Addo Elephant Park is well known throughout South Africa and the world for its wide variety of wildlife.

The park was originally established in 1931 to save 11 Elephants on the brink of extinction. However, today it is now home to more than 350 elephants, 280 Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, a range of Antelope species, as well as the rare flightless Dung Beetle.

Addo Elephant Park

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Addo Elephant National Park a short distance from our Guest House in Summerstrand

Addo Elephant Park is a short 40-minute drive from our Guest House in Summerstrand and is the perfect destination for the adventurous outdoor and nature lovers.

The park is a sanctuary for a wide range of South Africa's wildlife, and is located in the 120 000 ha of land in the thick bushveld of the Sundays River, in the Eastern Cape.

Additionally, the park is the 3rd largest in South Africa and offers a wide range of fun outdoor activities, including:

Bird Watching at Addo Elephant Park

Furthermore for the bird watching lovers, Addo is home to an impressive contrast of habitats perfect for an array of bird watching. In addition, the park has been expanded to include areas of Nama-Karoo, coastal dune-fields, coastal islands and the Alexandria Forest, increasing the park’s number of birding habitats.

During your visit, you may spot several birds along the way, namely:

  • The Cape Robin,
  • Bokmakierie,
  • Southern Boubou,
  • Southern Tchagra,
  • Cape Bunting,
  • Brown-hooded Kingfisher,
  • Fiscal Flycatcher,
  • Fork-tailed Drongo,
  • Malachite
  • and Greater Double-collared Sunbird.

Addo Elephant Park offers visitors a true African experience and nothing could be better if you are a bush lover.

Ocean Bay Guest House Summerstrand – Your Guide to Things to do in Port Elizabeth

When visiting Port Elizabeth, our accommodation in Summerstrand is perfectly positioned for day-trips to Addo Elephant Park and surrounding areas such as, historic Grahamstown or the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area.

Additionally, the Gamtoos Valley is only an hour’s drive from our guest house and offers miles of lush, fertile citrus orchards as scenery.

To book your stay or to find out more about our guesthouse, please contact us.