Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

See Elephants on an Addo Elephant National Park game drive.

Addo is a small and charming farming town situated in the Eastern Cape. it is conveniently close to the world renowned Addo Elephant Park and offers a good alternative to staying in the park. There is a good polo community in the town.

This area is not only renowned for its national park and game farms, it is also well known for its orange growing. Watch the citrus being picked in the orchards and packed in modern packhouses during the season, which lasts from April through to September. The annual Citrus Festival is held at the end of May.

Visitors can also take part in the Addo Rose Festival in October, with numerous craft and food stalls. The close by Addo Elephant Park is a definite must-see and offers an array of activities, including game viewing, horse riding, 4X4 trails and so much more.

There are several historical sites that can be visited in Addo, some of which date back as far as 1829. The most well known site is Drift House, the inn used by most people crossing the Addo drift from the old Cape Colony into the Hinterland.

Addo is beautifully set on the heart of Sunday's Valley and is a less than an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth and the nearest airport. The Sunday's River Valley Route/Addo region is only a scenic hour's drive from the pristine beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the rich settler history of Grahamstown.

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