Located near Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 to save 11 remaining elephants in the area. The park is now home to more than 600 elephants as well as a variety of other wildlife. It is the third largest park in South Africa, offering a wide range of game viewing and outdoor activities such as hiking, guided game drives and walks, horseback riding and marine eco-tours.
Addo Elephant National Park is the only park in the world to house Africa’s “Big Seven” -- elephants, rhinoceroses, lions, buffaloes, leopards, whales and great white sharks – in their natural habitat. Zebra, hippos, baboons, aardwolves, a variety of antelope species and the largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle can also be found at the park and its outlying areas. Situated in the dense valley of the Sundays River region, Addo is also home to a marine reserve that serves as an important breeding ground for gannets, penguins and other marine life.