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Address: , Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 42 235 1400
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Description: Addo Elephant Back Safaris and Lodge is located in the Zuurberg Mountains...
Addo Elephant Back Safaris and Lodge is located in the Zuurberg Mountains, just a short distance from Port Elizabeth and borders the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.An exclusive malaria-free conservancy, it offers the ultimate getaway opportunity to both local and international travellers - from families, groups and corporates to nature lovers, honeymooners and local residents wanting a quick reprieve from home.ELEPHANT BACK SAFARIS A once in a lifetime safari adventure - at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients...Departing from our new Day Centre, we offer you the exhilarating experience of riding these magnificent animals. Revel in the natural beauty of the environs and its wildlife from your lofty seat as these gentle giants amble through the African bush. After the ride, walk with them through the diverse valley bushveld, ravine and forest habitat. At the conclusion of the walk enjoy rewarding the elephants with their favorite treats.ELEPHANT SAFARI LODGE The Lodges are perfectly designed to blend discreetly into their surrounding valley bushveld environment. The private and exclusive suites, some nestled in the Yellowwood forest and others set on the hillside offering extraordinary views, are housed on elevated wooden decks. Constructed of part canvas, part recycled Brazilian pine and luxuriously decorated to evoke Hemingway's Africa of yesteryear, we invite you to relax in our remarkably spacious, sophisticated suites.
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Beautiful & Serene

We did not stay at the lodge but attended a wedding there and had an opportunity to see to have a look at the rooms .Beautiful beyond words . What i liked the most was that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We did not stay at the lodge but attended a wedding there and had an opportunity to see to have a look at the rooms .Beautiful beyond words . What i liked the most was that you could lie in a spa like bath and look out onto a dam . So beautiful and serene I wished that I was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We did not stay at the lodge. Our group of four adults and one four year-old child went for the elephant ride only during a day trip while based in Addo. We had booked the trip 1.5 months prior and requested to be flown in from Addo Airport since we were staying nearby. A day or two prior to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I visited Addo Elephant Back Safaris in July 2013 staying for 2 nights in the divine Eco-lodge. In my personal opinion the description of the lodging underrates the actual lodging! The experience of waking to the African landscape and watching the elephants amble was one that will never be forgotten. Not to mention the same view can also be enjoyed... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was a fantastic day out. We arrived (eventually - signage could do with updating) at our venue out in the bush and were greeted by very welcoming hosts. Coffee and chocolate cake out on the deck whilst the terriers chased off the monkeys. Lovely peaceful environment. (They do have lodges there, which I imagine would be a fantastic stay).... More 

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Welkom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

there is something different about viewing the landscape ABOVE the trees! The elephants are so special and treated well. The staff are considerate and well informed. Definitely recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We flew in from the designated air field. Leave early...it was hard to find. The flight was beautiful over the mountains. The experience of riding these giants was extreme. We had a great time, the staff was friendly and wonderful.

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Thionville, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

4 days in the lodges with 3 kids (14-11-3) . Amazing experience in a wonderfull place.The staff is excellent (thanks again Colin),cooking very nice , luxury tent and majestic animals . We really want to come back ! Arrival by small plane Lodges with all equipment and spa , very quite Cooking : BBQ , Kudu , lamb , vegetables... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

really had a nice time at AEBS. The staff excellent, food - good. the place itself is peaceful and a great getaway from all the hussle and bussle. Thank Geoff and Rob and Caleb for the wonderful break. Really was money well spent :) Thanks - Christine :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Amazing experience - these were the biggest elephants I have seen and been able to reserve. Ones you get elsewhere are about half the size. You have the opportunity to ride (make sure you wear long trousers), stand beside them for photos and then walk alongside them as they go back to feed. Brilliant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed at the lodge from August 27-30. Just me and my wife. The place is beautiful! The elephant back Safari was really good you get to spend a lot of time with this majestic animals and interact with them. The views from your luxury tent are great. We would wake up and see giraffes outside as well as zebra and... More 

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