two zebras playing

Day 1

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.

Rickshaw South Africa Travel Specialist Fiona looking at an elephant standing outside her car

Days 2-3

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.

sign to national park

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.

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A peek at your accommodation

pool of accommodation
room in lodge
farm lodges

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If you’d like to upgrade for your time in Addo, you can stay in our category 3 accommodation. You’ll have comfortable and spacious room, with a lovely courtyard to sit around in, and an excellent restaurant.

Prices from: £ 98 - per person - Standard accommodation

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