We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Addo Elephant National Park

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 42 233 8600
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1 812 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 846
  • 316
    Very good
  • 76
  • 12
  • 8

We took a very slow meander through the park and it seemed to be packed with wildlife! Elephants galore, many with tiny young at the moment, giraffes, lions, buffalo, zebra and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nicky W
Bangkok, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

1 812 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,258: English reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
142 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a very slow meander through the park and it seemed to be packed with wildlife! Elephants galore, many with tiny young at the moment, giraffes, lions, buffalo, zebra and antelope...it really was a sightseeing feast. Very easy to navigate around, fantastic scenic views too.

Thank Nicky W
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well organized park with easy to achieve sightings and a good underground hide. Each year that I visit there are noticeable improvements. Don't miss the underground hides and obey the silence rule.

Thank 320susanv
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
123 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice cabins. A lot of animals - we saw lions, rhinos and a large herd of elephants next to a waterhole which was an amazing sight. Ado has big expansion plans which will make it a serious competitor to Kruger. Also, it is close to the 'garden-route'. So if you are short of time, you can cover Ado, Garden route... More 

Thank Factfinder90
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You may be tempted to drive around the park on your own, but unless you are lucky, you won't see most of the animals that are there to see. It's a big park and the roads are rough, and the wildlife is spread out and moves from place to place. You can hire a private guide or go with one... More 

Thank Michael B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
151 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really great day out however you need a bit of luck in order to see all animals that live at the Addo. Roads are maintained exceptionally, you can drive any car across the park. It is so absorbing when trying to spot any animal that you don't even notice how fast time is flying. We've managed to see some animals... More 

Thank ArturNorthLondon
Telford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have visited most of the SANParks and keep coming back to Addo. We easily agree that it tops all the others - except for Kruger (but that's easily understandable).

Thank Will D
Buderim, Australia
Level Contributor
160 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Dungbeetle lodge in Colchester which was fantastic! It was 10mins to the Southern gate of Addo park. The ladies at Dungbeetle lodge told us to take a picture of the map at the gate with the animal sightings and it was spot on. Within 5 minutes we saw wildlife. Lion 🦁 kill - 1 male /... More 

1 Thank Sandie P
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This park made me feel proud to be South African. Well maintained and friendly staff! We stayed for two nights, one in Spekboom tented camp and one at the main camp. The highlight of the visit was of course the elephants! I have visited many parks in my life but the close encounters with these creatures here in the wild... More 

Thank Dorianne G
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to navigate park with great facilities. Easy to get to a major look out and see where the action is, we were lucky enough to see most things on the list in a morning

Thank Cazza2015
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Addo elephant park today as day visitors. It took sometime to purchase tickets to the park as there is some paperwork to complete. Locals get in for just under R100 for international visitors it's just shy of R300... which I think is reasonable. When in the park there is so much to see, from lions, zebra, kudu... More 

2 Thank sarahw515

Travellers who viewed Addo Elephant National Park also viewed

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Addo Elephant National Park, Greater Addo
Addo Elephant National Park, Greater Addo
Addo Elephant National Park, Greater Addo

Been to Addo Elephant National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Addo Elephant National Park and other visitors
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from Addo Elephant National Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?