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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 42 233 8600
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more than JUST elephants...

although elephants are everywhere!! our four hour game drive experienced cape buffalo, zebra, white rhino -- the park has the illusive black rhino, but we didn't see one, so keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

although elephants are everywhere!! our four hour game drive experienced cape buffalo, zebra, white rhino -- the park has the illusive black rhino, but we didn't see one, so keep your eyes open -- hartebeest and elephant!! we also got treated to a spotted hyena -- a real wow!!

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Addo is a great place. Hundreds of hectares of bush, lots of animals to see. The bush is quite dense though, so it's sometimes difficult to find elephant and lion unless you have a PH with you to help spot likely hiding places. The restaurant is excellent - good range of food - MASSIVE portions. Gift shop is well stocked... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We entered through the gate at the south of the park near Colchester and worked our way towards the main gate to the north, from where we exited the park after spending just over 3 hours inside. I expected to see herds of elephants, instead warthogs were seen all over the park. My family and I joked that perhaps the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visitors should allow a minimum of 4 hours in the Reserve. We arrived on a cloudless winter's day at the South gate, and were welcomed by warthogs - "eager" to be photographed. We saw elephant families on two occasions. Buffalo on three occasions. Plenty of eland, zebra, ostriches, bird life is prolific. Ended at the main gate for light lunch.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Addo is different. We don't go here to see the big 5 - although that is possible. We go here to see the big one - elephants. And normally, unless you really are unlucky, you will see loads. On our last visit in February (summer) the heat was intense...in fact our car eventually recorded the temperature as reaching 49c. The... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My hut was in the Addo Park. It was very elegantly furnished with very comfortable bed. Outside was the balcony overlooking bush of the National Park. At night you could hear the voices of animals. In the morning we started our safari adventure. After just 20 minutes we find yourself in a group of maybe 20-25 elephants. It was like... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had just come south from Kruger where we rode in safari jeeps the whole time. It was interesting to drive through Addo in a private car. I like the safari jeeps because you are up higher and can see better and a guide is usually telling you interesting things. In your own car you just need to look harder... More 

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Buchanan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing place saw plenty of elephants some coming to drink at water hole Lions Zebra among plenty of other wild life We. Spent 3 days there and enjoyed it all

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited and stayed at Langebos Huts in the Woody Cape Section of Addo. There are two huts sleeping eight people and you hire the whole campsite. The huts are well equipped - two bedrooms with double and two single beds; a lounge/diningroom/kitchen and an attached bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Each hut has a lovely veranda and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Addo, after three previous visits, seven to eight years ago. During our absence the Park was extended, northwards into the Karoo and down south to the Indian Ocean. Improvements to the Main Camp includes a well stocked shop, information centre and a very good Cattle Baron restaurant. Game drives did not disappoint and herds... More 

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