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Addo Elephant National Park

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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Great self drive, even better with a Guide

Very easy to drive around, slightly annoying delay on the ticketing system. By ourselves, we ticked off a very long list of animals, but with Mike, a guide from Criss Cross... read more

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Bath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very easy to drive around, slightly annoying delay on the ticketing system. By ourselves, we ticked off a very long list of animals, but with Mike, a guide from Criss Cross Adventures, he showed us so much more, that we would have missed and explained so much. Apart from the elephant and tortoises, the highlight was the sight of 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up in the Eastern Cape and spent a fair amount of time at Addo over the years, with very special memories of elephants up close. During a recent trip to PE we decided to spend the day in the park with the kids and it was one of the best decisions we made. For a very reasonable entrance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a Kruger massive park by any means, but if you want to see massive groups of Elephants, ostriches, many hoven stock, and leopard tortoise, this is a great place for all that and more. As a photographer, I appreciated the fact this park was less busy than other parks and the quantity of animals feels much higher... More 

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Heusenstamm, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we camped in the park right at the reception. it was rainy season so we only saw a few elephants. The campsite is ok, quite a lot of cars next to each other. The staff at the restaurant is not the fastest and only whispers to you. Eye contact to the customers is maybe still something unknown for them. The... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived early with Carmen from Alan Tours. The map at the entrance didn't have any sightings noted like it did when we left. What did we see - lots of elephants (close to the van), Lions - 2 females far away and 2 male very close to the van. Wart Hogs, Kudu, Monkeys, Buffalo, Ostriches and a variety of... More 

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Thank SEAPlatinum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on a self driving experiencing through Addo National Park. The reception at the entrance offers a map of the area and there is also a restaurant and a shop located. Throughout the day, we have seen a herd of elephants drinking and playing at a waterhole as well as many elephants scattered in the park coming close to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Addo Elephant National Park is by its very nature a large expanse of countryside. It has two entry / exit points. Our satnav took us to the north and main entry point whereas our friends came in at the south, and were then faced with a long slow drive through the park. An initial negative turned into a positive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an overnight stay in addo with my partner, was thoroughly impressed. We drove ourselves around on the first day, even in a hatchback Toyota the roads were fine, some tar, some dirt, but no danger of getting bogged or lost. Kudu, elephants, and warthogs are in abundant supply, and are virtually guaranteed sightings. Seeing a fully grown African elephant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a bit disappointed as we drove around for 4 hours and also saw 3 elephants. Nonetheless the park is vast and beautiful. The drive might get a bit tiring as you always have to be alert to spot animals.. really nice tho!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there is great accommodation outside of the Park, I personally love the chalets in the Park. They are basic, spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. I love braaiing at night and listening to the animals. The park is well stocked and I have never been disappointed in what I saw.

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