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Addo Elephant National Park
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How to get there
The following gates have approximate opening and closing times:
Main entrance gate & Addo reception (off R335 / R342 near Addo)
07:00 - 19:00
Matyholweni gate & Matyholweni reception (off N2 near Colchester)
07:00 - 17:00 (Reception)
- Gates to the game areas open and close according to season. Please enquire about the current times when checking in at Addo or Matyholweni reception. Entrance to the main entrance gate and Matyholweni gate does not provide access to the game areas, but only to the park camps.
- Entrance gates are staffed by security guards after closing time. Visitors with accommodation bookings can still enter and exit the gates after closing times but before 22:00 provided they inform reception of this. After 22:00, there is no access into the park as gates are closed.
- GPS coordinates ranging from camp sites, entrance gates to turn-off points.
- GPS points map:
Directions to Addo Elephant National Park:
- Directions from Port Elizabeth (PE) to Addo Main Camp
- Directions from East London
- Directions from Grahamstown
- Directions from Cape Town
- Directions from Johannesburg
Note: all distances are approximate.
- Port Elizabeth to Addo Main Camp: 72km
- Main Camp to Paterson: 22km
- Main Camp to Kabouga: 45km
- Main Camp to Narina: 27km
- Main Camp to Woody Cape office: 105km
- Main Camp to Matyholweni: 39km
- Main Camp to Zuurberg office: 17km
- The nearest domestic airport is in Port Elizabeth, 75km from the park. A number of car hire agencies have offices at the airport.
- International airports are situated at Johannesburg and Cape Town, with connecting flights to Port Elizabeth available.
The entrance road and some of the tourist loops in the park are tarred. Other tourist roads within the park are of a good gravel standard. All tourist roads are accessible to normal cars. A 4x4 vehicle is only necessary if visitors would like to do the Bedrogfontein 4x4 route within the park, while high ground clearance vehicles are needed should guests overnight at Narina Bush Camp.
- Buses may access most of the tourist roads within the park except for the southern access road from Matyholweni to where it joins the road network near Hapoor waterhole and the second part of the Gorah Loop. Turnaround points for buses are provided at these places.
- The speed limit on the roads is 40 km/h but a speed of 20-30 km/h is advised for maximum game viewing enjoyment.
- There is a height restriction for vehicles on the entrance road to Addo Main Camp of 4.42 metres.
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Did You Know?
- The park conserves no less than five of South Africa's seven biomes