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An hour or so from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape is a town called Addo, set in a naturally beautiful region in the Sundays River Valley, surrounded by the Zuurberg Mountains and featuring Spekboom, open plains and wooded kloofs. This entire region is known as Addo, and the world renowned Addo Elephant National Park has brought numerous...

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Gorah Elephant Camp

Addo Elephant National Park
11 Tented Suites
PPS from R 8,005

The thrill of quietly watching a herd of elephants stroll by, while sipping tea on the veranda of a stately colonial manor house is unforgettable and this exclusive lodge...


Zuurberg Mountain Village

24 Village Bedrooms and 5 Manor Suites
PPS from R 1,025

The Manor is the original part of the hotel dating back to 1861. It has 4 spacious family rooms. Each room has a full bathroom with shower and bath, mini-bar and private patio...


Long Hope Villa

Addo Elephant National Park
Three Bedroomed Villa (Based on 6 guests sharing)
Units from R 29,430

Unique to the Addo Elephant National Park, Long Hope Villa is a beautifully restored 1900s Eastern Cape farmhouse and is located on a 14 000ha private concession. Long Hope...


De Old Drift Guest Farm

4 Bedrooms, 1 Family Unit and 2 Self-Catering Cottages
PPS from R 780

Only 18 km from the Addo Elephant National Park in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, De Old Drift Guest Farm is on a tranquil and peaceful working citrus farm. De Old Drift Guest...


Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

5 Chalets
PPS from R 380
Includes Room only

Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is on the Zuurberg Pass, set on its own mountain top near the heart of the Sundays River valley, the largest citrus producing area in the Province...


RiverBend Lodge

Addo Elephant National Park
8 Rooms and 1 Villa with 3 Bedrooms
PPS from R 8,030

Set on a 14 000-hectare private concession within the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend is family friendly and a mere 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth....


The Elephant House & Stable Cottages

8 Rooms and 6 Cottages
PPS from R 1,550

The Elephant House is an exclusive thatched lodge set in the sun-drenched Sundays River valley, minutes away from the Addo Elephant Park. After a hot day in the bush, return...


Woodall Country House & Spa

7 Luxury Rooms, 3 Suites and 1 Family Suite
PPS from R 1,340
Includes Bed & Breakfast

Set amongst peaceful citrus orchards, this luxury Boutique Country House and Spa in Addo is the ideal base from which to explore the adjacent malaria-free Addo Elephant Park...


Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve

8 Chalets
PPS from R 2,000

Hitgeheim is an exclusive thatched Lodge on a private eco-reserve, only minutes from Addo Elephant Park. Guests are warmly welcomed into this place of peace and tranquillity....

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Addo travel guide

An hour or so from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape is a town called Addo, set in a naturally beautiful region in the Sundays River Valley, surrounded by the Zuurberg Mountains and featuring Spekboom, open plains and wooded kloofs. This entire region is known as Addo, and the world renowned Addo Elephant National Park has brought numerous visitors to what would otherwise be a forgotten slice of paradise somewhere on the road between PE and Grahamstown.

Thanks to the Addo Elephant Park, which is home to around 350 elephants that draw visitors from around the world, other game lodges have been founded in the Addo region, and the area is best known for safari style holidays focussing strongly on the Big 5, plains game, birdlife and general conservation.

Addo Highlights

  • Addo Game Drive – Take a self-drive tour of the park, or opt for a guided tour. Addo Elephant National Park incorporates 5 of South Africa’s 7 vegetation Biomes.  Open 07h00 – 19h00 daily. Stay at RiverBend Lodge for luxury, family friendly accommodation right inside the park.
  • Addo River Safari – Cruise down the Sundays River on a houseboat and enjoy the tranquillity of the Eastern Cape. See the bush from the water and encounter buck and monkeys on the banks, birds above and fish below.
  • Amakhala Private Game Reserve – A beautiful reserve with a selection of luxury safari lodges, Amakhala offers guests Big 5 game Drives and numerous other game sightings with qualified guides. Visit the Amakhala Craft Centre to purchase Fair Trade gifts, and the Amakhala Environmental Centre to learn more about the amazing conservation work being done on the reserve.
  • Daniell Cheetah Breeding Reserve – Visit and walk with cheetahs (booking essential). The aim of this project is to play a part in cheetah conservation by means of the re-establishment of pure gene lines, as well as educating people to the importance of conserving the species.
  • Dungbeetle Tours – Besides viewing the Big 5 and other large game species you may also be lucky enough to see the rare flightless dung beetle, unique to the Addo region. A guided visit to The Addo Dung Beetle Breeding Station will teach you more about this unique beetle.
  • Elephant Back Safaris – Not only can you meet elephants on a regular game drive; you can also enjoy the thrill of riding through the bush on the back on one of these magnificent beasts.
  • Quad Biking Adventures – take a 2 hour guided quad bike adventure in Addo
  • Shamwari Born Free Foundation – Visit the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centre, home to nine big cats rescued by Born Free (five lions and four leopards) that live in large natural habitat enclosures several acres in size.

Our Portfolio of Addo Accommodation

Enjoy luxury Addo accommodation in safari lodges and eco- reserves to enjoy a luxury Eastern Cape safari holiday. Alternately choose to stay in one of our Addo guest houses, country houses, guest farms or self-catering cottages from which you can explore the surrounding countryside. Addo is the ideal place to end a tour of the Western and Eastern Cape, starting in Cape Town and travelling right along the Garden Route, ending with a bush holiday experience at Addo.

Addo being just an hour from the coast means you can also enjoy whale watching or other beach activities in season, while the historic town of Grahamstown is a short ride away and well worth a day’s visit while you’re in the area.