Well here is the report!
For the first time we stayed within the boundaries of the park.The last time we have chosen a B+B outside the park in Addo itselfe.But you really miss out the best time of the day doing so.
We had a very nice chalet ( we are not the types for camping), which was very well equipped and had itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own braai.(Unfortunately we did not realise that we arrived on the first of May and the Monday was a holiday as well as the 01. May did fell on a Sunday)
We did not manage to buy any coal or wood to do our own braai (everything was sold out),but nevertheless we has a great time.
The last time we have been to Addo we just saw three Ellies (and are still convinced that these three were all the same one
) but this time we had loads of Ellies.
And we even saw some of the lesser seen animals of the Park.
On the Gorah Loop we saw Ellies. ( A huge herd of about maybe 30+), the other day Buffs ,again in a huge herd.
On the Gorah Loop again after CarolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rest we had a very close meeting with one of the Lionesses
.We even thought she was going to jump on our car as she just realised us as she was standing right in front of the car( which we had stopped and switched of the engine as soon as we saw the beauty).
We saw most of the Ellies on the way to Harpoor waterhole ( on all of the days we stayed in the Park).
But they were all over the Park as well.On two occasions we saw a bull close to the entrance gate.
And we loved the way from Woodlands to Zuurkop, the Mbabala Loop and Kadauw.Here we saw quite a lot of Jackals,Vervet Monkeys,Bushbucks and all of the other little ones that we loved to stop for. So this route was very rewarding as well.
Moreover we saw: Ostriches,Kudu,Hartebeest,Eland,Warthogs,Bushpigs,Mongoose,Zebra and even a Rhino on the way from Nzipondo to Domkragdam.Unfortunately we have not seen a single Hyena (so we have got an excuse to return to the Park again).
In all the Park was very well maintained and all the animals we saw were in fantastic conditions.
The shop was good stocked and all the staff very friendly and helpful.
This was already our second stay in Addo Elephant NP and it certainly will not be the last.We always felt very comfortable especially if you just got a few days to spend in one of the Parks that are close to the Garden Route.
We just cannot come to SA without beeing at least a little bit to the bush.And we are already looking forward to come to Kruger in November this year.
Haven't got the pictures though
, sorry but I will post some of them as soon as I manage to prepare them for posting.