Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo

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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo

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RomNomNom
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I booked in for horse riding and the horses were incredibly neglected. They were kept locked in a stable on 30+ degree day with no water. One horse had scabs and cuts and was bleeding around his eyes and ears with flies infesting the wounds. The horses hooves were overgrown causing them pain. They weren't receiving vet care and 2 died from illness.
I complained and the grooms all lied and said the horses were well cared for. I wasted the entire ride checking on the horses, watching over them while they filled the water troughs. Please, if you visit the park, go and check on the horses - see that they have water, get vet care and don't have skin conditions and report any neglect you say on the reviews.
The grooms are lazy and only do their job if forced to. They feel entitled to get paid regardless of whether they actually do their jobs.
I have complained to management who have said that they will investigate.
Written 4 May 2021
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Bea
Western Shore, Canada291 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
On a 6 night family stay we stayed in the Safari tents, Rondavels and Forest Huts. The accommodation is in a shocking state. Lack of basic maintenance. Cutlery missing, lights broken, dirt under beds, communal showers with no privacey curtains, blocked drains, mould in showers and no mop to clean up after yourself for the next guest. Staff friendly and animals plentiful... But is this enouth to keep people returning? This is not the standard that we expect. No wonder small private affordable lodges are popping up outside the park.
Written 17 December 2020
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CX traveler
Port Elizabeth, South Africa4 contributions
Oct 2020
This was a memorable day. Addo blessed us with the most amazing game viewing. Every waterhole was a treat and we saw so many elephants and other game. This is a gem of National Parks.
Written 26 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11 766 contributions
Jul 2019
This is one of the best wildlife parks in South Africa. Enjoyed watching the elephants and other animals by the water which having lunch.
Written 2 June 2020
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APOL
Oldenburg, Germany473 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked the morning tour to the Addo Elephant Park at the Hitgeheim Lodge. Accompanied by a friendly and competent guide we had an impressive tour around the park. We saw a plenty of different animals in their natural environment. Beside the elephants we especially appreciated the opportunity to see some lions. I am not too excited about animals in general but this park is a must have seen place for every Garden Route tour.
Written 11 May 2020
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TanjaRKhos
Lucerne, Switzerland52 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Addo Elephant National park was a big adventure. We loved the wilderness of the park. We have seen so many animals and we enjoyed the whole trip a lot.
Written 19 April 2020
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ChrisJS51
Sevenoaks, UK502 contributions
Jan 2020
I've got no idea why Tripadvisor have named Addo Elephant Park in Spanish - they have listed a whole series of day trips but this is the only one I could find for the park itself!
We went there on a day trip while staying at Amakhala nearby, usimg an Amakhala jeep. Actually it was a lot further away than we thought, much of it on unmade bumpy roads - through the town of Paterson which is - franklly - a dump but where a lot of the staff from the nearby game lodges live. Addo itself is big and we didn't see many elephants. Most interesting were the antics of the dung beetles on and around the road; most disappointing was that it seemed anyone was allowed tio drive their own cars in the park and had no idea about the poor dung beetles who were struggling to get their balls of dung across or off the road!
Written 9 April 2020
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Przemek W
Lodz, Poland158 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Self driving it’s easy and comfortable. Best view, wild nature and animals are so close. One of the best places in SA.
Written 29 March 2020
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands406 contributions
Jan 2020
After having been on 25 safaris and 6 times in Kruger, I wondered whether this park would be interesting. Yes it is, I saw a few and animals I had not seen before. It is worthwhile to visit this park and you could consider to visit just this park and not going all the way north to Kruger. We saw a lion, plenty of elephants, buffels, antilopes and zebra's, but no giraffes.
Written 18 March 2020
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KentTeachers
Haywards Heath, UK75 contributions
Feb 2020
Addo is a nature reserve, this means the animals are in their own environment and you are the outsider. This allows for amazing experiences of watching elephants, springboks, war hogs ect in their natural habitat. They will come close to you because you respect their environment
Written 8 March 2020
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