About an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, Addo is a small farming town that's best known for its proximity to the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, which is South Africa's first 'Big Seven' reserve. As well as the usual Big Five - rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo, the park, which extends to the sea and some offshore islands, also offers sightings of southern right whales and (great) white sharks.
The park offers comfortable SANParks accommodation, as well as one luxury lodge within the reserve, but there are a number of excellent safari lodges, guest houses and B&B's on the fringes of the park. You can do a horse ride among the game in the park or ride an elephant close by. Addo is a citrus farming and horse breeding area with a very active local polo community.
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