Addo Airport Transfers
Your private shuttle link between Port Elizabeth Addo , We offer
guests a opportunity to visit the Addo National Elephant Park,
World Class Game Reserves in a safe and convenient manner,
You will find this the ideal transfer option if you would like to visit
some of South Africa's Malaria Free Big 5 Game Reserves and Unspoiled
Nature in the Eastern Cape.
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One of our friendly drivers will collect
you from the Airport Your Hotel or Guesthouse and transfer you to any destination in the Eastern Cape.
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o get a clear understanding of how awesome this place is, one
has to travel back to 1931. It was then that Addo was proclaimed
as a protected area for the 16 elephants that remained there –
showing that South Africa has always loved her elephants. Today
it’s a world-famous mega park and elephant numbers have swelled
to over 600 – easily one of the most dense elephant populations
From just 2500ha in the beginning, Addo Elephant National
Park is now 180 000ha in size, stretching from Darlington Dam in
the Karoo in the north, across to the Zuurberg Mountains in the
south, to the coast where it includes the famous St Croix and
Bird Island groups.
The park is also home to land-based animals such as
buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinos, as well as sea-dwelling
animals like Great White sharks and Southern Right whales. This
means that Addo is one of the few reserves in the world that has
all of the Big Seven!
In Addo, you’ll also find 1000-year-old cycads, hillsides
covered in pastel-coloured proteas, primeval impenetrable
thicket, bizarre-looking spiny noorsveld, and wide-open plains
where antelopes graze.
Lions and spotted hyenas were reintroduced into the park in
2003 to help control antelope numbers which include Kudu, Red
Hartebeest and Eland.
The rare flightless dung beetles of Addo are a more unusual
attraction. Always busy rolling perfect balls from elephant
dung, the park is full of signs warning visitors to avoid
harming these unique creatures.
The marine section of the park includes the St Croix Island
group, with Brenton and Jahleel, which is home to a huge number
of different bird species. St Croix is also home to the largest
breeding colony of African penguins in the world. These waddling
wonder birds are endangered and the population in the bay has
sadly declined 70% in the last seven years. The colony went from
a high of 60 000 individuals down to the current number of 22
000, roughly half of the entire world’s population.
Bird Island also has a population of breeding African
penguins but the main species found on this island is the Cape
gannet. There are around 250 000 birds on this island (it’s not
called Bird Island for nothing), and it is the largest
“gannetry” on the planet. The Bird Island group also has a small
islet named Black Rocks, which has 6000 Cape fur seals breeding
Rare Roseate terns come to Bird Island to breed in winter,
Siberian falcons breed in the coastal dunes nearby, and Caspian
and Arctic terns stop off on the island during long-haul
flights. So there really is quite a hive of animal activity
found here – it is nature in its purest form.
To top it all off, both islands have a rich cultural and
natural history as they have been utilised for food and supplies
since the first Portuguese explorers rounded the Cape in 1488.
Addo is just a short drive from Port Elizabeth, the largest
city in the Eastern Cape, where visitors can pick from a range
of accommodation and adventure activities, including 4x4, horse
and hiking trails.
How to get here
The park's main gate is about an
hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, easily accessible by
road and air. From the city, follow the N2 highway
towards Grahamstown and take the Addo Elephant National
Park turn-off or Continue to Colchester and enter park
via South Gate.
Best time to visit
Addo is a pleasure to visit
throughout the year. Summers are fairly hot, and winter
evenings icy; spring and autumn are just about perfect.
Around the area
The award-winning luxury
Shamwari Game Reserve is the perfect destination for day
visitors from Port Elizabeth to enjoy a game drive.
Tours to do
There is a 4x4 eco-trail over
the Zuurberg mountains. You can also enjoy various
guided horse trails through the park.
Hire a Driver for a day or
Self-drive is recommended.
Length of stay
Addo Elephant National Park can
be enjoyed on a day trip, but you could easily spend a
few days in or around the park for the full experience..
Where to stay
The park offers a wide range of
accommodation, from camping and self-catering chalets to
luxury lodges. There are also many private game lodges
in the greater Addo area..
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Who to contact for more Info