Addo Elephant Back Safari’s & Lodges

Nestled in the Zuurberg Mountains, Addo Elephant Back Safaris and Lodge, located just a short distance from Port Elizabeth, borders the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. This exclusive malaria-free conservancy offers the ultimate getaway opportunity to both local and international travellers from families, groups and corporates to nature lovers, honeymooners and local residents wanting a quick reprieve from home.

The tented camp is perfectly designed to blend discreetly into its surrounding valley bushveld environment; the remarkably spacious, sophisticated suites – some nestled in the Yellowwood forest and others set on a hillside offering extraordinary views – are elevated on wooden decks each with outdoor spa bath. Luxuriously decorated to evoke Hemingway’s Africa of yesteryear, this is an oasis of calm affording quiet reflection against the tranquil backdrop of the African bush where giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and eland browse and graze at your doorstep.

All meals of the day can be enjoyed at our open-sided restaurant which incorporates a bar area and open-air boma, all overlooking the elephants’ much loved waterhole.

Explore the diverse habitat together with the elephants – a once in a lifetime journey, at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients…

Lodge activities:

  • Sunset elephant encounters;
  • Medicinal plant walks;
  • Elephant back rides;
  • Bushman’s cave guided walk;
  • Elephant walks;
  • Hillside sundowners;
  • Game drives;
  • Candle lit bush dinners;
  • Game walks; and
  • Swimming pool.


In between activities your time is filled with soaking up the sun on your private deck, relaxing in you own spa bath and enjoying sumptuous cuisine at the elephant’s favourite waterhole.

Other activities on offer:

  • Addo Elephant National Park Day Trip;
  • Exclusive Big 5 Day Trip;
  • Sunshine Coast Scenic Flight (can be done in conjunction with Fly-in Day Trip); and
  • Historical Karoo Day Trip.


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