Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931
to provide a safe haven for the few wild elephants
who survived government-sponsored culling to remove
them in the early 20th century.
Today the elephants number in their hundreds, thanks to the efforts of the National Parks Board and a unique vegetation type - subtropical thicket, or valley bushveld. It is this thick, impenetrable vegetation that has not only provided protection for the elephants and buffalo in the area, but also provided a rich food source, supporting what is now the most dense population of wild elephants on the planet.
Our tour concentrates on finding and viewing elephants.
Buffalo sightings are a definite bonus, while you may also be lucky enough to see dung beetles keeping the park tidy!