Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park is the national park near Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth is often used as the start or end point of the Garden Route. The park was established in 1931 as a refuge for the 11 remaining African elephants in that area. This has been very successful as there are currently around 450 elephants living in this park. The park is also malaria free in contrast to the Kruger National Park!
This is the only park in the world where you have a chance to spot "The Big Seven". In the ocean part of Addo Elephant National Park you can also spot the white shark and the whale. It is a small park, where you can see the whole park with a day safari. It is often less crowded than the Kruger National Park. This gives you more privacy during your sightings.