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Addo Elephant National Park

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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 42 233 8600
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USD 160.63*
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Highlight of the holiday

The accommodation was serviceable/functional and the service in the restaurant little better than workmanlike, but Addo remains the highlight of the entire trip! Elephants appear... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
peter W
Stone, United Kingdom
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Stone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The accommodation was serviceable/functional and the service in the restaurant little better than workmanlike, but Addo remains the highlight of the entire trip! Elephants appear to be more or less guaranteed but there's plenty of other wildlife about as well, and the 5.30 am trip through the park was magical. The organised game drive tended to concentrate too much on... More 

Thank peter W
Rockhampton, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a highlight of our trip to South Africa. It was made all the more worthwhile with the help of a hop-on guide (in our van) who works in the park. Remember that Addo is the size of Belgium! By paying for this service, you can find animals that have already been located earlier in the day. Our guide... More 

Thank Colin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Addo elephant preserve boasts a wide variety of animals. Additionally, there is a museum by the main headquarters. We saw warthog, antelope and elephants at the main watering hole before our tour. You can drive your own vehicle through the park, or ride on one of the tours (our car was having trouble, so we opted for the latter). The... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you stay close or at one of the private reserves, they generally have a day safari into Aldo. It is worth it. A large national park with hundreds of elephants, as well as other animals. Rules require cars and jeeps to stay on the roads which are very well maintained, so you could just drive thru if driving the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

if you like to watch wild elephants the this will be heaven for you. there are dozens around an artificial waterhole. and honestly i really do not care that it is artificial, because the scenes you get from the elephants in the water and mood are superb. bring a video camera because photos are not enough. there are many other... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two years after my previous visit and during every visit experiences are greater and more enjoyable. Accommodation is great, the park has been enlarged and one can never tires watching these wonderful animals in the WILD. Elephants (well over 400) come in all ages and sizes as do the other animals. If accommodation is fully booked, a one day drive... More 

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Kalmthout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wauw. We booked a 2 night stay over in schotia private gamepark. With that on the second day they take you into addo. My God elephant overload. We stopped at a waterpool and Just stood there for half an hour watching the elephants play interact etc. There loads of elephant families who come from everywhere around you. Little babies playing.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Addo is described as an Elephant National Park...and it is. But its more than that... Apart from the stunning scenery...its home also to... Lions/Buffalo/ Bush Buck/ Ostrich and Rhino....among others. According to our guide, its the size of Belgium...all I know is...its awfy big. The log cabin accommodation is not the highest quality...but its adequate for your needs. You can... More 

Thank TheTerraNovas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one night on the campsite and paid 805 rand in total, including the park entrance. It was totally worth it. The situation at the reception is quite annoying though. Really crowded, long and complicated check in process, only two ladies behind the counter. To make it easier, bring your passport and car registration number with you straight away.... More 

Thank Nora W
Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Addo is really a perfect place to go if you are into elephants. If you want to go "on safari" an see all the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, etc.) Ando is not exactly the place to go. Addo in manly an elephant park, where you can also see some of the other animals, but don't go there expecting to see... More 

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