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Zuurberg Zuurberg
Town of Addo

Zuurberg
Beautiful unspoilt indigenous forest drive, opening to great views of Addo Elephant Park and beyond. So unexpected to find such a spot! A wonderful well-kept secret!
penelope geerdts
South Africa

Colchester Colchester
Town of Addo

My view of Colchester
Colchester is a fantastic location to stay if you planning a visit the Addo Elephant National Park. It is just minutes away from the southernmost gate of the park. We really enjoyed our supper at Grunters Pub so would highly recommend.
Jacky Bellengere
South Africa


Spending time in Addo
I was very impressed with the facilities at Addo - accomodation, restaurant, shop, game drives, look-out points, educational facilities, hide out. A destination worth revisiting.
Annamarie Olivier
South Africa

Town of Addo

Cannonville
CANNONVILLE is a small village only 30 minutes from the Port Elizabeth airport on the N2 motorway. 5 minutes from the residential suburb is the Addo Elephant National Parks most southern gate. This is where you will find not only stunning scenery, but many of the field animals have made this their home. Elephants, Lion, Black Rhino, Zebra, eland and many more antilope and small animals can be seen as you drive through the park towards the main camp section.The tidal, safe to swim in, clean Sundays River meanders through the village offering a host of river activities which includes a ferry,...
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Etta Hewitt
South Africa

Town of Addo

Perfect Base!
Nanaga is not a town. The somewhat obscure little village of Nanaga scores by dint of the fact that it is ideally placed on the South African map. Not only is it virtually just outside the Greater Addo Elephant Park, but it is also a short drive from the Sunshine Coast and other malaria-free safari game reserves. One of the major reasons why so many travelers stop at Nanaga is because of the Nanaga Farm stall with its lovely homemade pies, roosterkoek and freshly squeezed juice. In addition to that, the central location to attractions in the area is a Bonus,The Addo Elephant Park, Schotia...
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Joe Bamberger
South Africa

Town of Addo

Paterson Area
The Paterson area has a lot to offer. Often lumped together with the Addo and Sundays River regions.Although the town of Paterson itself does not offer the tourist much, there are a number of great attractions in the area. Namely Shamwari Game Reserve, Schotia Game reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve, Lalibela Game Reserve, Addo Elephant back Safaris as well as the Addo Elephant National Park as well as Addo Afrique. Paterson is also only 40 minutes from Port Elizabeth, so whale watching tours are easily conducted from Paterson. There is lot's to do.
Russell Lovemore
South Africa

Zuurberg Zuurberg
Town of Addo

Zuurberge weekend
arrived at lunch time and immediately headed for the dining room. there was no way my family was going to allow us to "skip lunch." this set the tone for our weekend......fantastic meals and service.we totally unwound our stressed minds over the next two days. too cold to swim (it is chilly at the top of zuurberg !) but we did get to the tennis courts, went on a lovely walk and generally just chilled. The two teenagers enjoyed the horse riding.we reckon zuurburg is on out "must return" list. Addo elephant park is easily reached from the hotel, and that was also well worth the visit !!
GEORGE SCOTT
South Africa

Kirkwood Kirkwood
Town of Addo

A Hidden Gem
Kirkwood in picking season is a sight to see. Trailers bursting with oranges. A lovely place to retreat to. Close to the Addo Elephant Park, not far from Uitenhage and only a bit further an you are in PE. Kronenhoff Guest House is an absolute delight right in the middle of the town. A lot of surrounding Private Reserves and accomodation on the farms. This is one not to miss if you are in the area.
Ian Coltman
South Africa

Kirkwood Kirkwood
Town of Addo

Kirkwood and the Sundays River Valley
Kirkwood is a quaint town situated in the beautiful Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape. The town was named after James Somers Kirkwood. When a flooded Sundays River prevented him from reaching the farm that he was meant to auction off in 1877, he climbed a nearby hill instead. From this hill, which today is known as ‘The Lookout’, he had a view of the entire valley. It was from this point that he saw the potential of the valley being a Citrus producing region.Today, this valley is the largest Citrus producing region in the Eastern Cape, with Kirkwood known as the ‘Citrus Capital’. During...
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Gareth Thomas

Kirkwood Kirkwood
Town of Addo

Kirkwood
The beautiful little town of "Kirkwood" is nestled in the heart of the Sundays River Valley. The Sundays River is 250km long and is the fastest flowing river in South Africa, it flows into the Indian Ocean at Algoa Bay. The climate is subtropical and is ideal for growing citrus. The highest tempreture of 50.3 C was recorded by the weather burea in 1928. The first farms were awarded to burger commandos for their role in the border wars in 1811. The one farm known as "Gouwernements Beloonging" is where Kirkwood would be established 100 years later. It was bought by James Somers Kirkwood,...
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Sharon Prieler
South Africa

Town of Addo

Sunland
Sunland – A Journey into a hidden valley. Northwest of the little town of Addo, with the world famous Addo Elephant National Park on its doorstep, you enter the Sundays River Valley. This now world renowned agricultural area owes its existence in no small measure to Sir Percy Fitzpatrick of ‘Jock of the Bushveld ' fame, who established the Sundays River Settlement Company in the early 1920’s with the purpose of enticing in the main, British soldiers returning from the first World War to a depressed Britain. The idea was to encourage these men to come out to the Sunland area, buy a farm and...
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Conor O'Hagan Ward
South Africa

Colchester Colchester
Town of Addo

Colchester
Colchester is a quaint little village nestled in tranquil surroundings on the banks of the Sundays River,only twenty minutes from Port Elizabeth.It is absolutely unique for the following reasons:Nowhere will you find a destination with so many attractions in such close proximity to one another. Only five minutes from a river ,beach and a National Park.River A beautiful river that offer the nature lover and watersport enthusiast every thing they desire. Birdwatching(over 300 species can be viewed)Ferry Boats that take people to the dunes and up the river. Canoe trails from where birds and...
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James Dobson
South Africa


Addo
Thank you for the opportunity to tell you a bit about Addo. The obvious attraction to Addo is the world renowned Addo Elephant National Park which has put Addo on the map and I am sure you know all about. The other lesser known attraction to Addo is the Rose Festival held in October every year. I am sure most people who are going to respond to your email are going to tell you about these two attractions.I however would like to tell you about the least known and talked about attraction to Addo and this region as a whole is the rich Archealogical and Paleantological history of this area.
Brian Bowren
South Africa

Kirkwood Kirkwood
Town of Addo

Kirkwood, perfect base for Ellies & Cheetah's
Kirkwood is a small town near the main entrance of Addo Elephant National Park. It's a typical small friendly Karoo town with all major banks, a Spar and a few nice restaurants. While staying in Kirkwood you can visit the Addo Elephant Park (37 km). Pat a cheetah at the Daniell Cheetah Breeding Project (20 km). Go Wild at the Wildlife Festival in June. Cross the Zuurberg Mountains in a day in a 4x4 in the Kabouga section of the Addo Park.Visit a citrus packhouse in picking season (march - oct).
Aad and Yvonne van Tol
South Africa

Kirkwood Kirkwood
Town of Addo

Kirkwood
Kirkwood is the center of one of the largest citrus regions in South Africa with approximately 12,000 ha (30,000 acres) of citrus orchards. Kirkwood is at present the dynamic capital town of the Sundays River Valley. It is known throughout the country for its citrus fruit, roses, game farms and its annual Wildlife Festival. To the north of Kirkwood lies the beautiful Rietberg mountain with the Uyepoort (Uye gateway) that provides passage to the Zuurberg mountains and the Greater Addo Elephant National Park with the big five of the animal Kingdom. Kirkwood is very close to Port Elizabeth and...
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Nardus Pienaar
South Africa


Much ad(d)o about elephants
If you’re nutty about elephants and have enormous staying power for endless hours of stalking them, Addo is the place. These herds originate here and are very relaxed around vehicles. Our self-guided drives were always rewarding. A large group blocked the road and the little ones clowned around us for over an hour. Another highlight was the nocturnal visits of noisy rhino at the main camp waterhole. The elevated viewpoint over Hapoor waterhole is a great spot for watching elephants and other animals.
Samantha Black
South Africa


A great location
Addo Elephant National Park offers excellent game viewing opportunities and the campsite and picnic spots are excellent. It can get a little crowded over the school holidays though. As it is only 716 km from Cape Town, it is also situated in a great location.
Katie Cowan
South Africa


The little brother of Krüger Park... perfect!!!
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Manuela Sordel
Germany

Zuurberg Zuurberg
Town of Addo

Zuurberg
We enjoyed our overnight stay very much. It's a great pity that the weather was overcast and misty. We enjoyed our trip up the pass to Anns Villa.
ELWYN HAWKES
South Africa


Addo elephants
Such fun seeing the elephants at such close quarters. Lots of birds to see and many other types of buck etc. Safe to drive yourself around. Excellent experience!
Joan Manton
England