Loads of Ellies

We weren’t travelling along the Garden Route simply to see the Garden Route, no, there was an actual destination in mind – Addo Elephant Park – where we would spend the next two nights inside the park in a rondavel overlooking a waterhole. And hopefully seeing some of Africa’s wildlife.

So which wild animal has had you enthralled?

(Join me on safari and please add your twopenny worth to the comments on the original post. )


“Addo Elephant National Park is set deep within the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape. The original Elephant section of the Park was proclaimed in 1931, a time when just eleven Elephant roamed the area.

Today, however, over 450 Elephant makes the Park its home, as well as Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, a variety of antelope species and the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

The evenings are punctuated by the howls of the black backed jackal and the grey Cape Francolins (pheasant) call cackalac-cackalac-cackalac welcome the dawn.”

Going to Addo
We left Knysna at around 10 am  after another delicious breakfast and set off on the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. An uneventful journey apart from a heavy rainstorm near Jeffrey’s Bay and a 20 minute wait at road works. We followed the brown sign route to Addo Elephant National Park which was a bit…

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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.