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Addo Elephant National Park

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful small park compare to all others park. Lots of elephants around. Lots of animals on your backyard everyday or night. There are no crocodile, cheetahs and hippo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phungy
Reviewed yesterday

It was one of the best places in South Africa. Unforgatable! Worth to come and spend one night in the cottage.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nati P
Reviewed yesterday

A high light beyond description. Stayed over for one night at the Addo Elephant Park in Hapoor cottage. It was every thing we expected and more. The staff was friendly and helpful, the camp clean and the game drives fantastic, wish we could stay longer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ritzma
Reviewed yesterday

The park has 4 out of the big 5 on the reserve. Our group were fortunate enough to see them all. Lions (inc cubs males and females) were found on numerous occasions. The Elephants were also found on most days. Cheetahs were found twice and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laurence T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one place we have been wanting to go to for years and we were not dissapointed. We saw many elephant, especially around the water holes. We were lo fortunate enough to see 5 lions resting under the trees right next to the road....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peanut_face
Reviewed 3 days ago

3rd largest reserve in South Africa. We flew into Port Elizabeth, rented a car and drove through the Park. Going in early December, there were very few cars on the road. At the elephant watering hole (the most fantastic place) there were only 5 other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't know if we were just lucky but there were just tons of elephants everywhere! The zebras were so friendly they just hung around are car zebra-ing around. Saw my first Cape buffalos too. Good roads.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Crankywoman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Surely one of the highlight experiences for anyone visiting South Africa (or living here). Just like any safari, you have to be lucky to see the wildlife; but display some patience and you'll see plenty. We were fortunate enough the see herds and herds of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andywithers752
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of reviews about the Park, which is great place to visit. But I have one piece of advice for those driving there. If you are coming in from the PE direction on the N2, and want to get to the Main Camp,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank LawrenceHarrogate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best get away from congested busy town best time to see all the animals is Morning and afternoon when not too hot

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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