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Media Release: Addo Elephant Trail Run 2015

25 July 2014

Experience the thrill of running wild! Tackle the 76km or 44km Trail Run through the vast Addo Elephant National Park (75km from Port Elizabeth) and experience the remoteness of the Eastern Cape’s bushveld. 

Bookings open for Sasol/Addo Birding Weekend

20 June 2014

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 31 October – 2 November 2014.

Bloggers to explore SANParks' Frontier Region

03 February 2014

A group of bloggers will be going on an adventure to explore, discover and experience the four beautiful parks that make up the South African National Parks' (SANParks) Frontier Region. Follow their journey through the Addo Elephant-, Camdeboo-, Karoo- and Mountain Zebra National Park by connecting to them via Facebook and Twitter, as per the details below:

Christmas in Addo Elephant National Park

09 December 2013

Due to popular demand, Addo Elephant National Park’s Restaurant will once again offer two sittings of their popular Christmas Day lunch this year.

Media Release: Prestigious awards for AENP and MZNP

18 November 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving Parks and staff members at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Media Release: No getting out of vehicles in National Parks

28 August 2013

As South African National Parks (SANParks) readies to host an influx of thousands of visitors during the eighth annual SA National Parks Week from 9 to 13 September 2013, a disturbing trend in local parks has to be brought to the attention of visitors.

AENP and Nelson Mandela Bay join forces to promote the park

02 August 2013

Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) and Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) have embarked on a joint partnership in promoting day visits to the Park. NMBT is already an official reservation office for all South African National Parks (SANParks) and offers accommodation bookings to all national parks as well as certain SANParks products such as the renowned Otter Trail in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park celebrates World Ranger Day

02 August 2013

Smoke bombs dropped from an overhead plane, flares shot into the air, gunshots ringing out, a high speed car chase and numerous arrests were the order of the day in Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) on Wednesday (31 July 2013) – but only as part of a simulated poaching exercise on World Ranger Day.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park comes out tops

29 July 2013

Addo Elephant National Park walked away with two of the most prestigious awards at the recent 2012/13 SANParks Regional Awards evening in Graaff-Reinet.  The ceremony is held annually to celebrate the top achievers from the four national parks in the Frontier Region – namely Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Camdeboo and Karoo National Parks.

Go wild at Addo's Golf Day

16 May 2013

The SANPark’s Honorary Rangers at  Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 8th annual golf day on Friday, 7 June 2013 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth with the theme for this year being “Go Wild”.  Funds raised on the day will enable the Park to fund counter-poaching activities within the park.

Ninth Addo Trail Run winners qualify for World Ultra Trail Championships

19 March 2013

The first three men and first three women from the Addo Elephant Trail Run, which took place on Saturday, the 2nd of March 2013, have qualified for the World Ultra Trail Championships to take place in Wales on 6 and 7 July 2013.  This was the local trail run chosen as the qualifying event for the team to be sent to the international championships. 

Addo Live Webcam launched!

19 October 2012

It is our pleasure to announce that you will now be able to view a live video stream of yet another webcam, the one based at Addo Elephant National Park!

It's flower season in Addo Elephant National Park

18 September 2012

The spring flowers are out in carpets of purple, yellow, orange and white. Usually the flowers only last for a few weeks so visitors should hurry if they want to catch the full spectacle.

Camera traps reveal new brown hyena sighting in the Addo Elephant National Park

06 September 2012

As part of ongoing research investigating predator-prey interactions in the Addo Elephant National Park, researchers from the Centre for African Conservation Ecology at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University have obtained camera trap images of brown hyena in the Colchester area of the Addo Elephant National Park. 

Hurry to book your Addo birding weekend!

06 June 2012

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 19 to 21 October 2012. 

Media Release: Unitrans VW & Audi equip Addo Rangers in battle against poaching

28 May 2012

Friday, 25 May 2012 - Unitrans Volkswagen & Audi handed over R500 000 worth of equipment to the Addo Elephant National Park Rangers which will assist in equipping them to battle any poaching attempts that may come their way. The sponsorship was facilitated by the SANParks Honorary Rangers, a group of volunteers who raise funds and provide services in support of South African National Parks (SANParks).

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