Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant Park

The Mahout controls the elephant while you enjoy the ride. Elephant back safari

Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant Park is South Africa’s second largest National park which is world famous for incredible elephant photos wait  for you to capture.  Experience a world of diversity in one park. Self drive game drives, guided game drives, horse riding, 4 x 4 trails, bird watching and more. The extraordinary bio diversity within the ecologically diverse Addo region provides habitat for an amazing diversity of wildlife. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals. Touch, walk with and ride with the largest land mammal on earth.  The Park also offers night drives to view the nocturnal animals of the night.  You will be amazed how the African bush can come alive after sunset.   You have to book this wildlife adventure at the Parks Board office because private vehicles are not permit to travel at night in the park.

Female elephant & calf


Addo Elephant National Park and the surrounding area offers many different types of accommodation, both within and outside the park.  There is a range from camp sites to Luxury Lodges. Addo Rest Camp, which is the popular main rest camp of the park offers a wide variety of accommodation units to suit all tastes and plenty of activities to keep visitors busy. A unique feature is the waterhole lookout point, floodlit at night, within the camp as well as the underground hide, allowing close encounters with wildlife at the waterhole.

Addo Elephant Park is possibly the only Wildlife Safari you can enjoy on the entire African continent that is Malaria free.  This is very important if you have young children or pregnant Mothers who cannot take anti Malaria medication.

Addo Elephant Park has a good cross section of wildlife.  This includes Lion, Buffalo, Zebra, Kudu, Eland, and a range of small animals.  Your tour of the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth can include the wildlife experience of the Addo Elephant Park

Matyholweni, which means “in the bush” in Xhosa is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth, off the N2 highway, Matyholweni is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Park. Amenities such as shops, restaurants and a fuel station are available in the nearby town. For those of us who do not like the idea of “roughing it” can stay in one of the Luxury Lodges available, “Indulgence” and “comfort” come to mind when viewing the concession lodges and suites that are to be found in a number of SANParks camps and parks. These lodges form part of a suite of products known as SANParks “Golden Kudus”, where luxury is the order of the day.

Visit Selftours to assist you with your arrangements

As always we highly recommend you book in advance for this amazing experience, we would hate for you to be disappointed.

Remember that when you go to any Game Park, for locals or foreigners, do a little bit of research about if there is Malaria in the area. Some places may have a problem with it, it also depends on the time of year you’ll be going there. Prevention is easier than cure when it comes to something like Malaria.  Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape Area is Malaria free

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