Wildlife Sanctuaries and Game Lodges

ID #1360

Addo Elephant National Park, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape.

The park was proclaimed in 1931 when only 11 of the once great herds of elephant that roamed the region remained. Today it is sanctuary to over 200 elephant, the big5 and a variety of antelope species as well as the flightless dung beetle, which is found almost exclusively in Addo. Temperate to warm, with an annual rainfall of 450 mm occurring throughout the year. Gate Hours: 07h00 to 19h00 throughout the year. Zuurberg 07h30 to 16h30 throughout the year. Accommodation: Six-bed guest cottages each with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms (one with bath, one with shower) and fully equipped kitchen. Four bed cottage, one bedroom and bathroom (bath and shower), open plan partially equipped kitchen. Bungalows with two single beds, double sleeper couch, bathroom (bath and shower) and equipped kitchen. Two-bed bungalow with bathroom (shower), equipped kitchen. Two-bed bungalows with bathroom (shower), refrigerator, communal kitchen facilities and basic kitchen equipment. Camping: caravan and camp sites, communal ablution and kitchen facilities. Sites have electrical outlets. Maximum of six persons per site. Other Facilities: Picnic area for visitors. Swimming pool for residents only. Restaurant serving a la carte meals and light refreshments. Petrol available. Curio shop. Game viewing from own vehicle. Bird watching from hide in the rest camp. Game viewing at night at an illuminated waterhole. Guided night drives. Spekboom Day Trail within the safety of a botanical reserve within the Park. Horse riding at Zuurberg (17 km from Addo). Two nature trails in Zuurberg Ėone and five hour trails respectively. Remember to bring binoculars, camera, walking shoes and wildlife reference books. Maps of the tourist routes within the park are available from reception. Pets and citrus fruits may not be brought into the Park. Medical, vehicle repairs and police services are available at Addo village and in Sunlands (15-km). In case of an emergency +27 (42) 233 0556 telephone and +27 (42) 233 0196 fax.

Addo is in the dense bush of the Sundays River Valley on the R335 northeast of Port Elizabeth, which is close to the intersection of the N2 with the N10. ADAddo

Contct: ††† ††† South African National Parks
Box 787 Pretoria 0001
+27 (12) 343 1991 telephone
+27 (12) 343 0905 fax
e-mail reservations@parks-sa.co.za
web www.parks-sa.co.za

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Last update: 2014-05-14 21:11
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