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Addo Elephant Back Safaris

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Addo Elephant Lodge & Safaris is located in the Zuurberg Mountains, just a short distance from Port Elizabeth adjoining the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. Malaria-free conservancy. Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris offers the ultimate getaway...more
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Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

This was one of my favorite activities we did in South Africa. The guides were very knowledgeable and the elephants seemed to be happy and healthy. The drive to the place where you meet the elephants is unpleasant, to say the least (unpaved roads, etc.)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 336mckinleyl
Reviewed November 10, 2018

This is an excellent experience. The elephants roam the reserve and are found and called in for the ride then released again, so are very healthy. Feeding them was brilliant. The guides are very helpful and friendly. The ride is 20 minutes and then you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had the pleasure of spending the day with this young man on a tour of Addo. He was very informative not just about the park but about Port Elizabeth and the country of South Africa. I would highly recommend a tour with Luba. Thank...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank frankandgordon
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely and interesting experience!! Definatley worth your trip and scenic African route to the venue. Elephants treated very well and staff very friendly!! Top notch Elephant guides.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HelgaVermaak
Reviewed August 13, 2018

3 elephants that are treated properly - the staff is enthousiastic and very respectful of the animals - they are the priority, not the guests and that is the way it should be. You get to ride them, interact with themn feed them . a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank philippe D
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Spent one night and it was absolutely fantastic. Hospitality, rooms and meals were absolutely outstanding. It is definitely a place to relax and unwind. Elephants cruising right past our balcony was an early morning treat and true African experience right here in the Eastern Cape....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kay V
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I think for both of us, when you see the way some elephants are treated in some of the Asian countries, meeting and riding on elephants causes concern. We would hate to think of animals being taken advantage of. Despite the above, the story we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Craig S
Reviewed January 23, 2018

We visited this place on recommendation from our hotel and were very impressed. The drive was interesting and not for the faint hearted, a 4 x 4 is a must. The whole experience is wonderful, the elephants as well care for and the close proximity...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ellen16_11
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This is the third time I have visited Addo and had an elephant experience including the ride. This time I got to take my partner which was great. To get to the remote location you really do need a 4X4 / SUV or pay 880R...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Shareen A
Reviewed December 28, 2017

The best experience of my life!! Loved every minute it. Would deffo go back .. :) Seeing the elephants playing, seeing the zebras was beautiful. everything about this place was just wonderful :)

Date of experience: November 2017
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Jacqui M
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Alenka77 |
Google why you should never ride elephants.....
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from TamM223 | Property representative |
Hi there, we are private lodge in the Greater Addo region - we are not in the Addo National Park. Unfortunately I am unsure of how long the guided tours are - we offer one from our lodge which is half day (4 hours) - but... More
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