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Addo Elephant National Park

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
+27 42 233 8600
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
+27 42 233 8600
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff at the main entrance were very friendly. We only had three hours in the park so expectations were low however we managed to see many elephant, buffalo, zebra, kudu, warthog but the highlight was seeing a caracal and a hyena pup with its...More

Thank ziggy_starry
Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited Addo Elephant Park in 2007. I thoroughly enjoyed that visit. I went back last week and was disappointed. The roads that I drove on mostly had thick bush on either side. We did see elephants, kudu, red hartebeest and warthogs. Maybe I...More

Thank einhorrido
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For international visitors wanting to see wildlife I would recommend Kruger over Addo. However if you are sticking to the coast and want to see some elephants then it is worth visiting. It's a very crowded park but the scenery and the facilities are good.

Thank Kimberley P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Addo is a lovely park that you are able to self drive or take a guided drive. We opted to do a self drive as we have never done so before. This was our fourth safari we have done. This one is a little different...More

Thank CloudPotatoes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Addo is a wonderful park teeming with animal life. No lions or giraffes but many other species besides the 600+ elephants. Zebra, Kudu, Impala, Warthog, African Buffalo and more. All seem accustomed to drivers stopping for photos. Dirt roads are reasonably maintained considering. This translates...More

Thank Karyn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow wow wow amazing driving through this national park with wild elephants roaming peacefully beside our car can't believe how amazing this was saw heaps of other animals, zebra, jackals,tortoise, warthogs,kudos and many other antelope types this was the most amazing time of my life.

Thank Tara K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Addo is a "small" park compared to others in South Africa, but offers most of what you would want from a game park. Authentic feel, does not feel like a tourist trap hamming up the safari experience for foreigners. Allowed to drive you own vehicle...More

Thank Bradelz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in PE I often find myself popping in to Addo for a day on the weekend or for a couple nights of camping. The camp sites are well kept and scenic with sounds of the train passing by and hyenas howling at night. A...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first self-driving safari and we loved it. They had signs at every intersection, so you never get lost. They had no maps of the park when we visited, so take one if you already have it at hand. You can also take...More

Thank Paula I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is one National Park above the rest, good reception though the bureaucracy is heavy, good restaurant (Cattle Baron), and great wildlife with LOTS of elephants (easily saw 200), even saw lions!

Thank Peter_Kap
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Info about rate as guest with out tour ?? Also is elephant park at plenttrberg bay enough?? Dose guest allow to shower the elephant ? And for how much ?
12 June 2017|
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Response from geedeebee | Reviewed this property |
The knysna Elephant park is really for kids where you can get up close to the elephants and feed them, Addo is huge and has a far greater range of animals but they are wild so you can't get near them like you can at Knysna.
Hannah R
How old do you recommend children to be to enjoy the park? Is 5 old enough?
4 June 2017|
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Response from geedeebee | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will love it, when they see their first elephant or giraffe they will be hooked
Hannah R
Hi, how old do you recommend children be to enjoy the park? is 4years old too young?
26 May 2017|
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Response from yusuf r | Reviewed this property |
4 is fine. I went with my 2 year old. You are in your car most of the time, unless you are at a picnic spot. They do not allow kids under 12 on the game drives.