A mere 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth lies the tranquil hamlet of Addo, en route to the world-renowned Addo Elephant National Park, along the R335 and nestled in the foothills of the Zuurberg Mountain range.
Addo offers a large variety of activities varying from mild to wild – quad biking excursions, river safaris, zip-lining, hiking and horse riding trails and guided tours into the Addo National Park for close encounters with local wildlife.Read More
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This absolute gem of a town is home to award winning spas, lodges, restaurants, wedding venues, guided adventure tour operators and country houses. A booming citrus farming community compliments the main attraction, the Elephants of Addo, by offering a variety of accommodation establishments and additional things to do.
The famous Addo Elephants roam within the Addo Elephant National Park and are the main reason behind why national & local tourists frequent the area. The park is also home to a wide range of wildlife, to name a few, Cape Buffalo, black rhino, a large variety of antelope, the rare flightless dung beetle, lion, jackal, hyena and leopard. Birding enthusiasts can also enjoy bird watching while visiting as there are over 417 different species of birds found within the area.
Due to the National Park stretching all the way to the coast of Algoa Bay, Addo Elephant National Park includes bird species such as the African Penguin and Cape Gannets and the Big 7 which includes the Southern Right Whale and Great White Shark.
A definite must.