Combo Tour Addo & Private Reserve

Activity Information

For those who just want to relax and enjoy animals and more animals, this is for you.  Pick up and drop off can be arranged in Port Elizabeth and Addo town, Colchester.  Pick up price included.  Enjoy a 3 hour drive around the scenic Addo Elephant Park, mainly to find herds of Elephant and Buffalo

Addo Elephant National Park was opened in 1931 and has over 600 elephants.  The park has the largest herd of disease free buffalos in South Africa. There are many other varieties of animals.  It is one of the only big 7 parks in the world. The tour starts at the Addo Elephant National Parks main camp.  The tour through Addo Elephant National Park in a closed vehicle.  The qualified guide will hope to find you herds of elephant and any other animals that they may be able to scout out for you.  The National Park is beautiful scenically, and different from other National Parks in South Africa.  Return to the Schotia head office for refreshments and commence with the afternoon / evening drive through the private game reserve in an open vehicle.   This private game reserve was started in 1982 and is the oldest private game reserve in the Cape Province.  Between Addo Elephant National Park and this private game reserve, you will see as many different animals as your time will allow. Free hunting lion, white rhino, giraffe, ostrich, monkeys, aardwolf, aardvark, elephant and buffalo plus a typical South African meal in an open plan Boma.   Comfort to you will be of importance throughout this tour.

First Half

Transfer from pick up points to Addo Elephant National Park.
Rest room and curio shop stop.
Guided tour through Addo Elephant Park, looking mainly for elephant, buffalo and other antelope.
13h00 Lunch
The tour will be with a closed vehicle.

Second Half

14.45 check in at the Private Game Reserve to sign indemnity.
15.00 commence with guided game drive.
16.30 toilet stop/refreshments.
16.45 the most exciting part of the tour begins, i.e. looking for lions, hippo and nocturnal animals.
19.00 return to the lapa and warm up around the open fire.  Enjoy a scrumptious dinner.
20.45 your return to the head office includes a short night drive as far as the gate to the reserve.

Departure : 

Dependent on arrangements when booking.

Duration : 

Full Day Tour :
3 Hours - Addo Elephant National Park
6 Hours - Private Game Reserve

Remember : 

Warm Clothing for the evening drive on the open vehicle.

Rates

R3500 per person
Any number pax

Please Note

  • Photos courtesy of Schotia Safaris.
  • 72 hour advance booking is essential.
  • For special arrangements please email us with your requirements before booking: reservations@dungbeetle.co.za
  • Full payment is required if not a guest of the Lodge.
  • This activity is weather dependent and full refunds will be made in the event that the activity is cancelled as a result of weather conditions.

Alternative 

We recommend you to do the half day Addo Elephant National Park tour from Dungbeetle River Lodge and join the afternoon evening tour to the private national park.  You will then just have to go in your own transport to the private park (20 minutes away) and not be given lunch.  Much more economical than this full day Tour.