Addo is a town in Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.


Situated in the Sundays River Valley, the Addo area is known as the valley of elephants and roses. The neighbouring areas are primarily citrus farms and when the trees are in full blossom, the smell of citrus permeates the air. Addo is host to many delightful festivals throughout the year such as the Kirkwood Wildlife Festival in June, the annual Rose Festival in October and is also home to many exclusive game reserves including the Addo Elephant National Park. Visit the Addo area for an unforgettable African experience - the Big 7, guided walks, quad biking, elephant back rides and more.

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Get in

By plane

There are two airports located in close proximity to Addo. The closest is the Port Elizabeth airport which is 47km from Addo. The East London airport is 207km away. There are regular flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other South African destinations to the airports in Port Elizabeth and East London.

By car

Addo is easily accessible by motorways from Cape Town (789km), Durban (769km), and East London (249km). You could also drive in from Johannesburg (1014km). The road conditions are fairly good if you are coming from any of these cities.

By bus

All major South African coach companies offer regular schedules to and from destinations like Addo.



As diverse as oranges and elephants, so is the Greater Addo Route. One moment you will be paddling a canoe down the beautiful Sundays River and next you are on the back of a 4x4 experiencing the lion kill. Here you can experience the Addo area's diverse range of ecoactivities, bringing you close to nature and wildlife.




camp. The waterhole is floodlit at night.




For contact details for food and groceries, vehicles, home services, liquor, medical practitioners, nurseries & garden services, pharmacy, professional, cleaning, legal services, photography, security, timber decks, housing, health and beauty call the local or international telephone directory.

Important numbers

The nearest hospital and doctor is in Kirkwood, 35km from the park

The nearest police station is in Addo, 15km from the park

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