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Addo Elephant National Park

What was once a relatively small elephant sanctuary with just 16 mammals wandering the land has since become one of South Africa’s most diverse nature parks. Established in 1931, the Addo Elephant National Park is now home to more than 500 elephants, lions, rhino, hyena, leopards and zebra. But animals aren’t the only thing drawing travelers to Addo.

Guided game drives, self-driven safaris, horseback riding and an extensive network of novice and advanced hiking trails make Addo a popular stop for travelers to the southern Cape. High-end lodges and rugged bush camps also offer plenty of accommodation options for visitors who want to enjoy the estuaries, savannahs and forests that surround the park.

Practical Info

The Addo Elephant National Park is located in the Eastern Cape approximately a 9-hours drive from Cape Town. Guided game drives cost around R280 per person. Gates to the park open and close depending on the season, so its best to check with your accommodation for an accurate and up-to-date schedule.

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5-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour: Addo National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park, Cango Wildlife Ranch and Oudtshoorn

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover the highlights of South Africa’s legendary Garden Route – including Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park, ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $334.01

4-Day Addo and Garden Route Safari from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Wander along the Garden Route, a piece of paradise on the south-eastern coast of South Africa. A small-group and flexible tour to explore pristine beaches ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $247.56
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7-Day Garden Route Adventure Including Addo Safari with Winelands Tour from Cape Town

Set your sense of adventure free on this week-long adventure along the south eastern coast of South Africa from Cape Town. Explore this coastal paradise with ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $418.49
$464.99 Save $46.50

Addo Elephant National Park Day Trip from Port Elizabeth

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Get up close to the world’s largest remaining population of wild elephants on this full-day trip to Addo Elephant National Park from Port Elizabeth. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.71

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