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Addo Elephant National Park

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a hop-on guide Simnikiwe for a self-drive, which is (other than simply driving yourself) the most economical way to see the park. It is a great space, lots of animals and nice scenery. We saw elephants, of course, and even found ourselves in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shade_Jon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Though Addo may be one of the smaller parks, the habitat is unique and worth preserving. There are (some) make it a very unique experience, surely worth visiting. It is most certainly the tidies and best rum park of all Sanparks properties, which we have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ritaSouthAfrica
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having visited 4 other parks in SA I would rank Addo as the least impressive, we did not see much in the way of game and were out at the crack of dawn which is prime viewing time. If you are unable to go anywhere...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scubadiveninja
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been twice now and it is a lot of fun. Self-drive is very doable. Would have to be lucky to see the lions, but nonetheless a lot to see

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Virgo404
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove to the park from Port Elizabeth for a day and that was definitely the best tour option around that area. It’s easy access and they give you a map when you get there + there is a display showing where the animal had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gabrielcon6
Reviewed 6 days ago

Saw everything but the hyenas on my trip, and loved every moment. Took some amazing photos and will have some great memories of the wildlife in its natural habitat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidhessey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just SENSATIONAL.....we must have seen close to a 100 or more elephants during our 4 night stay in this glorious National Park....it seemed like every waterhole in the Park was a favorite with at least 30 elephants...watching mud baths and adolescent play fights in mud...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank olive c
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I started our 5 night break spending 2 nights in the bungalos near the main camp entrance. Very well positioned with a water hole lit through the night right in front of us and all the mod-cons like the cafe, restaurant, bird...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WayneC2458
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a self drive in my little i20 around the park. It was the greatest experience ever, there was so much excitement among me and my friends trying to spot the animals. But we were there for the elephants and we were not disappointed....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Newtraveler913
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience and exceptionally well managed. There are over 600 elephants as well as an abundance of other wildlife. A day trip will not disappoint. Definitely an incredible experience

Date of experience: February 2019
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6 November 2018|
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Response from kdklmjcheck123 | Reviewed this property |
The driver usually stops for photo taking (and will hopefully turn the engine off: we learned that elephants don't appreciate engine sounds as it interferes with their communication with each other). I was able to take some... More
8 October 2018|
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Response from MervynGatcke | Reviewed this property |
Very good campsite but book well in advance.
15 August 2018|
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Response from Taxman14 | Reviewed this property |
It will probably be cool at night so sweater and long pants. Especially if you take an early morning or evening game drive. During the day T shirt and shorts but with a sweater handy. Should be dry but always prepared for a... More