Arrival in Addo
Today you’ll drive to Addo Elephant National Park. We recommend heading straight to the park entrance, as you will still have time to book and do a full safari. Afterwards, you’ll continue to your guest house, just a short drive away from the park itself. You’ll stay in an African hut with a thatched roof (rondavel) in a peaceful orange grove. You can relax in the shady garden or stretch out by the pool.
Addo Elephant Park - Free Time
Today, you’ll need to wake up early. The park opens its gates at sunrise and this is the most active time of day for the animals. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera! The Addo Elephant National Park was founded in 1931 to save the elephants in this region – with great success. Today, more than 450 elephants roam the bush here.
Addo is home to the Big Five, so keep an eye out for lions, warthogs, buffalo and rhinos. You’re most likely to spot antelopes, zebras and wild boar. The animals are accustomed to the traffic, so they’re not particularly shy. The park is huge and there are all kinds of routes to explore. The most action takes place around waterholes which you’ll find scattered across the park, so be sure to make a few stops.
The next day you’ll say farewell to Addo and continue with your journey across South Africa.
A peek at your accommodation