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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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!
Lemon3Lodge is a modern and trendy 4 star guesthouse situated just outside Kirkwood offering you a haven of tranquility and beautiful views of the mountains from the garden.
Dungbeetle River Lodge
Dungbeetle River Lodge offers an all Africa experience of Big 5 game, river activities (safe swimming, canoeing, fishing), sea, hiking, birds and qualified nature/game guiding (owners qualified) into Addo Elephant National Park. The Sundays River flows at the foot of the lodge, beautiful all round views, interaction with nature. Amazing English breakfast on the deck overlooking the river. Much more than an overnight stop.
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.
Rosedale Organic Farm Bed and Breakfast
Are you visiting the Addo Elephant National Park, or Schotia Safaris in the Eastern Cape, South Africa? Keith and Nondumiso welcome you to stay in our thatched cottages on our organic citrus farm, just 10 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park, and 45 minutes from the Port Elizabeth airport. The Addo area is malaria free.
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.
This family-run treasure, Happy Lands B&B, situated in the heart of the Addo Valley is the only place where nature, wildlife and relaxation truly meets. Happy Lands B&B offers its guests the ultimate Addo Holiday.
Sundune Guest House
The tranquil setting nestled on the banks of the Sundays River, in the village of Colchester, Sundune Guest House is a paradise for watersport and nature lovers alike. Whether it’s relaxing on the beach, a stroll along the beach front esplanade, taking in a bit of history or watching the dolphins at play at the oceanarium and museum, Sundune has it all and more right on it’s doorstep.
Kronenhoff Guest House
Kronenhoff Guest House is set in the picturesque Sundays River Valley bordering the Addo National Elephant Park. The magnificent Cape Dutch style house with its luscious gardens, spacious and luxurious rooms and first class restaurant makes Kronenhoff the ideal retreat.
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.
Addo Elephant Back Safaris
A once in a lifetime safari adventure - at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients...
Chrislin African Lodge
Experience true African accommodation when staying at Addo's Chrislin African Lodge B&B in traditionally built mud huts located on an eco-friendly farm just 12km from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park.