Addo Elephant National Park of South Africa
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Addo Elephant National Park is situated on the South Coast near Port Elizabeth and the first section of the park was opened in 1931 when only 11 elephants remained in the area. Today the park boast over 600 Elephants with lion, buffalo and black rhino to name but a few others.
It is also the title owner to claim the “Big 7” which on a good day should allow you to see the African Elephant, African Lion, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard, White/Black Rhino, as well as the Southern Right Whale and the Great White Shark. (Here’s hoping!)
The Park is very varied, from the North where the temperatures can reach a staggering 48°C in summer and freezing in winter, all the way down to the coastal areas where you are greeted by the Indian Ocean, with dunes and islands. Bird Island being an important breeding island for marine species and supports the largest colony of Cape Gannets in the world. (160 000 birds)
There are current plans to extend Addo Elephant National Park to include an additional 120 000ha of land and marine environment and would make this one of the most diverse parks in the world.
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| Telephone Number
+27 (0)42 233 8600
GPS: S 33° 26′ 40″ E 25° 44′ 19″
|Port Elizabeth (75km away)
|Size of Park
|164 233 ha
|SANParks Addo Park Map
Daily Max: 32°C
Daily Min: 15°C
Daily Max: 18°C
Daily Min: 5°C
| Zuurberg Section: 722mm
Darlinton Section: 255mm
Coastal Section: 392-700mm
|Common Animal Species
|Elephant, African Lion, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard, Rhino
|Animal Check List
|SANParks Addo Animal List
|Bird Check List
|SANParks Addo Bird List
|Unesco World Heritage Site
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