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Addo Elephant National Park reviews

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“If you are in the park at Midday ask directions to the Elephant Pond - they go there to cool off during the heat of the day..a great treat to see.” - BiddyH

Close Encounters of the Elephant Kind!

Views: 889 Visited: Apr 2012 Reviewed: Apr 25, 2013

If you are coming to Africa to see Elephant, the Addo Elephant Park is just the place to go! Established primarily to protect the decreasing Elephant population of just 16 animals back in 1931, the Park now has over 550 of these great creatures, so you are bound to see several during your visit. Predators have also been re-introduced so you can see all the Big 5 here. We have taken a few day-trips into the park and have always had a wonderful day with many sightings of Rhino, Wildebeest, Antelope, Lion and, of course, many Elephants (with babies!) The roads are good - you do not need a 4 X 4, and you also do not need to worry about Maleria, a big plus! Although I have not personally stayed in the rest camps, my friends tell me that the accommodation is very comfortable, clean and well-maintained, and that there are options to suit all budgets, from campsites to luxury lodges. You can even arrange to go on an Elephant Back Safari, if you really want to have the opportunity to interact with the animals on a one-to-one basis. Come to South Africa - come to Addo!

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