The Amazing Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant Park is the third largest game reserve in South Africa and is without a doubt one of the best. Their aim is to "be fully integrated into the regional landscape, conserve and enhance the characteristic terrestrial and marine biodiversity, ecological processes and cultural, historical and scenic resources representative of the Eastern C

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Four Days at Woodall-Addo

Over Easter weekend we went to the amazing Addo Elephant Park. We've been meaning to go for ages now and finally – with adding leave days on the Thursday and Tuesday – we had enough time on our hands to make a decent trip to one of South Africa's most amazing national parks. We stayed at a beautiful Addo Elephant Park lodge, the Woodall-Addo Countr

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So Much Game Reserve Fun to Experience in the Eastern Cape

If you know a little about South African game reserves you've definitely heard about – or you've likely been to – the beautiful Addo Elephant National Park. The park is home to all of the Big 5; this, of course, includes the more than 350 elephants you can find playing at the waterholes each day. But the park's surrounds offer you many more game re

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Interesting Similarities between Humans and Elephants

When visiting the Addo National Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape you'll see plenty of gorgeous African elephants. The elephant is an amazing creature; beautifully large and quite unique in the animal kingdom. When staying at any of the numerous Addo lodges you'll learn a lot about this animal and its ways. Surprisingly elephants and humans have a

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They Never Forget

'Elephants never forget' has always been a popular saying, but few of us know exactly how true this saying actually is. Research has proven that these beautiful mammals actually do have excellent memories – some believe elephants' memories are even better than those of humans. And it seems how older the elephant is the better their memory is; the m

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Making the Packing Dilemma Easier

For many South Africans and tourists, visiting the Addo Elephant Park is high on their to-do list; the beautiful Eastern Cape has plenty of wonderful places to visit, but it is its Addo Elephant Park that takes the prize as the most beloved visitor's spot. There are plenty of great Addo Elephant Park accommodation facilities available for you and y

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Junior Spa Menus

It’s almost time for December holidays once again and many families are scurrying around making plans for their next family road trip. With so many different game reserves to choose from you’ll have a spectacular road trip to look forward to in no time. One of the things we look forward to most when staying over at a luxurious African accommodation

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The Life of a Lion

While staying in Addo accommodation, we had the most amazing game drive. This is the story that we watched unfold. Lying stealthily in the grassland, golden coat perfectly camouflaged by the dense grass twinkling in the sunlight, the lioness waits patiently for an opportune moment to pounce. She pants softly and her nose twitches, smelling the air.

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Timon and Pumba had it right

Remember Timon and Pumba – the beloved duo from the Lion King? Simba might have won back his kingdom, but this pair certainly stole the show with their absurd antics and wise words. 'Hakuna Matata' – is a wonderful mantra and certainly one to adopt while you're enjoying an unforgettable holiday in Africa. Addo Elephant Park accommodation is renowne

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The difference between African and Asian elephants

While African (Loxodonta Africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants may seem rather alike, upon closer inspection it becomes evident that these two species are, in fact, vastly different. Both animals are revered in their respective countries, but for different reasons – while the African elephant is seen predominantly as a tourism magnet, the

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