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Addo Elephant National Park Travel Guide: 101 reviews and 184 photos

Now a much bigger Park

The Addo Elephant Park is one of the National Parks of South Africa. It was initially proclaimed in 1913 to secure the survival of the elephants of this area. These elephants are a bit smaller than their family members in the rest of Africa and South Africa.
As I grew up in Port Elizabeth, we often visited the Park on a Sunday, just as s daytrip. The Park has undergone major changes in the recent years, all very positive. It is much bigger now, and many new animal species have been introduced, including predators (lion, leopard etc).
The Zuurberg area, and also a coastal area is now part of the Park.
I would recommend staying overnight, as the Park has very good accommodation available.
The Park is now even more accessible if you travel from PE on the N2 (Grahamstown). There is a new part of he Park and a new gate. It is only about 40km from PE. This entrance is also less busy than the main gate.

Information

For Central Reservations: http://www.sanparks.org
(click on Parks, and select Addo Elephant National Park)
This is the website of South African National Parks, and give a lot of essential information. A very good website) or http://www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/ Takes you directly to Addo page)
and

http://www.places.co.za/html/344.html
An independent website with good pics and a lot of info

Reception Tel. (office hours - 07:00 - 19:00): +27 (0)42 233 8600
Reception Fax. (office hours - 07:00 - 19:00): +27 (0)42 233 8643.

Addo Elephant Park: PO Box 52
Addo
6105

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fantastic Park, with a lot to experience
  • Cons:None I can think of
  • Last visit to Addo Elephant National Park: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 11, 2008
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2008 at 6:54 AM

    Addo Elephant National Park looks like a fun place to explore! My wife and I visited South Africa and Kruger NP in 1995 and it is still our all-time best trip! One of these days, we will be back for more.

  • Wafro's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    These are my favorite 4 - feet's. So Addo is the place to be.

  • Behi's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Elephants! GREAT Pic & tips

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Excellent page. Must be wonderful to see the elephants so close. In the Malaysian jungles, it is hard to see the elephants but plenty of evidence of what left behind on the ground. Cheers :)

  • ant1606's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2008 at 2:07 AM

    I enjoyed Addo in 2003. Great tip of yours!

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