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Addo Elephant Park Day Safari from Port Elizabeth

Explore the wonders of Addo Elephant National Park: where majestic elephants roam freely alongside the legendary 'Big 5' amidst stunning scenery. With no malaria concerns, it's a haven of conservation success, offering unparalleled biodiversity and thrilling game-viewing experiences. Don't miss out – book your guided safari today and embark on an unforgettable adventure!

Addo Elephant National Park Full-Day Safari Adventure


Tour Overview:

Join a small group and experience the thrill of a full-day tour in Addo Elephant National Park, home to Africa’s majestic "Big Five" – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos – as well as a variety of other fascinating species. This all-inclusive local safari experience provides a unique opportunity to explore the park's diverse landscapes and witness its rich wildlife up close.

What to Expect:

Your Addo adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your accommodation, hotel, or the port in Port Elizabeth. Led by experienced guides, you will journey deep into the heart of Addo's wilderness, where sweeping plains, dense thickets, lush forests and African animals await.

Throughout your safari, you'll gain insights into the behavior and ecology of Addo's inhabitants, while capturing unforgettable moments up close. Enjoy a light lunch in Addo and enjoy lookout points amidst the natural beauty of the park, providing a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Whether you're a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or embarking on your first safari, Addo Elephant National Park promises an extraordinary journey filled with excitement, wonder, and the timeless magic of Africa's wilderness.

Tour Prices:

Book now  R2650 per adult

What’s Included:

  • Round-trip transportation from Port Elizabeth.
  • Expertly guided safari tour.
  • Light lunch and refreshments.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Educational stops and photo opportunities

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For group discounts, email: [email protected].


BOOK YOUR ADDO SAFARI TOUR NOW: Experience the thrill of Addo Elephant National Park with our expertly guided tour. Secure your spot today for a memorable and captivating wildlife adventure!

Why Visit Addo Elephant National Park?

Discover the allure of Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa's third largest National Park, home to a dense elephant herd population, the iconic 'Big Five', and breathtaking landscapes. With no malaria risk, it's a conservation triumph, promising unmatched biodiversity and unforgettable game viewing, ensuring a safe and exhilarating adventure for all. 

Learn more about Addo Park's history

Join Our Small-Group Guided Safari from Port Elizabeth:

Expert Guidance: Our knowledgeable guides provide fascinating insights into the park's ecosystem and wildlife behaviour, making your journey educational and enriching.
Big Five Encounters: Witness Africa's iconic Big Five in their natural habitat.
Comfort and Safety: Enjoy the safari from the comfort and safety of our well-equipped vehicle.
Delicious Lunch: Savor a delightful lunch and refreshments amidst the stunning scenery.
Panoramic Views: Soak in stunning views from lookout points and capture unforgettable moments.


Highlights of the Addo Safari:

Dynamic Landscape: Explore the park's diverse scenery, from dense bushveld to open plains.
Historical Significance: Learn about Addo's history, established in 1931 to protect the last 11 elephants.
Educational Stops: Visit the main camp's information centre to delve into the park's history and geography.
Family-Friendly: A safe and thrilling adventure for all ages.
Malaria-Free: Enjoy a worry-free experience in a malaria-free zone.
Single-Day Adventure: Ideal for a day tour from Port Elizabeth or nearby areas.
Capture the Magic of Addo: Immerse yourself in the park's beauty with numerous photo stops and marvel at the ocean views and the Alexandria dunes for an enriching safari experience.

Easy Booking for an Unforgettable Adventure: Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Book your Addo Elephant National Park safari today for an unforgettable adventure! 

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Itinerary

Minutes: 35

Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park

Pickup and Check-in:

Start Time: 9:00 AM (adjustable)

Your Addo wildlife tour begins with a comfortable pickup from your Port Elizabeth accommodation or the Port Elizabeth Harbour. Start times can be adjusted, and we will be in touch with changes.


Arrive at the Mathyolweni Gate, the southern section of Addo Elephant National Park, for check-in.
Your guide will assist with check-in, setting the tone for an intimate and personal adventure. Duration: 35 minutes for pickup.


Southern Section Exploration:

Explore the southern section of Addo, renowned for its diverse wildlife and landscapes.
Encounter majestic African elephants, lions, buffaloes, zebras, and more.
Marvel at the scenic landscapes, including grassy plains and dense thickets.
Enjoy stops for photos and great views at the lookout points.


Morning Game Drive:

Embark on a thrilling morning game drive in a comfortable minivan, guided by an Addo expert.
Keep your senses alert to the sounds of nature and the sightings of various wildlife. Duration: Morning drive.
Lunch Break:

Enjoy a delightful Safari tour with lunch in Addo at a restaurant within the park, where you can refuel and relax amidst nature.
Take the opportunity to browse the curio store and explore the Interpretation Centre, learning about the park's flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.
Afternoon Game Drive:

Resume the adventure with an afternoon game drive in the original section of the Addo park.
Search for more wildlife sightings and soak in the beauty of the park's landscapes. Duration: Afternoon drive.
Departure:

Conclude your Addo Elephant National Park tour and depart from the safari experience. Duration: 8 hours (includes pickup time of 35 minutes).
End of tour.

Hours: 3

Game drive: Southern section

Morning game drive

Embark on a thrilling morning game drive in the comfort of a closed vehicle.
Traverse the park's diverse landscapes with your knowledgeable guide, an Addo expert.
Marvel at the expansive vistas of grassy plains, dense thickets, and ancient forests.
Keep your senses alert to the sounds of nature - the trumpeting of elephants, the roars of lions, and the chirping of birds.


Wildlife Immersion 

Spot majestic African elephants in their natural habitat, one of the park's signature species.
Observe the grandeur of lions, the kings of the savannah, as they go about their daily routines.
Encounter imposing buffaloes, known for their resilience and strength.
Delight in the antics of zebras and warthogs, the playful characters of the park.
Discover a world of avian diversity with a multitude of bird species.
Your closed vehicle offers safety and a clear view of these magnificent animals, providing an immersive wildlife experience.


Guided Insights (Throughout the Day):

Your guide shares in-depth knowledge about the park's flora, fauna, history, and culture.
Learn about the behaviours of the diverse species you encounter, from the gentle giants to the fierce predators.
Understand the conservation efforts dedicated to protecting these animals and their habitats.
Ask questions and engage in lively discussions about Addo's remarkable biodiversity.

 

Hours: 1

Break at the main camp

Curio Shop and Interpretative Centre:

Enjoy a light lunch and if time allows explore the curio shop at Addo's Main Camp, where you can find unique souvenirs, local crafts, and treasures.

Interpretive Centre:

Visit the Interpretive Centre at Addo's Main Camp.
Delve into the world of nature, from early fossils to prehistoric and modern elephants, animal sounds, insects, and more.
Gain a deeper understanding of the natural world and its intricate ecosystems.
Don't miss the centre's highlights, including the webcam installed at the watering hole for real-time wildlife viewing, which can be accessed here. 

This part of the tour offers not only a chance to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch but also an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the park's rich ecosystem and history, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching experience during your visit to Addo Elephant National Park.

 

Hours: 3

Game Drive in Northern section

Afternoon & Final Game Drives:

Afternoon Game Drive: As your adventure continues into the afternoon, you'll explore the northern section of Addo Elephant National Park. This area boasts rolling hills, valleys with extensive grasslands, and dense thickets. The vegetation here is dominated by succulent shrubs, aloes, and spekboom, which provide a habitat for various small animals, including meerkats and tortoises.The northern region is also dotted with numerous waterholes, such as Ngulube and Nyati waterholes, which are known to attract large herds of elephants, antelopes, and other animals. You'll also be able to spot a wide range of bird species, as Addo Elephant National Park is home to over 400 recorded bird species, including the magnificent martial eagle, ostriches, and various water birds like the African fish eagle and the African darter. 


Final Game Drive: Conclude your day with a final game drive, departing from the northern section to exit at the south section, making the most of your wildlife encounters. Capture photographs of the stunning landscapes painted in the hues of the setting sun. Listen to your guide's stories about the park's nocturnal creatures, from elusive leopards to the smaller inhabitants of the dark.



Minutes: 35

Addo Elephnat Park - Port Elizabeth

End of the Journey: Exit the park through the South Gate, reflecting on the incredible experiences you've had. Your guide will accompany you back to Port Elizabeth, continuing to share insights, recounting the day's highlights, and addressing any lingering questions.

This day promises a perfect balance of fun, excitement, and education, allowing you to witness the remarkable wildlife and landscapes that define Addo Elephant National Park.