The Happy Challenge - Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

The Happy Challenge - Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

Published: 14. June 2019
By: Eric

The Addo Elephant National Park is the only park in the world to lay claim to Africa's 'Big 7' - elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark. The Park stretches from the semi-arid karoo of the north, over the Zuurberg Mountains and down through the Sundays River valley to the coast, to between the mouths of the Sundays and Bushman's rivers. Addo is home to one of the densest African Elephant populations on earth, roughly 550 of them. A big bonus is that the park is also malaria free, so no worries such as other larger parks up north!

The location?

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How to get there?

Follow the R335 from Port Elizabeth in a northerly direction. The trip is approximately 70km / 1 hours, 10 minutes.

Things to do?

Visit the Addo Dung Beetle Breeding Station (yes, you read that correctly : ), mountainbiking, Rosedale Organic farm or for the seriously adventurous, the Eden to Addo hiking trail which takes a massive 18 days!

Best place for your photo?

Either next to or close to an elephant (of course) or for something a little different, next to or close to a dung beetle :)

Eric is the CFO of Happy Campers South Africa. He believes South Africa is the best country in the World. Although he likes to crunch the numbers, he has a passion for South African wine, sport & travel.

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