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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
+27 (0) 42 233 8600
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I visited here with friends and we loved it. Our VW Polo rental car was perfectly adequate and we managed to see everything including heaps of elephants, rhinos, water hogs and lions (males and females). We managed to visit one of the hides just as an elephant arrived, took a drink, had a fight with some water hogs and then... More

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Knysna
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Addo Elephant park and had a fantastic experience seeing two male Loins at a water hole where they stayed for the rest of the evening. On the next day we saw what we believe was probably the same two male Lions some 1 km from the spot where we saw then the previous day. As we were leaving... More

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Addo Park has a variety of accommodation options but on the National Braai Tour we were in the campsite. There was a problem getting tent pegs into the hard compacted rocky ground...we would have been in difficulties if the wind had got strong! Ablutions reasonable...very busy in the mornings when the campsite was full.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We flew into the reserve from a helicopter landing site outside of the reserve (since our car would not endure the roads into Addo). The flight was ten minutes long and magical. We were birds for ten amazing minutes. When we arrived, our elephant was full of mud and waiting...he simply refused to rinse himself...and we were delighted with his... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We stayed in the main Rest Camp in a rondavel which overlooked a waterhole. We didn't see much! However that's the luck of game viewing but that didn't deter us on our game drives. We considered ourselves lucky in seeing a number of elephant herds at close quarters some too close for comfort! We had to take evasive action! We... More

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Santa Cruz
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Addo was our first ever African wildlife experience, and it was wonderful! We spent two nights in the Safari Tents, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The two hour guided game drives were very informative and fun, and I would recommend that to anyone. We also drove in, in our own car, and had the most fantastic two days... More

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Top Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We took part in a 2-hour guided game drive and also spent some time driving around the park with our own car. We saw so many different animals, even 2 lions and absolutely enjoyed every moment in the park. The guided tour was very informative and interesting, I would recommend it to any first time visitor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We spent a wonderful day driving through the park and saw hundreds of elephants really close up. The elephants are very used to cars and you do not feel at all threatened. I would advise entering the camp through the northern main gate - there is an excellent interpretative centre with information not only on elephants but the cultural and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited Addo on our trip to South Africa back in May of 2013. We decided to fly to Port Elizabeth, rent a car, and drive up to Addo to begin our journey driving back to Cape Town. It was about a 40 minute drive from the airport to Addo. What I really liked about Addo is that you pay... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was out first time here and we expected to see a few more animals other than Elephant, so obviously, we were a little disappointed to hear that the other exciting animals (specifically Lion) were far from the Main Camp and were more regularly seen at Riverbend. If you'd like to see more, then rather hire a 4x4 (we had... More

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