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AAddo Elephant National Park conserves the Big 7, stretching from the rugged plains of the Karoo to the untamed coastline. Conveniently located just 40km from Port Elizabeth, Addo offers the best elephant viewing in the country. 

Here are five things travellers can get up to near Addo Elephant National Park: 

Stay in luxurious rondavels

The newly revamped Nyathi Lodge is classy and luxurious. The self-catering rondavels overlook the Zuurberg mountain range. Each suite boasts private plunge pools and balconies overlooking the river and floodplain below. Try to spot the famous Addo elephants grazing along the mountains from your bathroom. 
Call: 042 235 1022  or visit www.addopark.com/accom/niguni/index.html   

Did You Know?
AAddo Elephant National Park is said to be the most diverse game park on Earth. The area includes five biomes – Karoo, grassland, fynbos, thicket and forest.

SSee the penguins

Take a drive to the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre. The organisation does a sterling job of looking after injured, tired, oiled, stranded marine bird life. 
Call 041 583 1830 or visit www.sanccob.co.za 

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WWalk up a lighthouse 

Cape Recife Lighthouse, situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve on the southern point of Algoa Bay, is approximately 15km from Port Elizabeth. One would have to climb around one hundred stairs to get to the top, but once there you will enjoy some of the most scenic views of the city. There are tours on request. 
Call: 072 358 4634. 

Lunch at the Addo Wildlife Tangelo Restaurant

For the best pink lemonade, visit the Tangelo Restaurant. The restaurant puts a contemporary spin on traditional South African meals. They also offer an a la carte menu during the week. 
Visit www.addowildlife.com  

Try roosterkoek at Nanaga Farmstall

For the most delicious roosterkoek, visit this farm stall between Addo and the Nelson Mandela Bay. The dough is cooked on the grill and filled with your choice of delicacies. From bacon to mince or eggs, guests can add whatever they are able to stuff in it. Guests should also try their homemade pineapple juice and preserves. 
Call: 041 4680 353.

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