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Addo Elephant National Park

Facilities

The following facilities are available at the respective camps:

Addo Rest Camp

  • A lookout platform and an underground hide provide views over a waterhole which is floodlit at night.
  • A swimming pool, situated near the chalets, is available for overnight visitors.
  • Picnic and braai areas are available for day visitors, overlooking the waterhole in the rest camp.
  • A picnic site, 'Jack's picnic site',situated within the botanical reserve in the main game area provides picnic, braai and ablution facilities.
  • The SASOL Red Bishop Bird Hide overlooks a small wetland area.
  • A shop selling curios, snacks and basic supplies is open between 08:00 and 18:00 (winter) or 08:00 to 19:00 (summer).
  • An al-la-carte restaurant is open for all meals from 07:30 to 22:00. Bookings are advisable, especially for dinner. Telephone: +27 (0) 42 233 8674 or email: addo@tourrest.co.za
  • A fuel station selling petrol and diesel is available between 07:30 and 16:30.
  • There is a public telephone and a post box near reception. Post is collected for delivery every week day morning before 07:00. A post office is situated in the town of Addo, approximately 15km from the park.
  • Credit cards are accepted for payment of accommodation and activities (except for the Alexandria Hiking trail, Zuurberg horse trails, Kabouga accommodation and the 4x4 trail), shop purchases, petrol and/or diesel and restaurant meals.
  • A First National Bank with an ATM is situated in the town of Addo, 15km from the park. Other banking facilities are located in the town of Kirkwood, 35km from the park and Port Elizabeth, 75km from the park.

Spekboom Tented Camp

  • Communal kitchen.
  • Communal bathrooms.
  • Each tent site has its own braai stand.

Matyholweni Rest Camp

  • Reception
  • Each unit has its own braai stand.
  • Public toilets.

Camp Matyholweni does not have restaurant, shop or swimming pool facilities. Shops, banks, restaurants and fuel station facilities are available in the nearby seaside village of Colchester.

Narina Bush Camp

  • Each unit has its own braai stand.
  • Communal kitchen.
  • Communal bathroom.

Kabouga

Kabouga Cottage:

  • An old reservoir serves as a swimming pool for those hot days in the valley.
  • There is an outside braai site and visitors must provide their own wood.

Mvubu Campsite:

  • One hot water shower (paraffin-powered) and one flush toilet available.
  • There are braai sites and visitors must provide their own firewood.

Woody Cape

  • Each unit has its own braai stand.

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Did You Know?

  • The park boasts the Big Seven: (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark)

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