Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Addo Elephant National Park

May 7, 2015  —  South Africa 3
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa

In a park that has the word elephant in its title, one would expect to see many of them, but it's not necessarily the case. In guidebooks, it is mentioned that some visitors don't see any elephants.

We thought that a person has to be very unlucky since crossing the park on a public road, we saw a few of them from far away.

Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
This small jackal was shouting dolefully.
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Female ostrich.
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Male kudu.
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa

Finally, we saw only one elephant from a close distance, but what an encounter! It was grazing along the road, and it passed at 1-2 metres from the car. For a few seconds, we stopped moving and even breathing to be certain not to make a sound that could unnerve it.

Impressive at such close range.