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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A very good guide but a very big park and we saw elephants and buffalos and zebras and elands and heartebeast and wardhogs

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

On route to the Bedford Gardens tour we visit Addo and stay at the well appointed chalets that will be quite a surprise with the view as well. We loved the Addo chalets and they really are well equipped with a nice braai (barbecue) area for each chalet. The park is a real pleasure to explore and you can do... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We visited twice during our 3 week stay in South Africa. The first time the sat nav took us the wrong way and we ended up at the Addo township. The second time it tried to take us the same way again but we knew better :). It is well sign posted. We stayed overnight (both visits) in one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you love elephants like me, this is the right place! This park is very huge and there are a lot of elephants. Sometimes it's hard to see them, because the bush is so thick. But I was lucky, at the several waterholes I saw a lot of big herds with 20 to 30 elephants with baby's. It was just... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We did a two weeks driving trip from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth and we decided to spend a day at Addo Elephant National Park to enjoy the wildlife there. It was really worthy as we didn't spot much wildlife during our drive before visiting the park. The park is well organized with tar roads and as the same time... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nature at it's best! We saw lots of animals as listed and enjoyed the drive & overall experience. Unfortunately the service at the restaurant was poor!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I hope that anyone considering a horse ride at Addo will read this first and think carefully about their decision. My friend had to be MedEvac'd out of the park and spent 3 days in the hospital. The horse ride could have cost one of us our lives due to the negligence of the park. It certainly ruined our vacation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed on site in a Rondaveld overlooking a water hole. To get the best out of your visit you need to go into the park at different times. In the afternoon at the waterhole we saw over 200 elephants bathing. Later you can see them eating. We also did an early morning and night drive with the ranger and... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We did a self drive safari in our own vehicle and spotted a lot of animals. We recommend to do the whole round trip through the park, which takes 5-6 hours depending on the stops. It is a bit exhausting to get up at 5am, but we were rewarded with elephant herds, zebras, antilopes and actually a caracal just walking... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Addo is a wonderful animal park covering over 35,000 hectares. We saw over 300 elephants and lots of other different animals and birds. I thoroughly recommend a day out here. It is well worth the visit. We had a great day. It is also reasonably priced to get in.

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