Addo Elephant ParkApprox. Time: 6 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Everyone loves elephants, and Addo is the perfect place to see them. Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the francolin's call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the gray leviathans of the bush now roam in peace. The park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area – today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 200 elephants, Cape buffalo, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

The park is situated 72 km from Port Elizabeth in the Sundays River Valley and Zuurberg Mountain range.

07:00 – 19:00 throughout the year

Courtesy of the South Africa Tourism Board