Addo Elephant National Park Free entrance


Pass Holders receive free entrance to Addo Elephant National Park

Discover the abundance of wildlife found in the Addo Elephant National Park. The park proudly conserves the Big 7 within its vast borders – stretching from the rugged plains of the Karoo to the untamed coastline.

Conveniently located only 40km from Port Elizabeth, the Park offers the best elephant viewing in the country. Visit any day of the year on a day trip or for an affordable overnight getaway. Experience a guided tour on safari vehicle or horseback, or set your own pace on a self-drive or 4x4 tour. Be captivated by iconic animals as they roam their natural surroundings. Test yourself on one of the Trail Run or Mountain Bike events in the Park. Cross the largest dunefield south of the equator on the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail. After an enthralling day in the bush, settle in for the evening in one of our self-catering cottages, enjoy tranquillity in a secluded bushcamp or camp beneath the stars.

Pass offer:

Pass holders recieve a free day visit. 
Unfortunately this is not available to overnight guests to Addo Elephant National Park

How to book: Pass holders need to pre-book their day visit through the NMBT visitor information centres on 041 582 2575 / 041 585 8884 or 041 581 0456/7. E-mail to enquire. You can also vist the offices located at the Port Elizabeth Airport and the Donkin reserve.


There are 3 alternative routes to Addo from Port Elizabeth. The recommended route is as follows: Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown, pass Coega harbour on your right. Cross the Sundays River bridge. Turn off to your left at the sign that says “Camp Matyholweni"

Contact Details:     

Accommodation Reservations:

041 585 8884 / 041 582 2575 

Activity Bookings:

042 233 8657

Contact the park

Tel: 042 233 8600



Opening Hours:

Gates to the Game Area open and close according to season. Please enquire about the current times.

Terms and conditions apply