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5 Things To Seek

  1. Spotted hyena
  2. Lion
  3. Black-backed jackal
  4. Fiery-necked nightjar
  5. Spotted thick-knee

Contact Addo Elephant National Park

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Spekboom Tents (TC2)

Five tents are available, each with two beds and mattresses.

Each tent has two camp chairs, a table, a braai unit and a solar-powered light. There are two communal hot water showers, two toilets and a washing up sink a short walk away from the tents. A utility box is provided at the tent. The box contains:

Bedding and towels are provided. Guests staying at Spekboom Tents cannot access the Restaurant in Addo Main Camp for dinner or take the Sundowner, Night or Sunrise Guided Game Drives.

Visitors must bring their own firewood and flashlights. Tents are only serviced on departure. The hide is fenced with electrified fencing.

View availability

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Accommodation images may differ from the actual units as refurbishment of various accommodation types occur on an on-going basis.

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Activities available include:

There are variety of fun activities on offer at this camp:

The Spekboom Hide contains pristine Albany thicket vegetation so visitors can experience the bush first-hand and spot some of the smaller creatures and birds that frequent this habitat.

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The following facilities are available at Narina:

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How to get there

The Spekboom Tented Camp is situated in the Spekboom Hide which is accessible via the Southern Access Road in the Main Game Area and is about 27km from Matyholweni Gate and Camp. The camp is located about 12km drive away from Addo rest camp.

Check-in and check-out times

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Park Map

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General Tariff Information

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Fauna and Flora

The main game area of the Park is home to the Big Five as well as antelope such as red hartebeest, eland, kudu, common duiker and grysbok. Spotted hyena and Burchell’s zebra occur as well as warthog, vervet monkey, bushpig and small mammals. About 250 bird species occur in this area of the Park.


Spekboom Tented Camp is located within the Spekboom Hide which contains a pristine piece of Albany Thicket. Once known as Valley Bushveld, the Albany Thicket biome was not recognised as a biome on its own until relatively recent times. It has a unique vegetation structure dominated by thorny, semi-succulent shrubs, often in impenetrable stands, interspersed with some small trees. The distinctive clumps of vegetation thrive from the activity of animals. Termite mounds, earthworm activity, mole rat colonies and aardvark burrows – all help increase the organic content of the soil.

Albany Thicket is the predominant vegetation type in the Addo Elephant National Park, occurring in the Darlington and Kabouga sections, the Kuzuko Contractual Area, and along the coast. Rainfall can occur at any time of the year as this area in the park is a climactic transition zone between the all-year rainfall zone in the west and the summer rainfall zone in the northeast.

Nocturnal Animals

A night in the Spekboom Hide is an ideal time to spot nocturnal animals in the game area and at the waterhole.

Look out for:

Animals such as elephant, black rhino and kudu are also active at night, feeding and drinking from waterholes. Predators such as lion, leopard and spotted hyena are active during the cooler night time when they hunt for prey. Small predators and scavengers such as black-backed jackal, caracal and bat-eared fox are also active. Common night birds include spotted eagle owl, fiery-necked nightjar and spotted thick-knee.

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