From safari to sea, Addo is home to the Big 7 and massive herds of elephant
Addo Elephant National Park is South Africa’s third-largest national park and has fantastic conservation and biodiversity programmes to protect its beautiful flora and fauna. This 164.000 ha park is home to one of the densest populations of African elephants on earth, so you are sure to see these gentle giants roaming around during a visit to this park. The reserve is also home to the Big 7 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whale, and great white shark) as well as a flightless dung beetle found almost exclusively at Addo! This malaria-free area has accommodation ranging from luxury 5-star lodges to backpacker facilities, with numerous recreational activities.
Search for wildlife on a 4x4 safari drive with a professional guide
Chill at a waterhole on a hot day while watching the elephants drink and play
Go on a horse-riding trail or a hike in the green, rolling Zuurberg Mountains
Take on the Alexandria Hiking Trail, a 2-day hike through the stunningly diverse landscape
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Best time to go to Addo Elephant National Park
The dry season between May to September is the best time to visit, when water is a scarce resource and wildlife gathers around the waterholes, which in turn produces excellent game-viewing opportunities. Rainfall in the park is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, but there are 2 peaks, during February and March and again during October and November. During the midyear winter months, frost may occur, making the park icy-cold.
Featured Addo Elephant National Park stays
Addo African Home
An unforgettable green escape at the end of the Garden Route