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Addo Elephant Day Safari & Shore Tour from Cruise Terminal

Discover the marvels of Addo Elephant National Park on a full-day shore excursion from Port Elizabeth, tailor-made to fit your cruise ship's schedule.

This all-inclusive experience offers intimate encounters with over 600 elephants and the renowned "big 5," all led by our seasoned guide. From seamless cruise ship pick-up to captivating wildlife insights and a scenic picnic, it's a day of extraordinary discovery.

Ideally suited for small groups and wildlife enthusiasts, create unforgettable memories on this intimate South African cruise ship tour. Don't miss your chance to explore this remarkable wildlife wonderland!

Shore Excursion Tour to Addo Elephant National Park


Don't miss the opportunity to embark on an extraordinary safari adventure during your cruise vacation to Port Elizabeth Harbour. Join our Addo Elephant National Park shore excursion, an exhilarating 8-hour guided tour starting right at the cruise terminal.

Uncover the magic of South Africa's third-largest national park as you explore in a small group, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience. Encounter over 600 elephants, the famous "big 5" antelope species, and captivating wildlife. Your all-inclusive tour package covers photo stops, lunch, entry fees, and engaging commentary, making it a hassle-free journey.

Travel through the park with a knowledgeable guide who reveals its wildlife secrets and storied history during a guided game drive. Dive into the park's ecology and conservation efforts at the Interpretive Centre and enjoy a picnic lunch amid stunning landscapes.

Perfect for small groups and wildlife enthusiasts, this South African cruise ship tour guarantees unforgettable memories and an up-close experience with African wildlife and endangered species.

Tour Highlights:

  • Morning and Afternoon Game Drives: Encounter a wide range of wildlife during morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Picnic Lunch: Savor a light lunch surrounded by the park's natural beauty.
  • Interpretation Centre Visit: Explore the park's flora and fauna at the Interpretive Centre.
  • Curio Shop Exploration: Find unique souvenirs at a local curio shop.

Our tours are thoughtfully designed to fit your ship's schedule, and our local guides offer invaluable insider knowledge. Plus, we provide a Back-To-Ship Guarantee and Flexible Cancellation policies for a worry-free experience.

Embark on a day of wonder and discovery with our Addo Elephant National Park shore excursion. Book today and prepare for an incredible safari adventure on your cruise vacation!

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Minutes: 35

Harbour Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Park Shore Excursion 

Join a small-group Guided Tour and Get Up Close with Wildlife at Addo Elephant Park

Pickup time: 8:00 am -9:00 pm

Our Addo Elephant Park guided tour starts with a convenient pickup service from Port Elizabeth Harbour, where you'll be treated to stunning views of the ocean and the Alexandria dunes as you travel through the city. During the ride, our expert guide will provide informative commentary about the area, sharing insights into its history and culture.

Upon reaching Addo Elephant Park, your guide will check you in at reception before entering the gates. After registration, embark on a game drive with your guide to witness an incredible array of wildlife in their natural habitat. From majestic elephants to graceful antelopes, be ready to be amazed by the animals that call this place home.

Hours: 3

Game drive Southern Section

Morning Game Drive 

Explore the beauty and diversity of Addo National Park with a guided morning game drive. This incredible national park is renowned for its vast elephant population and hosts a variety of other wildlife, including the big five.

Your expert guide will lead the way, providing insight into the park's flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture of the region. You can expect to see elephants, lions, buffalo, and various antelope species, among other animals. Your guide will help you identify the species and help you understand their unique behaviours. You'll also learn about the conservation efforts to safeguard these animals and their habitats.

The game drive takes you through different park areas, from the grassy plains to the dense thickets. You'll have the opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the park. Whether you are an experienced traveller or a first-time safari-goer, a guided game drive in Addo National Park is an unforgettable experience.

Minutes: 15

Drinks at a lookout point

Panoramic views

After your park adventure, take some time to relax at the lookout point and enjoy the stunning view of the Addo Elephant National Park. This location offers a unique perspective of the surrounding scenery, allowing you to appreciate the park's natural beauty. Treat yourself to a glass of South African wine and some snacks as you unwind and take in all the wonders the park has to offer.

Hours: 1

Break at the main camp

Lunch, Souvenir shopping & Interpretive Centre

During your safari tour, take a lunch break at the main camp to enjoy a delicious meal and explore the curio shop and interpretive centre. The restaurant offers a variety of food options to satisfy all taste buds, from traditional South African dishes to international cuisine.
As you explore the park, take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and watering holes.

Interpretive Centre: From early fossils to information on prehistoric and modern elephants, animal sounds, insects, and more, visitors will surely leave with a deeper understanding of the natural world. One of the centre's highlights is the webcam installed at the watering hole, which can be accessed here.

Hours: 3

Game Drive in Northern section

Afternoon game drive

The park's northern section has rolling hills and valleys with extensive grasslands and dense thickets. The vegetation in this area is dominated by succulent shrubs, aloes, and spekboom, which support a variety of small animals such as meerkats and tortoises. The northern region also has many water holes, including the Ngulube and Nyati waterholes, which attract large herds of elephants, antelopes, and other animals.

In addition to the diverse landscape, the northern section of Addo Elephant National Park is also home to various birdlife. Over 400 bird species have been recorded in the park, including the magnificent martial eagle, ostriches, and different water birds, such as the African fish eagle and the African darter.

Overall, the northern section of Addo Elephant National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in experiencing the beauty of South Africa's wildlife and landscapes. The unique combination of rolling hills, valleys, waterholes, and diverse wildlife makes it a truly unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Minutes: 35

Addo Elephnat Park - Port Elizabeth

As the tour ends, reflect on the memories created and the splendour of South Africa's natural wonders on your return to your Port Elizabeth accommodation. This day trip is an excellent opportunity to learn about South African wildlife and the conservation efforts of the Addo Elephant National Park while experiencing an unforgettable and comfortable safari.