• Cape Buffalo in Addo Elephant National Park largest disease free herd
    Cape Buffalo in Addo Park

    The largest disease-free herds of Buffalo

  • Ostrich bird in Addo Elephant National Park
    Ostrich bird are found in Addo

    Species of large flightless bird native to Africa.

  • Watch Herds of Elephant
    Watch Herds of Elephant

    Follow animals to the watering holes

  • Watch Herds of Elephant
    Watch Herds of Elephant

    Follow animals to the watering holes

  • Raptors are found in Addo
    Raptors are found in Addo

    The spectacular Secretarybird is a large-bodied bird of prey with an eagle-like head and crane-like legs

  • Find solitary moments
    Find solitary moments

    Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush

Addo Park Safari Tour

Discover some of the best sights and close encounters with Africa's Big Five on a fully guided day tour and safari to Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa's third-largest National Park.

Alongside an expert Addo guide, put yourself in the hands of a skilled tracker and make the journey into the greater area of Addo. With an abundance of different animals and birds, our guides will do their best to introduce you to as many animals available in the park. Learn more about Addo Elephant Park's history, geology and fauna, and flora of this amazing park. 

There are toilet stops and a lunch break at the main camp where you can visit the curio shop and information center.

Why book Addo Safari Tour?

Into Tours is an experienced Tour operator, that specialises in organising tours and shore excursions in the greater ADDO area in the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

We have crafted the best affordable and family-focused safari trips to Addo Elephant Park and day tours for Cruise Line Passenger -  shore excursions. 

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Enjoy game drives and safaris to world-renowned Addo Elephant National Park in  closed tour vehicle.

Here's what you can experience with an Addo elephant park safari tour

Journey deep within the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of Eastern Cape and be overtaken by sweeping vistas of the Zuurberg mountain ranges, ancient rock formations, and magnificent views of high dunes and Algoa Bay coastline.

Addo Park is worth a visit and is famed for its elephants, but recognised for the Big 7. Turn your gaze to the ocean and land to see the Big 7 (great white shark, whale, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, Buffalo).

What does the Greater Addo Elephant National Park and surrounding areas offer visitors

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Addo Park.

Discover nature at its wildest and best, along sandy roads to find Africa's Big five. Addo Park is home to the Big 7 with the densest concentration of elephants in the world. Be captivated by Addo's landscapes with unique and attractive biomes that are found nowhere else.

Explore South Africa's third-largest National park, the Addo elephant national park, a malaria-free and diverse wildlife conservation park located close to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape, offering expansive grounds, lush vegetation, and unsurpassed views of the continent’s most iconic wildlife.

On this guided Addo tour, you’ll get acquainted with the incredible flora and fauna of the reserve and learn more about the area’s biodiversity. 

Begin Your Dream Addo Safari With Us

Begin your tour with pickup from the cruise terminal and board an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a 35-minute scenic drive through the South African countryside.

Upon arrival at the park, and after check-in, begin your game drive. Spot animals such as the Big 5, zebras, warthogs, and antelopes. Your local guide will stop the vehicle when animals are spotted. 

During the game drive, stop to stretch your legs at a lookout point where you can enjoy spectacular views of the park while sipping a refreshing drink and snack.

You’ll travel in a closed vehicle, making your way through the park from south to north, trekking along gravel and sand paths as well as tarred roads in search of the best viewing sites.

After working up an appetite, we stop off for lunch at the park restaurant with some free time to spend at the souvenir shop, so you can find the perfect gifts. The safari and game viewing will continue as we head back south. Thereafter, you'll exit the park to be back in time at the cruise ship.

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Affordable Safaris for Small Groups 

Day tours to Addo Elephant National Park are highly recommended by South African Tour operators. To make this task a little easier for you, whether you're interested in an Addo full-day Safari or half-day Addo safari tour, we've compiled exciting itineraries for your Addo park game drive. Game viewing in a malaria-free environment is enjoyed in a closed tour vehicle on a fully guided tour with a local and registered travel company.

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Discover more of the riches in the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa 

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is a perfect holiday destination, offering a variety of fun-filled activities for both nature lovers and adventurous travelers. The malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park and greater Addo are close to Gqeberha formerly known as Port Elizabeth and are well worth seeing.

 It's world-famous and rated as one of the best places to see Addo elephant and other African wildlife in their natural environment, it’s now the 3rd largest national park in South Africa with an area size of 1 640 km². Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park in Geberha in South Africa and is one of the country's 20 national parks. It currently ranks third in size after Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Attractions in Addo Elephant Park 

Beautiful ocean views 

The beauty and natural landscape of greater Addo are hugged by the Zuurberg mountain range and high Alexandria dune fields that are lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters.

Most Diverse Park

Addo Elephant National Park is said to be the most diverse game park in the world. The area includes five different biomes that you'll get to see on your Addo park safari tour this includes the Karoo, grassland, fynbos, thicket, and forest biomes.

A haven for wildlife

The Addo elephant park is a growing and flourishing National park with five distinct biomes, from sweeping grasslands to dense thickets, allowing it to sustain a wide variety of Addo wildlife. The sought-after Big 5 and an abundance of other wildlife can be found with 13 species of antelope, over 400 cape buffalo, and a variety of birds. Plus, get the chance to see the unique and rare Addo flightless dung beetle.

Aside from elephant herds in the 1640 square kilometer park, other animals include lions the sorely endangered black rhinos, zebra, black-backed jackets, bat-eared foxes, ostriches, and too many others to mention. 

Not just the Big Five, but the Big Seven

The Addo Elephant Park is the only park in the world to boast of having "the Big 7" - lion, leopard, black rhino, Addo elephant, cape buffalo, great white shark, and southern right whale. The marine section of the Addo Elephant National Park can be accessed with a chartered boat vessel, that will take you past the nearby Islands.

St Croix Island

Addo Elephant National Park’s St Croix Island protects the world’s largest breeding ground of the endangered African Penguins.

Addo's 12 remaining elephants

Hunting for ivory started in the early 1700s and by 1900 most of the remaining Addo wildlife were completely exterminated. Only 12 Addo elephants remained before the Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931, with an area size of 2000 hectares. 

The Addo elephant number has grown since and now has over 700 elephants. The elephant that you will see in the Addo are the descendants of the herds of elephants that once freely roamed the eastern and southern cape.

Oranges and Addo elephants 

The Addo elephants are wild about oranges - and any other citrus fruits. With an excellent sense of smell, pachyderms can sniff citrus fragrances from a great distance. What’s more, the elephants find it difficult to resist. 

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Itinerary

Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant Park

Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park

Your Addo safari tour begins with pickup from your Port Elizabeth accommodation at 6:00 am for the morning slot or 12:00 pm for afternoon slot, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle to greet your driver and guide. Departing from Port Elizabeth, you'll enjoy a scenic +- 35 minutes’ drive.

Next, continue to the check in gate for a quick break and photos before entering the park. Your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will drive through the park and stop for sightings. Animals that could be seen during the drive are elephant, buck, zebra, warthog, lion to name only a few. Keep a close lookout while driving past the bushes; animals love to camouflage themselves among the thickets!

Along the way your guide will take you to the lookout point for a stretch and special treat.

After exploring the park, you'll head to the picnic site to enjoy refreshments and snacks. Then continue the safari journey, learning about the animals and area from your guide.

You will exit the park at around 11:00 am or 17:00 pm ( can be later and is dependant on animal sightings) to head back to your Port Elizabeth accommodation.