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“Breath taking close up encounters with the elephants”

Addo Elephant National Park
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I was only here for a day trip during which time we did two game drives. Unbelievably on the first drive we didn't see any elephants,however we did see a lioness and considering there are only 9 lions in the whole of the park, it was pretty special. The second game drive did not fail to deliver elephants and at one point we were amongst several, including babies! Absolutely breath taking and definitely worth the wait!!

Thank ClaireLF1976
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a day touring by ourselves - at a slow pace and stopping often for the slightest glimpse of animals or birds which was a wonderful experience. We then had a days tour with a guide which was even more special. The elephants are awe inspiring.

Thank Martin H
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

A wonderful sighting of the ellies at the watering hole. Easy to drive around, although some of the signposts are a bit misleading. Nice tourist shop if you're interested in buying souvenirs.

Thank Jillyfrilly
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

The National Park is large, and as I understand will soon grow much more.
To be honest, I was expecting to see more, but with the size of the place, it's understandable why you might not see every animal you are expecting.
There are tons of Kudu, Zebra, Buffalo and other deer, but as you can imagine, seeing the same animals can make you a tad despondent...but then we saw the Elephants! Herds and herds of Elephants, and they were beautiful!!! They walked right by us...amazing!
The Guide was entertaining, and you could tell he really wanted to find animals for us to see, but I guess this is up to chance.
It's a good drive in a massive park, definitely give it a try if in the area.

1  Thank Samantha R
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

It has been my dream to go and see live elephants and other wild animals as I frequently passed Addo and wondered how it would be. We visited the park on a Sunday morning and what a great time we had. We first had breakfast at the restaurant before going on the game drive and took some pictures at the museum with skeletons of elephants and different animals mounted on the walls. We then went on the game drive which lasted about 2 hours seeing zebras, kudus and elephants by the waterhole and what a magnificent sight they are! I couldn't believe how huge they are up close and one was as if posing seeing that people were taking pictures of them, I'm sure they are so used to having human beings fussing over them. It was a remarkable sight to see. We then proceded to the picnic area were we had our braai and salads prepared by the restaurant, we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. There were also some monkeys jumping around from tree to tree seemed excited to have us around and some indigenious birds walking about not even worried with our presence. On our way out of the park we saw more elephants and some kudus running freely on the fields. Great experience indeed!

1  Thank Khusela
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