Addo Elephant Park Area Activities

Addo Elephant Park Area

South Africa

Addo Elephant Park & Surrounding Areas - Activities

(Please note this is not the Official Website of SANParks but it rather focuses on accommodation and activities offered in the Greater Addo Area.)

Things to do in the Addo Elephant Park Area

Please note that these activities are not offered by SANParks but by private tourism operators in the Surrounding Area. Most of these can be arranged or more information obtained via the establishments listed on the Where to Stay Page.

  • Guided Game Drives or Self Drives in the Addo Elephant National Park as well as neighboring Game Reserves
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • River Cruises on the Sundays River
  • Canoeing
  • Bird watching
  • Walking and Hiking Trails
  • 4X4 Eco-Adventure Trails
  • Various fine restaurants
  • Picnic and Braai Sites
  • Cheetah breeding project

Bird Watching

The Addo Area boasts a wide variety of bird life typical of the Eastern Cape's Coastal Area to the Karoo. As many as 450 species can be spotted making the area a must for keen bird watchers.

Inside the Addo Elephant National Park there is also a large bird hide at the Rest Camp that overlooks a reed-filled wetland. A variety of birdlife can be observed from there and the hide is wheelchair accessible.

Short Walks and Hikes

Inside the Addo Elephant National Park there are a number of walks and hiking trails. Please visit their website for more details on this and other activities.

Bedrogfontein 4X4 Eco-Adventure Trail

4x4 Enthusiasts will enjoy the Bedrogfontein 4 x 4 trail between the Kabouga and Darlington areas of the park. Apart from magnificent views it is also rich in history dating back to the Anglo Boer War.