Prepare for an unparalleled journey as you delve into the heart of South Africa's natural beauty with our Full-Day Guided Tour of Addo Elephant National Park. The adventure begins as you step into a luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle, setting the stage for a day of discovery like no other. This extraordinary journey invites you to explore the diverse wonders of the park, from the arid landscapes of northern Karoo to the mesmerising coastal vistas nestled between the Sundays and Bushman's river mouths.
As you traverse the park's diverse biomes, the thrill of encountering the legendary Big Five will keep you on the edge of your seat. Keep a keen eye out for these iconic creatures: the African elephant, formidable rhinoceros, majestic lion, stately buffalo, and elusive leopard. Addo Elephant National Park proudly holds the title of the world's densest concentration of wild elephants, with a thriving population exceeding 650 of these magnificent giants.
Beyond the impressive wildlife, Addo Elephant National Park is also home to the remarkable Spekboom or Elephant Bush plant. This resilient succulent not only contributes to the park's unique ecosystem but also plays a pivotal role in combating climate change through its remarkable carbon absorption capabilities. The park showcases the remarkable biodiversity of five of South Africa's seven biomes, rendering it one of Earth's most ecologically diverse places.
Make sure to be on the lookout for the Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
Did you know? Adolescent bulls leave the herd to form bachelor groups, and when much older, bulls may often choose to range on their own. When an older bull is accompanied by younger bulls, learning the ways of the world from their elder, the younger bulls are referred to as “askaris,” which means “young warriors. Elephants help the environment by tearing down trees, breaking up bushes, making trails and digging water holes. Baboons and birds rummage through their droppings for undigested seeds and nuts.
Our guided tours cater to every nature enthusiast and adventure seeker. Whether you yearn for wildlife safaris, seek intimate elephant-watching shore excursions or dream of embarking on classic South African safari adventures, we've designed the perfect itinerary to fulfil your desires. Our expert guides are well-versed in the park's secrets and will ensure you witness the best of Addo's natural wonders, leaving you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.
So, join us for an extraordinary day in this stunning conservation area, where a fusion of incredible landscapes and captivating wildlife awaits. Be prepared to leave with more than just photographs; leave with unforgettable memories that will stay with you long after your journey concludes.
Come and experience the magic of Addo Elephant National Park with us and be part of the legacy of South Africa's extraordinary wilderness.
Pick-up from Your Accommodation or Cruise Terminal: Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up service from your accommodation or cruise terminal in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Bluewater Bay, or Colchester. Our professional and friendly guide will ensure a comfortable and hassle-free start to your day.
Addo Elephant National Park: After checking in, we will embark on an exciting safari. We will spend our time together experiencing the diverse plant, animal, and bird life that Addo has to offer. You may see lions, hyenas, various antelopes, Cape Buffalo, our tenacious warthog, and inquisitive zebras.
Jack's Picnic Site: Along the way, we will make a quick stop at Jack's Picnic Site, named after Jack, the Black Rhino, one of the first black rhinos to be brought to Addo. This picturesque location is nestled in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park. This quick pit stop allows you to stretch your legs and use the facilities.
Optional Lunch at The Cattle Baron: (This will be for your own account) After exploring Jack's Picnic Site, you may choose to savour a delectable meal at The Cattle Baron in the main camp of the national park. The restaurant offers a diverse menu that caters to various culinary preferences. Enjoy a relaxing and sumptuous lunch, taking your time to indulge in the flavours of the region.
Opportunity to Explore: While at Main Camp, you can also take some time to explore the curio shop, which features an array of locally crafted souvenirs and memorabilia. Alternatively, you can stroll to the lookout point below the eating deck, which offers awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscape. The chance to soak in the views and relish the ambience further enhances your Addo Elephant National Park experience.
Resume Exploration: After a visit to Main Camp and some leisure time, we'll continue our exploration of the north side of the park. This section of the park teems with diverse wildlife and mesmerising landscapes. Keep your camera ready, as this part of the park is known for fantastic wildlife encounters, including the iconic elephants that the park is famous for.
Departure: As your day in Addo Elephant National Park nears its end, we'll begin our journey back to your accommodation or cruise terminal. Along the way, your guide will share their expertise, providing insights into the park's history, ecosystem, and the incredible wildlife that calls it home.
The approximate time spent in the park is between seven and eight hours.
Your Addo Elephant National Park adventure promises a well-rounded experience, blending convenience, culinary delights, and the beauty of the natural world. You'll leave with unforgettable memories of the diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife that make this park a South African treasure.
|Per Person (International)
|Min 2 and Max 3 People
|R 2 530
|Min 4 and Max 5 People
|R 1 700
• Quoted, invoiced and payable in ZAR.
• South African citizens rates available.
• For tours commencing from accommodations in Addo or any area not mentioned, an additional fuel charge may be applicable for the pickup.
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