Safaris and Activities in Addo Elephant Park
Addo Elephant Park
Addo National Park is home to more than 600 elephants, the highest density of elephant in the world, with more annual visitors than East Africa’s Serengeti National Park. From its convenient location on the border of the park, Camp Figtree operates daily guided tours, at 08:30 and 14:00, using open Land Rovers to provide guests with some of the finest elephant viewing in the world. The introduction of lion into the park has added a great deal of excitement and elevated Addo National Park to Big 5 status. The trip generally takes 4 hours and is charged separately. Rate is R1750pp including park entrance fee and light snacks. Please note children under the age of 4 are not permitted on our game drives. Babysitting service is available upon request.
As part of our activities we offer transfers from Port Elizabeth to the lodge as well as from the lodge to Schotia Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris and exclusive tours of The Addo Elephant Park. Enquire directly for quotations.
Each guest at Camp Figtree is encouraged to explore the eco reserve and enjoy these beautiful environs. As such we encourage guests to enjoy bush walks and bush picnics in safari style. All these and more activities are tailor made and can be booked during your stay.
Schotia “Tooth & Claw” Safari
Schotia Private Game Reserve is situated on the border of the Addo Elephant National Park and boasts the guarantee of visitors being able to spot lion. An evening drive in an open Land Rover is followed by a barbeque around the fire in a traditional “lapa” thatched Boma. Cost of transfer varies pending on guest requirements and size of group.
Giraffe Tracking Safaris
There is little as freeing as getting up close and personal with Mother Nature. At Camp Figtree, we often encourage our guests to make beautiful memories they wouldn’t otherwise have the chance for- one of these being an intimate walk with TALL FIVE Giraffe Tracking Safaris. Accommodating both smaller and larger groups everyone is bound to be left thrilled after a 60-minute walk with Addo’s giraffes.
Explore the Greater Addo Elephant Park & Sundays River valley
There is a wide variety of specialized activities off property that can be pre-arranged for our guest or booked on arrival.
Addo Elephant National Park is the only national park in South Africa offering horseback safari amongst the big 5. Horse trails, for both experienced riders and beginners, create an unforgettable experience to view game at a safe distance from horseback. Trails are operated from both the Addo and Zuurberg Mountain sections of the park.