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Addo Elephant National Park

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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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USD 190.61*
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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
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Best wildlife park to view elephants, lions and other animals

Fly or drive into Port Elizabeth and from there on the N2 to the eastern Colchester gate of the Addo Park. From here you have the whole day to do a leisured drive through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fly or drive into Port Elizabeth and from there on the N2 to the eastern Colchester gate of the Addo Park. From here you have the whole day to do a leisured drive through the park, have a great picnic at Jack's Picnic spot arriving at the western main gate late in the afternoon. Here you can have a late... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a road trip across South Africa as we had a bit of extra time and are so glad we did. The wildlife was outstanding if a bit frightening when the car was surrounded by elephants, but we followed the rules and no harm done for a thrill of a lifetime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning day! Literally 100's of Ellie's at Hapoor and then saw a bull elephant come to the aid of a kudu calf under attack from three jackals! Great breakfast at the restaurant too! What an asset just 30min from our doorstep. The only reason I'd not give a full 5 rating is that the entry procedure at the gate -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic place lots of antelope and gazelle sadly missed the 550 elephants but then 3 kindly were at the waterhole for us so all was not lost. Interesting place with good shop and tea rooms/restaurant.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Addo Rest Camp from 1pm until 9am the next day. The semi detached chalet was lovely, with a great view over the park and our very own herd of elephants in the distance. We managed to get on the 3 pm game drive and saw elephants, buffalo, kudu, wart hogs and jackal. Our driver was entertaining and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go for your own by car or by a guided tour to meet the big five... we spent an impressive day at Addo, watching the lions hunting, the cheetahs lying lazy beneath the bushes, many elephants and buffalos, Zebras and Turtles- only the Rhino didn´t appear...

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. I was worried about having a restless 4 year old in the car for a day. But all the amazing wild life and great terrain made the day absolutely delightful for all of us. Well done Parks Board for creating a great family experience so close to PE.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to this National Park was a total win; organised through our local accommodation at Hitgeheim just 10-15 minutes away, in game viewing vehicles. Apparently there are about 600 elephants in this park and so seeing them wasn’t difficult. Arriving around 9am, a family of them was coming down to the waterhole while our vehicle party was still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This definitely is the place to visit in South Africa! We had elephants walking so close to the car that we all held our breaths! The Zebras actually crossed the road in front of us, stopped and looked at us! We all laughed! Lots of little wart hogs wandering around too, ( very cute!) Never forget that day! Everyone should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first took a 2-hour jeep tour with these guys, and then we just drove around with our private tour guide. The first tour didn't find much, and the guide kept stopping to "tell us stories" which ate up all our time. But in our own van, we saw so many animals! Elephants, lions, zebras and all the little ones... More 

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