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Protected Area Addo Elephant National Park

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Located in South Africa :: Eastern Cape  :: Addo
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Addo Elephant National Park, on the banks of the Sundays River about 70 Km north of Port Elizabeth, is 145 000ha. The Park was proclaimed in 1931, and is home to an African Elephant population over 450. This malaria free park is famous for being the only park in Africa which hosts the Big 7 that is : Elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard, the Southern Right Whale and the Great White Shark. The Addo Elephant is smaller than the usual African giants but belongs to the same species. There are no motorcycles allowed in the National park because of dangerous wildlife.

Address :  Eastern Cape, South Africa
Postal :  P.O. Box 787, Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng, South Africa
Tel :  +27(0)42 233 8600
Tel2 :  +27(0)12 428 9111
Direct :  +27(0)42 233 8600
Cell :  +27(0)82 471 0267
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good

Time Information
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  Main entrance gate (off R335 / R342 near Addo): 07h00-19h00; Matyholweni gate: 07h00 to 18h30.
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  Addo reception (off R335 / R342 near Addo): 07:00-19:00; Matyholweni reception: 07:00 to 17:00

Rates and Payment
Fee/s :  Conservation Fees : SA Citizens R82pp/pd, SADC Nationals R164pp/pd, Foreign visitors ZAR328pp/pd. All children pay half price. (Updated Feb-2020).

General Information
Pre-Booking :  Required

Destination Information
Tourist Information Office Petrol Shops Shopping Centre Lodging Camping Restaurant

Public Telephone Restaurant Swimming Pool Shop (Curio Shop.) Landing Strip Nearby Motorbikes Not Welcome
Accommodation (Tents. Cottages. Chalets. Safari tents. Guest house.), Restrooms, Spa
Nearby Facilities :  Public Toilets. Lapa
Accessible to Disabled Persons :  Yes

Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Horse Trails Swimming Bird Watching
Game to View :  Leopard. Antelope. Zebra. Warthog. Mountain reedbuck. Baboons. Blue duiker. Aardwolf. Red Rock Rabbit
More Activities :  Enjoy Addo Elephant trail run. Woody Cape mountain bike race. Sasol birding weekend. Impact MTB Addo Race. Herald Cycle tour. Annual Addo Rose Festival and Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  Sedan

Accommodation options within the park includes rest camp, tented camp, bush camps and lodges.

The nearest hospital and doctor are in Kirkwood, 35km from the park: Hospital Tel: try +27(0)42 230 0406 and Doctor’s Tel try: +27(0)42 230 1082 for Dr Erasmus, C.

There is a restaurant located on the Addo National Elephant Park adjacent to the reception building.

Vehicle fuel is available in the park, at the main camp.

Gates to the game areas are open and closed according to season, inquire at the reception when checking in. Entrance to the main entrance gate and Matyholweni gate provide access to only the park camps and not to the game areas. Security guards are always at the gates. Visitors with accommodation bookings can still enter till 22h00, after that all gates are closed till morning. Always inform the reception area when arriving late.

The nearest Police is in ADDO just 15km from the park. Police Tel, try: +27(0)42 233 0314.

Basic food, meat, wine etc. can be purchased at the shop.

The main entrance road to the park is tarred. As for the rest of the park. Some roads are tarred and some have gravel, with gravel roads sometimes inaccessible during wet weather.

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