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 AREA.
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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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.
Kelvin Grove Farm
Kelvin Grove is situated in the heart of the beautiful Sundays River Valley. Its proximity to the Addo Elephant National Park makes it an extremely desirable destination that is very popular with international visitors.
Kariega Game Reserve Homestead Lodge
This malaria-free "Big 5" Private Game Reserve incorporates constrasting riverine, bushveld and grassland eco-systems and is bordered by the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans Rivers.
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.
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.
Pioneering Addo Adventure since 2004, Crisscross Adventures specialises in tours of the Greater Addo region. Crisscross Adventures offer Addo Elephant National Park game drives, Addo River Safari's (very popular), Quad Biking, Hiking, Sandboarding, Birdwatching, Beach and Mountain Safari's & Transfers
Lupus Den Country House
Addo accommodation at award winning Lupus Den Country House, twenty five minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park, is a quiet and peaceful country retreat, situated on a fourth generation working citrus farm in the Sundays River Valley. The farm, a green oasis of lush citrus groves, has been in the Walton family since 1894.
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.
Sorita Spies, owner of Ellie Tours, is a highly qualified and dedicated guide of the highest caliber. She started her career by working as a full time guide at Addo Elephant National Park and then started her own guiding, tour and transfer business. This has culminated in ten years of daily extensive experience taking tourists out in Addo Elephant National Park, freelancing for famous private game reserves and lodges.
Elephants Footprint Lodge
Our Cosy, lapa-style lodge under Thatch offers 12 luxury Suites. 25 minutes from Port Elizabeth and only 1 km off the N2 the lodge is accessible from civilisation while being only 2km from the southern gate of Addo Elephant Park, the second largest wild life reservation in South Africa.
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.
Lenmore Bed & Breakfast
Lenmore Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Restaurant, Deli and Bakery is located on the main road to the Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, a short drive from Port Elizabeth Airport. Addo is located in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, gateway to the Garden Route and the perfect accommodation base for exploring the Greater Addo Region.