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Addo Elephant National Park reviews

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“It gets extremely hot in December. Always take water with you. September is the best time.” - ABTX

Not just about elephants!

Views: 753 Visited: Sep 2012 Reviewed: Apr 23, 2013

Located on the Garden Route of South Africa, Addo Elephant Park, the reserve has both lush vegetation and semi-arid desert like conditions. While you may think that this park is elephants only, you can also see black rhino’s, lions, zebras, blue duikers and spotted hyenas. If you are lucky, you may even spot a leopard or two. It’s also great to track the mighty dung beetles.

On hot days, you will see elephants cooling down in the watering holes, it’s great to watch them play around in the water. If you can get accommodation near a watering hole, do so – it is worth it. There’s a number of lodges in the area ranging from uber luxury, to basic accommodations

Bear in mind that over the November to December period, the temperatures can get to well over 100 Farenheit/40 Degrees Celcius, so ensure that you dress accordingly. This area is malaria free, so there is no need for anti malarial medication like there is in the northern areas of South Africa.

There’s plenty to do at Addo, game drives morning and night are best, you can also take a horse trail. If you are self-driving, you can do a 4x4 trail, and if you go around September/October, you may even be able to spot some whales out at sea.

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