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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 42 233 8600
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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THE KIDS LOVED THE BIRDS AND ANIMALS

I took my nephews and nieces on an outing, hoping to see many animals and birds. While we didn't see any lions or leopard, warthogs, zebra, elephant and buck were in abundance. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my nephews and nieces on an outing, hoping to see many animals and birds. While we didn't see any lions or leopard, warthogs, zebra, elephant and buck were in abundance. We saw birds like the ostrich, blue crane, guinea fowl, black-headed heron, Egyptian goose, red faced mousebird, fiscal shrike and Cape Batis. The kids enjoyed spotting the birds... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent the day driving in the park. Saw plenty of Kudu, wild pigs and elephants. What majestic animals they are. First time in Addo and it blew me away. Will definately be back again. Have to mention the shop at the main gate. Seems very well stocked and efficiently operated. Well done. This is the side we want visitors to... More 

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I certainly will go back. Amenities greatly improved since my previous visit when they were still feeding oranges to elephants at the main camp.

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Thank Nigel F
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 4 nights in Addo, first 2 nights in a cabin, was great as was cold outside those nights, 2 nights at Spekboom camp, which was great with early access to the park and able to see and hear the animals. Had some great animal viewing and really enjoyed our time there. Would definitely visit again if we get the... More 

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George, South Africa
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149 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this National Park, and it wont be our last. Elephant sightings are amazing, and the herds very relaxed even when loads of cars around. The whole experience is memorable, from efficient and pleasant staff, clean and comfortable accommodation and an opportunity to be in the wild again. The main rest camp has a great hide and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for the second time this year and took my parents - who were on their first trip to Africa. We saw pretty much everything - obviously heaps of elephants, some lions around a watering hole and on an early morning, 6am drive, were lucky enough to spot a mama leopard with 2 of her cubs on an early... More 

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Thank Lydia L
Robertson, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I Do trail rides as a job and I had a most wonderful experience at Addo. We went aon a 2 hour trail and the experience of seeing the wild life from horse back was unbelievable. Our guide was well trained and very funny. The horses are well taken care of and very friendly. Thank you for a great experience!

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always return for some well needed relaxation. Always Lucky to find the 2 male lions. If only I can pick up my house and place it next to one of the drinking holes. That will be perfect.

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Thank louis10111
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow a must do .Fantastic park filled with lots of elephants. We were lucky seeing so many elephant's. Only had been sat outside our chalet for less than 30 Mins when a three came by. The park issues you a game drive permit for driving into game reserve , issued with a map you self drive through the park. Some... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a lot of elephants pictures. The drive through this amazing park was filled with cars, and tour vehicles, seeing the gentle giants was a great experience. Restaurant on site was great as well.

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