Addo Map & Directions

Please use any of the suggested directions from Port Elizabeth below or contact us to find out the best route for your journey to Chrislin African Lodge.

Direct Route from Port Elizabeth to Chrislin Lodge

The most direct and shortest route from Port Elizabeth to Chrislin Lodge takes approximately one hour to drive and is a distance of just over 60 kilometres or 37 miles.

The route follows the coast on the N2 north towards Grahamstown before turning inland onto the R335 to Addo. Shortly after turning onto the R335 the road passes a large informal settlement called Motherwell. We do not recommend that you stop in this area.

After Motherwell you will drive through largely open grassland and low bush before reaching the Sunday’s River valley and Addo village.

Shortly after Addo village you will turn left onto the R336 and then left again onto the untarred road signed to Chrislin Lodge.

Scenic Routes via Addo

Alternatively, you might be interesting in trying out one of two scenic routes to Chrislin via the Addo Elephant National Park. We have included the scenic route from Port Elizabeth airport that takes you into the Addo park at the Mathyolweni Gate as well as a route which is locally known as the ‘poor man’s game drive’ as it is possible to spot elephants and other wildlife along the way for free. The route is a public road.

Route via Mathyolweni Gate Addo Elephant Park

Chrislin Lodge Addo Directions From Port Elizabeth

This suggested route is at least 100 kilometres or 62 miles. It can take anything from 2 hours to a full day, depending on how long you spend in the Addo Elephant Park. It includes paying the day entry fee to the Addo Elephant National Park when entering at the Mathyolweni or southern gate.

The route starts in Port Elizabeth and follows the coast on the N2 north to Colchester. Shortly after crossing the Sunday’s River in the hamlet of Colchester turn left onto the road signed for the Addo Elephant National Park Mathyolweni gate. Turn right to the gate and stop to pay the fees at the reception.

Use the Addo map given to you to enjoy a day of game viewing in the Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park. The elephant and other wildlife sightings are spectacular and there are many picnic sites and view points to enjoy.

Exit Addo Elephant Park at the Main Gate

Follow the Addo park map and signs and exit at the Addo Park Main Gate. Once you have left the park turn left onto the R342 towards Addo village. This road becomes the R335.

Just before the village of Addo turn right onto the R336 and then left again onto the untarred road signed to Chrislin Lodge.

Free Travel Route via Addo Elephant National Park

This suggested route is approximately 85 kilometers or 53 miles. It should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive without any stops. It includes a section on untarred road through the Addo Elephant National Park where no entrance fee payment is required.

The route starts in Port Elizabeth and follows the coast on the N2 north to Colchester. Shortly after crossing the Sunday’s River and passing the hamlet of Colchester, the road splits with the N2 going on towards Grahamstown and the N10 branching towards Paterson. Turn onto the N10 towards Paterson at this intersection.

Shortly after passing the Schotia Safaris reception turn left onto the untarred road signed to Addo. This road passes through the Addo Elephant National Park but does not require you to pay the entrance fee.

The route is locally known as the ‘poor man’s game drive’ as it is possible to spot elephants and other wildlife along the way for free! The route is a public road.

Once through the Addo Elephant Park you will turn right at the T-junction onto the R335 to the village of Addo.

Shortly after Addo village you will turn left onto the R336 and then left again onto the untarred road signed to Chrislin Lodge.