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Reception (Addo Elephant National Park Main Rest Camp)
This 164 000ha ecosystem is home to over 450 elephants making it one of the densest African elephant populations on earth. This sanctuary host the 'Big Seven': elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark. There is less rainfall in winter and thin vegetation which makes it more easy to spot the wildlife. Little rainfall also means that the animals often visit the waterholes making it easy for the game viewing of large numbers of animals.
Rooidam waterhole
The Rooidam Waterhole is located in the Addo Elephant National Park. You can view the wildlife from your vehicle as you are not allowed to leave your vehicle. Wildlife that can be seen is Buffalo, Black-backed jackal, Warthogs. (Aug-13).

Traveller's reviews and photos

Was able to see the animals very close up. Very easy to get around Addo - use a local tour guide as they know where the animals are. Chose to do a walk with a guide who was very informative. Be careful not to walk in the heat of the day - start early!
South Africa
4 March 2017
Very good
One full day is enough to drive through the bottom section of the park. The top is only accessible with a 4X4. The park lives up to its name, plenty of elephants to be seen. They are truly magnificent. We struggled to see other animals which was very disappointing.
South Africa
16 March 2017
Very good
Lots of elephants, buffalo, kudu, warthog, zebra and even a few lions and a rhino. Excellent morning and evening game drives. Bush is impenetrable so it is very difficult to see animals unless they are out on the roads or in open paddocks or at a waterhole.
18 March 2017
Very good
Very enjoyable and we were so happy to get so close to the elephants. Good to know there is a wonderful place for them to live and roam freely. Good conservation of the wildlife.
4 March 2017
Very good
Addo elephant park was excellent, saw plenty of animals aside from the elephants
South Africa
2 March 2017

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Valley Bushveld Country Lodge

9 Superb

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The Kraal Addo

8.6 Fabulous

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Zuurberg Mountain Village

8.5 Very good

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Elephant House

8.8 Fabulous

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Swartkops River Retreat

9.7 Exceptional

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Tippers Creek

8.9 Fabulous

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8.2 Very good

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Pongola Avenue Self Catering Accommodation

9.8 Exceptional

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Recommendations for Addo

The elephants in Addo Elephant Park were fascinating. Also the different species of antilopes are really great. We also witnessed a newly born red hartebeest stand up for the first time. asked travellers...

Describe the nature in Addo.

The wildlife is spectacular. Both Addo Elephant Park and Schotia Game Reserve offer excellent opportunity for game viewing.

Sun screen is advisable, but night time safaris may get chilly. asked travellers...

What is the countryside in Addo best for?

Great scenery in Addo and surroundings. asked travellers...

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