Luxury Accommodation, Elephant Encounters & Game Drives
Whether you just want to relax, or are looking for an action-packed adventure trip, we also offer you a unique elephant experience. Our lodge has been awarded 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
Addo Elephant Lodge ad Safaris is a private owned lodge near to the Addo National Park.
Situated within the Greater Addo region, just a short distance from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole, our fully fenced game reserve is both malaria free and tourist friendly.
We offer an exhilarating experience with the majestic African Elephant. Revel in the natural beauty of the environs and its wildlife.
Daily encounters, elephant safaris, game drives, luxury accommodation as well as chartered flights for a birds eye view of the coastline, reserve and wildlife.
- Duration: We offer day trips or longer vacations, the choice is yours.
- Max # of participants: Family and friends are welcome regardless of age.
- What should I wear? We recommend that you bring the following in order to maximise your comfort during your safari: Good walking shoes (running / tennis shoes are suitable) Warm jacket for the winter months (May to September) Light rain gear for summer months (October to April) Sunglasses Sun hat Long trousers / slacks Cameras Suntan lotion & sun block.
- No. participants: Family and friends are welcome regardless of age.
- Availability: Please contact us for booking details.
- Value for Money: Great Deal
- Disabled Friendly: No
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Team Building Facilities: No
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Day visitors as well as lodge guests can enjoy an elephant safari through the diverse valleys, plains and forests of the bushveld, whilst delighting in the flora and fauna from lofty heights. Observe the elephants within their natural environment and capture unforgettable moments with these majestic animals.
Elephant Encounter Rates & Information – Adults are the standard rate, children 12 years old and under pay half the standard rate. No charge for 3 year olds and under. The standard rates exclude transfers. All rates are subject to change without prior notice. Bookings are essential.
Self-drive day visitors and lodge guests to please download our map. Due to our remote location we recommend that guests make use of our fully compliant in-house transfer company, which offers road transfers.
Tour duration: ± 1 hour (includes a ride, walk, feeding the elephants) – we do have a day visitor restaurant should you wish to have a light meal and/or beverage after your encounter.
Safari Times: Our safari times are at 08h00, 11h00 and 15h00. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the time.
Child Policy: Children are allowed to ride the elephants, with a parent accompanied by an elephant handler.
50% discount for children under the age of 12 years.
Accomidation – Relax in our remarkably spacious, sophisticated, environmentally friendly suites, set against the tranquil backdrop of the Africa bush.
Our private and exclusive units, built on elevated wooden decks, are designed to blend discreetly into the natural environment. Some nestle in the Yellowwood Forest, others are set on the hillside, offering breath-taking views of the reserve.
Game Drives: Addo Elephant Lodge & Safaris On our game drives and walking safaris you can observe at close range other wild animals such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and antelope. Birding enthusiasts will also be astounded by the region’s abundant bird species.
Game drive rate: R500 per person For the full big 5 experience we offer a package that includes a day trip through Addo National Park and Schotia Safaris, ending off with an authentic African Dinner.
Available at the Lodge Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris offers a wide range of activities.
- Elephant Encounters (Day visitors and Lodge Guests)
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Walking / Running Trails
- Guided Walks
- Bird Watching
- Game Viewing / Game Drives
- Pool Nearby
Activities in the Surrounding Addo Region:
Please note the below are not on our reserve, but can be arranged on request.
- Addo River Safaris
- Addo Elephant National Park Tours
- Quad Biking
- Addo Zipline & Giant Swing
- Sundays River Cruises
- Sand boarding
Nearest town(s): Port Elizabeth
1B Mountainvale Farm, Addo, Eastern Cape, 6105
Traveling from Port Elizabeth: take the N2 Highway towards Grahamstown & Cradock.
At one stage the road will split to the left – stay on the N10 towards Cradock.
You will pass Nanaga Farm Stall on your right.
Approximately 75km from Port Elizabeth you will find the town of Paterson on the right. Continue past Paterson in the Cradock direction for an additional 13.2km.
You will find the Addo Palace and Kromrivier road signs on your left. Turn left on to the gravel road.
In 14.5km you will reach Addo Palace, continue past Addo Palace for 11km until you reach our reserve gate. En route on the gravel road you will see our Addo Elephant Lodge signs along the way.
S 33° 18' 12.6072" E 25° 44' 10.572"