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About Addo Main Rest Camp Addo Elephant National Park SANParks

Addo Main Rest Camp is a popular main rest camp of the park and offers a wide variety of accommodation units to suit all tastes as well as plenty of activities to keep visitors busy. A unique feature is the waterhole lookout point within the camp, floodlit at night, and the underground hide allowing close encounters with wildlife at the waterhole.

Evenings are punctuated with the call of lions, spotted hyenas and jackals, while francolin and bokmakieries herald each dawn. Accommodation units are situated within easy walking distance of each other and facilities including a swimming pool, restaurant and shop.

Activities available include game drives, horse trails, 4x4 trails, hiking trails, and marine eco tours.

The climate is temperate to hot and temperatures in summer (November to February) may reach over 40 degrees Celsius. Winter days are mild but cold at night with frost occurring at times. The average annual rainfall is 450 mm and is spread throughout the year, although peaks do often occur in February/March and October/November.

Other useful information at this rest camp:

- Some loops of the tourist roads in the park are tarred while the others are graveled. The gravel roads are in good condition and can be accessed with a normal vehicle, but these may be closed in very wet weather. The main entrance road into the park is tarred.

- Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery).

- Insect repellent is recommended, especially in summer.

- No immunisations are needed for travel to the park as it is situated in a malaria-free area.

PLEASE NOTE: the rates are subject to the number of adults and children staying. Quotes will include the 1% Community Levy, but will exclude daily conservation fees, which are to be paid directly to camp on arrival.

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Safari: Enjoy guided game drive, hop-on, hop-off guides, or self-drive game viewing.

Family friendly: There are plenty of activities for families to participate in.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT able to provide any pensioner or other discount via the SANParks online booking system.

Rates are subject to the number of adults and children staying. Adult rates apply to persons 12 years and older. Child rates apply to persons aged 2-11 years. Infants under 2 years stay free.

Rates do not include meals...
PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT able to provide any pensioner or other discount via the SANParks online booking system.

Rates are subject to the number of adults and children staying. Adult rates apply to persons 12 years and older. Child rates apply to persons aged 2-11 years. Infants under 2 years stay free.

Rates do not include meals unless specifically indicated otherwise. Rates include 1% Community Levy, but exclude daily conservation fees. These are to be paid directly to camp on arrival.

SANParks have implemented a 1% Community Levy charge on all reservations (overnight and activity products) from 1 June 2012. This will be used to fund projects that support surrounding communities in bettering their livelihoods.

All accommodation, ablution and kitchen facilities are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Several parks and rest-camps have retail facilities and restaurants. Vehicle fuel is available in several parks (or is available on the park periphery) and in the main rest camps in Kruger and Kgalagadi.

Bedding is supplied in all accommodation unless specifically indicated otherwise. Cooking utensils and refrigeration are provided in most accommodation units, unless specifically indicated otherwise.
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Reviews for Addo Main Rest Camp Addo Elephant National Park SANParks

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Francois Hugo
18 November 2021

There were fish moths in the bedding

Hugh Brathwaite pensioner ID 4108135
06 November 2021

no view from balcony

Corne Linde
17 October 2021

We enjoyed Addo. The animals and birds were fantastic.We stayed in a chalet and the beds were very comfortable. I recommend that management give more attention to detail though.Chalet: In our chalet the door handle of one of the cupboards was broken and the cutlery were rusted. This is unacceptable for the price we paid for this chalet for one night.Reception: The people at reception were very friendly, but the lady gave us the wrong times for the gate and the restaurant. I think this should be improved and can help the guests with their planning.Wild drive: The guide was very friendly and we...
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Marion Nelsen
27 September 2021

Thank you, we really enjoyed our stay, the drives, a helpful hand fixing a puncture, the sociable Elis and the many different game and lunch at the Cattle Baron on Heritage Day!Kind regards,Marion Nelsen and two men in tow =))

Jenni van der Westhuizen
20 September 2021

Friendly staff . Well equipped accommadation.. Peace and quiet. Very enjoyable stay.

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Addo Main Rest Camp Addo Elephant National Park SANParks is 14.3km from the centre of Addo Elephant National Park , the nearest airport 62km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling