See the Park’s Activities for a comprehensive list.
- One toilet and one paraffin-powered shower.
- There is an outside braai site and visitors must provide their own wood.
- Lookout deck on Sundays River.
- No electricity.
- There is very limited cellphone coverage in the area.
- An old reservoir serves as a swimming pool for those hot days in the valley.
- One hot water shower (paraffin-powered) and one flush toilet are available.
See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.
Kabouga Gate is open from 07:00 – 16:00.
Directions from Addo Main Camp
Turn left out of the Park and travel towards the town of Addo on the R335. Turn right onto the R336 towards Kirkwood. At the intersection with Kirkwood Main Road (four way stop with Kirkwood Main Rd on your left), pass straight over, past the Kirkwood golf course on your right. At the T-junction turn right and follow the road past the cemetery. Turn left at park signboard “Kabouga Section”. Pass through a number of gates (please remember to close them) until you reach the park boom gate, where you will be assisted by staff.
Directions from Port Elizabeth (PE)
Take the R75 towards Graaff-Reinet. Turn right at the signpost towards Kirkwood and Addo Elephant National Park. Proceed with this road, through the Main Road of Kirkwood. At the four way stop, turn left and proceed past the Kirkwood golf course on your right. At the T-junction turn right and follow the road past the cemetery. Turn left at park signboard “Kabouga Section”. Pass through a number of gates (please remember to close them) until you reach the park boom gate, where you will be assisted by staff.
Fauna & Flora
The Kabouga area is home to wildlife such as the red hartebeest, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, baboon, vervet monkey and many other small mammals. A variety of birds occur, including the ostrich. Hippo occur in the Sundays River, moving between Kabouga and the Darlington Dam area. Evidence of leopards has been found in the mountainous areas but these elusive predators are very rarely seen.
Vegetation in the Kabouga area includes Albany Thicket, riverine thicket along the river course, Southern mistbelt forest in the ravines and on the slopes of the mountains and Fynbos on the mountain plateaus and slopes.
See the Fauna & Flora pages of the Park for more information.
5 Things To Seek
- Red Hartebeest
- Hippo in the Sundays River
- Fish Eagles on the Sundays River
See the Contact page of the Park.