Addo Elephant Park Safari Tours

Addo Park Tour Company

Enjoy an engaging and memorable Addo Elephant Park Big Five game-viewing experience, with an expert safari guide. Addo Game Drives, Addo Park Safari Company is a 100% local tour operator offering Addo Elephant Park Tours to both Addo and Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) visitors. Addo Game Drives has become the popular safari tour option to cruise ship passengers visiting Port Elizabeth with the popular Addo Elephant Park Tour: Addo Park Tour Cruise Ship Package.


The Addo Game Drives Custom Safari Game Viewer is the perfect Addo Park Tour vehicle and loved by all guests as the extra high ground clearance allows for  spectacular photograph opportunities. The very comfortable high seats, allow a 360 view, and the large windows allow for a closeup experience of the Addo Wildlife and ensures you are very comfortable and protected from the weather.


  • It has one of the densest elephant populations in Africa
  • It is a 100% Malaria free area
  • It is a one-hour drive from Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth
  • It is a Big 7 conservation area (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Southern Right Whale and Great White Shark)
  • It has wonderful climate, which makes it a year-round travel destination
  • It offers great value for money
  • It is an ideal family destination
  • It is the preferred attraction to Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth cruise ship passengers

  • It offers world class accommodation options

  • It is close to Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth airport

  • It is the perfect ‘Gateway to the Garden Route’

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The original section of the Addo Elephant Park was founded in 1931, to provide a sanctuary for the eleven remaining elephants in the area. The sanctuary proved to be a huge success and currently houses more than 600 elephants and many other indigenous mammals including the endangered Black Rhino, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

The original park was then expanded to include the Woody Cape Nature Reserve that extends from the Sundays River mouth towards Alexandria and a marine reserve, which includes St. Croix Island and Bird Island, both breeding habitats for gannets and penguins, not to mention a large variety of other marine life. Bird Island is home to the world’s largest breeding colony of gannets – about 120,000 birds – and hosts the second largest breeding colony of African penguins, the largest breeding colony being St. Croix Island. These marine assets formed part of the expansion of the Addo National Elephant Park into the 3,600 km² Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

The expansion meant not only that the park contains five of South Africa’s seven major vegetation zones (biomes), but also that it is the only park in the world to house Africa’s “Big 7“(Elephant, Rhinoceros, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Southern Right Whale and Great Shark) in their natural habitat.