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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Daniell Cheetah Breeding Farm
Daniell Cheetah Breeding project was established in May 2001 and started with just three cats. It has since grown with breeding, purchase and swapping of animals.
The aim of this project is to play a part in the conservation of Cheetah’s (Acinonyx jabatus), the re-establishment of pure gene lines, as well as educating people to the importance of conserving this amazing species.
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.
Belmont Country Guest House
Belmont Country Guest House, a tranquil Addo Bed & Breakfast, offering elegant accommodation in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Located on a working Addo citrus farm in the beautiful and famous Sundays River Valley, Belmont is perfectly situated as a gateway to the Addo Elephant Park and other Addo attractions.
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.
Addo Elephant Back Safaris
A once in a lifetime safari adventure - at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients...
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.
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.
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.
Kudu Ridge Game Lodge
Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Conference Centre offering elegant Addo accommodation in a warm and relaxing atmosphere on a Addo Game Reserve. Leave the bright lights of city life behind and escape to the tranquillity of a Private Addo Game Lodge found in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, on the doorstep of the Addo Elephant National Park.
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.
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.
Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm
Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm lies on its own mountain top near the heart of the Sundays River valley and overlooking the beautiful Zuurberg Mountains. Our five luxury chalets are on a working citrus farm only 4 km away from the Addo Elephant National Park.