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Addo Elephant National Park

Location: Eastern Cape, Addo

Addo Elephant National Park, a sanctuary for a wide range of South Africa's Wildlife, covers 170 000 ha of land with its main camp in the thick bushveld of the Sundays River Valley, in the Eastern Cape.

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Addo Elephant National Park


Addo Elephant National Park is set deep within the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape. The original Elephant section of the Park was proclaimed in 1931, a time when just 11 Elephant roamed the area.

Today, however, over 550 Elephant makes the Park its home, as well as Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, a variety of antelope species and the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. Addo National Park is indeed a unique and diverse wildlife sanctuary, and plans to expand and transform Addo is already in motion.

At this Eastern Cape game park you will experience an unrivaled natural diversity, boasting 5 of South Africa's seven major vegetation biomes. Addo is also home to the 'Big 7', namely Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Whale and the Great White Shark.

Addo includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins and plans to proclaim 120 000 hectares of marine protected area in Algoa Bay in the future.

Addo Elephant National Park offers numerous wildlife experiences for guests to enjoy during a safari in South Africa. From guided game drives through the Park, guided horse trails, self-drive game viewing, hiking trails, bird watching, and 4X4 trails, there is never a dull moment in Addo during a safari in South Africa.


 


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