Welcome to Greater Addo Sundays River Valley
The Addo Elephant National Park, with its core situated in the Sundays River Valley and stretching from the karoo region north of the Zuurberg Mountain Range to the coast and islands of Algoa Bay of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, is the heartbeat of the GREATER ADDO ROUTE.
Proclaimed in 1931 to protect eleven surviving Eastern Cape elephants, this amazing park consolidates the unique combination of land and seascapes. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, lying across five of the country’s seven biomes. It has one of most densely populated elephant herds in the world and is home to the locally endemic flightless dung beetle (Circellum bacchus) and the endangered black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis)
The famous Alexandria dune fields in the South, are the longest and widest coastal dunes in the southern hemisphere, and it is here where the park inherits the whale and shark, making the park one of the rare Big 7 destinations internationally. Here among the dunes are the less well known species such as the endemic dune grasshopper Acrotylus hirsutus, the pygmy hairy-footed gerbil Gerbillus paeba exilis, the Damara tern and the African black oystercatcher as well as many more.
The Greater Addo Route circles this unique South African Destination and includes the villages of Addo, Colchester, Canonville, Kirkwood and Paterson. Quality graded accommodation in the form of luxury lodges, guesthouses, B&B’s, self catering and camping facilities are available throughout the route. The visitor can opt for relaxed home stays, luxury spas, comfortable colonial country houses or basic backpacker accommodation complimented by guided tours and safaris, ferry rides, horse trails, hiking trails, 4 x 4 and off road / adventure facilities with visits to conservation and community projects also offered.
The Greater Addo Route is 100% malaria free and offers some of the best and easily accessible Big 5 and Big 7 game viewing in South Africa. Happy browsing!!
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Geared 2 Go Tours
Your Tour Guide is Rod Van Heerden and he is a registered and qualified tourist and field guide in the Eastern Cape (FGASA level 2, DEAT and THETA registered.) and do have up to date first aid qualifications.
Cosmos Cuisine Guest House
A mere 10 minutes from Addo Elephant Park and 45 minutes from central Port Elizabeth, luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and traditional countryside hospitality can be found at welcoming Cosmos Cuisine. Come and enjoy the traditional and famously excellent service offered by this four star full service guesthouse, some of the finest accommodation in the country.
Hopefield Country House
Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, you’ll find a haven of comfort and luxury. Offering superior service with unashamed flair, Hopefield Country House is the ideal spot for a quiet weekend away or as your home base when you explore the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape.
Addo Elephant Back Safaris Lodge
The Addo Elephant Lodge Accommodations are perfectly designed to blend discreetly into their surrounding valley bushveld environment.
Avoca River Cabins
"Back to Nature"! Along the Sunday's River; 20 minutes drive from the Addo Elephant National Park. Welcome to a working citrus farm. We have 6 equipped chalets, 2 Wood Cottages, 4 Ethnic Mud Huts and en-suite accommodation. Meals arranged in advance. Safaris arranged. Fishing, swimming & canoeing. Children Welcome!
Addo Elephant Back Safaris
A once in a lifetime safari adventure - at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients...
Magnolia Guest House
Magnolia Guest House is one of those places where you instantly feel at home. We are conveniently situated at the entrance of Kirkwood, 37 km from the main entrance of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park and 15 km from the Daniell Cheetah breeding project. We offer comfortable and affordable family friendly accommodation. Enjoy all normal European comforts in a relaxed African atmosphere.
Good Hope Farm B&B
We warmly welcome you to come and experience the peace, comfort & friendly farm atmosphere of Good Hope. Various affordable accommodation options are available. Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley on a working citrus farm, we are 18 km from the main gate of Addo Elephant Park and close to other private game parks in the area. After a day of game viewing come home for a swim in the pool, take a stroll through the orchards or simply relax in the well established gardens enjoying the incredible birdlife and vistas over the orchards.
Lalalapa Guesthouse is a 3 star graded Guest House situated in the small country village Sunand, only 15 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park.
Lalalapa Guest House is a restored farmhouse, which offers comfortable accommodation.
Enjoy country hospitality with your hosts Nico and Erna infront of a gorgeous fireplace under the lapa or beat the heat in the splash pool.
Watch the ducks and geese swinning and playing on the dam and birds in their natural habitat.
Lalalapa Guest House offers secure parking, a lucious garden and braai/barbeque facilities.
Gorah Elephant Camp
This exclusive lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from centuries past. Experience the breathtaking natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication, to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure. Gorah is the only private concession and Camp situated in the middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. Gorah is malaria-free, has the Big 5 and is a member of Relais & Chateaux.
ALLAN and GAIL STEPHEN warmly welcome you to their gracious and comfortable cottage. Situated on a working citrus farm in the fertile Sunday River Valley. This secure facility is 1 hour from Port Elizabeth and 30 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park. The tranquil setting of the farm is unique and peaceful, surrounded by orchards of citrus, which can be explored. The Sundays River area has abundant bird life, and is malaria free.
The malaria free Addo and Addo Elephant National Park, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is the perfect holiday destination and ideal for both adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. Crisscross Adventures started up in 2005.
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Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees
In 2014 the annual Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees is building yet again on its winning recipe of Wild...