Outside of the main game viewing area there is also the horse riding and 4×4 trails in the Zuurberg, the Alexandria dune field which one excesses via a 2 day hiking trail and the islands in Algoa Bay, making Addo the home of the Big 7. The Big 7 being made up of elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard, the Great White Shark and the Southern Right Whale. Accommodation ranges from camping and a tented camp in the middle of the park to chalets, log cabins and 5 star lodges. There are so much more to say about Addo, but I will let this promotional video of South Africa’s third largest National Park talk for itself.
What is there I haven’t said about the Addo Elephant National Park before. Probably very little. Addo truly is a gem of the Eastern Cape and so much more than just elephants. Yes, its THE place to go if you want good (close-up) sightings of wild African elephants and you could easily end up at a waterhole in summer with a couple of hundred elephants all around you. Yes, all around you. Addo’s main game viewing area is also home to lion, black rhino, buffalo, hyena, caracal, many antelope species and many more smaller animals, not forgetting the huge variety of birds. Since the park has been expanded towards the Sundays River with the new entrance at Camp Matholweni at Colchester, the offering of sightings and landscapes have increased even more.