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“Amazing”

Addo Elephant National Park
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Karlskrona, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We did a self drive in the park and saw many kinds of animals: elephant, zebra, suricate, jackal, kudu, eland and so on, even though it was very, very hot. You pay a day entrance fee and can leave and enter the park how many times you want that day. There is a small gas station when you enter, if you are in desperate need of gas.

It's easy to drive, just follow the map and keep a low speed. Stop and take a look at the board on your way in so you can see where animals were spotted recently. We had a small Hyundai rental car and it worked just fine, no need at all for a bigger or more powerful car.

This was one of the highlights of our South Africa trip. A memory for life, no doubt.

Visited January 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of Elephants”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went on a sunset game drive at Addo, wow we saw so many Elephants, and very close too. You can take self drive's through the park aswell, which we will definitely do next time we there. We saw so many things, including lions. We had a pic nic at the water hole where 3 or 4 zebra's were just looking at these crazy bunch of people, but they didn't do anything. Would love to spend the night there. Their restaurant and food was awesome aswell. Very good experience!!!

Visited January 2014
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Didim, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mind blowing”
Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Spent two nights in a "Rondeval" which, overlooking a waterhole, was absolutely perfect. Did two drives in our hire car (it's awesome sitting in a little Nisan with a huge bull elephant about ten feet away) a night drive and a sundowner drive. In one and 1/2 days we saw: lions, kudu, warthogs, zebra, elephants, mongoose, black backed jackal, eland, bison and many species of birds. We left the park with two hours of video and oner 100 still photographs. Plus, of course, memories to last a lifetime. If you want wildlife (animals truly in the wild) then forget the game lodges and go to Addo.

Visited January 2014
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Cotignola, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lucky with more than 100 elephants in few hours!”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were really lucky visiting the Addo Park: we had the chance to see more than 100 elephants in few hours, all bathing in few water ponds very close one to the other! The amount of elephants was impressive, allowing us to see them in several attitudes and behaviours! We could see also few male kudus showing their important and bearing carriage! The guide was explaining us a lot about the animals we could see in a very detailed and interesting way!

Visited December 2013
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East London, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Elephants for Africa”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

An enjoyable time in the Park once again. We never tire of seeing these majestic beasts especially when interacting with other animals in the Park. Also seen on this trip were a wonderful herd of buffalo, kudu, zebra, jackal, lynx, variety of smaller antelope, lion and warthog.

Visited December 2013
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