Discover the true delights of South Africa with a visit to the town of Addo. Nestled away in the Eastern Cape, this is a perfect choice for those who are interested in wildlife, hiking, horse riding and adventure for the whole family. For a chance to get close to some of the world's biggest and most beautiful creatures, it makes an ideal base. Located just outside the boundaries of its breathtaking National Park, whether you want to spend some time in a luxury guest house or a budget bed and breakfast Addo won’t disappoint.
The Addo Elephant National Park was formed in 1931 as a sanctuary for elephants on the verge of extinction. Today, it is home to a wealth of African wildlife, from rare dung beetles to buffalo and wild rhinos, offering self-drive and safari options to eager tourists. The elephants are the real highlight, and visitors can witness them bathing in the waterholes, playing with their young and trudging around as a herd. From your family-friendly Addo b and b, create some memories that will last a lifetime and book a safari trip in the park.
It is worth noting that this is a malaria-free zone, making it an ideal safari choice for those with younger kids. As well as offering the chance to get up close and personal with some of the continent's most stunning animals, for outdoor enthusiasts in search of some exercise within reach of their B&B Addo is perfect. The Zuurberg mountains are nearby, where you can go on vast hiking and horse riding expeditions, following the paths and trails that make up one of the world's most scenic destinations.
With plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from in the town itself, you won’t have to miss out on the little luxuries in life as you venture into the wild. Before a good night's sleep at your B&B in Addo, head out for a meal at one of the town's restaurants or bars. With all of this in mind Addo is one of South Africa's most exciting destinations. From the comfort and quiet of your bed and breakfast in Addo you can sample a true taste of Africa, as you close your eyes and listen to the songs of nature.