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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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Magnificent - Drive slowly, see more. Not just about the elephants - so much more

What a great day out. We were a bit worried that it would be a bit of a 'safari park'. But we need not have feared. We drove slowly and saw lots, pretty much ticked all the check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great day out. We were a bit worried that it would be a bit of a 'safari park'. But we need not have feared. We drove slowly and saw lots, pretty much ticked all the check sheets for animals in the park. Can't quite believe that us stoopid tourists are allowed to drive so close to these magnificent... More 

Thank Polychrest
Ramat Yishay, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stay and to see all kind of animals like lions impala and of course the elephants. It is recommended to stay near the water pools and wait for the elephants don't worry they will come. Take your time if you want to see a great animals and birds. Enjoy

Thank Nati G
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Addo is a nice park, especially to spot lions. But the game drive didn't really add value. There were no detailed maps available, directions in the park were unclear. The restaurant wasn't worth it either so be sure to bring your own food. Overall an ok visit but we did like Kruger better (for the big five) mainly because the... More 

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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great park, easy driving, good info at information (reception), we were lucky to see lions and oliphants in less that the first 2 hours in this great location. Highly recommended

Thank Vince-Maud
Trivandrum, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The drive-thru through the Park was a very interesting experience. Due to the time of the day we chose to travel at, we could not cite many animals though. It was international Women' day that we went there on, and we found a lot of male elephants taking care of the calves; the theory is that the women had all... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having visited Kruger Park many times I didn't really know what to expect at Addo. The vegetation is very different and Addo offers a completely different experience to Kruger. We saw Lots of elephants (particularly at Harpoor Dam), Buffalo, Lion, Kudu, Hartebeest, giant Leopard tortoises and a number of different bird species. The dense spekboom bush didn't deter us and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A growing park with accommodation and all the animals you could wish for. Also for more reasonably priced for tourists than Kruger.

Thank Jay T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked two tours directly at the park. The sunrise and the sundowner. The morning one is a dream, despite is too early. But it is worth to do. We were lucky and saw two lions in the morning. You drive with Jeeps with max. 18 people. Good view from every seat. Don't forget warm clothes. The sundowner is not... More 

1 Thank Schneido
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. In an afternoon I got to see Elephant, Lion, Warthog, Zebra, Kudu, too many birds to mention. Must go back to stay for a longer period.

Thank Chris F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see on a visit to Port Elizabeth. We only had a couple of hours there as we're on a tight schedule but would happily have spent several days there. In the space of two hours we saw about 40 elephants, numerous zebras and bush pigs, kudus, tortoises, buffaloes. It was the middle of the day too... More 

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