Colonial manor house and tented suites deliver an elegant experience, the only private concession in Addo – close encounters will peaceful elephants guaranteed.
Reserve: Addo Elephant National Park
At the end of the Garden Route which makes it easy to combine with Cape Town, and it’s malaria free. Plenty to see for a first safari, but reserves are smaller and numbers of animals are lower. Addo’s elephants are so peaceful I’ve walked right up to them. It’s not classic acacia & savanna Africa, with dense bushes and undulating hills, and not all reserves are Big 5. Gentle, comfortable camps are child friendly, with a/c and heating for chilly winters. South Africa.