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Addo Elephant Park All-Inclusive Day Safari from Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park All-Inclusive Day Safari from Port Elizabeth

By Into Tours
About
Explore Addo Elephant Park, South Africa's third-largest National Park, rich in conservation history. Established in 1931 with a mission to protect just 11 elephants, it now boasts over 600 elephants and the 'Big Five.' Our expert-guided tour ensures an educational and engaging experience. With morning and afternoon game drives, you have the best chance of encountering the park's wonders. A guided game drive leads you through captivating landscapes, allowing you to encounter the 'Big Five' up close in the safety of a closed vehicle. During your tour, we pause at the main camp to visit the curio shop and information centre. You'll also enjoy a stop at a picnic site, where you can relish a South African picnic in nature. Your experienced guide provides invaluable insights into the reserve's remarkable flora and fauna, deepening your appreciation of the area's biodiversity and ongoing conservation efforts. The adventure concludes with a late afternoon drop-off.
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Ages 18-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Admission fee: Addo Elephant National Park
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Addo Elephant National Park
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Addo Elephant National Park - South Gate - Mathyolweni Gate, South Africa
Pickup details
  • Pick-Up Points: Port Elizabeth, Bluewater Bay, or Colchester, 8:45 A.M. - 9:15 A.M
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Port Elizabeth Harbour
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85376P10

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85376P10

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      Park Entrance: Begin your adventure in the south section of Addo Elephant Park, initially established in 1931 to safeguard a mere 11 elephants. Guided Game Drives: Enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives in a closed vehicle with an expert guide, offering the best opportunity to encounter the 'Big Five' and other wildlife in their natural habitats. Educational Insights: Gain insights about the animals, their behaviour, habitats, and conservation efforts from your knowledgeable guide. Picnic Stop: Relish a South African picnic at a picturesque site while taking in stunning views, including the breathtaking Alexandria dunes and ocean panoramas. Main Camp Visit: Pause at the main camp to visit the curio shop and information centre and perhaps pick up a souvenir. Late Afternoon Drop-off: Your adventure concludes with a late afternoon drop-off back at your Port Elizabeth accommodation, leaving you with unforgettable Addo Elephant Park memories
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      South Africa
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      Wonderful elephant experience
      This was a fabulous trip! Gary, our driver and guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the park. We saw lots of wildlife but mainly the elephants. We were collected from our ship and returned in plenty of time for sailing. Thoroughly recommended.
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      Brilliant day out
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      Fantabulous
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      Written 19 December 2023
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      More than 5 stars - Addo Elephant Park
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      Written 11 December 2023
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      Cape Town with James!
      We had a wonderful full-day trip with James! We went to Travel Mountain, we took a tour along the Cape Town city centre, Constantia for wine tasting and lunch and Kirstenbosch gardens to finish. James was absolutely amazing, very kind and adapted to whatever we preferred to do. I really loved his insight about south african history as well as knowing about the main parts in CapenTown. Would recommend 100%!
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      We were on an excursion from a cruise. We saw lots of animals, including a large elephant herd. The guide was excellent and we will be returning
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      What a wonderful day we had today. Our guide Esaudore was just delightful; knowledgeable, interesting, very courteous and thoughtful. Able to adapt to what we needed and wanted. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough. I loved it was a private tour and the wineries and restaurant ( in particular) were perfect. Stunning scenery. Thank you!
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    • marija10
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    462appletree
    Delafield, WI1 contribution
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    Feb 2024 • Family
    Back in Oct, 2023 we signed up for the tour through Into Tours titled Addo Elephant Park Full-day Safari & Shore Excursion from Harbour. It was scheduled for Feb 16, 2023 with a start time of 9 AM with pick-up on the dock for an 8 hour tour. I received a message confirming that we were scheduled.
    In December I received another message from the provider Janina from Into Tours just thanking us for booking with them.
    We too were also looking forward to the tour since it was our first time in South Africa.
    The next communication I received was on Feb. 14. It was a confirmation of our tour.
    There was no indication that there was a change from our original confirmation.
    The next morning we were on the dock at 8:45. The provider was not there. I looked at the “what’sapp” application on my phone and saw messages from Janina from that morning saying she tried calling me and and reminding me of the tour. I received a second message saying that the pickup was adjusted to 8:00. Only than did we realize why we missed the tour and that there had been a change made.
    I looked at the calls on my phone and there were none listed from her. I tried calling the number associated with the confirmation but there was no answer.
    I’m not sure when the decision was made by Into Tours to change the start time, but sending out a confirmation and not highlighting the change in time is not enough especially when it is the start time of the tour. I've also written the Into Tours requesting a refund. We have also emailed the tour company but still waiting for a response.
    Star
    Written 18 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear Sandy Plotecher, Firstly, we would like to emphasize that while we value all feedback, we must reject your review and refund request due to several factors outlined below: Communication Efforts: Into Tours takes pride in our commitment to clear and effective communication. Upon receiving your booking via TripAdvisor/Viator on October 1, 2023, we promptly sent confirmation messages and inquired about your accessibility via WhatsApp for essential tour updates. On February 15, 2024, a reminder message was sent to highlight important information, including the adjusted start time of 8:00 am, considering the scheduled departure of the NCL Dawn at 5:00 pm (required return to cruise liner was 16h00). We made every effort to ensure guests were well-informed about the tour details. Here is what you typed on the booking platform, you were aware of the ships departure at 5:00 pm. Arrival information: Cruise ship: NCL Dawn Disembarkation time: 6:30 - 7:00 am we arrive at 6:00am Boarding time: 3:00 - 4:00pm we sail at 5:00pm Departure date: Feb 16 2024 Reason for Start Time Change: The decision to adjust the start time was made to accommodate the ship's departure schedule and ensure all 40 guests could enjoy the full 8-hour duration of the tour without risking missing their embarkation time. This information was clearly communicated in the subsequent messages: Guest Arrival: Despite our efforts, we acknowledge your absence at the designated pickup location. Our guide, Xolisa, patiently waited for over half an hour, and attempts were made to contact you via WhatsApp and telephone calls. Regrettably, we were unable to reach you, and the tour departed at 8:43 to avoid jeopardizing the return time for other guests (who were starting to become irate after having to wait for you) It is essential to clarify that the purpose of the reminder messages was not to confirm the tour twice but to ensure guests were informed of crucial details, including the adjusted start time. All other guests arrived at the pick-up point on time. Guest Responsibility: We must stress the importance of guests thoroughly reviewing communication messages to avoid misunderstandings. Your acknowledgment of the tour duration and the mention of the start time in the messages should have alerted you to the adjusted schedule. Resolution: We regret any inconvenience caused and assure you that every effort was made to accommodate guests. However, given the circumstances and our adherence to the tour schedule, we cannot accept your request for a refund. In conclusion, we believe our communication efforts were comprehensive and aligned with industry standards. We urge you to reconsider your review and refrain from making unfounded accusations against our reputable company.
    Written 15 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Bluemacc
    Thornton Cleveleys, UK50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were picked up from the cruise port by Gary, who was so friendly. En route to Addo he gave us an insight to the many points of interest we went past.
    In Addo, he was fabulous, he knew everything there was to know about the wildlife there. His knowledge was amazing - he knew just where to go to get the best possible views.
    We had a lovely complimentary lunch, after which we continued the safari.
    We have no hesitation in recommending Into Tours in Port Elizabeth.
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that your experience with Gary was so enjoyable. It's fantastic that he provided exciting insights during the journey and showcased his extensive knowledge of the wildlife at Addo. We're delighted you appreciated the complimentary lunch and had a memorable safari. Your recommendation means the world to us. We're grateful for your trust in Into Tours, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more incredible adventures in the future!
    Written 5 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Sightseer56700715412
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    What an amazing experience. Into Tours made it easy and convenient to visit this iconic park. Definitely on my list to do again with them!
    Written 20 March 2024
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    ErikaFatland
    Oslo, Norway12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    I had the most amazing day with tour guide and company owner Nina in the Addo Elephant Park. Even if I was the only one on the tour, Nina didn’t cancel, but went all in. She is super friendly and went out of her way to make the day memorable. We spotted lots of elephants and many other animals too. A day to remember. Highly recommended!
    Written 10 November 2023
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    Hi Erika - thank you for your special review. We had a fantastic day in Addo Elephant Park with you! I also loved your story and the remarkable journey you are undertaking. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We hope to see you soon - enjoy the rest of your travels around SA!
    Written 13 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Kathleen B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great day at Addo Elephant Park with our tourguide Janina. We have seen a lot of animals in their natural enviroment. A reallly good lunch (burger, french fries, white wine) at the park was included. Janina is a very very friendly person and it was very interessting to talk to her about the south african history and also about german and south african culture. She took a lot of pictures for us and showed us even rare lions.
    Written 1 August 2019
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    Hello Kathleen- Wow, many thanks for your wonderful review. I am overjoyed that you had a great day in Addo Park with Into Tours. It means alot to me to read your amazing tour experience. I also enjoyed our conversations and learning more about German culture. Not only am I passionate about my job, but I also love to entertain, and of course, take many pictures. It was an absolute pleasure showing you Addo Park, and finding those beautiful lions was very rewarding. Come back soon, there are a whole lot more; incredible experience waiting for you! Warmest regards, Janina.
    Written 7 August 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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