“Addo Elephant National Park is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, ecosystems and adventures discovers Alison Westwood.”
The latest edition of Getaway Magazine features an interesting article (and some great photos!) of the Addo Elephant National Park.
From nuisance to mega-reserve
Addo is probably South Africa’s fastest-growing national park. What began as a 2 000-hectare reserve in 1931 is now a patchwork of protected areas that add up to 168 000 hectares stretching from Bushman’s River mouth to Darlington Dam, and includes five of South Africa’s seven biomes. It’s the only park in the world that has the Big Seven of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, but also, the great white shark and southern right whale.