At a comfortable 1 hour drive to the north from Port Elizabeth lies Addo Elephant National Park. If you are planning to spend some time in the Eastern Cape, you'd be hard pressed to let this gem of a park - the third largest of its kind in the country - off your itinerary.
Although most famous for its hundreds of elephants that roam about freely here, a drive (or hike!) through the park will likely bring you eye-to-eye with a wide variety of game, including zebras, antelopes and buffalos. If you are lucky you might even spot a black rhino, hyena or a lion.
Featuring landscapes that range from arid and mountainous in the north (the Zuurberg Mountains) to the flat coastal vegetation in the south, the 1,640 square kilometer park is very popular with non-domestic tourists. There are four resting camps they can choose from, including the main camp, Matyholweni, Narina and Spekboom. Although nothing beats the charm of hearing wild animals roam about not too far from you at night, of course staying just outside of Addo there are many more good places to spend the night. [Review by travelindicator]
- Addo Elephant National Park is a region in South Africa. It is situated at an altitude of 715ft and the best airport to fly into is PLZ (Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth)
- The main spoken language here is Afrikaans/English, and the average English skill is high
- The currency used in South Africa is the South African rand (ZAR)
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