Addo Info, Accommodation, activities in Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa,

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Addo is synonymous with the Elephant Park held within its borders.  A small town located in the Sarah Baartman region of the Eastern Cape about an hours drive away from Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)Addo has many great features to it that is independent to the famed and gracious elephants.

The town offers delightful accommodation options as well as excellent activities.  Surrounded by dense forest and grassy patches, the area is predominantly a citrus farming community.  April to September is citrus season when visitors to Addo can watch the citrus being picked in the orchards and sent off to the various packhouses.  The town is a hive of activity in May during the popular Citrus Festival.

The Sundays River snakes its way through the area providing water sport opportunities, with the Zuurberg Mountains that surround Addo providing hiking and horse riding trails.  The bird life here is spectacular with a good variety of birds sighted.

The neighbouring Addo Elephant National Park (as part of the South African National Parks Board) is what draws the thousands of visitors here throughout the year, and from all over the world.  The Park boasts as South Africa’s “Big Seven” as it now includes the southern right whale and great white shark since the Park extends to the sea and nearby islands.

Addo has many historical sites which date back as far as 1829 – more information on where these sites are can be found at the Tourism Office, as well as information on the tours available.

Some things to do and see during your stay in Addo are as follows:

  • Addo cruises
  • Sand sledding
  • Sundays River
  • Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Elephant safaris
  • Game safaris
  • Fruit picking
  • Nature trails
  • 4x4 Adventure

Top 10 Family-Friendly Adventures in Addo, Eastern Cape


  • Addo Elephant National Park Safari: Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure through the renowned Addo Elephant National Park. Home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the iconic African elephant, this park offers thrilling game drives where you can spot lions, buffaloes, rhinos, and more in their natural habitat.


  • Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve: Experience the magic of a private game reserve with Schotia Safaris. This family-owned reserve offers guided safaris where you can witness an abundance of wildlife up close, including the opportunity to see the elusive nocturnal creatures on their unique night safari.


  • Addo Adrenalin: For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Addo Adrenalin has you covered. Take a zipline canopy tour through the breathtaking valleys of Addo or opt for a thrilling segway tour through the scenic landscapes, providing fun for the whole family.


  • Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre: Explore the fascinating world of birds of prey and reptiles at the Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre. With interactive shows and educational experiences, visitors can learn about these incredible creatures while enjoying up-close encounters.


  • Sundays River Adventures: Embark on a river cruise with Sundays River Adventures, where you can enjoy a leisurely boat ride or get your adrenaline pumping with activities like sandboarding or canoeing. With stunning views and a variety of experiences, it's perfect for families seeking both relaxation and excitement.


  • Addo Elephant Back Safaris: For a unique safari experience, consider an elephant-back safari with Addo Elephant Back Safaris. Traverse the bushveld atop these majestic creatures while taking in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.


  • Addo Horse Trails: Explore the beauty of Addo on horseback with Addo Horse Trails. Suitable for riders of all skill levels, these guided horseback tours offer a peaceful way to immerse yourself in nature and spot wildlife along the way.


  • Crisscross Adventures: Join Crisscross Adventures for a range of outdoor activities, from quad biking through the bush to guided hikes in the Addo area. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, it's an excellent opportunity for families to connect with nature and each other.


  • Addo Cultural Tours: Discover the rich cultural heritage of Addo with a guided cultural tour. Visit local communities, learn about traditional customs, and immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of South African life.


  • Addo Valley Raptor & Wildlife Centre: Round off your Addo adventure with a visit to the Addo Valley Raptor & Wildlife Centre. Home to a variety of birds of prey and other wildlife, this sanctuary offers educational experiences and captivating encounters for the whole family.


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