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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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Have luck and see the elephants

If you do not book a game drive, you are on your own and need luck to see the elephants, buffalos, lions, ..... You have to bee on the right place on the right time Book a safari... read more

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you do not book a game drive, you are on your own and need luck to see the elephants, buffalos, lions, ..... You have to bee on the right place on the right time Book a safari tent and you have your own "observation" deck into the park

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Addo in January 2016 and did various trips, in our own car, a sundowner game drive with a Ranger and also horseback ride with a Ranger in the park. All were excellent, although I enjoyed the horseback one best. We were fortunate enough to see a herd or around 100 elephants playing at a watering hole which was... More 

Thank Fran F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

And not only elephants. Already when arriving and stopping at the restaurant we had great opportunity to see a large herd (or rather several herds) of elephants at the water hole. And for two days that we stayed at Addo, we saw numbers and numbers of them in various ages and sizes. There were also numerous zebras, kudu’s, warthogs, buffalos,... More 

Thank acorna
Sligo, Ireland
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an adventure- wide variety of accommodation types - and miles and miles of tracks & roads with wildlife in abundance.

Thank X11SWT
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first game drive and it was 45' the day we visited Addo so make sure you are well covered! We were recommended by our hotel to drive the park ourselves which is quiet safe. It took us about 3 hours in total and we were saw lots of animals. The elephants at the water hole were amazing,... More 

Thank Gaynor M
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted a Safari which my wife could go on as she has back problems. We chose Addo as several of the tracks in the reserve are tarred/ metalled/ tarmacked. WE found that in a good rental car (Dodge Jeep) the compacted soil tracks were quite good enough (especially as you drive slowly to see the wildlife). The restaurant was... More 

Thank retired_brian
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are considering a great safari place you can go there. You can see the big five, they have nice picnic areas and barbecues areas. It's easier if you hire a tour, because the park is huge and you could spend your whole day there without seeing anything.

Thank Margareth F
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit if travelling in the Western or Easter Cape. Well stocked with wildlife. The roads are in good condition and there is a waterhole at the main camp if you want to chill for a bit .The restaurant is good and the camp is clean, well set out and the staff helpful We enjoyed our stay at... More 

Thank JR_Joburg
Larkhall, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great day out. We booked through our accommodation (Elephant House, Addo). Our guide was knowledgeable and patient. He knew where to watch for some of the animals and was able to answer all our questions. Lunch and refreshments were provided and the safari truck was much more capable of traversing the pot-holed tracks than our hire car... More 

Thank jannicholson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a ranger from Camp Figtree with another couple in a 4WD vehicle, and he new his way round to find the best animal sightings. However, with hindsight we could have gone in our hire car and seen lots of elephants and other wildlife, as the park is fairly small and they provide a decent map on entry... More 

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