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.
For more information on Addo visit Eastern Cape Info.
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