Addo Holidays - Eastern Cape, Western Region
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Located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Sundays River Valley, Addo Elephant Park is home to more than 550 elephants who peacefully roam 1,640 km² of bushveld. The Addo Elephant Park is the third largest national wildlife park in South Africa, and very popular with international tourists and South Africans alike. Stretching from the Karoo in the north, through the Eastern Cape Sundays River Valley to the Bushman's River Mouth, Addo Elephant Park is ideally suited for the outdoor adventurer, uniquely offering visitors the opportunity to see the Big 5 - rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo. It is also here in the Eastern Cape Addo Park where visitors find the rare flightless dung beetle, exclusive to the Addo Elephant Park. Addo Park also offers excellent guided walks in the heart of Eastern Cape elephant country, horse riding, 4x4 trails and hiking.
What to see and do near Addo Elephant Park accommodation:
Addo Sundays River Cruises - explore the Sundays River on a relaxing riverboat cruise.
Addo Quad Bike Adventures - test your skills on hectic 4x4 adventure trails along a natural rift valley.
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre - home to rescued birds of prey and reptiles.
Addo Elephant Back Safaris - an adventure of relaxed interaction with these gentle giants.
Annual Addo events worth visiting while in this Eastern Cape area:
Addo Rose and Garden Show - With sixteen thousand roses of over forty varieties on display, this much anticipated Eastern Cape event staged around October each year attracts more than 8,000 visitors.
Kirkwood Wildlife Festival (Addo area) - Eastern Cape Wildsfees is the first and only game auction in South Africa, where disease-free buffalo from the Addo Elephant Park are sold. This spectacular annual event includes a mixture of over 300 specialist stalls, agricultural, wildlife and mohair expos.
Visit other Eastern Cape towns near Addo Elephant Park:
Eastern Cape, Colchester / Cannonville - 2.2km via Main Road from Addo Elephant Park accommodation
Eastern Cape, Paterson - 14.3km via R342 from Addo Elephant Park accommodation
Eastern Cape, Sunland - 18km via R342 and R336 from Addo Elephant Park accommodation
Eastern Cape, Kirkwood - 38.5km via R336 from Addo Elephant Park accommodation