When the park was proclaimed in 1931, only eleven elephants remained in the area, today this magnificent sanctuary is home to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species as well as the unique flightless dung beetle.
The park consists of 164 000 ha and plans are on the way to expand the Park into a 360 000 ha mega-park. Addo Elephant Park incorporates the largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere as well as protects the world's largest Cape gannet breeding population on Bird Island.
Elephant House is situated in the Sunday’s River Valley, 8km from main entrance to Addo Elephant National Park, an easy 45 minute drive from the historic Indian Ocean harbor town of Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.
Camp Figtree is a remote private game reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape wilderness, set between the Addo Elephant National Park and the Riverbend conservancy.
The Addo Elephant Park offers a haven for wildlife and boasts the Big Seven, (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark) in their natural habitat. Other areas of interest in the park include the original elephant section, Darlington Lake, Alexandria Forest St Croix and Bird Islands.
The park is also home to one of the densest African elephant populations on earth and incorporates the largest coastal dune field in the southern