loops in the northern part of the... More
Chrysanta S
19 November 2017|
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Response from Sabine S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can drive by yourselves, however, I would take a ranger-led tour because they know where the animals are and they can go off the beaten track and show you spots (and animals) you will never discover on your own. A... More
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2 November 2017|
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Response from plouwrens | Reviewed this property |
Duncan, there are lions and buffalo in the park so you are not allowed out of your vehicle.