Addo Elephant Lodge - Elephant Experience in Addo, near Port Elizabeth.

Nestled in the Zuurberg Mountains, Addo Elephant Lodge is located just a short distance from the Nelson Mandela Metropole bordering the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

This exclusive malaria-free conservancy offers the ultimate getaway opportunity to both local and international travelers – from families, groups, and corporates to nature lovers, honeymooners, and local residents wanting a quick reprieve from home.

A mere 20-minute flight or a road transfer of 1 hour 20 minutes from Port Elizabeth, and only 1 hour’s flying time from Plettenberg Bay, Addo Elephant Lodge is readily accessible no matter what your preferred means of travel. The added convenience of our 1 200 m airstrip makes it possible for guests to fly in with family, friends, or colleagues directly to the Lodge, ensuring more time there than getting there.

Our tented camp is perfectly designed to blend discreetly into its surrounding valley and bushveld environment; the remarkably spacious, sophisticated suites, some nestled in the yellowwood forest and others set on a hillside offering extraordinary views, are elevated on wooden decks each with an outdoor spa bath. Luxuriously decorated to evoke Hemingway’s Africa of yesteryear, this is just the place to relax and re-energize against the tranquil backdrop of the African bush while giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, and eland browse and graze at your doorstep. All meals of the day can be enjoyed at our open-sided restaurant, which incorporates a bar area and open-air boma, all overlooking the elephants’ much-loved waterhole.

Walk with the elephants through the diverse habitation – a South African adventure journey to remember, a safari guaranteed not to disappoint – at one with nature, following in the footsteps of the ancients.