Addo Elephant Safari Lodge
is situated in the pristine valleys of the Zuurberg Mountains, bordering the recently proclaimed Greater Addo Elephant National Park.
This area is regarded as Africa’s most biologically diverse, supporting 4 of the 7 biomes or eco-regions in Southern Africa.
The area encompass habitats ranging from semi-arid Karoo areas, across fynbos covered slopes which merge with impenetrable thickets and montane forests and extending into rolling grasslands.
During the walks informative guides will provide information on this unique area, allowing the client to be at one with nature.
Appreciate nature from an elephant`s perspective. Walking besides these gentle giants will allow you to observe the elephant`s habits in their natural surroundings.
This safari experience is about learning and becoming familiar with one of Africa`s most stately, intelligent mammals - the African Elephant.
It is an adventure of relaxed interaction with the elephants, enjoying the beauty of the area and of getting acquainted with these gentle giants in a meaningful way.
Accommodation at Addo Elephant Safari Lodge:
The Addo Elephant Lodge accommodations are perfectly designed to blend discreetly into their surrounding valley bushveld environment. The private and exclusive suites, some nestled in the Yellowwood forest and others set on the hillside offering extraordinary views, are housed on elevated wooden decks. Constructed of part canvas, part recycled Brazilian pine and luxuriously decorated to evoke Hemingway`s Africa of yesteryear, we invite you to relax in our remarkably spacious, sophisticated suites in the Heart of the Addo Region.
We have ten unique spacious luxury units constructed out of a combination of canvas and wood. Each unit has the following features:
• En suite bathroom with a spacious shower, twin hand basins, dressing table with large mirror, gas heater, separate toilet
• Generously sized, wooden deck with private spa bath
• King- or twin-bedded option
• In-room safes
• Solar powered hot water geyser
• Well stocked mini bar on request
• Tea and coffee making facility
• Large glass sliding doors opening onto the deck (No nasty zips)
• Both indoor and outdoor showers
• Private viewing deck
• 220V electricity
• Overhead fans
• Folding camp beds for children available on request
ELEPHANT BACK SAFARIS
A once in a lifetime safari adventure - at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients. We offer you the exhilarating experience of riding these magnificent animals. Revel in the natural beauty of the environs and its wildlife from your lofty seat as these gentle giants amble through the African bush.
After the ride, walk with them through the diverse valley bushveld, ravine and forest habitat. At the conclusion of the walk enjoy rewarding the elephants with their favorite treats. We highly recommend that guests make use of either our air or road transfer options to reach the Lodge. Our in-house air and road transfer service is fully compliant and offers road and air transfers to and from the lodge, an ideal opportunity to sit back, relax and take in the spectacular scenery the Eastern Cape has on offer. We offer transfers from our Addo airfield, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town.
Self drive rates available on request
Includes: Ride, walk, feeding the elephants, a light meal, tea, coffee, water and transfers – Please be advised that no meal is served with the 15h00 elephant safari
Times: 08h00, 11h00 and 15h00
Duration: ±3 hrs (Ride/Walk, elephant feeding and light meal)
Departing from our Addo airfield.
Road departure Times: 06h30, 09h30, 13h30 1 hour driving
Air departure Times: 07h30, 10h30, 14h30 - 15 minute flight
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
Bottled water, non-alcoholic beverages, beers, spirits and fine South African wines are available for purchase.
There is intermittent signal at the lodge and on the conservancy.
Email, Internet and Television
The lodge has a wireless internet connection for the guests` convenience. There are no televisions in the rooms. Guests wishing
to watch a sporting event can do so on request.
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME
Children under 3 years of age are accommodated at no charge. Children from 4 to 12 years of age may share with adults at 50 %
of the adult rate. Maximum of 2 children per room. Children from 12 years and older, will be charged the full adult rate whether
sharing with parents or staying in a separate unit. Babysitting facilities are offered at a nominal extra charge. Prior notice to
request this service is essential. Game drives and nature walks can be tailor made for children.
Addo Elephant Safari Lodge Activities:
Walks with the elephants through bush, ravines and forest.
The walk is not strenuous and at an enjoyable pace.
Walks will allow the guests to observe the elephant’s habits in their natural surroundings.
Then enjoy the thrill of riding these gentle giants to their favourite waterhole to watch them swim and make the most of the mud. Here you will be able to relax at the waterhole.
Optional activities include guided day trips into the Addo Elephant National Park, scenic flights over the Zuurberg Mountains & sunshine coast, golf at Bushman's Sands, historical settler & Anglo-Boer war tours, day trips to the awe-inspiring Karoo. These activities need to be pre-booked.
Addo Elephant Safari Lodge Map:
Health & Climate:
As the Eastern Cape is malaria-free, prophylactics are not necessary.
We went to Addo Elephant Back Safari for our Honeymoon, it was incredible. Service was excellent and the food was yummy. The elephants ---WOW! Wonderful place.
Accommodation was superb, and staff were all extremely friendly and attentive,and always wanting to please. The elephant ride was fantastic. All in all a really fabulous place to stay, and hopefully we will be able to afford to return some day!
We had a wonderful time at the Addo Elephant Safari Lodge, especially our hosts, Nadja & Kuni did an excellent job. We are looking forward to a next visit in the not too far future.
An excellent time although a little lonely being the only guests at the lodge. We were well looked after, welcomed and well fed. It would be helpful if your web site tells us about the long windy 'off road' track we had to negotiate to get there as we realise after we could have arranged a lift which would have been much better.