'Addo' is nowadays less associated with the town itself, than it is with the wider area. Understandably so, as the village is a somewhat lacklustre affair when measured against Addo Elephant National Park 15 kays away.
The Sundays River winds its way slowly through the town, and the Zuuberg mountains provide a soothing backdrop. It's a rough and ready farming outpost, where citrus reigns supreme.
Moving beyond the town, the elephant park is the obvious drawcard, with a number of smaller operators cashing in on the steady flow of tourists: zip-lining, river trips, sand boarding, horse riding, and a couple of restaurants and coffee shops are among the offerings.
Things To Do
- The Addo Elephant National Park is the reason you're here. It's one of the country’s most under-rated reserves, home to big five viewing and one of the Cape's few elephant populations. The park is accessible in an ordinary sedan vehicle, making your trip hassle-free.
- Take a citrus farm and packhouse tour. These can be arranged in Addo itself.
- Follow this with a boat cruise on the Sundays River, and then climb some of the massive sand dunes near the river mouth.
- Addo lays claim to SA’s highest, longest and fastest zip-line - 500m of endorphin heaven.
Where You'll Also Find Us
Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) • Barrydale • Baviaanskloof • Betty's Bay • Bonnievale • Bredasdorp • Caledon • Calitzdorp • Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai • Cape Peninsula & Surrounds • Ceres • Citrusdal • Clanwilliam & Cederberg • Darling • De Rust • Elands Bay • Gansbaai • George • Grabouw & Elgin Valley • Greyton • Hermanus • Hogsback • Knysna • Ladismith • Malgas • Matjiesfontein • McGregor • Montagu • Mossel Bay • Napier • Oudtshoorn • Paarl • Plettenberg Bay • Porterville • Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond • Riebeek West & Riebeek-Kasteel • Robertson • St Helena Bay • Stanford • Stilbaai • Sutherland • Swellendam • Tulbagh • Velddrif • Vermaaklikheid • Wellington • Wilderness • Worcester & Hex Valley • Yzerfontein