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Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park

African elephants are the big attraction in this park.

There are safari options offered.

You can do a guided game drive...

...or even drive yourself to view the park's wildlife.

Addo Elephant National Park

Reviews of safaris to Addo Elephant National Park

20 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Addo Elephant Park.

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Ms M

"My 70th Birthday celebratory tour"

I visited South Africa between 14 Oct 2019 and 5 Nov 2019
"Overall it was completely fantastic the slight bumps did not cause us any major issues.

The country is fantastic, the animals were amazing but the people win my vote. The Xhosa people are warm, friendly, helpful with a high work ethic and an eagerness to learn, a joy to interact with.

We went from the old world glamour of the Blue Train to the vibe of the modern city of Cape Town. Then we enjoyed the laid back artistic atmosphere of Franschoek followed by whale watching at Hermanus and the surfing town that is Plettenberg. We needed with the amazing waterhole watching at Gorah followed by the long drives into the bush to see a wide range of local fauna and flora at Kwandwe." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
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Mr P & family

"Family trip to SA in June/July 2019"

I visited South Africa between 22 Jun 2019 and 14 Jul 2019
"We had a great time in SA. it is a truly beautiful and spectacular country.

In hindsight, we regret not spending longer in Plettenberg Bay and would also have loved to spend a night or two in Prince Albert. At the expense of either Swellendam or Oudtshoorn; both of which towns were not as memorable.

Tracy was very helpful and gave great advice. If we travel to Africa again, we plan to use Expert Africa and have recommended it to several friends.
This was our second time to use Expert Africa. We travelled to Namibia in 2016.

Thank again" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 12 on a South Africa trip
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Mr J

"Another excellent holiday"

I visited South Africa between 22 Oct 2018 and 8 Nov 2018
"As mentioned elsewhere, the highlight of this trip was the Karoo National Park.

Its a pity that Expert Africa do not extend their horizon to this area. It is really worth taking a 3-4 day detour north of R62 and the Garden Route. Karoo National Park was truly exceptional, Graaff-Reinet worth a visit, Prince Albert simply delightful, the Swartberg Pass unmissable.

This was my fourth holiday with Expert Africa - they continue to be my first choice" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 11 on a South Africa trip
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Mr G & Mrs C

"My Mar 2018 trip"

I visited South Africa between 13 Mar 2018 and 22 Mar 2018
"Another fantastic trip with Expert Africa. Claire provides knowledge and reassurance during the planning. The logistics were incredibly smooth whilst in South Africa. Can’t wait for our next trip!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 9 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs C

"Brilliant short-ish winter sun trip to SA"

I visited South Africa between 22 Nov 2017 and 5 Dec 2017
"This is the second time we have travelled with Expert Africa after our honeymoon in 2013, and on both occasions they have been superb (we never got round to doing the feedback on that first trip - sorry....).

Claire was very efficient and super-helpful with advice in response to our requests in terms of dates and locations, and her advice in terms of re-balancing the number of days we spent in different parts of the country proved to be spot-on.

Remote support for when things went slightly wrong - when our flight to Cape Town was very delayed - was great: on contacting Expert Africa, they were immediately able to re-schedule our transfer from the airport to our hotel.

South Africa - the second time we have visited, although the first was very briefly in a very wet August - was fantastic. At no point did we have any security concerns; the roads, admittedly generally between major population centres, were excellent; and the holiday experience itself was straightforward and relaxing, whilst encompassing some wonderfully special moments that will always live with us.

We now find ourselves as an informal local branch of the SA Tourist Board, so much do we rave about the country to friends and family!

Overall experience; trip as a whole:

You were superb - I can't really think of anything.

Thank you so much, and especially to Claire for making it all possible.

Happy New Year!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a South Africa trip
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Mr W & Ms W

"A really special family trip"

I visited South Africa between 10 Nov 2017 and 26 Nov 2017
"It was amazing, easily one of the best trips we've ever been on.

The fact that we could do it with our small kids made it all the more special, and it was certainly a lot easier than we expected/feared.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This trip has really made us interested other parts of South Africa as well.

It would be great if you could expand your coverage of the country. Perhaps in 2019 we can help you 'test' some lodges :)" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a South Africa trip
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The S family

"My Dec 2015 trip"

I visited South Africa between 15 Dec 2015 and 2 Jan 2016
"It was a great trip but marred by a terrible hire car and extra De Hoop expenditure (both as outlined earlier). As a family we have made many life long memories which is the reason we wanted to do the trip in the first place. I will, however, steer well clear of self drive holidays for a while as the arguments Craig And I had over the driving and the car were too frequent and stressful!" Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs A

"Great holiday"

I visited South Africa between 17 Oct 2015 and 1 Nov 2015
"Overall this was a great holiday for the whole family of twelve people from three generations." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs B

"very much enjoyed"

I visited South Africa and 1 other country between 15 Feb 2015 and 7 Mar 2015
"The Sunvil section of our trip went very smoothly as did our unscheduled previous week at Hout Bay. We had no incidence of attemped theft nor did we at any time feel threatened.The main concern of the S.African tourist industry seems to blame falling visitor numbers on the European perception that Africa = Ebola (5k miles away!!) and that every time you get out of your car you are at risk.

We found the people friendly and helpful. The exchange rate is also ,very attractive.

We feel that this was one of our best holidays ever and we would love to go back.

Thanks Claire for organising it so well.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

In your brochure or when the clients itinerary is made up you may like to consider suggesting things to do /see at the suggested stopovers or on the way. e.g. Bartholomew Dias at Mossel bay, Drodsty Museum at Swallenburg etc." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
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F + M

"Cape Town to Addo, Feb 2015"

I visited South Africa between 11 Feb 2015 and 28 Feb 2015
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20 reviews of Addo Elephant Park by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Addo Elephant Park

Our suggestions for safari camps in Addo Elephant National Park

Elephant House

Elephant House

Elephant House is a welcoming, owner-run base for those wishing to explore the Addo Elephant National Park and the surrounding area.

80% (7 reviews)
River Bend Lodge

River Bend Lodge

Located on a private concession within the Addo Elephant National Park Riverbend Lodge is a very comfortable base from which to discover Addo.

92% (5 reviews)
Gorah Elephant Camp

Gorah Elephant Camp

A beautiful safari camp set within Addo Elephant Park. Lovely tented suites and great game viewing make this a great stop along South Africa's glorious Garden Route.

100% (4 reviews)
Addo Main Camp

Addo Main Camp

Addo Rest Camp offers a variety of self-catering accommodation types to suit all tastes. Overlooking a floodlit waterhole, the camp allows guests to get a closer view of the elephants in the park.

93% (3 reviews)
Camp Matyholweni

Camp Matyholweni

An easily accessible safari camp in Addo Elephant Park, Matyholweni offers self-catering family cottages, as well as access to the nearby town of Colchester.

100% (1 review)
Camp Fig Tree

Camp Fig Tree

Camp Fig Tree is a luxurious lodge located just outside Addo Elephant Park. It is well situated for visits to the park itself.

100% (1 review)

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