Not just the Big 5, see the Big 7 along the Greater Addo Route, at the Addo Elephant National Park, the heart of the Greater Addo Route. Stretching from the Sundays River to the Zuurberg Mountain Range in the Karoo, the Greater Addo Route has highlights for every taste just waiting to be discovered.
The Greater Addo Route includes the villages of Addo, Colchester, Canonville, Kirkwood and Paterson and offers activities ranging from game safaris, horse and hiking trails, 4×4 and off road adventure, fishing and canoeing.
The popular Addo Elephant National Parks is the proud home of the Big 7. It not only includes the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo- but Southern Right and Great White Shark also call the Addo Elephant National Park their home.
Just as famous as the elephants is the marvellous valley of citrus trees in the Sunday’s River Valley. Blooming in October and bearing fruit in winter, the citrus trees leave an enticing scent all year around. Rich history and diverse culture add to the attraction of the Sunday’s River Valley. Travellers can visit the Xhosa mud houses at Moses Mabida or visit a soup kitchen during a Township tour.
The little country town Kirkwood, annually hosts a wildlife festival, but attracts visitors all year around for its diverse flora and fauna, 4×4 trail and other adventure activities.
A trip along the Greater Addo Route never disappoints with its endless wildlife, adventure and leisure opportunities.
Addo Elephant National Park
Did you know? The Addo Elephant National Park has one of the most densely populated elephant herds in the world and is home to the locally endemic flightless dung beetle and the endangered black rhinoceros.
Five main attractions and things to experience:
– Lion (found mostly in the southern section of the park)
– Herds of elephant at Hapoor dam
– The Interpretive Centre at main camp
– The picturesque Zuurberg Mountain
– The rolling sand dunes of the Woody Cape section
For more information visit www.sanparks.co.za/parks/addo/
Did you know? The Look Out is not only famous for its view but is also a site where archaeologist hav found dinosaur fossils!
As the name suggests, the Look Out offers a spectacular view over the Sunday’s River Valley. Both nature lovers and culinary passion seekers will find pleasure in a visit to the Look Out restaurant and lodge.
For more information and to book visit www.greateraddo.com/lob/lob.html
Addo Adrenaline: South Africa’s longest double zip wire
Imagine a zip line 500m long, 60m high and up to 60km/h fast! The twin zip line flies adventurists over the Sundays River overlooking the citrus valley.
Click here for pictures, rates and booking information: http://adrenalinaddo.co.za/zip-line/
Did You Know? Unlike other big cats, Cheetahs cannot roar. However, they can purr on both inhale and exhale, like domestic cats!
The Daniell Cheetah project is located in Kirkwood and plays a huge part in the conservation of Cheetahs. Unique educational tours are offered by trained guides.
Visitors can enjoy a Predator Tour or a Cheetah Walk.
For more information and to book visit http://daniellcheetahproject.com/