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Addo Elephant National Park, situated in a malaria free area just one hour's drive from the South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, is a magnificently diverse national park and offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and cultural experiences.
Addo Elephant National Park is a magnificently diverse national park and offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and cultural experiences. The park includes Bird Island and St. Croix Island in Algoa Bay and is home to the Big 7 - Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Humpback Whale and Great White Shark.

You will be amazed at the variety of natural landscapes and wildlife species that can be experienced in one easily accessible destination. Whether you are looking for luxury, comfortable family accommodation, or rustic settings, you are sure to find what your heart desires in the main rest camp, in the rugged Zuurberg section of the park, or in one of the concession sites.

For bookings to Addo Elephant National Park you can contact Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism at 041 582 2575 or email bookings@nmbt.co.za.

You can now also get free entrance to Addo with the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass as well as Pre book your day visits to the park through NMBT.
Contact / ReservationsAddo Elephant National Park

Alternatively contact the TOURISM call centre on +27 (0) 41 585 8884

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Latitude : -33° 40' 49.09" S | Longitude : 25° 47' 59.15" E

Directions from Port Elizabeth (PE) to Addo main camp
There are three alternatives:

1) Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown and carry straight on until the N2 splits off to the left
and becomes the N10. Carry straight on, following the N10 towards Cradock/Cookhouse. Take the
R342 to the left when you get to the intersection with Paterson on your right. This will be signposted
‘Addo Elephant National Park’. Follow this road for 24km, looking out for the entrance to the park on
your left. Distance: about 120km or one hour, 15 minutes travelling time.
2) Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown, pass Coega harbour on your right. Cross the Sundays
River bridge. Turn off to your left at the sign that says ‘Camp Matyholweni’. Follow this road for about
three km until you enter Matyholweni Gate at Camp Matyholweni. Follow the southern access road
inside the park until you get to Addo main camp. Distance: about 40km from PE to Matyholweni and
then 36km through the park (which takes about one and a half hours at the 40km/h speed limit). NB:
this route is not accessible to cars pulling trailers or caravans and buses.
3) Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown. Take the turnoff to the left signposted ‘Motherwell’
and ‘Addo Elephant National Park’. Turn left at the top of the offramp. Proceed through Motherwell,
following this road until you pass through the town of Addo and further on until you see the entrance to
the park on the right. Distance: about 72 km or one hour travelling time.



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