Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape
A trip to the Eastern Cape is not complete without a quick visit to the Addo Elephant Park. Compared to other reserves that South Africa has to offer, it is a rather small reserve (1640 square kilometers). Yet despite its size, Addo has plenty to see. You’ll find lush greenery, bushes and a variety of animals and if you are lucky enough, you might even see a pride of lions. There are elephants are all over the place, as the name suggests, so it is very likely that you will get a good close-up view of these magnificent creatures. Just remember to stay a safe distance from the animals – we have to respect these beautiful wild creatures.
You can get more information on the SANParks website, where you can find things to do and book your bush getaway. They offer various options where you can sleep. Ranging from campsites, tented camps (with those cool permanent tents) to luxury lodges, they have something for everyone. There are also very private and secluded little forest huts which are fantastic for spotting a few Trumpeter Hornbills.
In whichever way you like to experience the bush, Addo Elephant Park can fulfil your dreams.
So, if you haven’t been – just go. Justravel!
PS: I found this little man in the photo strolling around with this (rather large) family, getting some breakfast and staring at these strange humans in their car.