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how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

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how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

How long does the drive from P.E. take to the Elephant park?

We are flying from the states to Jo'berg, then to P.E. Does it make sense to spend the night in P.E. then on to Addo the next day?

Also, how many days should we spend at the Addo rest camp?

We will be continuing on to Cape Town on the Garden Route.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

it takes about an hour. I personally would spend 2 to 3 days, but we do love elephants.

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2. Re: how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

Depends on the gate. Just over an hour to main gate. Only about 1/2 hour, maybe less, to the Southern Gate where you can stay at Matyholweni. If you enter through the Southern Gate but don't stay in Matyholweni Camp, it will take you 2-3 hours to drive within the park to Main Camp. If you are not planning to self-cater, it can be a problem staying at Matyholweni, as there is no restaurant, but you can purchase a take-way meal in Colchester to eat that evening, and then move to Main Camp the following day.

Edited: 31 March 2014, 07:17
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3. Re: how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

Thanks so much. We love elephants also, so will probably take 3 days.

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4. Re: how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

Thanks for all of the good information.

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5. Re: how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

Lamlee- I notice you say 2-3 hours from Matyolweni to the Main Camp. SANParks are suggesting 1.5hrs for this 36km drive. Does your timing allow for stops, etc?

Edited: 24 October 2015, 12:25
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6. Re: how long a drive from P.E. to Addo park

Sorry, have just remembered VdeC's comment on another thread that this would include time for loops, etc.

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