Visit The Majestic Elephant
The malaria free Addo and Addo Elephant National Park, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa are the perfect holiday destination.
The malaria-free Addo and Addo Elephant National Park, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa are the perfect holiday destination and ideal for both adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. The Addo Tour and Safari Specialists, Crisscross Adventures, are the first Tour and Safari Company based in Addo, and they offer guided tours through the Addo Elephant National Park and a variety of Addo Activities Such as: Addo River Safari’s on the Sunday’s River, Addo Mountain Hiking deep in the heart of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, Beach Safari’s with Addo Sand boarding near the Addo Park Marine Section, Fresh and Salt Water Fishing Safari’s, Addo Adrenaline tours, Photographic Tours, Mountain Biking, Hiking Trails and the popular Addo Elephant Park Game Drives, and Tours specializing in Bird Watching.
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While on Safari in Addo, it is wise to choose to clothe in neutral, camouflage colors such as brown, khaki, stone or beige which will make you less visible and able to get closer to the wild animals you may want to see. It is advisable to layer your clothing as this provides more warmth when necessary and allows you to remove clothing during the hottest period of the day.
Booking in advance is essential.
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The Eastern Cape is the ‘natural choice’ holiday destination to tourists from around the world and Crisscross guests have the opportunity to view the “Big 5” (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard) in their natural habitat from the custom designed Tour Vehicles. The Eastern Cape is synonymous with breathtaking scenery, wide open spaces, prolific wildlife, offering a serene refuge from the stresses of daily life and is the playground of Crisscross Adventures.
The tour company’s mission is to encourage visitors to enjoy the many different activities available in the Addo area, and to have a holistic experience of the diversity Addo has to offer. Specifically within the Addo Elephant National Park, whilst educating them about the environment and nature conservation.
Addo Packages, Rates & Bookings
Crisscross Adventures is committed to ensuring that you receive a safe, fun-filled, affordable tour with highly qualified guides and that your experience of Southern Africa is truly memorable.
Addo Elephant Park Tour Full Day:
The expansion of the Addo Elephant National Park to include the Colchester Section (Sundays River Mouth) makes the Full Day Addo Park Safari Tour a very popular safari option. This Addo Elephant Park Tour allows guests to enjoy the whole of the Addo Elephant National Park at a leisurely pace, ideal for finding the perfect photo opportunities.
Crisscross Adventures are the pioneers of the FULL DAY Guided Addo Elephant National Park Tour. Not only do the guides have trained eyes for spotting wildlife but they also have local knowledge regarding animal identification, local history, vegetation, local culture and plenty of local stories to round off a great tour.
Crisscross Adventures offer Addo Photographic Tours and as such will help you capture your Addo memories from up close and at the right angles. They are always on the lookout for the perfect shot. Guests may combine Addo Tours & Safaris for ‘the Ultimate Full Day Addo Experience’
Addo Elephant Park Tour Half Day:
Experience a half day guided Addo Elephant National Park Safari, giving you the best chance to see all that it has to offer. Bring Hat, Sunglasses, Camera, and Binoculars if they have them.
Experience a guided Addo Elephant National Park Tour. Not only do the guides have trained eyes for spotting wildlife but they also have local knowledge regarding animal identification, local history, vegetation, local culture and plenty of local stories to round off a great tour.
Chrislin African Lodge Guests Only:
Guests staying a minimum of 1 night at Chrislin African Lodge have the opportunity to experience in-house HALF DAY and FULL DAY ADDO game drives exclusively offered by Crisscross Adventures in an Open Safari Vehicle. Open Vehicle Safaris are only for Children above 6 years of age. Safari in Open vehicle dependent on weather and availability. Crisscross Adventures also does a Full Day Safari in Open Vehicle
Addo & The Addo Elephant Park
Addo lies in the beautiful Sundays River Valley which stretches from the Indian Ocean to the Zuurberg Mountains. The Sundays River Valley is home to the famous Addo elephants, as well as the famous Addo Citrus. The Greater Addo area is world renowned for its citrus fruit production and is South Africa’s largest producer of lemons. The small citrus farming community of Addo offers a variety of accommodation to visitors to the Addo Elephant National Park. The area is alive with citrus farms, wonderful Addo Roses and an abundance of animal and bird life. Addo is watched over by the Zuurberg Mountain Range, which offers some spectacular hiking and horse riding trails.
The Addo Elephant National Park was founded after eleven Addo Elephants were saved from the brink of extinction in 1931 after the continuous clashes between farmers and elephants, reached a dangerous level. Crop damage and night raids were the reasons cited for the killing of these beautiful beasts.
Today the Addo Elephant Park is also home to Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, a range of antelope species, the rare flightless dung beetle. The Addo Elephant Park is South Africa’s first ‘Big Seven’ nature reserve, with inclusion the southern right whale and great white shark, since the park now extends to the Indian Ocean and some offshore islands.
Situated just over 45 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth Airport, this magnificently diverse area offers a wide variety of wildlife experiences, natural landscapes, outdoor adventure, and cultural experiences. Large tracts of land have now been devoted to wildlife and many world famous reserves such as Shamwari and Schotia Safari Private Reserve can also be found in the Eastern Cape.
Addo Elephant National Park
Found deep in the shadow of dense Addo valley bushveld, the Addo Elephant Park was proclaimed in the 1930’s when only 11 elephants remained. Today it is a finely tuned Eco-system which is a sanctuary to over 650 elephants, buffalo, black rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, antelope, small carnivores, over 450 bird species as well as the endangered flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. The Zuurberg Mountains, falling within the park, are home to interesting fauna and flora including three rare cycad and two yellowwood species.
Plans to extend the current 185 000 ha Addo Elephant National Park into a 400 000 ha “Greater Addo Park” are already underway with the park has more than doubled in size over the past six years. Unique features of the Park include the “Big Seven” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, great white shark and Southern Right whale) in their natural habitat, a 120 000 ha marine reserve with a number of offshore islands as well as five of South Africa’s seven biomes (distinct vegetation regions), make Addo one of the most diverse conservation areas in the world.
The popular Addo Tour Packages with Crisscross Adventures offer great value for money combination Tours of the Addo Elephant National Park and Surrounds. The Addo tour packages offer the world’s best photographic opportunities and the pace of the tours keep this in mind, giving you time to absorb the scene and linger for that perfect shot all while enjoying the wonderful scenery, nature, and Addo Wildlife.
Nearest town(s): Central
Hermiston Farm, Addo, 6105, South Africa
Take the N2 past Port Elizabeth and Bluewater Bay. Take the Motherwell/Markmann (R335) turnoff to Addo Town. Keep on this road for about 40km until you reach the Addo village. Pass the Police station, banks and petrol station and then take the R336 road to Kirkwood on the left. Your second left on the R336 will be signposted Crisscross Adventures, Chrislin African Lodge, and Casa Mia Health Spa. Follow this gravel road all the way down, past Chrislin. The road will take a bend to the right at the bottom towards Casa Mia. Our Entrance is on the right directly opposite Casa mia entrance. there will be a safe place for you to park there during your tours with CCTV cameras. Please ring our intercom on arrival.
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