EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL
ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
Addo Elephant National Park is situated 72km by road from Port Elizabeth. Established in 1931 to save 11 Elephants on the brink of extinction. The Park is now home to more than 550 Elephants, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, a range of Antelope species and the rare flightless dung Beetle. Addo Elephant National Park is a perfect destination for the adventurous outdoor and nature lover.
Addo Elephant Park, a sanctuary for the wide range of South Africa’s Wildlife, is located in the thick bushveld of the Sundays River, in the Eastern Cape. The park now known as the Addo Elephant National Park is now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide diversity of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. Stretching from the semi-arid karoo area in the north around Darlington Dam, over the rugged Zuurberg Mountains, through the Sundays River valley and south to the coast between Sundays River mouth and Bushman’s river mouth, Addo covers about 180 000 hectares (444 700 acres) and includes the Bird and St Croix Island groups.
More than the big 7
Lions were released into Addo National Park in October 2003 and the first lion cubs were born in the Addo since 1845. An absence of 159 years. There is more to the Addo Elephant National Park than the big 7, there are countless other species, Cape buffalo, Black rhino, Eland, Kudu, Bushbuck, Red hartebeest, Grysbok and Duiker, Jackals, Antbear, Bushpig, Vervet monkeys and Zebra, to name a few. The flightless dung beetle is unique to the park. 6 out of the world’s 7 biomes are found here and a huge number of bird species.
The park, the third largest in South Africa, offers a wide range of game viewing and outdoor activities, which include horse-back game viewing and horse-riding, guided walks, hiking, 4×4 trails and a picnic area for day visitors. Nothing could be better if you are a animal or bush lover.
Elephant Park Tour Options
Addo Elephant Park Half Day Tour
R1050 per person
Experience a Half Day guided Addo Elephant National Park tour, giving you the best chance to see all that it has to offer.
|Duration:||Half day- 8:30am Morning Safari and 2:00pm Afternoon Safari on offer (4 1⁄2 hours including travel time)pick up times may differ according to location|
|Included:||Transfers between Chrislin, Drinks and snacks, International Park Entrance fees as well as a guided tour.|
|Attractions:||Big 5 Game viewing, Park History, Local Knowledge, Safari in open or closed vehicle.|
Addo Elephant Park Full Day Tour
R1800 per person
Experience a guided Addo Elephant National Park Safari of both the North and South Sections of Addo’s Main Camp. The Main Camp at Addo has now grown to over 35 000 hectares. Let our experienced guides that have trained eyes for spotting wildlife, local knowledge regarding: animal identification, local history, vegetation, local culture and stories, take you to the highlighted areas of the Park.
|Duration:||9 hours including Lunchtime and travel times : 8:30 am till 6:30 (Summer), 9am till 5:30 (winter)|
|Included:||Transfers between Chrislin , Drinks and snacks, International
Park Entrance fees, lunch BBQ in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park
|Attractions:||Big 5 Game viewing, Park History, Local Knowledge, Lunch BBQ in the heart of the Park.|
All tours can be paid directly to Crisscross Adventures. Please adhere to their strict cancellation policy:
- Within 48 hours prior to the arranged tour requires a payment of 50% of the total cost of the activities
- Cancellations on the day of the tour requires a payment of 100% of the total cost of the activities