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Addo Elephant National Park

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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A gigantic park (I cannot measure the size of it) well structured with restrooms and restaurants. Full of animals, especially elephants. It can be done with a hired company or simply with your car. Do not forget to take part in the "pool party with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marcondes_gabriel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first safari and I am a South African lol and it was amazing, it was hot out and the time of day was off for the animals I guess so we didn’t see much. But our guide was super funny with 100’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mishkaw2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it all. We entered thru the south gate and the first animal we saw was a huge male lion (how lucky were we). Stayed for 3 nights and every day was amazing. The elephant experiences out of this world. Even saw a black rhino...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank liztravel01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting the park to open at 06h00, but the gates only opens at 07h00. Friendly staff at arrival. Paperwork and forms a little annoying, but I assume it's part of the process. System was off line, luckily I had cash on me. ATM not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeelsKleynhans
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Main Camp in a Rondaval hut, right next to one of the water hols. We arrived and went to the resturant (food was fanastic) - walked back to the hut and there was an elephant at the water hole! Then zebras started...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gayle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here at peak season. No guided tour is available. They all are fully booked. We should have booked in advance. At the main entrance the last animal sightings are spotted. We go for these places, that’s good. It makes sense to look for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claus S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love elephants...it was really amazing experience to see elephants running from a hill top ... bathing...playing with each other...taking care of Baby elephants...and many more...and same with zebras ...bisons fight ...all together completely a nice experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank indu2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a drive thru and finding animals not so easy. Take your time. We saw more animals in late afternoon than in the late morning and early afternoon. Lot of Zebra, a male lion eating a buffalo, ward hogs, Elephants and other animals. Some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 832davidh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very private, well secluded family cottages. Beware of the cheeky Vervet monkeys!! Well serviced rooms.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbaravaardt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was blessed to do this little bucket list item. I highly recommend going first thing in the morning and spending your entire day there. Gates open at 7am, but earlier if you stay in the park I believe. You will not be disappointed I believe....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TimM5557
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LaurenS6
7 November 2018|
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Response from kdklmjcheck123 | Reviewed this property |
The driver usually stops for photo taking (and will hopefully turn the engine off: we learned that elephants don't appreciate engine sounds as it interferes with their communication with each other). I was able to take some... More
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drmikecwallace
9 October 2018|
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Response from MervynGatcke | Reviewed this property |
Very good campsite but book well in advance.
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Mrs-CBURDETT
16 August 2018|
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Response from Taxman14 | Reviewed this property |
It will probably be cool at night so sweater and long pants. Especially if you take an early morning or evening game drive. During the day T shirt and shorts but with a sweater handy. Should be dry but always prepared for a... More
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