Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa. Traversing a variety of different landscapes and terrains, ranging from rolling sand dunes to rugged mountains and lush valleys, it covers approximately 180 000 hectares of land.
The park stretches from the Karoo region north of the Zuurberg Mountain Range, to the Algoa Bay Coast in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
Located 72km from Port Elizabeth, the park was established way back in 1931 to save the 11 elephants which remained in the area from extinction. Today, the sanctuary is home to over 600 elephant, black rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo, spotted hyena and a vast array of antelope. Addo Elephant National Park proudly boasts not only the Big 5, but the “Big 7” as well – a list which includes the Great White Shark, and the Southern Right Whale – both of which are found off the Algoa Bay Coast. Another, more unusual, prize feature of the national park is the rare, flightless dung beetle – found almost exclusively in this area.
The Addo Elephant National Park offers a diverse assortment of outdoor activities, including game drives, horseback rides, guided walks, 4x4 trails, and hiking paths.
Some of the stunning accommodation types offered in Addo by Venues4Africa, include guest houses, self-catering units, camping establishments, safari lodges, B&B's, and luxury hotels. Take your pick and experience the wilderness adventure of a lifetime.