Addo Elephant Park is a one hour drive north from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The park, which is home to more than 450 elephants, offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and cultural experiences. I visited the park as part of a small group adventure during the month of November. The spring is a great time to visit Addo as you drive through miles of citrus trees bearing fruit blossoms that scent the air.
Upon arriving in Addo, I was immediately overtaken by the unprecedented terrain that includes dense inland bush valley which winds along the Sundays River all the way to the sea. Also included is a marine reserve containing Africa’s largest populations of penguins and gannets. Visitors can’t help but notice the presence of the unique flightless dung beetle which became a hot topic in our 14 seat Sprinter. Apparently the dung beetle is found almost exclusively in Addo.
The reason so many people visit Addo Elephant Park is because it is one of the few places on earth containing the ‘Big 7’ which includes: elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos, whales and great white sharks!
For more information about Addo Elephant Park or to book a trip to South Africa, please contact a Certified Southern Africa Specialist.