Home to the “BIG 7”, Addo Elephant National Park’s 180 000 hectares stretch across five biomes – from the vast Darlington Lake in the north, across the breathtaking Zuurberg mountains, through the dense thicket of the beautiful Sundays River Valley to the verdant indigenous forests at Woody Cape (which hug the largest coastal dune fields south of the equator), ending in the Park’s marine protected area at Bird Island and St Croix Island in Algoa Bay.
Situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape Province and conveniently located only 40 kilometres outside Port Elizabeth, the Park is a key tourism destination linked to the famous Garden Route. The Park is sanctuary to a multitude of wildlife species and abundant birdlife, including over 600 elephant, lion, black rhino, Cape buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique Addo Flightless Dung Beetle. The great white shark and seasonal southern right whale complete the “BIG 7”, in the Park’s marine area.
A range of universally accessible accommodation options is available at the following camps: Main Rest Camp, Matyholweni Rest Camp, Nyathi Rest Camp. The shop, restaurant. Interpretive centre, toilets, hides and one of the walking trails in Main Rest Camp are also universally accessible.
Addo Elephant National Park is open every day of the year
The National Park provides the perfect destination for a day trip and overnight stay & or long stay.
The National Park entry fee includes self-drive game viewing while guided activities are also on offer.
A range of UA accommodation options are available at the following camps:
Main Rest Camp; Matyholweni Rest Camp; Nyathi Rest Camp