Addo Elephant Park

During our stay in Port Elizabeth, we had a day to spare before heading over to the Tsitsikamma National Park for our five day hike: the Otter Trail. We left for Addo National Park early in the early morning. There we were soon greeted by this guy:

Although significantly more expensive than other national parks, this one is definitly worth a visit. With about three hundred elephants one can be sure to get close to at least some of these magnificant animal. However, they can also be intimidating if they are only centimeters away…

…or secretly following you.

Addo National Park also has many other animals, a lot of which can be easily spotted on a drive through the park.

There are also multiple water holes through the park where elephants and many other animals meet. The elephants fight there, learn to walk and generally just drink, play and enjoy the water there.

After buying the last supplies for the Otter Trail and a dinner for the road we took the 2 hour drive to the Tsitsikamma National Park. The sunset that night lasted for nearly half of our car ride and was truly amazing. We arrived after dark to set up camp and couldn’t see much, but the next day we awoke to a beautiful camp site directly next to the Indean Ocean.