Exploring Addo Elephant National Park On A Guided Safari Tour

Posted on Thu January 21, 2021.

Discover more of the riches in the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa on a guided small-group tour to Addo Park

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 travellers. The malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park and greater Addo are close to 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. Enjoy the beauty and natural landscape of greater Addo which is hugged by the Zuurberg mountain range and high Alexandria dune fields that are lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters.

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 private guided tour with a local and registered travel company. Click on the book now button

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 has the largest African penguin breeding colony in South Africa. We are now offering a Full Day "Big 7" Addo Park Safari Tour. 

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. 

Did you know?
 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 600 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.