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Addo Elephant National Park

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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 42 233 8600
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Superb park

We really enjoyed the park . Self drive worked ok as the roads were generally good and the guided morning and sundowner drives were run by good guides who found lions which we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the park . Self drive worked ok as the roads were generally good and the guided morning and sundowner drives were run by good guides who found lions which we would not have found independently .

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The park itself is nice, but the staff at the booking office and in general should get a lesson in how to handle customers. I was met only with arrogance all the way (stayed for 3 nights). It all started when I tried to book some game drives. Nomlindo which I was in contact with told me first to book... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

You can drive around in your own car. The landscape is beautiful. We saw many birds. We came for the elephants. It is strange they do not write that the elephants gather in the hundreds at a small pool some km SSW of the main entrance. We left driving through the Southern extension of the park. Apart from the elephants... More 

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Harrogate, Yorkshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed here for two nights in early February during our five week long road trip. We enjoyed the whole experience from the drive to the rest camp through the park from the south, the sunrise and sunset game drives, the dining and good accommodation in a small cottage. The Rangers where very good and the service and quality of... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Did a self drive (which id definitely recommend, especially with young kids) and managed to see loads of animals. When you enter, there is a board next to the information centre which shows where sightings have been that day. We went straight to where the lions were marked and sure enough there were 2 close to the road. Saw loads... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful morning safari stop on our 5 day garden route tour. We came to Addo and paid for the morning safari drive and it was incredible. We saw tons of animals, but not so many elephants. We saw a beautiful rainbow though! There were a ton of bugs and every time I looked down at my shirt,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Getting up close and personal with a few of the big 5 was unreal. We used our own car and booked a jump-on guide for 2hrs (extra ZAR180). He was very knowledgable and had a sharp eye for spotting wildlife. The best time to go is early morning if you want to see a good variety of animals and it's... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here after completing a two day safari and so glad we did as we had an appreciation and knowledge of the animals we were seeing. The self drive is great. We did the sundowner game driver which we felt was a waste of time and money as you didn't go anywhere different than what you do on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited this place twice now, every time i see new things, great price and such an amazing day out. We were lucky enough to see over 100 elephants at one location too! Definetly worth a visit for everyone!

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Saw many many many aardvark, ugly buggers, but highlight of todays trip was the kudu that jumped infront of the car...nerve wracking. Saw some zebras fighting and many elephants. No lions today, maybe later though

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