Where is Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

Rich in history, Addo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, is pioneer country where settlers of earlier times migrated to after arduous land and sea journeys.

Home of a unique flightless dung beetle and the Big Seven animals is the
Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It now has over 450 Elephant as well as Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and the reclusive Leopard. The park is set to include coastal areas and therefore adds the Southern Right Whale and Great White Shark to its portfolio.

Large or small, a range of magnificent African wildlife can be seen in this National Park in Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa apart from the most talked about species. Long range plans will increase the varieties further and bring in other animals such as the Cheetah and Wild Dog. This entire region is a malaria free area.

Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm is the home of a special dung beetle breeding station. Built by the owner to ensure the future of the Addo Flightless Dung Beetle, the breeding station is a delightful way to learn about this humble little creature and its amazing way of life.

A working citrus farm covering 263 hectares and with about 151 000 trees, Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm also has Succulent Valley Bushveld, one of the 7 biomes. This area is ideal for the re-stocking of animals that historically lived here. Plans include the re-introduction of Kudu, Zebra, Nyala, Giraffe and Eland.

Directions to Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

Transfers from Port Elizabeth airport can be arranged on request. Take the R335 from Port Elizabeth and drive through to Addo Elephant National Park. 1.4km (less than a mile) before the park, take the turn-off to the left (gravel road) that says Zuurberg Mountain Inn / Addo Dung Beetle.

GPS Co-ordinates

33 26' 884" South

25 41' 290" East


The climate is hot in summer and winter is mild, with occasional snow on high lying areas. Summer rainfall and dry winters are experienced in this malaria free area.

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