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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
+27 (0) 42 233 8600
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was over 40C when we were there and rather than taking our car around we booked the guided trip direct and had the vehicle to ourselves! One of the benefits was that we could go off road and saw more wildlife than we would have driving ourselves. We saw lions with Zebras close by and as expected many elephants!... More

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We spent only half a day at Addo due to a very busy schedule but it was worth every second. We drove ourselves around in our hire car and came so close to one elephant that she needed to take a detour around the bonnet of out car. It was thrilling. Addo is a must if you are in the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Seeing all the animals and birds in their natural habitat. Nothing to dislike about Addo, visited this park four times in 14 days, each time a winner.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You can't go wrong with a visit to Addo Park. Try to get an early start, and plan your route in advance. Also make sure you have a full gas tank if doing a self-drive. We had to go back to the main gate to fill up. You probably won't see the big 5, but that's okay - this place... More

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Austin, TX
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

my hubby, in-laws and i stayed for 2 nites in 2 chalets. the accomms were cozy and rustic. the porch views were vast and peaceful -- i truly enjoyed looking for animals w binoculars while sitting on the ledge. the restaurant on site has very good food and service. the animals were all over the place. the staff were welcoming... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We visited Addo during a recent self-organised tour of the Western and Eastern Cape. Rather than self-drive we took the guided game drive and it was excellent value. The off-road vehicles meant that we were able to see far more than would otherwise be the case and we certainly benefitted from the knowledge of our guide. During our visit we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went to Addo after we'd left Shamwari. It's about 40 minutes drive. Addo is fantastic and you will see many, many elephants. We saw about 75 on our hour long trip which cost about £40 and we got really close to them too. However we saw little else largely because we couldn't hang around as we had a 5 hour... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is the first time I saw wild animals in their natural habitat and I was mesmerized. So many elephants and zebras here! I even saw two lions. Warthogs are quite common too and so many other animals. Spend the whole day here, you’ll enjoy it!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Addo Park was well set up with lots of animals, a great interpretative center, interesting shop, and very good "hop on guide" program where you could hire a guide to accompany you in your car and talk about what you were seeing in the park. The guide knew how to approach the animals and provided a much more enriched... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We can drive through and not have to take the game reserve vehicle. At the entrance, a signage warned that dung beetles have the right of way (which was awesome!), we were also greeted with signs of 'beware of lions, exit vehicle at own risk' in some spots but we are not to leave out vehicle in most places. Warthogs... More

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