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Addo Visitor Information

Addo Main Gate &
Main Rest Camp

The park lies 72 kilometres north-east of Port Elizabeth. Take the N2 right through the city of PE. The turn-off to Addo is sign-posted in the vicinity of Swartkops, where one carries on along the R335, through the town of Addo and further north up to the main gate. Download Addo Map (PDF)

Gate Opening: 7 am to 7 pm. The roads in the park are good, but untarred, except for the access road to the rest camp. Note: Citrus fruit is not allowed in the park.

Accommodation in the Addo Main Rest Camp
The restcamp offers a wide variety of Rondavels, Forest Cabins, Safari Tents and Chalets for self-catering in various sizes (up to 6 beds) and in different standards, as well as a campground and caravan park. Unfortunately it has to be mentioned that equipment and service at the park's accommodation often are not satisfactory. There are also a restaurant, a swimming pool and a shop with some groceries and curios.

Addo Accommodation Main Rest Camp
Per unit per night - bedding included


Persons Tariff
Forest Cabin
1 - 4
R425 - R675
1 - 2
Safari Tent 1 - 2
Family Chalet 1 - 4
1 - 2

Plus 110 Rand Conservation Fee per day/person. South African residents only pay 25 Rand per day/person. Rates can change without prior notice. Book well in advance. Prices can change.

Park Office: Tel ++27 (0)42 2338600,
Fax ++27 (0)42 2338643.

South African National Parks
PO Box 787, Pretoria 0001, South Africa,
Tel ++27 (0)12 4289111, Fax ++27 (0)12 3430905,

Addo South Gate & Matyholweni Rest Camp
The southern access to the Addo Park lies near Colchester on the mouth of the Sundays River, about 3 km from the N2 Highway. Download Addo Map (PDF)

The Matyholweni rest camp in the southern part of the park is easy to reach, only 5 kilometres from Colchester. The gate is open 24 hours for visitors who have booked accommodation in the park. There is no shopping and no petrol station in the camp. Accommodation consists of a few thatched 3-bed cottages for self-catering. The rate is 605 Rand per night for 2 persons.

From the South Gate to the Addo Main Camp in the central section of the park it is a 40 kilometres' drive where one must pass a gate between the southern and the central areas of the park. This gate is only open from 6 am to 5 pm. The road is not suited for busses and caravans.

Tel: +27(0)41 4680916/8
Fax: +27(0)41 4680949

Narina Bush Camp
About 25 kilometres from central Addo Park, the Zuurberg Section at the foot of the Zuurberg Mountains was opened some years ago, a nature reserve mainly for the protection of certain Karoo plant species and the endangered mountain zebra. Attractions: 1- to 5-hour hiking and horse riding trails. The Narina Bush Camp does not have shopping facilities. Accommodation consists of 4 safari tents, each with 2 single beds. Rates from 640 Rand. No electricity.

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