Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the francolin’s call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace. Some of its unique features include: Unrivalled natural diversity, with five of South Africa’s seven major vegetation zones (biomes) the Big 7 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whales and great white sharks) in their natural habitat the future proclamation of a 120 000 hectare (296 500 acre) marine protected area that includes islands that are home to the world’s largest breeding colonies of Cape gannets and African penguins. Rich heritage of archaeological and historical sites. Accommodation and activity options for all tastes. The Addo Elephant National Park is one of 20 national parks run by South Africa National Parks (SANParks).
Addo Elephant Park