When you mention Addo, most people think elephants. They wouldn't be wrong though BUT, these days Addo is so much more than just elephants. Crisscross Adventures is a tour and adventure activity company based in the Sundays River Valley and they offer a wide range of activities from tours to the Addo Elephant National Park … Continue reading So many activities to do around Addo
The brand new destination promotion video for the Sundays River Valley and Greater Addo area have recently been released by Addo Tourism and ECTOUR showing how stunning this area right on Port Elizabeth's doorstep is. It also illustrates what I'vebeen saying for a while now, that Addo is a fully fledged destination now and so … Continue reading Discover the Sundays River Valley and Greater Addo route
Follow the guys of Chasing the Raibow as they go zipling along the longest duel zipline in Africa. Right here in the Sundays River Valley at Sunland near Addo.
We've all seen pictures (or in real life) of Red Bill Oxpeckers sitting on rhino, buffalo, giraffe or some of the other bigger animals. Taking a drive through Addo the other day I got to see a similar scene but it didn't include a Red Bill Oxpecker nor a big animal. This time it was … Continue reading Pork passanger
I know I posted a picture of a couple of Addo buffs earlier on in the week, but I wanted to share this one with you as well. It's nice when they look straight at you. Makes for great pics. Or I hope he was looking at me...
One of my favorite birds to see in the Addo Elephant National Park is the Pale Chanting Goshawk. You normally find them perched on a bush like this scanning the surrounding area for prey.
This male zebra seemed to have had a run-in with something and was standing in the road in Addo's southern section. He was probably feeling sorry for himself and nursed his wounds and standing in the middle of the road meant he could see any approaching predator coming a long way away. It also meant … Continue reading Striped donkey portrait
My quick trip through Addo last week didn't produce a big amount of elephants as usual. I did get three separate Cape Buffalo sightings. When I started working as a tourist guide 18 years ago the Cape Buffalo sightings were very few and far apart. The Addo buffalo was basically nocturnal due to the hunting … Continue reading Addo Buffs
There is nothing wrong with drinking alone. Pity about the paparazzi audience...
I was invited to the launch of the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees at the Addo Elephant National Park main camp yesterday and decided to take the scenic route through the park from Colchester. Back when I was a tourist guide I used to visit the park as often as 5 or 6 times a week at … Continue reading Addo landscape