Deep within the shadows of the dense Valley Bushveld, of the Sundays River region, lies the Addo Elephant National Park. The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area.
The Sundays River Valley Route/Addo region is only an hour's scenic drive from the wonderful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the rich 1820 Settler history of Grahamstown. Addo Elephant National Park is the place to see the famous Addo elephants as well as mile after mile of verdant citrus trees, bearing fruit all winter and filling the air with the wonderful scent of their blossoms in springtime. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. Enjoy a drive through this park. Stop for lunch (not included) at a picnic area inside the park overlooking a waterhole.