Addo Elephant Park is very popular park and getting accommodation at short notice in not easy. I was lucky to get the cheapest accommodation next to camping in the form of a fully equippe Forest Cabin which sleeps four and has a small bathroom. A communal kitchen was just a few steps away and we used it for our washing up. We cooked our breakfast at the picnic site did braais for our suppers. The cabin also had a microwave, kettle and toaster. We were delighted with our tiny but cosy accommodation and as we were out most of the time all we needed was a place to lay our heads at night so space was not a number 1 priority. When you’re used to camping – this was pure luxury! (The following two photographs were found on the internet as I forgot to take some myself!)
Our full day in Addo was awesome. We tried to find the lions but they kept well out of sight this trip. Nevertheless we just enjoyed everything we did see.
The mornings were very chilly but the sun shone all day the park was gloriously green. The photos will tell the story.
Addo of course is famous for its elephants. They are all over the park and one has drive slowly and cautiously. Usually they are tolerant of tourists but they still like you to know who is boss.
One of our stops was at Zuurkop where Earl had his incident last time we were there! I watched him like a hawk this time and thankfully all was well!
There was plenty to see on our drive around the park on Monday. It was good to see that there were healthy herds of kudu, zebra, red hartebeest and buffalo.
The most fun was had at the waterholes where we watched the antics of the elephants and the very funny warthogs.
We certainly enjoyed our brief visit and were sad to have to leave on Tuesday morning. At 7:00 am we left our cabin, drove slowly to the South Gate and then all the way home stopping only for breakfast and short leg-stretch breaks. We finally arrived home at 6 pm.