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Rugged and extraordinarily beautiful, the Addo Elephant National Park is a stunning safari escape, and a Big 7 destination, elephant, leopard, rhino, buffalo, lion, whales and great white sharks.
Its shoreline is a marine park that boasts the country’s largest breeding population of Cape gannets, and second biggest African penguin colony. Acknowledged as the place to see elephants – around 450 of them – it’s impossible not be awe-struck by these mammoth beasts, from the towering bulls to the flappy-eared, playful youngsters. Be enthralled on a game drive through the park’s wildlife-rich valleys, self-drive or hire a local guide. Addo caters for special needs visitors too on the PPC Discovery trail.
Accommodation options range from family chalets to secluded luxury tents; hike the Alexandria eco trail, where you may glimpse a rare ‘woolly’ tree hyrax on your 2-day trek. Bird watchers should opt for the less strenuous Tree Dassie trail; whilst horse lovers canter amongst plains game on a horseback safari, and adventurers go off-road on a 4x4 trail in search of rock art, battles sites and exciting river crossings.