Addo Elephant National Park

On January 5th, 2011 we drove to Addo Elephant National Park for the night.

Addo Elephant National Park

We entered through the southern gate in the town of Colchester.


The drive from the southern gate to the main camp was about an hour.

On the drive we saw Elephants, Warthogs, and Zebras.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

We stayed in one of the Rondavels overlooking the watering hole.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Our first game drive was the Sundowner with drinks and snacks.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

After about an hour of searching we finally found a couple of lions.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

The next morning we went on the Sunrise Game Drive and watched the park come alive.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

We watched a buffalo tolerate a couple of lions for a short time.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

And then he had enough of that.

Addo Elephant National Park

After breakfast we drove towards Port Elizabeth but took the long way through the park.

Addo Elephant National Park

It was a warm day so most of the animals were napping in the bushes.

We did see a couple of playful elephants cooling off in a mud hole.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park is a must-do while in South Africa.

Addo Elephant National Park

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