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Addo Elephant National Park

Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 42 233 8600
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5-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour: Addo National...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We had booked a Night Game drive (where we saw two lions) and a Sunrise Game Drive (with a funny American that desperately wanted to see a rhino and claimed every animal that she could make out as such). Except the sighting of the lions we actually enjoyed our Self-Drive Safaris even more. To search for the animals yourself is... More 

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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were advised to enter the park from the South Gate and exit through the North Gate. Probably a mistake as we saw very little in the south park but once we crossed the gravel road into the north section the elephants were everywhere - we have never seen so many elephants in one place at one time! A great... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite park in all of South Africa. It isn't known by reputation like Kruger National Park is but is worth seeing all the same. Obviously the park is about the elephants but you can see everything else as well. ie. Lions, DUNG BEETLES that have the right of way on the roads, meercats, buffalo, and so much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful national park where from your car you will be only a few feet away from elephants, zebras,vervet monkeys, gemsbok and springbok. We would recommend taking the organised sunset drive as the rangers take you places you can not drive yourself and hopefully you will be as lucky as we were as we saw lions and cheetahs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Green hills of south african nature with the big five! That in combination with the impressive sand dunes makes it worth a day's visit! Almost forgot to mention, you can access Addo with your own car

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

It is well worth setting aside a whole day to drive slowly around Addo. A whistle-stop tour will achieve nothing. Animals do not appear on cue - in Jan'14 we saw hundreds of elephants: large groups at the waterholes, whereas in Nov'14 the bush was more lush and elephants melted away out of the hot sun. Impossible as it may... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Just an amazing experience to be driving and waiting for a heard of elephants to cross the road. Walking by only a few feet away from you. Letting you capture the most amazing pictures you can take. A must to see while in South Africa. January 2013

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a great time at Addo. We fed the elephants and thoroughly enjoyed being able to get close enough to touch them and take photos with them. A very fun place and recommend to anyone who wants to walk with elephants. The elephants are very adapted to all visitors because they come greet the jeeps that pull up. They... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you love elephants then you will love this park. We booked this ourselves both a guided tour then drove around the park ourselves. Spend most of the day there. Saw elephant's, warthogs, monkeys and loads of other animals. Well worth a visit.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Worth every rand Daw lots of elephants and many other game animals Very inexpensive park and the guide was pretty good. Fed us well and really enjoyed the experience. Do it

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