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Addo Snapshot

'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.
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