Addo is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The greater Addo region encompasses the Addo Elephant National Park, serviced by the charming gateway villages of Addo, Kirkwood, Paterson and Colchester. Addo is the only national park in the world to boast the African Big Seven (lion, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, great white shark and southern right whale) and is the third-largest national park in South Africa.
The area stretches from the coastal waters and island homes of penguins and gannets, past towering sand dunes, through forest and bush to the majestic Zuurberg Mountains. Traversing the region is the Sundays River, forming a fertile, grassy path through the Sundays River Valley. This area is one of the key production areas for citrus in South Africa The sheer biodiversity of flora and fauna is astounding.
With entrances to the park just 40 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport in Nelson Mandela Bay, Addo is closer than you think, offering more than you could imagine: Big Five safaris, open-air adventures, natural attractions, warm Eastern Cape hospitality and much more. Explore on land or water, vehicle, quad bike, bicycle, horseback or on foot – Addo is a family-friendly destination, with a wild side!
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